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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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    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Dr. Oz and Dr. Dean Agree: Sublingual Allergy Drops Can Help Allergy Patients!

    I watched with excitement last Tuesday as Dr. Oz presented his show: The Worst Allergy Season Ever! I was curious if he was just going to make his viewers aware that pollen allergies can be severe this year, or whether he was going to introduce a new remedy. I watched with amazement as he asked the allergist […]

  • NYC Allergist’s Alternative to Allergy Shots and Antihistamines…Simple Drops

    As we head into August, the heat and humidity are slightly subsiding. However, the Ragweed pollen-better known as Hay Fever starts pollinating by early next week. I strongly advise my patients that are aware that they are allergic to Ragweed to pre-empt the inevitable symptoms of sneezing, nasal congestion and watery eyes with specific medications […]

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    Avoid the “D” in Allergy Treatment

    This site contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. [blog updated April 2019] The past few weeks the spring allergy season has been in full force. I’m seeing adults and children coming in with severe nasal congestion and sneezing. If you have ever experienced this or […]

  • FDA Approves Immunotherapy Allergy Tablets…Finally

    The most exciting news in 100 years has just happened in the field of allergy: The FDA approved the use of sublingual tablets for the treatment of environmental allergies. I’m not kidding. It’s been a hundred years since a new form of allergen immunotherapy has been approved. Actually, subcutaneous allergy immunotherapy, or allergy shots, was […]

  • Allergy Eye Symptoms: Not a Sight for Sore Eyes

    The spring allergy season is in full force. The tree pollen counts last week were in the 3,000 range (low counts are under 50). The pollen has a devastating effect on the eyes. A new patient of mine, a young boy, was in the emergency room for five hours waiting to be treated for his […]

  • Allergy Drops vs. Allergy Shots: Which Would You Prefer?

    There is exciting news for those of you who suffer from pollen allergies (specifically grass pollen allergies). You can now safely choose between three proven pollen allergy treatment options: sublingual grass pollen tablets, sublingual grass pollen drops or subcutaneous grass pollen injections. The current Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice (March 2015) published a […]

  • Comparing Allergy Drops vs Shots: The Latest Information

    It has been 8 years since I wrote my book, The Allergy and Asthma Solution (De Capo 2006 ) and after treating several thousand patients with allergy drops I am somewhat biased as to the tremendous benefit they provide for adults and children with environmental allergies and asthma. For many years, the allergy organizations have been reserved […]