general medicine services
Here at Steven Schnipper, MD PC, we are proud to offer a wide spectrum of services to our patients to treat a variety of conditions. Dr. Schnipper has more than 25 years of experience in diagnosing and treating these conditions, and is happy to help find a solution to best suit your individual needs.

We strive to create individualized treatment plans for each of our patients as each person has a unique history and unique needs. We provide expert treatment for:

Food Allergies

Food allergy symptoms can range from very mild (tingling mouth) to severe and life-threatening anaphylaxis. Food-related symptoms can also be caused by non-allergic food intolerances, as well as by foods that cross-react with environmental allergens.

The best way to avoid an allergic reaction to food is to avoid the food that causes your reaction. This is why accurately identifying the allergy is so important. To help you identify your allergy, Dr. Schnipper will get a thorough history and will typically do allergy testing. Once Dr. Schnipper knows what you are allergic to, he will help you develop a customized plan based on the severity of your symptoms. Depending on your needs, appropriate medications may include antihistamines or epinephrine auto-injectors such as EpiPen.

For help with your food allergies, contact Steven Schnipper MD PC with offices in Murray Hill, NYC (10016) or New Rochelle, NY (10801) for an appointment, or make an appointment online.

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Eczema is typically characterized by rough dry patches on the skin, and can affect adults and children. Allergies are a major cause of eczema. Triggers can include foods, environmental allergens, and contact allergens. Identifying your allergy is a critical part of making you better. Dr. Schnipper will get a thorough history and may do allergy testing to identify any allergic triggers.

Dr Schnipper is a board-certified allergist with offices in Murray Hill NYC (10016) and New Rochelle, NY (10801). Call his office or schedule online, to get control of your eczema.

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Asthma symptoms can range from mild cough to severe shortness of breath. Some people have symptoms infrequently, while others have them daily or even constantly. An allergy evaluation can help identify the triggers and can help prevent asthma symptoms in the first place. Dr. Schnipper will do a thorough evaluation, and will usually do allergy testing to help identify triggers. He will then work with you to develop an individualized plan to help you avoid those triggers and give you appropriate medication to relieve and even prevent asthma symptoms.

Steven Schnipper MD PC has offices in Murray Hill, NYC (10016) and New Rochelle, NY (10801). Call his office, or book online to help get control of your asthma.

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Hives and Swelling

Hives are a type of rash characterized by red bumps, swelling, and itchiness. They typically appear and disappear very quickly, but the itching can be very bothersome. Sometimes, there may be swelling of lips or eyes as well. Hives can be acute or chronic. With acute hives, the allergy causing it may be obvious, while in chronic hives, the allergy causing it may not be clear at all.

If you get hives often and don’t know why, Dr. Schnipper can help. He might perform a skin test to help identify your allergen. Even if it is not an allergy, he can offer appropriate medication to get your hives under control.

Dr Schnipper, a board-certified allergist, with offices in Murray Hill, NYC, and New Rochelle, NY, can help you with your hives. Call his office or book online today.

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Pet Allergies

While staying away from pets is the best way to avoid an allergic reaction, it isn’t always easy or even possible to do so. If you’d like to keep your cat or dog, Dr. Schnipper can help create a customized treatment plan.

Your pet allergy treatment plan may include environmental control measures to minimize the allergens you are exposed to, as well as medications which may be helpful. In addition, Dr. Schnipper may discuss whether allergy shots may be appropriate.

Allergy shots are a way of making you less allergic to your pet. Dr. Schnipper gives you a small injection of pet allergen and increases the dose week by week until you develop a tolerance. The vast majority of patients build tolerance, with fewer symptoms and fewer medicines. This allows people to keep their pet without suffering.

To find out more about pet allergies and how you can manage them, call Steven Schnipper MD, a board-certified allergist, with offices in Murray Hill (10016), NYC and New Rochelle, NY (10801), or schedule an appointment online.

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Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction which can sometimes be life-threatening. Dr. Schnipper will help identify the triggers of your symptoms, and help you develop an individualized action plan to help control your symptoms.

Dr. Schnipper is a board-certified allergist in Murray Hill, NY (10016) and New Rochelle (10801). Take control of your anaphylaxis episodes by calling his office or booking online.

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Allergy Shots

What are allergy shots, and how do they work?
Allergy shots, or immunotherapy, is a way of making patients less allergic. Each week, the patient receives an injection containing allergens. The dose is slowly increased each week, until the patient develops a tolerance. Once the maintenance dose is achieved, allergy shots are continued on a monthly basis. This is usually continued for about three to five years, although some patients choose to continue it for longer. This approach is helpful for the vast majority of patients that receive it, and most patients find that they have fewer symptoms and need to take less medication.

Allergy shots are not for everybody. For many people, avoiding the allergens and taking medication is enough to control symptoms. However, for those who are not receiving adequate relief, or for those who do not like taking daily medicines, allergy shots can be a useful option.

Another option for some people is sublingual immunotherapy. This involves an FDA-approved sublingual (under-the-tongue) pill that can help with some allergies. It may not be as strong as traditional allergy shots, but it may be appropriate for some people.

For more information about allergy shots, call Steven Schnipper MD PC or book an appointment online today.

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Allergy Tests

For patients with allergies, identifying what they are allergic to can be crucial. Whether it is a food or an environmental allergen, avoidance is going to be an essential element of an allergy treatment plan. In order to determine what you are allergic to, Dr. Schnipper may do allergy testing. This is usually a skin test, which takes only a few seconds, and does not use needles. It is much more comfortable than the old-fashioned scratch tests, and is well tolerated by children and adults. Also, it takes only about ten minutes to have results. For best results, it is best to be off antihistamines for a week before the test. If you are unable to be off antihistamines, you can still come in. Just tell Dr. Schnipper that you are taking antihistamines. An alternative for skin testing would be blood tests, and this approach can be appropriate for many people as well. It takes longer to get the results, but the results are not affected by antihistamines.

Steven Schnipper MD PC has offices in Murray Hill, NYC (10016), and New Rochelle, NY (10801). He is a board-certified allergist. Call the office to schedule an appointment, or schedule online.

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Hay Fever and Sinus Problems

Hay Fever and Sinus Problems

Symptoms of hay fever or allergic rhinitis typically include runny nose, stuffy nose, sneezing and itchy eyes. They can be seasonal or last all year round. Sometimes it can be difficult to distinguish between allergies and the common cold.

After obtaining a thorough history, Dr. Schnipper will usually try to identify your allergic triggers by doing allergy tests. By identifying the triggers, it may be possible to institute environmental control measures to decrease your allergenic exposures. He may also try other allergy treatments, including nose sprays and allergy pills. Some of these are available over-the-counter, but others are by prescription only. Allergy shots may also be appropriate, and if so, Dr. Schnipper will discuss this with you as well.

Dr Schnipper, a board-certified allergist, with offices in Murray Hill, NYC, (10016) and New Rochelle, NY (10801, can help you with your hay fever/allergic rhinitis. Call Steven Schnipper MD PC for an appointment or book an appointment online today.

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