Sheenal Patel, MD
My name is Dr. Sheenal Patel. I am practicing in Riverdale, NJ 07457.
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Sheenal Patel, MD
Sheenal Patel, M.D. earned a Bachelor of Science at New York University with honors. He then completed medical school at Rutgers- New Jersey Medical School, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Michigan. Dr. Patel then completed his adult and pediatric allergy/immunology fellowship at UT Southwestern in Dallas TX. He has interests in drug allergy, chronic urticaria, and many other allergic disorders.
Address44 State Rt 23
Riverdale, NJ 07457
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tue: 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wed: 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am - 6:00 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.