Allergy and Asthma Center of Long Island

Allergy and Asthma Center of Long Island

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Immunotherapy: This innovative treatment may be employed to treat most allergies (no matter the severity of symptoms). There are a variety of methods your doctor may employ: oral ingestion, injection, sublingual drops (placed under the tongue to dissolve). Immunotherapy aims to desensitize the immune system’s negative response to a particular allergen through gradual exposure over a period of time. Each method requires a different schedule for gradual exposure.

Antihistamines: Consists of over-the-counter or prescription medications taken by mouth. We may recommend over-the-counter antihistamines as a first step to treating your condition or may prescribe you stronger antihistamines depending on the severity of your condition. Antihistamines block a chemical created in the body called histamine (which creates allergy-associated symptoms). This medication reduces symptoms associated with allergies and provides instant and long-lasting relief (up to 24 hours depending on the brand). 

Asthma Preventers: This type of treatment consists of inhaled steroid medication that helps prevent allergic asthma flare-ups. This inhaled steroid medication usually comes in the following colors: red, orange, brown, or purple. Preventers reduce any swelling or redness in the airways and dry up mucus to remove any blockage that could cause respiratory symptoms associated with allergic asthma. Commonly prescribed asthma preventers include Budesonide, Beclometasone, Mometasone, Ciclesonide, and Fluticasone.

Asthma Relievers: This treatment is utilized in the event that an asthmatic individual experiences an asthma attack or allergic asthma flare-up due to inhalant allergen exposure. An asthma reliever comes in the form of an inhaled steroid medication (like a preventer) but provides immediate relief by relaxing the airway muscles, so it is easier to breathe. A reliever should be carried with you at all times, as it can save their life in the event of an unexpected allergic asthma attack.




Adult Asthma

Adult Asthma

Asthma diagnosis and treatments are offered at our medical practice. best for you.

Asthma is a chronic condition that affects the airways and lungs as a result of exposure to an inhalant allergen. Asthma usually presents itself during childhood and 50% of childhood asthma sufferers make a full recovery by adolescence. 

While allergic asthma is not curable, it is treatable and manageable throughout life. Allergic asthma is commonly triggered by inhalant allergens (allergies) or other airway irritants such as: 

  • Tree pollen
  • Weed
  • Dust mites
  • Sulfur dioxide (a preservative typically found in drinks and dried fruit) 
  • Grass
  • Medications such as beta-blockers, anti-inflammatories, aspirin, glaucoma eye drops 
  • Exercise in cold weather
  • Laughter, anxiety, anger 
  • Cigarette smoke, car exhaust fumes
  • Domestic pets (dogs, cats, horses, birds)Â


Pediatric testing and treatment for pulmonary issues are offered at our medical practice.

Childhood asthma is a chronic pulmonary condition characterized by a child’s bodily response to inhalant allergens or triggers. Pediatric asthma causes increased sensitivity and inflammation in the lungs and airways. 

Pediatric asthma may be caused by pediatric allergies.

About 8.3% of children in the United States suffer from some kind of asthma. 

Common symptoms associated with pediatric asthma: 

  • Wheezing
  • Coughing
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Excessive mucus production


Sinusitis (sinus infection) diagnosis and treatments are offered at our medical practice. Our doctors treat both children and adults. If you suspect you suffer from symptoms associated with sinusitis, scheduling a consultation is the first step to receiving the treatment that works best for you. 

Allergic sinusitis occurs as a result of exposure to indoor or outdoor environmental allergens. Your sinuses consist of air pockets located behind the cheekbones and forehead. Mucus is created inside of the lining of the sinuses and sinus inflammation can lead to a blockage of mucus, which ultimately causes pain, pressure, runny nose, and sinus congestion when left untreated.

Allergic chronic sinusitis may initially present itself as acute sinusitis (caused by an infection of the sinus lining) and may be further triggered by: 

  • Adult asthma or pediatric asthma
  • Sports (swimming, diving) 
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Teeth, neck, or cheek trauma 
  • Nasal polyps
  • Smoking 


If you suspect you suffer from symptoms associated with a food allergy, scheduling a consultation  is a great first step to receiving the treatment that works best for you.

The following are the most common food allergens: 

  • Peanuts
  • Tree Nuts
  • Milk
  • Soy
  • Eggs
  • Wheat
  • Shellfish
  • Fish 


 If you suspect you suffer from symptoms associated with hives, scheduling a consultation is a great first step to receiving the treatment that works best for you.

In general, hives are easily treated and manageable. Hives are a common immune response triggered by allergen exposure and may cause discomfort in the form of itchiness, mild pain, inflammation, and raised smooth bumps on the skin (red or skin-colored). Hives may occur from a few minutes/hours to weeks at a time depending on the cause and your immunologist’s formal diagnosis.

Indoor Outdoor

Indoor Outdoor

Environmental allergen proteins released into the air are the main cause of symptoms associated with environmental allergies. Both indoor and outdoor environmental allergies occur as a result of a person’s oversensitivity to a particular excreted allergen protein and the natural irritant triggers a symptomatic response in the body. 

Indoor Environmental Allergies

The following are the most common allergens that trigger symptoms associated with indoor environmental allergies:

  • Dust Mites
  • Pet Allergies (dogs, cats, horses)
  • Mold
  • Cockroaches
  • Fabric (polyester, formaldehyde)
  • Cockroaches


Bee, wasp, and mosquito stings/bites are the primary triggers for symptoms associated with insect allergies. The most common symptoms associated with an insect allergy are the following: 

  • Swelling at and around the sting site 
  • Pain/itchiness at the sting site 

More severe symptoms associated with an insect sting/bite:

  • Swelling on separate areas of the body (only occurs in about 0.3-7.5% of individuals affected by an insect allergy)
  • Hives
  • Anaphylaxis


Mold thrives in humid places and may present itself in one or many humid areas throughout an individual’s home or workplace. Mold can grow on any moist surface just about anywhere and its fungal presence is unmistakable: black spots growing in a damp or humid space and reproduce through spores carried through the air. As the spores replicate, they are released into the air and can cause minimal to severe health effects on the inhabitants of the mold-infested space. The airborne spores may get into a person’s nose and lungs, directly affecting their respiratory function.



Peanut allergies develop as a result of the body’s adverse reaction to a protein in peanuts. While not everyone with a peanut allergy is allergic to other nuts, oftentimes those with peanut allergies also suffer from other nut-related allergies. It is important that you see a peanut allergy specialist doctor in order to determine whether you suffer from any other nut allergies.



Pediatric allergies may emerge as early as infancy, or as late as adolescence. Newborn babies typically do not suffer from allergies beginning at birth as newborns/infants experience minimal exposure to environmental and food allergens during their first months.



Pet allergies occur as a result of a protein in the saliva or urine of the animal that sticks to their dead skin cells on the body. Animals with less fur or those who shed less are often recommended to pet allergy sufferers, as the allergen proteins do not stick to the body as much, but there is no such thing as a truly hypoallergenic pet. Pet allergies may also induce asthma.

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