Dr. Brian Novick

Allergy and Immunology
East Meadow, NY
45 years experience male

Locations

Office

East Meadow, NY

Address

30 Newbridge Rd #101, East Meadow, NY, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

About

Bio

Brian E. Novick, M.D. has been a Board Certified Allergist/Immunologist since 1984, who specializes in treating children and adults with a wide range of disorders. He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, as well as the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. Dr. Novick completed his training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he served for 25 years as an Assistant Clinical Professor. He has published numerous articles in the field of Allergy and Immunology, and is a recognized authority in the diagnosis and treatment of allergic disorders. Some of the problems we evaluate are: hay fever; asthma; hives;headaches; sinus problems; recurring colds; food allergies;pet allergies and insect allergies. We see patients of all ages.

Specialties
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Allergy and Immunology

Pediatric Allergy

Pediatric Allergy and Asthma

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

275 Answers
127 Agrees
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Sorry I don't : Think it would do so .... It might help with the itching afterwards but not before... Keep your pet free of fleas to accomplish what you want to do. ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Not sure of what: your allergies are..? pollen ? dust?pets? sometimes the nose hurts if you are rubbing it a lot(from itching/stuffiness)..and it can get dry from heat,... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
It can b frustrating: urticaria = hives is a very common problem which is usually not serious & cause usually can't be found. .read http://acaai.org/allergies/types/... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Not exactly...you: have to know the size of the hive to the "saline water" control and the histamine control. We aslo take into account the type of reaction the baby ha... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Yes. EoE has become a much more common issue over the past few years. I see many people diagnosed with it. I do think seeing an allergist(be sure to b... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
I agree...I would try nasal saline mist/suction, cool air humidifier, and fluids. If he gets a fever, or more respiratory issues, call your doctor or ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Prob should call ENT: first thing I would do is call surgeon since an allergy probably wouldn't just cause congestion on one side of the nose. If they check you and say not... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Not serious but: depends on how long ago on antibiotic..may not be related..thrush is a whitish coating on the cheeks or tongue...it wont come off if you scrape it gen... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Definitely: It can be caused by dust, pets , dust mites, roaches etc. And can be just as annoying as "seasonal hay fever. ".
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
None: It is due to an allergic person inhaling pollen and sometimes mold spores..Causing nasal congestion sneezing etc.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Allergy vs infection: Hay fever is an allergy to substances in the air. Flu is due to a viral infection.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Yes: Allergies can start at almost any age...And the immune system often changes after a pregnancy.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Not new but growing: Peanut allergy has been around for decades, but has increased dramatically over the past 10 yrs or so.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Probably histamine : If i understand you correctly, your skin gets itchy and after you scratch an area it swells up right where you scratched.The swelling goes away. But ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Severe reaction: A very serious(rare) problem usually due to an infection or medication. Includes dramatic red/purplish rash with fever and swelling. A medical emergen... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Try hytone (hydrocortisone) cream: Of course you should first try to determine the cause..... If not severe(ie. No blisters , painful redness etc)try plain cortisone cream ..And take an... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Many choices: First you have to figure out what is causing the cough.... Could be nasal drip asthma heartburn (reflux)...Then the dr can recommend the best treatmen... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Yes it often: Occurs with the other two ... But not always. Best thing is to find out what causes your allergies (?Pets, dust , pollen etc. ) and avoid as best as p... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
The body is confused: One way of looking at this is to remember the job of the immune system is to "fight off" foreign substances. With a food allergy, the body mistakenly... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Help you feel Better: The first step in treating allergies is to be tested ..Usually on the skin. This helps figure out the cause(s). Then treatment (including avoidance or... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Hours: That's why if you are allergic to cats or dogs you should keep them out of the bedroom 100% of the time. If that is impossible, a hepa air filter may ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
If due to an allergy: Try allegra. Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec. Just read the labels. If it continues, see an allergist.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Lactaid products or:: Try many of the tasty lactaid products(cheese milk ice cream) or use lactase pills, found in most stores...Follow the directions on the bottle , the... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
?intolerance: Allergy symptoms sometimes are an intolerance. Try avoiding the suspected foods and monitor your symptoms. Then ...If symptoms are not severe in any w... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Usually easy to do: First a "mild" test result doesn't necessarily mean allergy.. But either way keep your bathroom clean. And basement dry(if you have one) and in warm w... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
? Allergies or not ?: Allergies to dust mites and/ or pets can cause this year round. But some people have this due to hyper-sensitive nasal tissue--which is not an allerg... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Usually but depends: Hives are usually annoying and not serious but often a mystery... The cause not always figured out. Treatment depends on many factors that an allergi... Read More
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A 68-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Usually not: This is not a common symptom of hay fever ..But i definitely see some patients who do experience this during the "allergy seasons".
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Depends on? Fever or: Any other symptoms you have...& how long they have been present. If there is no fever or "flu" like symptoms could be an allergy. If you have those ot... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Often itchy mouth or: Rash or if severe -- trouble breathing or swelling. The symptoms are similar to any food allergic reaction--nothing specific about banana. Check out t... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Histamine release: If you are allergic to bees, when you are stung their venom is injected into your bloodstream....Then your body reacts by releasing histamine and othe... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Very low: I have never seen this as a problem but from what i could tell it is not in a similar species..Peanut is a legume arachis, but depending on how sev... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
See an allergist: For specific testing to scallops. They are not exactly in the same food family as shrimp..So you may be allergic to shrimp but not scallops.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Not really.: There really is no such thing as an allergy to smoke...From whatever type ...But some people may be more sensitive to one type -vs- an other...Regardl... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
No: Very few allergists i know do this. .. Diagnosis generally made on clinical basis with skin prick testing ..Unless they are hospital based.... For on... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Calamine or: Maybe even take an oatmeal bath ...As an allergist i would say never use caladryl for anything.....Maybe take Allegra (fexofenadine) daily for a few d... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Yes..: Most ob/gyn drs. Prefer you take nothing in the first trimester, but depending on your symptoms, your babies health depends on your health. There are ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Unlikely but: If they are new symptoms it never hurts to have it checked.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Depends upon: Is there fever? A rash? Irritability? If any of these are present or the baby is in distress you should see the doctor right away. If none of the abov... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
It takes time but: There are vgood treatments..If you have been suffering for a while, 1st see a board certified allergist(www.Acaai.Org) in your area..They will take co... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Hard to say but: It really depends on what your symptoms are.....Such as redness itching ..Maybe mild swelling ..But not usually a white discharge or fever.Or painfu... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Possibly but: It would be unusual to be allergic to "all foods".Since it happens after every meal. Have you seen a GI specialist ? Maybe have a "swallow study"? No... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Yes it's possible: People who own cats (& sometimes dogs ) often have cat hair and dander on their clothes. I can't be sure if itv caused the hives for your son... But... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Depends on cause: Try saline nasal rinses , along with drinking hot fluids...And even the "breathe right" nasal strips. Some people find find breathing in steam from a... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Maybe but: I would consider other things 1st.& honestly if you are having such severe chest pain, which could be many things that are not serious..First go this ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Hard to say: I am not an expert in this area, ...But i suspect a lot of weed has some mold in it....And if not smoked regularly no infection may develop. Of cours... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
No better to: Try an anti-fungal cream like lotrimin (clotrimazole)..(over the counter)..And if it doesn't improve see your dr. For a prescription cream.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Often to nickel: The skin can get red itchy and bumpy...Stop wearing it and if not severe(or infected) try cortisone cream(not benadryl) and avoid the jewelry..If it h... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Yes: Can be effective in children as young as 2 years.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Try an ice pack like: Frozen peas(wrapped in a slightly wet towel ). Then i would guess you have a stuffy nose as well...Since the dark circles are due to the congestion pr... Read More
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Mar 9, 2014
A concise answer, compassion and experience is what you will get when Dr Weiss answers one of your questions. Such a great value to the HealthTap community!
Aug 26, 2013
great answers!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Novick is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Yeah. No new pets/foods. Only new was moving lots of things from one room to another. Hoping it's on upswing/way out. Less swelling today. Thanks for your thoughts on it.
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This saved my life. Thank You! Thank you! I was hoping and praying you wouldn't say the big 'c' I had an eye infection before this, and a little infection in my sinuses to
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Thanks for speedy response. I have none of the other symptoms so eating light is very doable. I appreciate you being thorough! Happy new year!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, Mexico
Graduated 1978MD

Residency

NY

Awards

2002 – 2010 Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors in America
Super Doctors, New York Times Magazine 2013-2020
Top Allergist and Immunologist , Second Place, New York - Winter
2013
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