Katie Bogusz, MD
My name is Dr. Katie Bogusz. I am practicing in Riverdale, NJ 07457.
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Katie Bogusz, MD
Katie Bogusz, M.D. received her medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine. Following medical school she trained in internal medicine at the New York University School of Medicine. She remained at New York University for an additional year as a chief resident. Dr. Bogusz completed her fellowship training in pediatric and adult Allergy and Immunology at Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School. She has interests in asthma, urticaria, allergic rhinitis, along with many other allergic conditions.
Address44 State Rt 23
Riverdale, NJ 07457
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tue: 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wed: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Fri: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Areas We Service:Morris County, NJ, Parsippany-Troy Hills , NJ, Franklin Lakes, NJ, Hackensack, NJ, Oakland, NJ, Ridgewood, NJ, Wyckoff, NJ, Jersey City, NJ, Butler, NJ, Montville, NJ, Morristown, NJ, Parsippany, NJ, Pequannock, NJ, Haledon, NJ, Haskell, NJ, Paterson, NJ, Wanaque, NJ, Wayne, NJ, West Milford, NJ
Use the Power of Traditional Chinese Medicine to Alleviate Allergy Symptoms
If you are one of the millions of people who suffer from seasonal allergies, your sneezing, congestion and runny nose may seem interminable. When traditional treatment like antihistamines fail to produce desired relief, acupuncture can deliver natural aid to control the root cause of your allergy symptoms.
Getting to the Root and Arresting Allergy Symptoms
Asthma and allergies are among the most common chronic health conditions in the world, affecting over 50 million people in the U.S. alone. An allergist is a trained physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of both allergies and asthma, as well as other medical conditions resulting in an inappropriate immune response.
Allergies May Lie Dormant. A Skin Test Can Help.
Allergy skin tests can unearth hidden allergies before a reaction hits. What's more, they are administered by a trained healthcare provider in the safety of a medical clinic, providing you peace of mind that you'll find out about any hidden allergies in a safe rather than a precarious environment.
Testing and Treatment for Allergies of All Varieties
You may not realize how bad your allergies are making you feel. Most people who have allergy testing and receive treatment for their allergen triggers feel much better and enjoy a better quality of life. You may need to see a medical provider who specializes in allergies for allergy testing.
Understand and Prepare For Anaphylaxis or Anaphylactic Shock
Anaphylaxis is a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction in which the immune system is flooded with chemicals. These chemicals are produced by the body to deal with a sudden, massive exposure to an allergen. Triggers of anaphylactic shock include certain medications, food allergies such as peanuts or dairy, and insect stings.
Learn About the Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment of Angioedema
Angioedema is a skin condition with symptoms similar to hives which develop in response to certain triggers. Angioedema is distinguished from hives primarily by swelling that occurs beneath the surface of the skin. Surface swelling may occur, but not nearly as prominently as what goes on below the skin.
Discover More about the Treatment and Management of Asthma
Asthma is a condition in which the airways contract and swell in response to certain triggers such as pet dander or stress. The severity of each attack can vary, and symptoms include difficulty breathing and coughing. It is important to detect asthma as early as possible to treat it with medication.
Relief for Sinus Pressure is Finally Here
Sinusitis is problem that many people struggle with at some point in their lives. While most sufferers find symptom relief from medications, some cases require a surgical approach. Balloon sinuplasty is a minimally invasive procedure performed in hospitals under general anesthesia or in a physician's office under local anesthesia.
Learn About the Symptoms and Treatment of Bee Sting Allergies
Bee sting allergies may range in severity from minor burning and tingling to life-threatening symptoms. The allergies are caused by a reaction in the immune system which occurs when your body is stung. Typically, you will feel a sharp burning or stinging sensation, and redness in the affected area.
Learn More about Bronchitis Symptoms, Treatments, and Monitoring
Bronchitis is a condition in which the bronchial tubes (which carry air to the lungs) become inflamed. Swelling and mucous in the tubes can cause coughing, fatigue, and fever. This condition is often caused by a virus. Bronchitis may become severe or life threatening for those with asthma or COPD.
Testing, Treatment and the Gluten-Free Diet
Gluten is a protein that is found in many different food components, notably wheat, barley and rye. Although it is found all over, gluten is mostly associated with bread products and other carbohydrates. Celiac disease refers to an immune condition in which the body rejects all gluten.
Treatment for Sneezing, Coughing Sniffling & More
The common cold is a group of symptoms in the upper respiratory tract caused by a number of different viruses. Symptoms of the common cold usually include sneezing, scratchy throat and a runny nose. Untreated cold symptoms can lead to conditions like ear infections, sinus infections or strep throat.
Is Primary Immunodeficiency Compromising Your Health?
Common Variable Immunodeficiency (CVID) is a type of Primary Immunodeficiency in which patients experience reoccurring infection and illness because specific white blood cells called "B cells," malfunction, producing little to no antibodies (immunoglobulins) to defend the body against such infection.
Combat Itchy Rashes & Dry, Cracked Skin
Contact dermatitis is a skin condition characterized by itchy rashes, dry or cracked skin, and burning. The condition is typically a reaction to certain soaps, plants, metals, and cosmetic creams. If contact dermatitis is allowed to go untreated, it may lead to worsening of symptoms and increased risk of infection.
Learn How to Handle the Symptoms of Drug Allergies
Drug allergies refer to an allergic response triggered by exposure to certain medications. While any medication may induce an allergic response, some are known to be more common triggers. Symptoms of drug allergies are typically no different than other allergy symptoms. Hives, welts, rashes, and cold symptoms are all common.
A Bacterial or Viral Infection Could Disrupt Hearing & Balance
The ear is comprised of three parts: the outer, middle and inner ear. All three parts work together to facilitate hearing and maintain balance. When one of these parts becomes infected, ear pain, disturbances in balance and a list of other problematic symptoms can occur. Treatment involves addressing the underlying cause of the infection.
Causes, Symptoms, Triggers and Treatment of Eczema
Eczema is the common name for the dermatology condition known as atopic dermatitis. This condition is defined by the appearance of red, itchy skin. Eczema can occur in people of any age. Many suffering from eczema deal with decreased confidence, increased frustration and even difficulty sleeping. While there is no cure for eczema, symptoms can be improved and mitigated with treatment.
A Lung Disease Causing Shortness of Breath
Emphysema is a lung disease that forms part chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) along with chronic bronchitis. It causes damage to your alveoli (air sacs in the lungs), reducing the surface area of the lungs and making it progressively harder to breathe as less oxygen is delivered to the bloodstream. Treatment focuses on slowing the progression of the disease.
Learn About Symptoms, Treatments, and Diagnosis of Adenoid Hypertrophy
The adenoids are a region of lymph tissue which function as part of the immune system to detect and react to unknown or unwanted particles. Adenoids typically shrink throughout our lifetimes, often disappearing by adulthood. Adenoids may become enlarged from infection or as a part of the normal development process.
Could you be an adult living with Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EOS)?
Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EOS) is a chronic condition affecting your Esophagus. Once thought to be a child condition, more and more adults have been diagnosed with EOS over the past few decades. Affecting those with allergies, asthma, respiratory infection, and heartburn, are you one of the countless new cases every year?
Protect Your Family with Seasonal Flu Vaccinations
Influenza, often shortened as "the flu," is a serious viral disease that can cause numerous complications. A bout with severe influenza can lead to missed work, pain and in some cases even hospitalization. That's why it's recommended that most people get a seasonal flu shot.
Learn More about How to Detect and Prevent Food Allergies
Food allergies are an immune response to triggers found in the food we eat. Food allergies can be life-threatening, as exposure to triggers typically occurs in the mouth and throat. Food allergies may trigger anaphylaxis and require immediate assistance. Food allergies may also cause symptoms like hives or digestive issues.
Understand the Food Allergens that Trigger Your Reactions
A food allergy is a severe condition and should never be self-diagnosed. Simply avoiding the food you suspect may be causing a reaction could lead to more serious issues such as malnutrition. That's why if you suspect that you may have a food allergy, the first step is to seek the advice of a qualified professional.
Is Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis a Super Protein Intolerance?
Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis (FPIES) is a unique form of protein intolerance, it presents with a delayed reaction of severe diarrhea and vomiting. FPIES is a severe reaction to specific foods, most notably milk and soy, but rice, grains, oats, chicken, egg, peanuts, potatoes, fruit and fish can cause symptoms.
Identify and Treat Food Sensitivities
Allergic reactions to certain foods can be immediate and even life-threatening, but when your body's reaction to a food happens over time, symptoms are more subtle and can thus be more difficult to identify and target. There are testing methodologies and treatment modalities that can tease out and treat these less obvious food intolerances or sensitivities.
Treatment and Testing for Gluten Intolerance
Gluten refers to the substance that is found in many bread products and other foods. Gluten provides the elasticity found in dough and is frequently added to foods as a thickener. Those with gluten sensitivity or gluten intolerance have issues digesting this substance, leading to many side-effects.
Learn How to Detect and Treat Hair Dye Allergies
With the growing number of people striving to look younger, there is no shortage of demand for hair dye products. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of the growing risk of hair dye allergies. Chemicals commonly found in hair dyes (including PPD, ammonia, and peroxide) may trigger an allergic reaction.
Enjoy Springtime Again!
Hay fever, also known as allergic rhinitis, describes the combined allergic reactions to airborne allergens like pollen and animal dander. Common symptoms can include sneezing and itchy eyes. Treatments for hay fever are numerous and include removing the allergen or using medications such as antihistamines to alleviate symptoms.
Learn More about Symptoms and Treatment of Hives and Uticaria
Uticaria is a condition characterized by spots and blotches in the skin formed due to exposure to triggers such as certain foods or medications. Although hives usually appear as part of an allergic response or side effect of some medications, they may also be a symptom of other medical conditions.
The Holistic Model for Identifying, Managing and Eliminating Sinusitis
Sinusitis is a term commonly used to refer to either acute or chronic inflammation or infection of the sinus cavities. The cause of chronic sinusitis is unknown and traditional treatments only provide temporary relief of symptoms. Various holistic treatments - including natural healing and Chinese medicine - may provide alternatives to traditional approaches in Western medicine.
Understanding Holistic Options for Preventing & Treating Seasonal Allergies
Why some people suffer from seasonal allergies while others seem immune is not entirely understood. Traditional treatments oftentimes provide only temporary symptom relief. Holistic treatments--from homeopathy and natural healing to Traditional Chinese Medicine--may provide alternatives to traditional allergy treatments in order to treat the underlying issue driving your allergies.
Boost Your Immune System
Your immune system is your body's defense against diseases. When compromised, illness ensues. However, there are simple steps you can take to help boost your immune system such as eating fresh fruits and vegetables, exercising and getting plenty of sleep. Take control of your immune system today for sustained wellness!
Contagious Skin Sores Spread from Skin-to-Skin Contact
Impetigo is a highly contagious skin infection caused by exposure to staphylococcus (staph) bacteria or streptococcal (strep) bacteria, resulting in red or pimple-like sores forming on the face, arms and legs after bacteria invades through a break in the skin (such as a cut, scratch or insect bite).
The Source of Your Allergies May Be Homebased
When it comes to the nuisances that allergies inflict, the household may be considered one's place of solace, the single place where refuge from allergy symptoms is ensured. For some, however, entrance into the home might strike discord: watery eyes, a scratchy throat, congestion--the telltale signs you're suffering from indoor allergies.
Fight the Flu with Comprehensive Care
Influenza, otherwise known as the flu, is a viral infection of the respiratory system (nose, throat and lungs). It is a different type of infection than the stomach viruses, or "stomach flu" that may cause diarrhea and vomiting. Influenza generally shows up in seasonal outbreaks or epidemics that affect many people. Epidemics can sometimes turn into a pandemic when they spread across a larger area, such as a continent or several continents.
Discover the Risks and Dangers of Latex Allergies
Latex allergies are an immune response your body produces when you are exposed to latex. They are commonly triggered when using latex gloves. They may also be triggered by airborne particles released by products containing latex. Latex allergies typically have the same symptom as other common allergic reactions including hives, rashes, and swelling.
Food and Environment Allergies
Low-dose antigen therapy (LDA), sometimes called low-dose allergen therapy, is a treatment plan designed to combat food and environment allergies. As the name implies, LDA therapy works by integrating very low doses of antigens into the body. This treatment has been used to eliminate or mitigate allergies of all kinds. Low-dose antigen therapy has been in use for decades and has a long history of proven effectiveness.
Metal Allergies May Induce Contact Allergic Dermatitis
Metal allergies refer to contact allergic dermatitis upon exposure to metal. This is frequently diagnosed after someone reacts to a piece of jewelry, typically containing nickel. Nickel is often used in the manufacturing of metal alloys. Almost all metal jewelry is believed to contain some amount of nickel.
Treatment for the Infamous Kissing Disease
Mononucleosis, known as "mono" for short, and infamously nicknamed "the kissing disease," is a common infections illness that usually affects adolescents and teenagers, occurring as a result of exposure to the Epstein-Barr virus. It causes a sore throat, headaches, fatigue, swollen tonsils and more. The illness will typically subside with adequate rest, good nutrition and drinking plenty of fluids.
Protect Yourself from a Dangerous Bacterial Staph Infection
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a contagious bacterial staph infection which is known for its antibiotic resistance. The infection can cause painful sores and boils to develop on the skin and leading to potentially life-threatening complications. Treatment may become necessary to drain the boils, and certain antibiotics may be used if the infection persists.
An Allergy-Like Reaction to Chemical Pollutants
Chemical sensitivities arise when an allergy-like reaction occurs in response to different kinds of chemical pollutants such as volatile organic compounds, solvents and even perfumes and other artificial fragrances. Understanding if these chemical allergies are at the root of your condition is key to developing a treatment plan that can help you to effectively address your symptoms.
Learn About the Symptoms and Treatments of Pet Allergies
Pet allergies are caused by allergic reactions to proteins found in the skin or bodily fluids of an animal. This is often triggered by exposure to pet dander. Symptoms of a pet allergy are often similar to those of hay fever, including having a runny nose, sneezing, or difficulty breathing.
Learn how the Common Cold Can Become Pneumonia
At its core, pneumonia is an inflammatory infection affecting the lungs. Stemming from a number of causes, viral, bacterial and fungal, pneumonia symptoms can range from barely noticeable to very severe. It can even mimic the common cold. If you've had an unusually long cold or flu, read about pneumonia.
Prevent a Potentially Dangerous Lung Infection
Pneumonia is an infection that inflames the air sacs of one or both of the lungs, often caused by bacteria or viruses. Pneumonia can lead to dangerous health conditions, especially in babies and older adults. Vaccination remains the safest and favored method of preventing a pneumococcal infection from ever occurring.
Treat Itchy, Red and Bothersome Rashes Caused by Poison Ivy
Nature can be cruel. Skin exposure to the poison ivy plant can cause itchy, red and painful rashes lasting for several weeks. The rash is a form of allergic contact dermatitis that for some may induce serious and dangerous reactions.
Primary Immunodeficiency (PI), root of constant, long lasting, severe illnesses.
Primary Immunodeficiency (PI) is a blanket term covering a wide variety of immune system and autoimmune conditions, over 200 in fact. These are conditions that affect the ability of your immune system to defend your body against viral attack, leading to increased illnesses, infections and a host of other issues.
Supplement Your Health with the Benefits of Probiotics
Probiotics seem to be a trend in healthy living that everyone's heard of, but few know what they do. Probiotics are tiny microorganisms said to provide health benefits when ingested. The use of probiotics was first conceptualized in the early 1900's, but not popularized until the 80's.
Learn More About Different Types Of Pulmonary Function Tests
Pulmonary function tests are used to gauge how well you breathe. This often means studying the strength of your inhale and exhale as well as your body's ability to carry air through your system. These tests may be used to diagnose respiratory diseases such as asthma or bronchitis.
Learn About Symptoms and Treatment of Reactive Airway Disease
Reactive Airway Disease (RAD) is a condition in which the airways (or bronchi) are highly sensitive to common triggers such as pet dander, pollen, or dust. The term "reactive airway disease" is most commonly used when a number of symptoms have been clearly identified and a diagnosis is pending.
A Bacterial Illness Causing a Rash, Sore Throat and High Fever
Scarlet fever, also known as scarlatina, is an infection caused by toxins released by the bacteria Streptococcus pyogenes (the same organism involved in strep throat). The condition is associated primarily with a red rash which covers most of the body, a sore throat and high fever.
Sneezing, Congestion, Runny Nose? Could be Seasonal Allergies.
Fall and spring are the time of the dreaded seasonal allergies (Hay Fever). If you're the lucky half of the population who experiences sneezing, congestion and a runny nose, seasonal may be to blame for your mucous filled fall and spring.
What's Causing Your Allergies?
Many people around the world suffer from seasonal allergies. This type of allergy stems from airborne substances or other issues associated with one particular season. Most people associate seasonal allergies with spring or fall, but they can occur in any part of the year.
When Dandruff is a Symptom of an Underlying Skin Condition
Considered a chronic form of eczema, seborrheic dermatitis affects the areas of the body that are prone to oil-production (such as the face, the upper chest and the back), causing scaly patches and reddened skin. The condition is perhaps better known to affect the scalp, oftentimes resulting in stubborn dandruff.
Diagnose & Treat a Potentially Life-Threatening Shellfish Allergy
Shellfish allergy symptoms occur in response to ingesting--or sometimes just touching or even smelling--shellfish like shrimp, oysters, clams, crab and lobster. Proper diagnosis and patient education are critical because shellfish allergies can range from mild to life-threatening. Understanding which foods to avoid and preparing for accidental exposure is also essential.
Learn More about the Symptoms and Treatment of Sinusitis
A sinus infection, or sinusitis, causes painful inflammation or swelling in the cavities surrounding your nasal passages. While sinusitis does not always require treatment, you should make an appointment with a healthcare professional if your symptoms, which can include pain, swelling, or post-nasal drip, last longer than seven days
Sublingual Immunotherapy: The Allergy Shot is Dead, so are Allergies.
For those at the mercy of allergies to dust mites, pollen, cat dander, grass, ragweed, hay fever and nature itself, a European treatment option, Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT), has crossed the pond and is currently undergoing FDA approval. SLIT has been shown to be an immensely effective alternative to allergy shots.
Learn How to Detect and Treat Symptoms of Sunscreen Allergies
Sunscreen allergies are a form of contact dermatitis which can occur anywhere sunscreen is applied. Sunscreen may trigger symptoms of dermatitis, eczema, and angioedema. Sunscreen allergies are classified as a type of photo-contact dermatitis as symptoms commonly form on areas of the body which are exposed to the sun.
Your Child's Sore Throat May Be More Serious Than You Thought
Tonsillitis (tonsil inflammation) is a condition characterized by swollen tonsils with white or yellow patches, difficult and painful swallowing, sore throat and fever. Common causes include viral or bacterial infections, with children being the most prone to infection. In more severe cases, antibiotics or even surgical intervention may be necessary.
That Persistent Cough Could Be More Serious Than You Thought
Whooping cough (pertussis) is a highly contagious bacterial infection in the respiratory tract, characterized by a harsh hacking cough and a succeeding high-pitched intake of breath, imitating the sound "whoop." Because of the vaccine, cases are rare, occurring predominantly in unvaccinated children or those who haven't yet completed all of their vaccinations.