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Dr. Joel Selter

Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
Suffern, NY
38 years experience male

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Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma

Pediatric Allergy and Asthma

Languages spoken

Hebrew

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171 Answers
173 Agrees
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
Otitis, exercise: Assuming that you don't feel worse after exercising it is probably ok to exercise. I would certainly avoiding swimming until the infection has been h... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
Itchy skin?: This could mean a lot of things such eczema, hives, angioedema, atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis and a host of other dermatologic conditions rel... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
Handlebar issue: Sounds as if your bike's handlebar might need to be raised. There are ergonomically designed handlebars that are better on the neck and upper back.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
Low IgA levels: Low IgA levels are found in about 1 in 600 births - so this is very common. The majority of patients are usually asymptomatic or have some mild inc... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
Get to a specialist: First thing to do is make sure that you are dealing with asthma and not something else that might mimic the symptoms. There are many excellent medicat... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
Full workup: Oftentimes asthma that is worsened by sports/exercise is just the tip of the iceberg. It is extremely important to have a complete history and physica... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
Intranasal steroid: Nasonex is the brand name for the intranasal steroid mometasone. It is a very effective medication for treatment of allergic rhinitis. While improvem... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
Hives from sweat: If this haas happened more than once then i suggest that you see your local allergist. You may very well have cholinergic urticaria.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
Migraine: Sounds like it might be a migraine, especially if he is nauseous as well with some photophobia. If does not go away with lying down and/ or nsaids c... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
Rash from patanase: It is possibly related to the patanase. The easiest thing to do is to stop the medication and see if the rash goes away. If and when the medication i... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
Contact allergies: It is possible that you could have urticaria or even a contact dermatitis from tree pollen. Not everyone reacts with the typical sneezing and itchy e... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
Lots of choices: There are many decent choices that include antihistamines both oral and nasal, as well as intranasal steroids and anti-muscarinics. Ideally find the ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
Itchy eyes: If you add itchy eyes to the mix then allergies become even more likely.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
Dust allergy: The short answer is to see an allergist and get tested to see what you are allergic to. In general there are several things to do - but it comes down... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
Chronic sinus proble: What do you mean by chronic sinus problems? Are you referring to nasal congestion, discharge, pain in the teeth or mask, halitosis. I agree that the... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
Food allergy: Ignoring foods that you are highly allergic to can be disastrous and lead to severe morbidity or death. The real question is whether you are really al... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
Allergic nasal creas: This is the transverse nasal crease across the lower third of the nose where the soft cartilage meets the rigid bony bridge. This a frequent finding i... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
Sudafed and aspirin: Technically Aspirin and sudafed/pseudoephedrine are not related. The problem is that there are many medications that carry the sudafed branded name-... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
Skin allergies: Yes. Many persons develop allergic contact dermatitis to chemicals that they come in contact with such as nail polish, hair dye or the metal in jewel... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
Moving out west: Many patients originally from the east have moved out to arizona and seen their allergic symptoms dissipate, but not all. The midwest sports some ver... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
Coin allergy: Is it possible that you are allergic to you r office or alternatively the packing or storage vehicles for the coins. The coins are most likely to caus... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
Allergy covers: Some of the "allergy" proof pillows have been shown to have more dust mites inside then some of the feather pillows. Yoou still want to get genuine a... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
Goodbye allergies: It depends what you mean by going away. If you mean relieving symptoms then many of the available antihistamines can relieve some or all of the sympto... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
Allergy visit: I agree that if symptoms are not controlled with medications, or require constant meds, or develop additional symptoms such as asthma or sinusitis th... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
Need help: I think you really need to see a specialist to help you figure out what is causing the problem especially if your are getting costochonritis from thi... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
HAE presentation: One should keep in mind that the angioedema of hae is not associated with hives. Additionally, the swelling does not respond to antihistamines and co... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
Lots: There a lots of medications that can be given to children most with excellent safety profile. Claritin, zyrtec, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) are just a ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
Lactose intolerance: True milk allergy is ige mediated and involves - hives, wheezing, skin rashes, anaphylaxis. Milk intolerance - most notably - lactose intolerance, i... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
Milk allergy: The most common substitutes for milk in those patients who are allergic is usually soy or rice milk. Depending on the degree of sensitivity, some mil... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
Milk allergy: Hives, wheezing, eczema, skin rashes, anaphylaxis- to name a few.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
Anything is possible: It all depends on what you mean. Anaphylaxis, as defined by the involvement of more than one organ system, could surely cause anaphylaxis by causing ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
"Baked Milk": It really depends on what the form and severity of the allergy are. There are ongoing studies exploring whether the addition of baked milk products to... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
Could be!: Could be. I would suggest seeing a pulmonary or allergy specialist and have pfts. Don't forget about possible cardiac problem especially if the initi... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
Itchy rash: Hard to know for sure without seeing the rash but use of anti - inflammatory creams will probably be most helpful.. However if this shingles- which ca... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
Cure for HIV/AIDs: At present there is no cure for HIV disease. There are however, a variety of "cocktails" that can markedly reduce viral loads so as to make the patien... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
Large thyroid: An enlarged thyroid usually represents an inflammatory response to infection, pregnancy, exogenous iodine ingestion or hypothyroidism. Additionally,... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
Allergic wheezing: Bad allergies can definitely provoke bronchial symptoms including wheezing and coughing. Treating with combinations of antihistamines, nasal sprays a... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
Sleep well: Don't forget to get a good night's sleep!
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
Viral? strep? : Important to differentiate as to whether the node is painful or not. How large is the node? How long has it been present for? Which nodes are we tak... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
Call your doctor: While temps of 103 are usually viral, you should call your pediatrician to discuss the signs and symptoms. It could be an ear infection, pneumonia, ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
Cortisone creams: While Benadryl (diphenhydramine) might provide some anti- itch relief, topical cortisone creams will often time give a better result. Of course, disc... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
Bedbugs or virus: While viral illness could be the cause, don't forget about bedbug ties. Also need to consider what medications/vitamins have recently been taken.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
Alopecia totalis: This sounds like alopecia totalis. You should see both a dermatologist and an immunologist. You want to look at a cbc, iron levels, thyroid functions... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
Milk protein allergy: This sounds like an allergy to cheese or one of a number of milk proteins. Allergy testing - either skin or blood testing can most likely confirm you... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
A number of causes: Could be neurologic in origin/Parkinsons, intention tremors , medication induced, thyroid conditions. Best to discuss this with your primary doc. Im... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
Zyrtec (cetirizine) and yeast: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is an antihistamine and has no anti-fungal properties. Taking zyrtec (cetirizine) should have no effect on yeast.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
Dryskin and claritin (loratadine): It is unlikely that Claritin (loratadine) would cause dry itchy skin. Claritin (loratadine) has minimal to no anticholinergic properties and so rarel... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
allergic scalp: Allergic reactions on the scalp can come from virtually anything that is applied to the scalp or hair - including hair dyes, shampoos, perms...
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A 80-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
Flu prevention: Start by taking a flu shot and having the people around you take one also. While the shot is not 100% effective, it can provide good protection. Some... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
Not very likely: Inspiratory wheezing usually reflects more upper airway issues - such as a tracheal or vocal cord are issue. If there is concomitant expiratory wheez... Read More
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Mar 18, 2013
I am always impressed with Dr. Selter's answers on Health Tap. He is very knowledgeable, with thorough and concise answers!
Jul 25, 2014
Dr. Selter is very knowledgeable and caring. I highly recommend him.
Sep 15, 2013
Thanks for your valuable contributions
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Thanks-gave this specific info to my brother, suspects mold to be cause of 6 month illness. VA hospital only checked CBC & Smac. All normal.
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Thanks for your quick reply! I went to the minute clinic. I was prescribed albuterol sulfate. After a weeks trial it does not seem to help.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Even with saliva it gross/thick but I use Biotene 3x/day. Infection?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1984MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Ridgewood, NJ - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Ridgewood, NJ - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Ridgewood, NJ - Winter
2013

Affiliations

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AAAAI, ACAAI, NY Allergy Society
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