Dr. Evelyn Tolston, MD, FAAAAI, Allergist & Immunologist
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Dr. Evelyn Tolston, MD, FAAAAI

Allergist and Immunologist | Allergy




Dr. Tolston is board certified in Allergy, Asthma and Immunology treating children and adults. She is a distinguished specialist and educator, recognized as New York Top Doctor by Connolly's Guide, Super ...

Education and Training

Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University medical degree 0

Board Certification

American Board of Allergy and Immunology

Provider Details

Dr. Evelyn Tolston, MD, FAAAAI
Dr. Evelyn Tolston, MD, FAAAAI's Expert Contributions
  • Allergy

    The severity of your last reaction suggests it may be due to pork or something else, including the condiments, salad dressing, buns etc. in case you have the environmental allergies on a top of food allergies the seasonal pollens or the outdoor molds may augment your immune system response. So you need to go back to your allergist for a comprehensive evaluation. READ MORE

  • Is the shots going to be sore before 7 days?

    Intradermal allergy tests (shots) may remain swollen and sore up to a few weeks. In case these shots were vaccinations, it’s also possible to have a prolonged reaction. No treatment required. In case of severe pain, analgesics like Tylenol or Advil could be taken. READ MORE

  • Pfizer vaccine?

    Yes, you can get Phizer vaccine. Allergy to NSAIDs is not a contraindication to the Covid-SARS vaccine READ MORE

  • Treating allergies?

    Considering your comorbidities and refractory nature of your nasal symptoms, you need an evaluation by a good specialist in the field of allergy and Immunology. There may be a few reasons for your condition. Each one would require a prescription medication. READ MORE

  • Can you develop allergies at any age?

    Yes, you can develop allergy symptoms at any age. READ MORE

  • My headache is still not improving. Please help.

    You need to see a doctor, have a full examination including fiber optic nasal endoscopy and CT Scan of your paranasal sinuses in order to establish the cause of your recurrent headaches. READ MORE

  • Why am I allergic to just soy milk and no other soy product?

    Since you can eat the other soy products, including natural soy beans, seems your problem is not related to soy per se. Considering that soy milk is a fermented highly processed product, your sensitivities most likely are related to enzymes used in manufacturing of soy milk. READ MORE

  • Strange allergy, what is it?

    It is something else!!! The condition is known as oral allergy syndrome. Usually happens to people who have sensitivities to trees pollens, because of cross-reactivity between the fresh stone fruits/nuts and tree pollens. Cooked fruits don’t cause problems since temperature changes the tertiary structure of an allergen and it doesn’t remind a tree pollen allergen anymore. READ MORE

  • Do allergies change?

    Yes, patients can outgrow childhood food allergies. Yes, people may develop new allergies. READ MORE

  • Allergies or hives?

    The reasons for an itchy rash in a 6-year-old boy may be quite diverse. From an allergic reaction to food, drugs, or environmental allergens to insect bites or immunolologic condition. In order to make a correct diagnosis, your child should be seen by a specialist and have a comprehensive evaluation and testing. READ MORE

  • Asthma question?

    Albuterol sulfate should only be used in case of an acute asthma attack, bout of coughing or shortness of breath. It’s not a medication to keep asthma controlled. If there is a need for Albuterol use more then twice a week it may indicate you need to see a specialist, who will evaluate your asthma status and recommend you the right medication. READ MORE

  • What can a 10 year old take for seasonal allergies?

    8 year old may take most of the over-the -counter meds. Oral tablets Claritin, Allegra, Zyrtec, as well as nasal sprays, like Flonase, Rhinocort, Nasacort. The most effective treatment though is the allergy vaccination which can not only control symptoms temporarily, but can provide a long term relief. READ MORE

  • Allergy to milk

    In case you have a true allergy to milk, you should avoid all dairy products. I need to know more specific information about health issues. Some people may have milk intolerance which they confuse with allergy to milk. In reality it’s a different medical condition. To answer your question more precisely, Ione needs to see the results of your tests (blood, skin tests and/or food challenge test). Besides, there are other conditions that may mimic milk allergy. Calcium which is found in milk and dairy products can be easily substituted by calcium from almonds. You can also have almond milk. Hope this helps you. READ MORE

  • Allergy

    Yes, you manifest systemic reaction to milk and this needs to be taken very seriously. First of all I’d recommend you to have an EpiPen with you all the time and be ready to administer it. In case you ever develop irregular heart beats, chest tightness, you better go to ER, since it may be a sign of allergic asthmatic attack. You also want to be examined by an allergist to evaluate your condition. That may include: 1. Broad allergy testing to rule out other allergies, 2. Blood work to check on your immune system, since hives may be seen in other medical conditions 3. Get a pulmonary function test to rule out allergic asthma. 4. Till all this is completed, you must avoid all milk products. Best, Evelyn Tolston, MD, FAAAAI READ MORE

  • How do you tell allergies from a cold in the winter?

    Perennial allergies, like those to indoor dust mites and molds spores may mimic the cold. The best way to distinguish between two would be a visit to a specialist who can examine your child and perform an allergy skin testing. READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

urticaria (hives), sinusitis, bronchitis, cough variant asthma, vertigo, chronic fatigue, headaches, inflammatory bowel syndrome, and GERD

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Fellow  
  • American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the American Medical Association, and the New York Society of Allergy and Immunology  


  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine  allergy and immunology  

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Dr. Evelyn Tolston, MD, FAAAAI has a rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on the reviews from 1 patient. FindaTopDoc has aggregated the experiences from real patients to help give you more insights and information on how to choose the best Allergist and Immunologist in your area. These reviews do not reflect a providers level of clinical care, but are a compilation of quality indicators such as bedside manner, wait time, staff friendliness, ease of appointment, and knowledge of conditions and treatments.
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    Excellant Doctor!.

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Get to know Allergist and Immunologist Dr. Evelyn Tolston, who serves patients in New York. 

Recognized as a top allergist and immunologist, Dr. Tolston is the President & Medical Director of Allergy Asthma & Immunology on Madison. She opened her practice with a mission to provide exceptional adult and pediatric care in Midtown East, New York City, New York. 

Treating children and adults, she specializes in complicated cases of chronic debilitating immunologic disorders such as urticaria (hives), sinusitis, bronchitis, cough variant asthma, vertigo, chronic fatigue, headaches, inflammatory bowel syndrome, and GERD. She believes in a multi-system approach that searches beyond obvious symptoms to identify the precise cause of each patient’s condition. 

Combining her extensive clinical experience and academic background with today’s most current medical developments, Dr. Tolston creates customized care that helps each patient overcome their symptoms and thrive. As an expert in asthma and all types of allergies, she treats a wide range of issues associated with those conditions. She also specializes in complex immune system disorders and system-wide problems like mast cell activation syndrome. 

In addition to her academic affiliation with NYU School of Medicine, she is affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical System

The doctor’s acclaimed career in medicine began after she earned her medical degree from Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University in Ukraine. Upon relocating to the United States, she performed her residency in internal medicine at Cabrini Medical Center, and her fellowship in allergy and immunology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Highly trained to determine the cause of allergies related to foods, the environment, drugs, or topical substances, Dr. Tolston is board-certified in allergy & immunology by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology (ABAI). The ABAI establishes qualifications and examines physicians to become recognized specialists in allergy and immunology. 

Appointed as a Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (FAAAAI), she is also an active member of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the American Medical Association, and the New York Society of Allergy and Immunology. 

Allergy and immunology involves the management of disorders related to the immune system. These conditions range from the very common to the very rare, spanning all ages and encompassing various organ systems. An allergist / immunologist is a physician specially trained to diagnose, treat, and manage allergies, asthma, and immunologic disorders, including primary immunodeficiency disorders.  Common allergic and immunologic diseases include food allergy, asthma, hives, nose allergies, eczema, and non-HIV immune deficiencies.

A distinguished allergy and asthma specialist, educator, and humanitarian with a wide range of professional credentials in the fields of immunology, allergies and asthma, Dr. Tolston is recognized as a “New York Top Doctor” by Connolly’s Guide, and as a “Super Doctor” by New York Times Magazine. She has been featured on WABC (Eyewitness News), has been a guest speaker on many health education radio shows for the New York metro area, has delivered numerous scientific presentations, and has served as a guest lecturer for many institutions.

Among her numerous accolades and awards include: Patients’ Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015), Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2013, 2014), Top 10 Doctor – Metro Area (2014), Top 10 Doctor – City (2014), Top 10 Doctor – State (2014), and On-Time Doctor Award (2015).

On a more personal note, she speaks English,, Russian, Ukrainian and Polish

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