Dr. Alan Levine

Pediatrics
Huntington, NY
36 years experience male

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Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Pediatrics

Urgent Care

Licenses

United States: New York

Languages spoken

English, German

Doctor Q&A

220 Answers
767 Agrees
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Maybe..........: If you are going to put anything into your ear, check to make sure that the temperature will not burn you. Olive oil, baby oil and mineral oil can be ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Yes,but........: For treatment of strep throat, amox-clav will work but it is major overkill and has potentially more side-effects (diarrhea).
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Somewhat less: As per the standardized growth curves, a 12 year old 63 inch female should ideally weigh around 110 lbs. This, of course, does not take into account h... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 42 years experience
See her doctor: Sounds like this could be a viral infection, but with new symptoms developing your child should urgently be re-evaluated by her doctor.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 42 years experience
No: There is no relationship between milk protein intolerance and ear infections. However, there could be a relationship between milk allergy, of which in... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Yes: Glycerin is an inert substance, so there is no risk of the medication being absorbed into the system. A bigger question though, is why would you use i... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 42 years experience
See her pediatrican: This could be an ear infection, or it could be impacted ear wax or increased pressure from congestion. The only way to know for sure would be to have ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Proper treatment: You need to see a doctor to receive proper diagnosis and treatment. Until then, tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin should give pain relief. Do not lay ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 42 years experience
No: Pregnancy is not considered a contraindication to receiving the flu shot. You are protecting both yourself and the baby by having received it.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 42 years experience
May be difficult: Initially, it may be very difficult. A strep throat however, is often accompanied by a headache and/or abdominal pain, as well as a fairly severe head... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Improper use of ER: Head lice are common in emergency medicine because the parent did not contact the child's primary physician. This is never a condition that should was... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Yes: Even though you may have one strain of hpv, receiving the vaccine will protect you from the other strains that can cause cervical cancer or anal warts... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 42 years experience
No: First off, i would not consider a temperature of 100 a "fever". If he is happy, and otherwise acting normally antipyretics are for your benefit, not h... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 42 years experience
No: Cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) ear suspension is one of the treatments for a current external ear infection ("swimmers ear"), but... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Narrowing : Mitral stenosis is a narrowing of the valve that controls the flow of blood from the left atrium to the left ventricle of the heart. This can have man... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Viral rash: Although it is impossible to say for sure without actually looking at the rash, the sequence of events (fever, then rash) would suggest that this is a... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 42 years experience
60-100: A range of around 60-100 would be considered normal.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Yes, but............: There are medications that can do this, but the bigger question is: why would you want to? Bringing on puberty early is not without significant physic... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Laboratory: Ask your physician to have the titer drawn at a laboratory.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Depends......: It would depend on how long after the dtap (dtp is usually no longer given) it is. Some swelling and redness are not uncommon for 48-72 hours after t... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Re-evaluate: If the child is not responding to IV antibiotics, this might mean that 1) the correct antibiotic for the organism is not being used 2) a bacteria is n... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Nothing!!!: There are no medications that will definitively "cure"congestion. Etiology is usually viral or allergic and treatment is usually fluids, making the ch... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 42 years experience
2g twice a day: The usual dose of Valtrex (valacyclovir) isa 2 grams twice a day for one
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Thrush..........: The baby could acquire the fungus, leading to oral thrush and/or a diaper rash. You very likely would be aware of a stinging or burning sensation when... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Not usually: Bacterial pink eye (conjunctivitis) usually feels as though there may be something in the eye or may itch or tear.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Treat the thrush: Thrush can cause a stinging and burning in the mouth, so before the baby is going to eat, you need to treat the underlying fungal infection. See the b... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Yes!!!!!!!!!: The loss of periods and loss of hair would indicate the need to be evaluated on an urgent basis by your physician, with consideration of referral to a... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 42 years experience
No need: The blisters from hfm disease do not need to be treated. As the infection resolves over several days, the blisters will resolve on their own. I know o... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Normal: All babys hiccup, sneeze and become cross-eyed. Sneezing is the only way that babys can clear out their airways (since they breathe almost exclusively... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 42 years experience
You can but........: There are no studies that suggest that using one or the other--or both-- will help an ear infection. As a matter of fact there are studies to show tha... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Possibly pregnant: This could mean many things, but the first issue to confirm or eliminate is that you are not pregnant.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Referral to a specia: If you have not done so as of yet, it sounds as if your son should be evaluated by an ENT as well as an allergist. Especially id both ears are affecte... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Most likely: Up to half of all people with a properly treated ear infection will have residual fluid in the middle ear space. This fluid often will muffle sounds a... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Possibly............: There is a very small chance of contracting the virus from an immunized person. If you have been immunized yourself or had chickenpox, the chance is e... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Unlikely: At 20 years of age, the growth plates of your bones--which allow for growth--are most likely closed. Further growth will be most unlikely.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Did she need the amo: Why was she given amoxicillin? Did she have a strep throat? That would be the only bacterial reason for which she should have been given an antibiotic... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Depends..........: The frequency for which the Prednisolone is given depends upon the reason for which it has been prescribed as well as the cooperation of your child. I... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen): To help relieve the discomfort after an immunization, you can give your child Acetaminophen (tylenol) r Ibuprofen (motrin) and put some ice on the sor... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 42 years experience
No: A pregnancy is 40 weeks. As such, 39 weeks would not be considered premature.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 42 years experience
He is correct: There is a greatly increased risk of severe sunburn while on accutane. While sunscreen may decrease the risk and/or severity of a sunburn, why take th... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 42 years experience
About 32 ox/24 hours: The average amount of fluid that a child of this age might drink should be around 32 oz/24 hrs. This is not a hard and fast number, however. I does no... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Very small: While a condom will not be 100% effective in preventing an STD, having been recently treated for gonorrhea makes it extremely unlikely that you would ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Not enough: According to the CDC, less than 40% of of people receive the flu shot. Although a less than very effective vaccine, it is still helpful in reducing th... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 42 years experience
No: A phlegmy cough indicates a probable viral infection, which the antibiotic will not affect. He should be seen by his pediatrician, not the ER. That sh... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 42 years experience
No: Although the treatment of strep throat has traditionally been twice daily, studies have shown that essentially twice the amount of amoxicillin once da... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 42 years experience
1-3 days: The recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics are that a newborn should be seen within a few days (ie.,1-3)days from discharge. Conditions... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Not unusual: The distribution you describe is typical for eczema in his age group. Continuous use of a moisturizer of the affected areas is critical, as well as a ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Levofloxacin: Doxycycline mat not be sufficient to eradicate the most common bacteria that are responsible for an ear infection, while levofloxacin will. It should ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Not likely: EIA is a result of muscular spasm of the alveoli of the lungs. An antihistamine, such as Allegra, (fexofenadine) will not relieve this. You need an in... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Seek medical care: The list of causes of abdominal pain is extensive. Without an appendix, one of the more serious causes is eliminated. However, other causes, such as m... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Levine is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Levine is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks doc, great answer w suggestions. I asked several other hfm questions tonight. Would love your opinion
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I appreciate the help, I will speak with my primary about possible resting!
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This saved my life, Thank You! My anxiety was a little overwhelming. Thank you for your time!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Karl Franzens University,Graz, Austria
Graduated 1978MD

Residency

BAYSTATE MEDICAL CENTER

Residency

NORTH SHORE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Completed 1980

Awards

Top Pediatrician, First Place, East Long Island, NY - Winter
2013
Master Rx Editor, First Place, National - Winter
2015
Top Pediatrician, Third Place, East Long Island Region - Spring
2016

Affiliations

American Academy of Pediatrics
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