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

Shingles (Herpes Zoster)

Remember that chickenpox virus you had as a child? The shingles rash you now have may be a reactivation of that same virus which has remained in your body. Although shingles can sometimes be painful, there are certain medications and even some home remedies that can make you more comfortable until the rash resolves. By understanding what happens when you have shingles, you can take steps to make this “second time around” less discomforting than the first.

What causes shingles?
Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is an infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus–the same virus that causes chickenpox. Herpes zoster is caused by the activation of the chickenpox virus that remained in your body since you had chickenpox, perhaps as a child. Some patients mistakenly believe that “nervousness” cause shingles. Although the precipitating cause for activation of the herpes zoster is not well known, it is believed to be related to the stress of an infection in the same area or surgical manipulation, radiation, or other trauma.

How can I tell if I have shingles?
Before the appearance of the shingles rash, you may have a slight fever and feel mildly fatigued. Because shingles involves infection of a nerve, you may experience some stinging, burning or pain even before the rash appears; however, this is sometimes mistaken for the pain of an ulcer, heart attack, ruptured disk, or other disease. The fever will subside at about the same time as the rash breaks out. The rash begins as red patches; these develop into blisters within 24-48 hours. The blisters may remain small or in some cases, become enlarged. These blisters may continue to appear for several days and last for 1-2 weeks.

As shingles progresses, it is usual for these blisters to fill with pus and turn from blisters into pustules within 48-72 hours. They will then go on to crust, scab, and heal. As long as you do not open or puncture them, they should not become infected and will heal on their own.

The rash appears most commonly on the trunk and the back, in a band-like distribution. In some cases, however, shingles may affect the eye and the face, and blisters may appear on the tip of the nose; if this occurs, you should see your doctor immediately so that medication to prevent spreading of the blisters can be administered.

Does the shingles rash itch?
Initially, the shingles rash may sting or burn, but as the vesicles dry up after 1-2 weeks, you may experience some itching. As long as there is blistering or crusting of the vesicles, compressing the blisters with a modified Burow’s solution (using Domeboro powder packets or an effervescent tablet diluted in water) for 30 minutes four times a day may make you more comfortable. Stop the compresses when the blisters have dried up. Be sure to treat your rash gently. Don’t open your blisters; this could lead to secondary bacterial infection. After a week or two, when the crusts and scabs are separating, your skin may become dry and cracked. If that happens, you may want to rub on a small amount of white petroleum (plain Vaseline) three or four times a day for relief.

Is shingles contagious?
If your doctor tells you that you have shingles, you do not need to quarantine yourself; contact with healthy adults who have had chicken pox is usually safe. Until your rash has healed, however, you should keep away from persons who have never had chickenpox, who are ill, or who are unable to fight infection because of a disease or medication. These people are most susceptible to the varicella-zoster virus and may develop more severe cases of shingles. Also, avoid contact with small children or infants, because they can catch chickenpox from someone who has the shingles virus.

How long will the discomfort last?
This differs from patient to patient and depends on the severity of the virus and on your body’s ability to fight the infection. In most patients, the pain and discomfort last for a few weeks until the rash disappears. Some patients, however, complain of discomfort for months after the rash has subsided; this pain is referred to as “postherpetic neuralgia” and is described as an itching, burning or aching pain. Occasionally, it may be accompanied by attacks of sharp pain. If you continue to experience pain more than two months after the shingles disappear, or if you suffer sleep disturbances, lose your appetite, or tire very easily after the rash subsides, let your doctor know. Such prolonged clinical courses are unusual in young adults, however.

Is there any medication that can help relieve the discomfort of shingles or postherpetic neuralgia?
There are a number of medications available that have been helpful to many patients. Depending on whether you are suffering from shingles or from postherpetic neuralgia, your doctor may prescribe a pill, an ointment, a lotion, or another form of therapy that will help to relieve your feeling of discomfort.

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