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Dr. Brian Novick

Allergy and Immunology
East Meadow, NY
44 years experience male

Locations

Office

East Meadow, NY

Address

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

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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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
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.

Allergy and Immunology

Pediatric Allergy

Pediatric Allergy and Asthma

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

275 Answers
127 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 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.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Cold air=dryness : Itching is often due to dryness . The skin loses some of its protective barrier and causes you to scratch. Use mild soaps or cleansers..Use frequent c... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Don't panic: Firstly no test is perfect. Secondly it isn't really high ....You should discuss with the dr. Who did the test or see an allergist or pulmonary dr ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Stop them and see-->: An allergist. Often a careful history can help figure out if an allergy or just a side effect. Skin testing can sometimes be fomenting necessary.
A male asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Hard to say --->: Sorry but your question implies you are having persistent symptoms(?Cough chest discomfort ?). That made you think of asthma (?Family member has it or... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Usually avoid meds: And your OB can guide you....Try a dehumidifier in your bedroom and living room.....(keep < 50%) and use dust mite encasings on the pillows and mattre... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 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
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
No you should: Call your obstetrician now so they can get more details ? Fever ? How long going on? Any history of asthma? Etc. I would not take Benadryl (diphenhydr... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Tough to say but: It really depends upon whether or not you have found a cause that triggers the hives. If so, then a cure comes from avoiding the item. Unfortunately m... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 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.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 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
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
See an Allergist: There are many possibilities food?Dust mites?Pets?But allergist would 1st take a careful history(ie., do allergies run in your family?Etc), &possibl... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Not sure : Interesting association you have found. I'm not sure how the garlic is helping. Can you eat cheese ? Yogurt ? Without garlic? If not , just try lacta... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Yes: It shouldn't affect your symptoms. Take the meds your dr. Prescribed.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 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
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Interesting question: I don't want to misinterpret your question, but there are many good lubricants now available over the counter in the drug store which don't contain fo... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Probably allergy: This time of year (depending upon where you live) many people begin to experience allergic symptoms. You are describing some of them..Assuming you don... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Natural ones: There are natural, and other condoms clearly labeled "do not contain latex". Just look carefully on the box.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 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
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 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
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Maybe: It depends on how long the symptoms have been going on....And if you have other symptoms..Such as fever, achiness etc(which are not found in allergies... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Unlikely: Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is usually well tolerated and can be important to take. Psychic behavior would be a rare side effect. But you should discuss yo... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Sure but why elecare: Elecare is often used in babies with food allergies ..It is very helpful...Was this your choice or your drs. Recommendation? The choice of formula ha... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Definitely: It can be caused by dust, pets , dust mites, roaches etc. And can be just as annoying as "seasonal hay fever. ".
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
None: It is due to an allergic person inhaling pollen and sometimes mold spores..Causing nasal congestion sneezing etc.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Allergy vs infection: Hay fever is an allergy to substances in the air. Flu is due to a viral infection.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
If due to an allergy: Try allegra. Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec. Just read the labels. If it continues, see an allergist.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 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
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 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
A 68-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 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".
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 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
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 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
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 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
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 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
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 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
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Depends: There are different types of bromfed..With or without decongestant..Either way other anithistamines won't make you as drowsy.Try Allegra (fexofenadine... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Yes: Can be effective in children as young as 2 years.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
By skin or blood: When you see an allergist, they will first take a detailed history of your symptoms(runny nose, headaches, itchy eyes etc) and then examine you. Usual... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Sorry but yes: Even hypoallergenic cosmetics can cause reactions in some people. An allergist can help you figure this out and find brands that won't bother you.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Try to wash it out: Wash out as best you can...Then take antihistamines(benadryl, allegra, (fexofenadine) zyrtec--read the labels) and try 1% cortisone cream..If it gets ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Yes: Allergies can start at almost any age...And the immune system often changes after a pregnancy.

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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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