Update 6-19-18 Hi Everyone, it's Dr Feigenbaum. WE ARE LIMITING our new patients for the summer. Other than patients with chronic dermatitis who need patch testing and patients with asthma, we're limiting our new patients for now and You could try my great colleagues at Scripps Clinic Allergy Carmel Valley. My wonderful assistants have all just moved on to med school and I'm on my own right now in the office. I apologize if you've been waiting for a call back or email reply. I should be able to catch up today,
I also just had an very exciting research finding which may allow the diagnosis and easy treatment for a condition not currently considered treatable. As you can understand, I've been spending a lot of time on that. I'm going to focus on that and vacation over the summer. I'll continue to be available for current patients.
Have a great summer. Thanks! Please communicate over patient portal or email. My cell phone is 858 215 2201 if you need me urgently.
Bernard A. Feigenbaum, M.D. FACP, FAAAAI
San Diego Allergy Asthma & Immunology Consultants, Inc.
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
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.
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.
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.