Dr. Joel Selter

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

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Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma

Pediatric Allergy and Asthma

Languages spoken

Hebrew

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171 Answers
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 39 years experience
Watery eyes: Watery eyes can be suggestive of allergy but also of dry eyes. If the eyes are itchy it is more suggestive of allergy. If you have a gritty or sandy ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 39 years experience
Celiac disease: Celiac disease is not contagious. It is however hereditable and frequently seen in family members of the affected individual.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 39 years experience
Intestinal lymphoma: Some studies have suggested that there is an increase in intestinal lymphomas in celiac patients who are not maintaining a gluten-free diet.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 39 years experience
Family allergies: If one parent has one of the atopic diseases- asthma, eczema or allergic rhinitis, then 1/3 -1/2 of their children will probably be affected as well. ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 39 years experience
Facial palsy: One of the most common triggers today of bell's palsy is lyme disease.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 39 years experience
Food processing: When foods are processed, oftentime by heating, the proteins are frequently altered and rendered less allergenic. Such is the case in the oral allergy... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 39 years experience
Eczema treatment: Chronic wintertime eczema is very bothersome. Use of steroid creams can be helpful but ointments are a better vehicle. Creams can be too drying. Als... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 39 years experience
Facial pain: Could be a sinus infection or even an eye infection. Adenoviral infections will typically give a unilateral pre-auricular lymph nose and pain/discha... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 39 years experience
Chronic cough: While asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, post nasal drip and reflux represent the large percentage of patients with a chronic cough, it is worthwh... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 39 years experience
Think thyroid: There are indeed many possible reasons and yes a viral infection could be the cause. Also consider hormonal issues such as hypothyroidism.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 39 years experience
Acute or chronic?: Best to find out if they are infected. Is this a chronic problem or something acute? Is there difficulty swallowing? An ENT physician can be most h... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 39 years experience
Maybe nasal steroids: If the enlarged tonsils and adenoids are causing sleep issues such as apnea, recurrent pharyngitis, difficulty in swallowing or eating then a t &a is ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 39 years experience
Family allergic: If both parents are allergic the odds are that 60-70% of the children will be atopic. But there is no real correlation with what the parents are aller... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 39 years experience
GBS and aspirin: I know of no association between Aspirin and gbs.
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A member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 39 years experience
Drippy nose: Runny nose could be from allergic or non- allergic rhinitis, tobacco exposure, colds... Use of non- sedating antihistamines can be helpful but due to... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 39 years experience
Hives from sun: Various treatments exist including use of antihistamines prophylactically- which in my experience has not been great. Alternatively, getting uv light... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 39 years experience
Asthma: Asthma is a type of obstructive lung disease whose symptoms can consist of coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and/or mucus production. Allergy i... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 39 years experience
Allegra (fexofenadine) not working: Depends what we are treating. If allergic rhinitis symptoms, then adding a nasal steroid or antihistamine could help. If you are treating hives, the... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 39 years experience
Hives: Hives can surely be brought out by stress or other anxiety provoking triggers. I try not to blame stress as the culprit unless I have thoroughly evalu... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 39 years experience
All year allergies: Seasonal allergies that have now morphed into perrenial symptoms could be indicative of the development of new allergies or the progression to a more... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 39 years experience
Royal jelly allergy: The simple answer is to have the allergist skin test the royal jelly. Depending upon the reaction that you may have had, then an oral challenge might... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 39 years experience
Patients: Patients will do better if they use antihistamines and nasal steroids to start the allergy season.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 39 years experience
Pediatric allergies: Most allergists are trained to see both . Children and adults with suspected allergies. Often time a good history coupled with some directed skin or ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 39 years experience
Contact dermatitis: This sounds like a contact dermatitis - either allergic or irritant. Very possibly related to necklace or other article of clothing that may come in ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 39 years experience
Autoimmunity: Autoimmune issues frequently run in families, more often on the female side of the family. Whenever i hear that there is diabetes, thyroid or other a... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 39 years experience
Eosinophilia workup: The differential for causes of eosinophilia is fairly large but can be condensed into naacp--neoplasai, allergic, addison's, collagen vascular disease... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 39 years experience
Rash on thumb: Rash in this location is most likely a contact dermatitis - whether allergic or irritant. If the rash was bilateral and symmetrical i would be more i... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 39 years experience
Irregular menses: There can be many reasons for this. It is best to discuss with your gynecologist.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 39 years experience
Drug reactions: An allergy consultation is definitely needed here. It is unusual for someone to be allergic to 5 different classes of antibiotics. You might actuall... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 39 years experience
Violent coughing: Could be bronchitis, pneumonia, pertussis. Go see your doctor!
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 39 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen) allergy : Most patients who are allergic to antiinflammatories such as aspirin, aleve, motrin... Usually can tolerate tylenol (acetaminophen). As the dose of t... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 39 years experience
RAST IgE blood test: While stool testing is not used for allergy evaluation, rast ige testing on the blood frequently is. As with any form of allergy testing, including sk... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 39 years experience
Hives and fatigue: This might be due to the antihistamines that are normally the first line medications given for hives. If this is your 2nd Medrol (methylprednisolone)... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 39 years experience
IgA paraprotein: An IgA kappa monoclonal protein represents a single clone of bone marrow cells that have reproduced in an aberrant fashion. If this is what is found o... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 39 years experience
Food sensitivity: It really depends upon what you mean by being allergic. Many patients have food sensitvities which are not ige mediated. It is important to have a th... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 39 years experience
3 week cold: You should see a doctor. A cold that lasts 3 weeks is no cold.. It could be allergies or a sinus infection.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 39 years experience
Reflux foods : Foods that commonly trigger reflux symptoms consist of tomato products, citrus, caffeinated drinks, chocolate, spicey foods and mints. Some claim tha... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 39 years experience
Urticaria: You could be allergic to almost anything. Foods, medications, hormonal changes...Pregnancy would not be the first thing that i think about.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 39 years experience
Reflux esophagitis: Heartburn is the sensation one feels when gastric acid refluxes back into the esophagus. Typical triggers include ingesting tomato and citrus product... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 39 years experience
Hives and hormones: Hormonal fluctuations are a fairly common cause of hives. While we most frequently recognized hives in patients with autoimmune thyroid disease, we a... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 39 years experience
Allergic to smoke: It all depends by what you mean "having an allergic reaction". While tobacco smoke does contain many different chemicals, it is very unusual to have... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 39 years experience
Autoimmune markers: There are a variety of blood tests that are frequently ordered when dealing with autoimmune issues - such as esr, crp, ana, rheumatoid factor, comple... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 39 years experience
FDA approved dose: Loratidine is only approved for up to one - 10 mg tab per day. There is a minimal increase in efficacy increasing the dose and there is surely a signi... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 39 years experience
Pruritus: While patients almost always think of food as the likely culprit, it is rarely the trigger in most cases. More likely to consider medications, thyroi... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 39 years experience
Also itchy eyes: These are the most typical symptoms but one can also see itchy, watery eyes. There are many medications , some of which are otc, that can most likely ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 39 years experience
Too much pressure: Its possible that too much pressure is being applied to the head of the penis. If changing technique doesn't alleviate this condition, then a visit ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 39 years experience
Outgrowing allergy: Its possible that symptoms have gotten milder through the years. That does oftentime happen with aging, though usually at an age older than 33. Someti... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 39 years experience
Steroids creams: Localized poison ivy is usually treated with calamine lotion as well as high potency steroid creams. If it has spread to the face then oral corticost... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 39 years experience
Need attention now: If you are short of breath then you should go seek immediate attention. Is this all asthma, reflux or something else?
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A member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 39 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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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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