Alan Kling M.D. - Dermatologist Dr. Alan Kling is a nationally renowned, board-certified dermatologist who practices both general and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Kling is a recognized expert in the field of HPV (human papillomavirus) infections and is active in teaching, research, and the evaluation and treatment of patients with this condition.
1000 Park Avenue New York, NY 10028
NEW YORK, 1000 Park Avenue New York 10028 New York
Alan Kling M.D. - Dermatologist
Dr. Alan Kling is a nationally renowned, board-certified dermatologist who practices both general and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Kling is a recognized expert in the field of HPV (human papillomavirus) infections and is active in teaching, research, and the evaluation and treatment of patients with this condition. Dr. Kling is an excellent doctor. He always takes the time to answer questions and cares about his patients, which is very unusual these days. His staff are very nice and waiting time is minimal. I've been to Dr. Kling 3-4 times now. Each time, I was seen promptly and Dr. Kling was thorough in his analysis and objective in treatment. Prognosis and treatments were explained in plain, easy-to-understand English. Office is very clean. Recommended. Dr. Kling is great. I have been seeing him for over a year and every visit has been helpful and a pleasent experience. I will continue to see Dr Kling going forward. Dr. Kling was mean at first but i continue to see him. In retropect, he wasnt being mean, he was being a doctor. In todays society we are quick to judge without thought. Thats why we usually feel regret. This doctor put me in my place and he needed too. I usually ignore followups but one thing Dr. Kling does is shows he cares. This man is very busy but very kind and commpassionate as he never makes you feel your alone. Gives you personal stories too relate and in 6 months ive kept all my appointments. Although i dont want to be in this position, Dr. Kling makes the process fun. Thank You. Dr. Kling is a terrific doctor. He treated my condition with expertise and accuracy, and my skin problem was resolved within a few days. I was really nervous when I first came to see him, but he quickly allayed my concerns and put me at ease by explaining the reasons for my rash and how he was going to treat it. He was kind, compassionate and I felt he fully understood why I was so scared. Dr. Kling's staff was very friendly and reminded me of my appointment day and time two days in advance. The office was elogant yet welcoming. I would highly recommend Dr. Kling to my family and friends. Excellent dr explained everything in detail. Highly recommend. The Dr. Arten was very helpful he took care of my situation. I would reommend this place for any one that has a skin problem. His staff was great as well nice and kind people. They took care of me very quick. Dr. Kling is an excellent physician whom I recommend for treating any dermatological ailment. He was very diligent in helping me obtain relief in a moment in which my disease was severely affecting my health and well being. His staff was also superb, very polite and like the Dr. Kling showed a high level of professional when interacting with me and assisting in the medical procedures that I required. They are the best!! Doctor Kling is wonderful. I am extremely happy with my results and would definitely recomend him to family and friends. I have been a patient for over 20 years. The best doctor Excellent physician! I love how my skin looks! Efficient and takes time to explain process amd symptoms. Very thorough and clear. Good experience. Dr. Kling is very knowledgeable and understands my needs. He explains what is doing and why, and a brief history of my condition. I would recommend him highly. Dr Kling is an excellent doctor, very professional and kind. His stuff is great, friendly and efficient. Dr.Kling is the is the best dermatologist i have been to the pimples on my face was aweful.Now i am happy with the result. i would recomemd him to anyone who has a problem with there skin. thank you Dr. Kling to let me feel good about myself again. I have been a patient of Dr. Kling for over two years and can give an unqualified recommendation of his care and services. He is a very focused and professional physician. His office staff is also highly competent and easy to work with. Additionally, I have found dr. Kling's availability to be very good. Dr. Alan Kling is an outstanding Dermatologist. I have been seeing him over 10 years. His office staff is excellent. He is available at all times if you have any emergency call. He is one of the top physician in his area of expertise. I am happy to share my good experience in this rating/review. Dr. Alan kling is one of the finest physicians in manhattan. Courteous, professional and caring. Michael hirsch Dr Kling has been my attending physician for many years now. His professionalism and "bedside manner" has helped me through many challenges. I highly recommend Dr Kling and his wonderful friendly, efficient staff to anyone who may need the services he provides. Dr Kling has been my attending physician for many years now. His professionalism and "bedside manner" has helped me through many challenges. I highly recommend Dr Kling and his wonderful friendly, efficient staff to anyone who may need the services he provides. Dr. Kling is an exceptiionally skilled and knows his field. His stlye is comforting and reassuring. All of this is reflected in his staff which is personable and professional. I will recommend him without hesitation. Dr. kling is very thorough and knowledgeable. I trust him and have high respect for his services. Dr. Kling is the best dermathologist I ever have. I have being his patient for over 15 years and I am always very satisfied for the service I receive from him. I highly recommend Dr. Kling to all my friends. Dr. Kling has been my doctor for a long time. He is very helpful . I am satisfied with his services. Dr. cling was very accomadating and made a uncomfortable visit to the office very relaxed. I felt very welcomed and it was a not nearly as bad as i originally anticpated. I d strongly recomend Dr Cling to anyone with any dermatogogy concerns or issues. Dr. Kling is phenomenal! He is extremely knowledgable and effective. I recommend him to all of my friends & family. Over the last year my skin has made a great improvement and it is all thanks to Dr. Kling.
Rating: 4 / 5 stars

Hives

Known as Urticaria or nettle rash, Hives affects approximately 20% of the population during their lifetime. This is a red itchy skin rash that generally occurs because of an allergic reaction. When the allergen enters the body, there is an allergic reaction which releases histamine. When the protein histamine is released, capillaries in human body leak fluid, which further accumulates in the skin thus causing a rash.

The rash appears for no longer than 6 to 12 hours while changing its size rapidly. This medical condition can be triggered by a variety of substances giving rise to mild to severe itching. While most of the cases go unnoticed, hives are treated by Dr. Kling for patients in Manhattan, Brooklyn and throughout the New York City area.

Causes of Hives
Hive results from an allergic reaction and is generally caused by the release of protein histamine. This is a very common disease which can be treated on its own. The release of histamine causes the blood vessel to dilate thus releasing fluid in the surrounding tissues. The leaked fluid irritates nerve ending thus resulting in dizziness, severe reaction or itching.

Hive can be triggered by:

  • Insect bite
  • Certain type of food
  • Extreme temperature conditions
  • Contact with irritants
  • Sunlight
  • Medicines which are used to treat hypertension or pain
  • Blood transfusion
  • Viral and bacterial infection

These are imprecise causes of hives as the main cause of this medical condition has yet not been found.

Hives Symptoms
Swelling, redness and itching are the most prominent sign of hives. Usually, a patient may experience red or pink round rashes on the skin which vary from few millimeters to several inches. The swelling usually occurs in batches and is more prominent on the face, fingers, toes, hands, arms, legs and feet.

During the first few hours, a patient may not experience any sign or symptoms. However, if the condition persists, the signs may become more prominent and thus require doctor intervention. Here, it must be remembered that hives are not life threatening.

Types of Hives
Urticaria falls into two categories:

  • Acute hive

The most common type amongst the two, acute hive symptoms lasts less than 6 weeks. Approximately 25% of patients suffering from acute hive also experience angioedema which is a disease that causes swelling in the skin’s deep layers.

  • Chronic hive

The long term hive or the chronic hive occurs in about 1 in every 1000 people. If the hive symptoms continue for more than 6 weeks, dermatologists call it as a chronic hive. While the real cause of chronic hive has yet not been determined, people often agree that it is associated with the immune system.

Hive or Angioedema
Hive and angioedema are often confused or associated with each other. While the symptoms of angioedema include swelling of tissue beneath the skin surface, hives result because of an allergic reaction. If you are experiencing the following symptoms, it may sign toward angioedema.

  • Swelling of throats, hands or feet
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Swelling in eyes
  • Stomach cramps

Hive Diagnosis
A dermatologist can easily help a patient to diagnosis hive. While in some cases the cause of allergy is obvious, in others it may take some time. The physician may need to do some detective work to find out the possible cause.

If you are experiencing a food allergy, it is essential to keep a track of food items you are eating. Keeping a track will help you discover whether or not there is a link between the food you are eating and allergic reactions. If you believe that the allergic reaction is caused because of a medicine, you should list all the medicines you’ve been taking.

Hive Treatment
The main motive behind hive treatment is to relieve the patient of the symptoms. With the symptoms generally varying from mild to severe, it can cause great discomfort. Moreover, if you are not experiencing a major problem, the doctor may not prescribe you a medicine.

However, if you are experiencing severe symptoms, the doctor will advise you to take antihistamines. These medicines block the effect of histamine, thus reducing symptoms. The antihistamine does not make the patient drowsy and very less number of patients will discover any side effect.

Pregnant women must remember not to take antihistamine without consulting their doctor. A patient suffering from chronic hive undergoes treatment which aims at avoiding triggers. Patients suffering from chronic hives should consult a dermatologist, immunologist or an allergist.

Severely affected patients should try out different relaxation techniques to reduce stress level. Reducing stress may help avoid triggers. Moreover, certain foods can also worsen a patient symptom; therefore, it is important to know which food caused a trigger. Try to avoid eating a tomato, chocolates, spinach, strawberries, fish, processed meat and yoghurt if you are allergic to them.

Things to keep in mind
A patient suffering from hives should avoid hot baths and should refrain from indulging in heavy exercise, during bed time. Staying cool will help the patient to stay comfortable. A person suffering from hives should also avoid wearing tight fitting clothes made from harsh fabric such as wool as it may worsen the situation.

You should also avoid rubbing the skin vigorously with a towel and keep it moisturized to decrease the amount of friction. A patient can even choose to apply an ice pack to avoid itching.

It is important not to take any medicine without consulting a doctor as unsupervised medication can prove to be harmful as it will only worsen the condition. A patient can even apply an anti-itch lotion to reduce itching.

So if you have been diagnosed with the hive, the best way to treat it is to avoid or eliminate the trigger.

  • Wear protective clothing
  • Avoid food that enhances the symptoms
  • Avoid harsh soap
  • Avoid eating food that trigger infection
  • Notify your doctor if you are experiencing any specific reaction

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 New York, NY 10028

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