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Does Everyone Have Pencillin Allergy? Does Anyone? with Payel Gupta, MD

Physician's Guide to Doctoring with Bradley B. Block, MD

Release Date: 05/14/2022

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Physician's Guide to Doctoring with Bradley B. Block, MD

This is part 2 of my interview with Dr. BJ Fogg, author of Tiny Habits: The Small Changes that Change Everything. In this part, we talk about how success breeds success and having your patient work on the habit you want them to change shouldn’t be the first priority. The first priority should be what they want to change because it shows them that they can be successful in creating lasting change. We also discuss how positive emotions help to encode habits and he actually came up with a technique to make ourselves feel successful after we’ve performed an act we want to repeat. We end by...

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On today’s show we speak to allergist, Dr. Payel Gupta about penicillin allergy.  Dr. Gupta is triple board certified in Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics and Internal Medicine and currently has a practice at Ease Allergy in Brooklyn.  We discuss how common penicillin allergy is and how commonly the diagnosis is incorrect.  She goes through the four types of hypersensitivity reaction, and then focus in on type I, the IgE-mediated reaction.  We go through presentation, treatment, and some commonly confused conditions.  She teaches us how penicillin testing is done, why we can trust it and dispels some misconceptions about penicillin allergy.

Dr. Gupta earned her medical degree from Michigan State University; and then pursued a residency in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. She then moved to New York City where she completed a fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center.

She is currently on the board of the New York Allergy and Asthma Society and serves as the treasurer/ secretary.  She is also a National Spokesperson for the American Lung Association.

Find her practice at easeallergy.com, her podcast at itchpodcast.com and follow her on Instagram @nycdoctor.

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