Boyan Hadjiev, MD, obtained his medical degree in 2000 from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He continued to complete his residency for internal medicine at the North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2003; and fellowship for allergy and immunology at the same institutions in 2005. From 2009 to 2010, Hadjiev was a recipient of various awards from Vitals.com including the 'Compassionate Doctor Recognition,' 'Patients Choice Award,' and 'On-Time Physician Award.' He is a member of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology and the American Medical Association. Listening to patients and educating patients about their health, he says, are instrumental to his success. Today, he practices adult and pediatric allergy, asthma, sinusitis medicine at the Advanced Allergy, Asthma and Sinusitis Center in New York.
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine; Cleveland
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mi B.A. in Biology 1996
Allergy and Immunology
Internal Medicine American Board of Internal Medicine ABIM - 2013
Allergy and Immunology American Board of Allergy and Immunology ABAI - 2015
Assuming you are allegic to poison oak (and poison ivy or poison summac), the treatment would consist of avoidance (if possible), a corticosteroid cream if a rash occurs and (if warranted by severity) an oral corticosteroid medication such as prednisone (or others) Hope this answers your questions READ MORE
Hello! Given the limited amount of information provided, I suspect that this is not a case of true food allergy. READ MORE
Yes, this does sound like an allergy to dogs. You should seek qualified medical help and see how best to manage your symptoms as there are many treatment options. READ MORE
If you mean Advil and not Avil, then no. Advil is ibuprofen, a pain reliever and antiinflammatory medication (NSAID). Cetirizine is a second generation, non-sedating (usually) antihistamine. Most common side effects are minimal. With cetirizine, it can make you feel tired or sleepy and it could dry out your mucus membranes. For Advil, the most common side effects are limited to GI symptoms, but it can have effects on your kidneys if taken longer. Addendum: just looked up Avil and in Australia, Avil is a brand of pheniramine maleate, which is a first generation antihistamine. It can and might make your aunt sleepy. For other side effects, I would look on the package insert. Hope this information helps. READ MORE
Yes. You can do allergy testing on a 3 year-old. The better question is SHOULD you do allergy testing. He may not be allergic now, and may never be allergic to dogs. But he could also become allergic. IF you really want to get a dog, talk to your local allergy specialist first. And of you decide to get one, please make sure you get a kid-friendly breed. That is very important. READ MORE
There is some truth to that, but it turns out that C section babies are more prone to developing atopy in childhood and adulthood. The important factor is what skin flora colonizes the baby's GI tract: skin flora from the nurses, the caregivers and the mother OR the mother's birth canal. I recommend you read up on the role of the microbiome in C section babies. Some OB/GYNs are now using what is called a "seeding" procedure. Hope this information helps. READ MORE
Hello, 5mg should be the right dose. In a pill or syrup form READ MORE
You are correct. An antibiotic will not treat a virus. You would get better on your own. READ MORE
Yes, one can develop an allergy to apples, though a true allergy to apples is rare. It is more likely that your daughter has developed oral allergy syndrome, especially if she suffers from "hay fever " (bitch pollen allergy seems to be the culprit). READ MORE
You most likely have developed chronic urticaria (hives). It would probably be best if you saw your allergist for more help. READ MORE
There is no "permanent cure" though allergy immunotherapy (allergy shots or allergy drops) can be very effective in essentially desensitizing you. There is no such thing as "best medicine". The choice of medicine depends on your symptoms - essentially you can take a nasal spray (there are at least five choices) and/or a pill (an antihistamine or leukotriene modifier) and/or decongestant or any combination of the above plus more. The choice of medicines is something you should discuss with your healthcare provider. I am sorry if this information seems too vague; it is the best answer I could come up with given the information your provided. READ MORE
No, it does not mean that. Without knowing why type of lactose intolerance you have (there is a rare form which is hereditary), one cannot answer the question properly. It is more likely that you have the acquired form of lactose intolerance (lactase deficiency), which is more common and which is not hereditary. READ MORE
You can take cetirizine (Zyrtec) and loratadine (Claritin) and also Benadryl and Chlorpheniramine. Keep in mind that Benadryl and Chlorpheniramine are more likely to make you drowsy. READ MORE
No, it is NOT anaphylactic. If it is limited to the skin only, it is not. It is considered cutaneous (pertaining or related to the skin). READ MORE
Yes, they can change over time. And yes, you can develop new ones. READ MORE
You have something quite common called Oral Allergy Syndrome (also known as Pollen-Food Syndrome). The most common reason why this happens is due to allergies to birch pollen, but there are other culprits. Please take a look at this link: https://www.aaaai.org/conditions-and-treatments/library/allergy-library/outdoor-allergies-and-food-allergies-can-be-relate READ MORE
It is a tiny needle hidden inside a plastic container which pops out of the container under pressure. It is meant to be used in the mid-thigh area and you don't have that many nerve endings there. You will feel a sting, but it shouldn't hurt too much. READ MORE
My suspicion is because soy "milk" is not processed (i.e. it is "raw"). Without knowing what brand of soy milk you drink and how they process the "milk", this is just a guess. READ MORE
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