• An Overview of Serious Allergies

    A physician who offers chronic fatigue treatment near New York, NY, is also well-equipped to help relieve your allergy symptoms. As you will learn in this video, serious allergies can adversely affect your daily life. Along with conditions like candida and fibromyalgia, a doctor who practices homeopathic medicine also treats allergies. Treatment for candida and allergies […]

  • Over-the-Counter Allergy Medications: The Complete Guide

    The majority of allergy medications are now available without a prescription. This is obviously a good thing if you are an allergy sufferer, as you do not have to see your doctor to get a prescription for simple treatment. However, you should be careful. Over-the-counter allergy medications can be tricky if you don’t know all […]

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    Stop & Read: #1 Lesson for Preventing Allergies

      [updated July 2019] During one of the first lectures, I ever attended in allergy fellowship training was from esteemed Professor Vincent Beltrani, from the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, a double-boarded allergist and dermatologist (one of a handful in the entire country.) In a room full of young allergists, Dr. Beltrani roared in […]

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    Is the Peanut Allergy Cure Here?

    I was watching ABC News on Sunday when I heard the words: “Peanut allergy cure is found”. Of course, I immediately stayed tuned to hear if there was a new breakthrough I wasn’t aware of. The exciting news (which I was aware of), is that Dr. Wesley Burks at Duke University has successfully desensitized children […]

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    Ragweed Is Blowing in the Wind…

    The weather has been amazing the past few days….. Cooler air, sunshine; however, I am seeing many patients suffering with what at first seems like a cold- runny nose, nasal congestion and sneezing. Beware! These are likely to be the signs of ragweed pollen allergy. The season started very late this year- usually Labor Day […]

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    Medical Tips to Help you Avoid Illness While Flying

    With President’s Day this week, many families are taking off since schools are closed. I won’t be enjoying a holiday this week, but I will give you some medical advice to help you get through the flight and off to a great vacation. Flying can be hazardous to your health in many ways. Let’s break […]

  • Genes, Infections and Drug Allergies

    Genes, Infections and Drug Allergies

    I read an exciting article in USA Today (October 25th) about Genes and Medicine. The article, “Genes are Part of the Puzzle”, shows how medical research is moving to personalize medicine based on your genetic fingerprint (genome). The article is careful to state that while you can have your entire genetic make-up analyzed, even expert […]

  • Chronobiology and Allergies: Timing is Everything!

    The field of chronobiology, the science of body timing, is not only fascinating but also has some very practical applications for allergy sufferers. Our bodies produce thousands of chemicals and hormones to regulate our body and immune system in response to our environment. We know that sunshine and daylight regulate our melatonin and Vitamin D […]

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    The Worst Allergy Season Ever! Don’t Worry, My Tips Will Keep You Protected

    The Worst Allergy Season Ever seems to be the headline every spring. It alarms those that typically suffer with pollen allergies, and it worries others who think it’s contagious. The real secret to getting through a bad allergy season is to take some precautions before the season ever begins. The other key is to use […]

  • Cold Urticaria And Cold Allergy: Not A Joke!

    I’ve often joked around with my patients during this brutally cold northeast winter that “I’m allergic to the cold!” The dark, cold winter days are tough can be hard to get through both mentally and physically. However, I don’t want to belittle the existence ofcold allergy, because it does really exist! Cold Urticaria The medical […]

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    The Dangers of Over-the-Counter Allergy Products

    The allergy season is now definitely in full-bloom—despite the cool weather. The tree pollen counts are soaring and I’m getting calls from new patients who are feeling the typical allergic symptoms, such as: runny nose, nasal congestion and itchy eyes. I’ve also noticed that patients withasthma are having more symptoms with the dramatic changes in […]

  • Allergy Apps… Helpful, but Not a Cure

    While watching the evening news, I was intrigued to hear announced “A New Breakthrough for Allergy Sufferers!” I am used to this kind of hype, but still curious to see what they had to say. It wasn’t a medical breakthrough, but, instead, a computer breakthrough. Allergy Apps, which can be downloaded onto your smartphone, can […]

  • New Treatments for Food Allergies and Anaphylaxis Presented at a Mount Sinai conference

    I just attended this Saturday an all-day conference devoted to the latest research findings on food allergy diagnostics and treatment. Food allergy is definitely on the rise and a frightening problem for families afflicted with this condition. A recent report in the Journal of Allergy and Immunology in 2008 reported 54,000cases offood allergies in the […]

  • 5 Holiday Travel Tips to Prevent Allergies & Infections

    Preventing illness on the road Christmas and New Year’s Day are literally around the corner…. I’ve spoken to many of you who are excited to get out of town and visit friends and family. One concern many of my patients have expressed to me is: How can I avoid getting sick, from either my allergies […]

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    Hurricane Irene and Its Effect on Allergies

    It’s amazing what a difference a day makes. The past two days were ominous with the winds blowing and the Hurricane swirling, and today we had the picture perfect day for weather. The good news for most of the east coast is thatHurricane Irene caused less damage than expected, but that may be of little […]

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    Chronic Cough: Please DON’T Pass the Lozenges!

    Cough drops: How effective are they for a cough? Along with many travelers this holiday season, I passed through busy airports. There was no shortage of Kleenex packets being bought at the convenient shops, and many travelers had their stash of cough drops. In my opinion, the “cough drop” is one of the least effective […]

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    Peanut Allergies: Dr. Dean on BYU Radio

    On March 5th 2015, I was featured on BYU Radio’s Top of Mind show with Julie Rose to discuss peanut allergies. THE PREVALENCE OF PEANUT ALLERGIES Peanut allergies are the leading cause offood allergy deaths in the United States. Over the last 13 years, the prevalence of peanut allergies in this country has more than […]

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    Don’t Be Flu-ish: Allergies and Immunity regarding the Flu Shot

    I meant to say, “Don’t be foolish!” Theinfluenza virus (flu virus) is spreading at alarming speed, and only recently are New Yorkers and other states taking it seriously. There is almost no good reason to not get an influenza shot or nasal mist. Unless a child hasasthma, the flu mist is a must to prevent […]

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    Breakthrough In Peanut Allergy Treatment Research

    Without a doubt, peanut allergy is one of the scariest and most dangerousfood allergies that exists. I have cared for both adult and infant patients with peanut allergies, and many have experienced serious anaphylactic (allergic emergency) reactions due to peanut exposure. The Frustrating Problem What really frustrated me as an allergy specialist was the lack […]

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    Back To School Tips

    I read a wonderful article in today’s USA Today in the Life section. The topic was how college students with allergies andasthma can prepare for life back at college. I see many college-age students who are heading back to colleges all over the country and I have a few of my own recommendations on how […]