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Allergy & Asthma Advice from Dr. Arthur Lubitz

Advice on how to treat and manage your allergies and/or asthma from allergist, Dr. Arthur Lubitz, MD of New York. Dr. Lubitz has been in practice for over 20 years and has multiple offices in New York City and Long Island. He has also been interviewed many times on television and radio, including CNN, CNBC, and Larry King.

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  • Tips For Managing Food Allergies
    Managing food allergies may seem overwhelming at first, but it does get easier over time. Start with these basic measures to safeguard yourself from adverse reactions and prepare yourself for the challenges you will face.
  • Dr. Lubitz's Advice For Dog Allergies
    How to prevent allergies to dogs.
  • Hives And Itching–The Psychogenic Factor
    A lot of allergies, particularly hives, can have a psychogenic factor. Hives, also known as pruritus ,often have a psychopathology associated with symptoms. According to the website,, “Types of psychopathology that may be associated with this type of pruritus include individuals with compulsive or impulsive disorders, or delusional disorders…In some cases, it may be difficult to establish whether it is the sensation of itching that provokes the desire to scratch or whether pruritus is a consequence of compulsive scratching.”
  • Dr. Arthur Lubitz's Advice to Parents of Children with Food Allergies Attending College for the First Time
    Patients of mine whose kids are entering college and who have food allergies are very concerned when their children may pick an out of town school. They are so used to monitoring their children’s eating habits, that they worry that their children won’t be as vigilant about their allergies as they were. So what’s a mother to do? Well, the organization Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) offers a few suggestions.
  • Children Need Flu Shots Too
    "Flu season is here and I’m telling my adult patients they should get the flu vaccine and their children need it as much as they do," advises Dr. Lubitz.
  • Don't Go Nuts Flying with Nut Allergies
    Dr. Arthur Lubitz discusses flying with nut allergies.
  • Mold Growth after Hurricane Sandy
    Hurricane Sandy left many homes with water damage and the growth of mold. Learn the symptoms of mold allergies and how to prevent mold from growing in your home.
  • Guidelines For Asthmatic Pregnant Women
    Women who are pregnant and have asthma do not necessarily have to worry about a complicated delivery if they follow some prudent and important steps as reported by the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine:
  • Cost to Treat Children's Asthma Affecting Proper Care
    Children are not receiving the proper asthma treatment and their parents are to blame, a recent study from the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows. The study, published in the Wall Street Journal, tries to give a reason for this alarming trend and says one reason could be the cost of medication. JAMA questioned whether out-of-pocket costs for medications influenced parents’ willingness to fill prescriptions for their children’s asthma.
  • Inhalers Used By Children May Inhibit Growth
    Inhalers May Limit Growth In Children, Study Says.
  • Affected by Asthma: A Look at Seniors’ Emotional Well-being and Quality of Life
    A study presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Meeting in Boston discussed how depression and emotional well-being greatly affect asthma control and quality of life for the senior adult population suffering with asthma.
  • Allergy and Asthma Support Groups
    There are many allergy and asthma support groups available online these days, but not all of them are good ones. Any information coming from these sources should be confirmed by your doctor.
  • Updated Guidelines For Stinging Insect Hypersensitivity
    The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) has updated guidelines for diagnosing and treating stinging insect hypersensitivity. Dr. Lubitz outlines the latest recommendations.
  • Fighting Food Allergies with Early Solids?
    The discussions on the latest recommendation of the American Academy of Pediatrics to provide some solids to infants between 4 and 6 months seems to have stirred up quite a debate. Prior to 2008, the Academy recommended that parents hold off on cow’s milk until after their first birthday, no eggs until the age of two, and no peanuts until three. The group reversed this stance after studies showed there was no good evidence to support this advice reduced food allergy risks in children.
  • Understanding Allergic Asthma
    Asthma is a disease affecting bronchial tubes, which transport air in and out of the lungs. There are several different types of asthma, including allergic asthma which is provoked by an allergen. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology estimates that 10 million Americans suffer with allergic asthma.
  • Allergies to Flowers and Grass Pollen
    In Spring, grasses and flowers begin to revive, releasing copious amounts of pollen into the air and bringing misery for many allergy and asthma sufferers.
  • Do Allergies Provide Protection from Brain Cancer?
    MSNBC reporter Nastasha Allen informs us of a study in which patients with history of allergies experienced less brain and nervous system cancers.
  • Asthma Symptoms in Children
    Exercised Induced Asthma can be adversely affected by cold weather. Unfortunately, children are not exempt. Asthma is the leading cause of chronic disease in children.
  • New Nasal Irrigation System
    Research has shown that Dead Sea salt has a unique chemical property which gives it an anti-inflammatory quality beyond that of standard saline. In tests it was found that this new nasal irrigation system using Dead Sea salt had superior results to saline.
  • Mold Allergies
    Mold typically grows in dark and humid environments. Basements and poorly ventilated bathrooms or showers are common places to find it.
  • Caution on Over Use of Antibiotics for Sinusitis
    Antibiotics have been over-prescribed to the point that the World Health Organization has declared that microorganism drug resistance is considered a crisis.
  • Back to School - Advice for Parents with Allergic Children
    It is estimated that 50 million Americans suffer from allergies. Quite a large number of these allergy sufferers are children that are headed back to school in the coming weeks. That means that many of these children are about to be exposed to environments that may not be free of potentially deadly allergens. There's a good reason for that. The wide array of foods, animals, insects, dusts, and molds that can cause allergies can be quite common and nearly impossible to completely eliminate from the school environment. Even with the presence of these allergens, though, allergies can be controlled, if you have a plan.
  • Ragweed Season
    August represents the beginning of ragweed season. As with any nasal allergy, if you are allergic to ragweed you can expect scratchy throats, coughing, sneezing, and itchy and watery eyes.
  • Pollens on the East Coast and Allergies This Spring
    Biological diversity of trees as it applies to allergies in most of the cities on the east coast of the United States.