• fish allergy

    A Smelly Fish Causes a Deadly Allergic Reaction

    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 would never imagine that the smell of a food can cause a deadly allergic reaction – but it did. An Allergy Tragedy […]

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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 […]

  • angiodema treatment

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

    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 for angioedema? What Is Angioedema? Angioedema is the medical term for swelling of connective tissue in the body which is readily apparent […]

  • 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 highly 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 […]

  • Mom’s Be Aware of the Allergic March

    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 imagine. I swore […]

  • Great News for Parents of Children with Food Allergies: Save Money and Find out Latest Medical Recommendations

    Get a Free Epinephrine Injectable Mitchell Medical Group just got news that a company that makes the auto-injectable epinephrine for severe allergic reactions is going to be available starting February 14 th, 2017- and it’s going to cost Zero dollars! I was a bit shocked when I read this but this is not a gimmick, but a […]

  • 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, […]

  • Understanding Food Allergies

    If you suffer from food allergies, you should visit a holistic doctor in New York, NY for allergy treatment. Food allergies can cause very serious symptoms, including anaphylaxis, seizures, coma, and even death. Most homeopathic doctors believe that the most effective method of treatment is complete avoidance of the food to which you’re allergic. A holistic […]

  • 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 […]

  • Allergic to Your Car? A Not So Unusual Case

    I had an interesting case yesterday in the office. A patient I evaluated for dog allergy a year ago, who has been on my sublingual allergy drops for a year, though she was relapsing. I was worried too: it didn’t make sense that the patient, I’ll call Jill, was doing so well on her allergy drops for her […]

  • The Allergist’s Role in Treating Chronic Cough – Part 3

    The prior two segments I discussed the nasal and chest causes of chronic cough. As an allergist, I am always searching for underlying causes with an allergic basis- because there are so many triggers in the air that affect the respiratory system. But once I rule out that a chronic cough is not due to […]

  • Food Allergy Advice for Pregnant Mothers

    It would be nice for once if the advice doctors gave their patients made sense and didn’t seem to change all the time! I admit as a food allergy specialist I am as guilty as my colleagues in being fooled by what seems obvious. In this case, nut food allergy is the canary in the […]