San Diego Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Consultants, Inc​ 

Your On-Time, Organized, Up-to-date (and Friendly!) Allergist Next Door.

Meet Dr. Feigenbaum

Bernard A. Feigenbaum, M.D. ​FACP, FAAAAI


  • Published Researcher 
  • 20 Years Clinical and Teaching Experience

San Diego Cough Specialist



Relevant in-office testing

  • Environmental/Airborne Testing to cat, dog, dust mite; tree, grass and weed pollens; molds and other aero-allergens  ​ (Results in 15 minutes)
  • Pulmonary Function Testing with bronchodilator response
  • Voluntary Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSD School of Medicine
  • Hospital Affiliations: Scripps Health and Sharp Healthcare​


Cough

(Only your personal physician can provide you with medical advice.  If Dr. Feigenbaum is not your physician, the following should not be construed as medical advice.)


WHAT DOES CHRONIC COUGH MEAN?

Chronic cough is defined as being present longer than 8 weeks.  



WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON CAUSES?

Some of the most common causes include:

Post-nasal drip from rhinitis ("allergies")

Post-nasal drip from sinusitis

Asthma

Gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD)



CAN A CHRONIC COUGH BE CAUSED BY MEDICATION?

Yes.  ACE-inhibitors, medications commonly used for high blood pressure, cause a cough in up to 15% of patients who use them.






Relevant publications authored by Dr. Feigenbaum

Feigenbaum BA, Stevenson DD, Simon RA.  Respiratory Succinate Sensitivity That Does Not Cross-react In An Aspirin Sensitive Asthmatic.  Ann Allergy, 1994; 72:94.  

Feigenbaum BA, Simon RA, Stevenson DD.  Aspirin Intolerance. (Letter) Ann Allergy, 1994; 73:455-56.  

Feigenbaum BA, Stevenson DD, Simon RA.  Lack of Cross-Sensitivity To IV Hydrocortisone in Aspirin-Sensitive Subjects With Asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol 1994; 93:242.

Feigenbaum BA, Stevenson DD, Simon RA.  Hydrocortisone Sodium Succinate Does Not Cross-react With Aspirin in Aspirin Sensitive Asthmatics. J Allergy Clin Immunol 1995; 96:545-8.

Feigenbaum BA. Insect-sting challenges-all risk and no benefit? (Letter) J Allergy Clin Immunol 1995; 96:704-705.

Feigenbaum BA, Simon RA. Remission of Steroid Dependent Asthma Following Fundoplication for Asymptomatic Reflux. J Allergy Clin Immunol, 1995; 95:202.

Feigenbaum BA, Simon RA. A Case of Vocal Cord Dysfunction Mimicking Asthma. Ann Allergy, 1995; 74:92.

Feigenbaum, BA. Self-reported, doctor-diagnosed 'asthma' is not necessarily asthma;  78.9% of these 'asthma' cases were atopic. (Correspondence) J Allergy Clin Immunol 2008;121:1291.

Feigenbaum BA.  Fractional exhaled nitric oxide in subjects with atopic asthma: Correct Definitions of the Terms Atopy and Asthma. (Correspondence) Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2008; 101; 110.



Relevant presentations by Dr. Feigenbaum

2008    “Allergy & Immunology: What’s New?” NYU Division of General Internal Medicine Grand Rounds


2011    “Asthma”, Medicine Grand Rounds, Mount Vernon Hospital.  

​2011    “Effective Asthma Treatment”, Medicine Grand Rounds, Queens Hospital-Mt Sinai.