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Dr. Gary Kohn

Pediatric Pulmonology
Cedar Knolls, NJ
28 years experience

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Office

Cedar Knolls, NJ

Address

Pulmonary and Allergy Associates, 8 Saddle Rd, Cedar Knolls, NJ
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Specialties
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Pediatric Pulmonology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

47 Answers
1 Agree
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Kohn
Pediatric Pulmonology 28 years experience
Yes: A recurrent dry cough such as you describe may represent asthma. You should see her pediatrician to discuss this and whether or not she would be a ca... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Kohn
Pediatric Pulmonology 28 years experience
It can be bad: Air is approx 80 % nitrogen and 20% oxygen. When you breath 100% oxygen it creates free radicals that act like "pacman" and destroys lung tissue. Th... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Kohn
Pediatric Pulmonology 28 years experience
Many: Blunting of the costophrenic angles is usually suggestive of fluid in the pleural space. Fluid build up can occur with infections including TB along ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gary Kohn
Pediatric Pulmonology 28 years experience
Partially correct: It is rare but exposure to petroleum based ointments applied to the inside of the nose can cause injury to the lungs. If seen, typically from chronic... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Kohn
Pediatric Pulmonology 28 years experience
See below: Albuterol is a medication that is a stimulant. It is designed to interact primarily with beta 2 receptors found on muscles in your airways to help op... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Kohn
Pediatric Pulmonology 28 years experience
Depends: There are different causes of cough and depending on the cause the treatment is different. Examples include asthma, allergic rhinitis, infection. Coug... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Kohn
Pediatric Pulmonology 28 years experience
Neither: Both advair and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) are in the same family of medications and are considered controller medications meaning you take... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Kohn
Pediatric Pulmonology 28 years experience
Lots of questions - : The need to take deep breaths and chest tightness can be symptoms of asthma but can also be symptoms of stress/anxiety as well as other entities. The... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Kohn
Pediatric Pulmonology 28 years experience
See below. : Asthma is a constellation of symptoms that are either persistent or recurrent and reversible with medications treated for asthma. The definition is th... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gary Kohn
Pediatric Pulmonology 28 years experience
Not sure of question: Anabolic steroids (in athletes) are different than glucocorticoids that are used to treat inflammation. In asthma inhaled corticosteroid like Pulmicor... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Kohn
Pediatric Pulmonology 28 years experience
Bronchodilator: Albuterol is a beta 2 agonist that stimulates the muscles in the airways to open up if they are in spasm. Typically the medicine is inhaled via a met... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Kohn
Pediatric Pulmonology 28 years experience
None: Cough medicine is not recommended in general for young children and not indicated for classic croup. If the child has concerning croup symptoms they ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Gary Kohn
Pediatric Pulmonology 28 years experience
See doctor: It is not recommended to give infants and young children cough medicine as the cough is typically protective and the medications can be harmful. If t... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Kohn
Pediatric Pulmonology 28 years experience
No: Most individuals are no longer contagious after about 3 weeks of onset of symptoms or earlier if treated with appropriate antibiotics.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Kohn
Pediatric Pulmonology 28 years experience
See doctor: This is not a common side effect of albuterol and would be concerned that there is another cause for your fluffy face and you should see your physicia... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Kohn
Pediatric Pulmonology 28 years experience
See below. : 10 month old babies do not have well developed sinuses so it is more likely to be an upper respiratory infection not involving the sinuses. The best ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Kohn
Pediatric Pulmonology 28 years experience
See below: The croupy cough could be classic croup or it could be an exacerbation of the asthma. There are other factors that could help distinguish the differen... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Kohn
Pediatric Pulmonology 28 years experience
See below: Retractions occur when there is increased effort with breathing and babies are more likely to display this due to chest walls that are more compliant ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Kohn
Pediatric Pulmonology 28 years experience
Discuss with doc: Each asthma patient requires their own plan based on how controlled their asthma is. Typically medications are increased or decreased depending on thi... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Kohn
Pediatric Pulmonology 28 years experience
See below : Bronchiolitis and pneumonia can go together and symptoms can persist for weeks but should be slowly improving. If she is worsening or the fevers are i... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Kohn
Pediatric Pulmonology 28 years experience
Discuss further: When you have recurrent "flare ups " one needs to consider multiple reasons for this. 1)right combination of medications 2) right diagnosis. 3) adhere... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Kohn
Pediatric Pulmonology 28 years experience
See below: This could be a sign of asthma and you should see your doctor to get evaluated.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Kohn
Pediatric Pulmonology 28 years experience
See below: Infants can have symptoms similar to asthma such as persistent cough, wheezing and increased work of breathing. The baby should be evaluated by the p... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Kohn
Pediatric Pulmonology 28 years experience
See below: There are lots of causes for sweating and cardiac disease is one cause. However the lesions you mention should not be causing this. I would make sur... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Kohn
Pediatric Pulmonology 28 years experience
See below. : Often a cough can last up to 4 weeks after a viral infection. However there are other causes of a prolonged cough that includes bacterial infections,... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Kohn
Pediatric Pulmonology 28 years experience
It is recommended: This year has been an early flu season and pediatric deaths are on the rise. The final number of pediatric deaths may be the same as previous years bu... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Kohn
Pediatric Pulmonology 28 years experience
See below. : In general for certain patients we like to identify the organism that may be causing symptoms. Many viruses like RSV are now done by more rapid metho... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Kohn
Pediatric Pulmonology 28 years experience
See below: It is possible that the cough is from a cold. Often the cough is due to nasal secretions and good irrigation may help. If symptoms continue or worsen... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Kohn
Pediatric Pulmonology 28 years experience
See below: First off post viral coughs can last up to 3 weeks. Next albuterol is not a "cold" medication but rather a reliever medication for asthma. As colds a... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Kohn
Pediatric Pulmonology 28 years experience
It is possible: You did not say how old your son is but infants/toddlers do get many upper respiratory infections during the winter months. If he is older or having t... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Kohn
Pediatric Pulmonology 28 years experience
Yes: You need to see your doctor asap as you may not be under as good control as you suggest. Your symptoms could indicate an asthma exacerbation that requ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Kohn
Pediatric Pulmonology 28 years experience
See below: Ppd stands for purified protein derivitive and is from the bacteria found in tb. A small quantity is placed in the layers of your skin and if swelling... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Kohn
Pediatric Pulmonology 28 years experience
Varies: It is uncommon for parents to hear wheezing in infants but can be heard by physician. Other signs of persistent asthma include prolonged cough- typica... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Kohn
Pediatric Pulmonology 28 years experience
Maybe: It is common for infants to have colds during the winter season but not persistent fever. This may need to be further evaluated. Symptomatic care of ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Kohn
Pediatric Pulmonology 28 years experience
Depends: There any many causes for a prolonged cough and treatment needs to be directed. Causes can be infectious - viral or bacterial - the latter requiring ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Kohn
Pediatric Pulmonology 28 years experience
See below: You did not mention your sons age which can affect the answer. Infants have softer or more compliant chest walls so when they work harder to breathe ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Kohn
Pediatric Pulmonology 28 years experience
Different medication: While both medications are used daily to control asthma, one is not better than the other. In general in asthma management the goal is to use the leas... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Kohn
Pediatric Pulmonology 28 years experience
Many things: Night time coughs can be triggered by many different things. Causes include asthma, post nasal drip, heartburn(ge reflux) just to list a few. If this... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Kohn
Pediatric Pulmonology 28 years experience
Many reasons: There are many different reasons for a cough that occurs at night. These could include asthma, nasal secretions, acid reflux just to name a few. If th... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Kohn
Pediatric Pulmonology 28 years experience
See the doctor: Babies can have many causes for a deep cough from infections such as pneumonia or other causes such as heartburn and choking. Cough medicines are not... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Kohn
Pediatric Pulmonology 28 years experience
Unclear: I am unsure how old your son is now but if the fast breathing was only in the first few hours after being born and has then been well it is unlikely t... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Kohn
Pediatric Pulmonology 28 years experience
Need evaluation: There are many different reasons for a 3 month old to have difficult breathing. Asthma is just one cause but you need to be concerned about others. It... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Kohn
Pediatric Pulmonology 28 years experience
See below: Broncho and laryngomalacia is made worse when there is an increased effort in breathing. With the croup you want to control fever, and can expose to ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gary Kohn
Pediatric Pulmonology 28 years experience
See below: Not sure of your age but with chest pain and shortness of breath you should go to the er. This could be acute chest, pneumonia, air leak to name a fe... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gary Kohn
Pediatric Pulmonology 28 years experience
See below: If no cold symptoms or fever it is likely musculoskeletal in nature. If cold symptoms then it could be related to an infection such as bronchitis or... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Kohn
Pediatric Pulmonology 28 years experience
Yes: Asthma has many symptoms that can include a cough. Typically the cough is described as dry but can also have a croupy nature. It is not uncommon to di... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Kohn
Pediatric Pulmonology 28 years experience
Saline: Babies sleep on their backs and if the nose is full of phlegm then it is going to drip backwards causing the baby to cough. It is very helpful to use ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kohn is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kohn is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks so much for your answer! I just want a healthy baby. I feel like she has been sick with something since day one. First reflux and milk intolerance, then ear issues, then 4 day hospitalizatio...Read More
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Thank you so much for the reply! She's been sick for about 5 days. Ill try the saline I didn't know if she was to young for that.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have been to the E.R thoughI'm 18 by the way just was curious but I will go back again.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School, IL
Graduated 1994MD

Residency

university of chicago

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