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    Children and Allergies – Everything You Need to Know

    What does Johnson’s baby shampoo and Dr. Mitchell’s allergy drop treatment have in common? No more tears! Most parents have seen the commercial for Johnson’s baby shampoo – the one that prides itself on not causing their children to scream and go into tears as the shampoo inevitably gets into their eyes. Unfortunately, not enough […]

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    Living a Safer Life with a Dangerous Food Allergy with Allergy Drops

    If you or anyone you know has a dangerous food allergy to peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish – any type of food, you are going to want to read every word of this blog. Even better, you should go to my podcast, The Smartest Doctor in the Room, and hear my interview with Dr. Mary Morris. […]

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    Is Gluten Really the #1 Food Enemy? Yes, No . . . Maybe

    On my podcast, The Smartest Doctor in the Room, I had an in-depth conversation with Dr. Peter Green an expert on gluten-related disorders. What you will hear may surprise you: not everyone has to avoid foods containing gluten. What to Avoid if You are Sensitive to Gluten However, if you are sensitive to gluten these […]

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    A Smelly Fish Causes a Deadly Allergic Reaction

    This site contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. [blog updated April 2019] We all know that eating a food that you are allergic to such as a peanut, a tree nut or a shellfish can cause a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis). But most of us […]

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    The “Vet” Who WAS Allergic to Pets

    While you may think this story is about a military “vet” allergic to pets it’s actually about a veterinary student who is a patient of mine and who is allergic to pets. The Story of the Allergic Vet My patient, the allergic vet, was an honors student in high school and continued her success at […]

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    Why Benadryl Doesn’t Work for Angioedema | How to Reduce Angiodema Swelling

    This site contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. [blog updated April 2019] Benadryl is the most widely used antihistamine for treating allergic reactions. It does have a long record of safety and it has a rapid onset of action. But, is it the proper treatment […]

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    Is Benadryl Good for Allergic Reactions?

    This site contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. [blog updated April 2019] Is Benadryl the best option for treating allergic reactions? Dr. Dean Mitchell, Board Certified Allergist in NYC, discusses why Benadryl is not the best antihistamine for allergic reactions. For so many years people […]

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    Meat Allergy: A Mystery Food Allergy Until Now

    A severe food allergy in many cases is a straight forward diagnosis for an experienced allergist to make. The key to diagnosing is a comprehensive, detailed history of what the patient ate in relation to the time the allergic reaction occurred. Peanut allergy, tree nut allergy, and shellfish allergy are all high protein foods and […]

  • Dr. Mitchell Featured on News 12 Long Island | Pollen Seasons Over Double Allergy Hit

    There’s going to be a whole lot of sneezing this spring! Allergy season has officially begun and it is the perfect storm for allergy sufferers. Dr. Mitchell was recently featured on News 12 Long Island to discuss why the allergy season is so bad this year and how you can relieve your allergy symptoms. This […]

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    Mom’s Be Aware of the Allergic March

    [updated April 2019] When I was in medical school one of the most intimidating presences by the bedside of a young child in the hospital wasn’t my professors asking me questions – it was the patient’s mom asking me tough questions. Why? The moms seemed to know their child’s health and status better than I could ever […]

  • Hillary Clinton’s Health Issue: Can Allergies Lead to Pneumonia?

    My good wishes for a speedy recovery for Mrs. Clinton as she recuperates from pneumonia. Pneumonia is a serious medical condition where the lungs can become inflamed and fill with fluid from an infection -viral or bacterial. Her campaign has not disclosed what type of pneumonia she has, but it was mentioned that it was […]

  • Getting Tested for Allergies

    Are you suffering from hives, sneezing, congestion, or chronic fatigue near New York, NY? Seasonal, mold, pet, and food allergies can cause significant discomfort for sufferers and may contribute to conditions such as fibromyalgia and asthma. Individuals who seek chronic fatigue treatment are sometimes dealing with allergy symptoms that leave them feeling tired and groggy. Taking […]

  • Staying Healthy During Allergy Season

    Allergies can affect your health in a variety of ways. Doctors sometimes include allergy testing as a part of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue treatment, and asthma sufferers often experience worsened symptoms during allergy season. If you’re suffering from asthma, allergies, fibromyalgia pain, or chronic fatigue near New York, NY, there are some steps you can […]

  • Flu Shot Vaccine Advice from an Immunologist in NYC

    This weekend I found myself recuperating from a mild viral illness. I self-made the diagnosis (using my medical skills) because what started as a scratchy throat- which I thought was due to lecturing for 3 hours to my medical students this week – actually evolved into a low-grade fever with some chills and sweats. Fortunately, […]

  • 10 Ways to Have a Happier Allergy Season

    Dr. Dean Mitchell M.D. was recently featured in the “10 Strategies for a Happier Allergy Season” on RealSimple which lists out 10 ways to make it through allergy season. In the article, Tula Karras lists out some great ways to make it through allergy season without feeling miserable. Below are a few of the strategies listed […]

  • Dr. Mitchell Featured on ABC News Article: A Dust Mite Pill May Help Relieve Asthma Symptoms, Study Finds

    Dr. Mitchell was recently featured on an ABC News article entitled “A Dust Mite Pill May Help Relieve Asthma Symptoms, Study Finds.” People with severe asthma can face dangerous reactions if their allergy symptoms induce an asthma attack states Gillan Mohney in the article. But according to a new study, a new treatment may be available […]

  • Mosquito Allergy: Sometimes More Than Just a Nuisance

    More Water Means More Mosquitoes I’ve noticed that everyone lately is complaining about mosquito bites. It seems Hurricane Irene brought with her more than just damaging floods. The excess water everywhere is a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Normally, mosquitoes wouldn’t be a major topic of discussion, but with West Nile virus being reported in our area, […]

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    Food Allergy Relief: Eliminating the Right Foods Takes the Heat Out of Heartburn

    While reading the May 15th issue of Internal Medicine News, I came across an impressive article entitled, Elimination Diet Sweeps Away Esophagitis. The article cites a recent study by Dr. Nirmala Gonsalves and her group at Northwestern University in Chicago who studied how an elimination diet was able to reverse Eosinophilic Esophagitis in 50 adults. Eosinophilic Esophagitis […]

  • Asthma Prevention: Sublingual Allergy Drops Can Make An Impact

    Asthma by the Numbers, an article in yesterday’s New York Times, called attention to the fact that asthma continues to affect millions of Americans and costs about 56 billion dollars to control. The Times’ final line in the article speaks to the key issue: “Clearly, a lot more needs to be done to reduce the triggers and manage […]

  • Follow Your Gut Reaction: Allergies & Digestion

    We have all experienced stomach pains at one time or another: a bad meal, or worse, a case of food poisoning. However, if abdominal pain is a regular thing for you, a more thorough evaluation is warranted. I typically see a patient with chronic abdominal pain after they have been evaluated by a gastroenterologist. If […]