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Dr. David Menchell

Allergy and Immunology
Fresh Meadows, NY
44 years experience male

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David Menchell, M.D. Allergy and Asthma Care

Fresh Meadows, NY

About

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<P>I treat a wide range of allergic disorders including asthma, allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis ("eczema"), contact dermatitis, food allergy, drug allergy, hives, and chronic sinusitis. My patients range from infants to geriatric. I believe in taking time to listen to my patients, since getting a good history, including information regarding home and work environments, activities and family background, is critical in determining the cause of their problems. </P>

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Allergy and Immunology

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English

Doctor Q&A

55 Answers
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Menchell
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Possible hives: Without seeing the rash, it sounds like you are having a hive reaction while showering. This could be a form of physical urticaria, where a physical trigger like heat or cold causes the hives to appear. The most common is dermatographism, where pressure on the skin results in hives. These are usually linear in appearance and transient. Contact with water (aquagenic urticaria) is a rare trigger.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Menchell
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Allergic rash: Given the limited information (where is the rash, what triggers it, is it itchy, does it go away within a short period of time, etc.), i would suggest that an allergy evaluation might be helpful if there is a suspicion that foods or environmental triggers are responsible. There may be other causes for the rash, in which case seeing your internist and having a physical with lab tests may be needed.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Menchell
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Nasal rash: I am guessing that you are referring to nasal allergies when you mentioned recent onset of allergy symptoms. In that case, sneezing and runny nose may be irritating the skin, causing the rash. Control of the nasal symptoms, with antihistamines, nasal steroids and allergen avoidance, should help. Just applying a topical ointment or gel should protect the skin and allow it to heal.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Menchell is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Menchell is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I've about tried everything and nothing is clearing it, ugh.
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I'm one of the rare causes. Mine was caused by pollen and animal dande
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York University School of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1977MD

Residency

NEW YORK HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER OF QUEENS

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Assistant Director of Allergy/Immunology, New York Hospital Queens,
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