“I had a rare itching disorder, located below my shoulder blades, with no visible rash, known as “notalgia paresthetica”. Dr. Dattner improved my itching with a program of diet and supplements.” -BT, New York
“My neurologist sent me for a severe and unusual form of facial rash. Dr. Dattner treated me with specific forms of B vitamins and essential fatty acids that not only improved my face, but also improved a rare neurologic condition which was making it hard for me to balance when walking or standing, or use my hands and fingers. Thank you.” -JN, New York
“I had thin, fine hair, and it was falling out, and also low energy, literally dragging myself around for the past 20 years. Despite the “normal” thyroid function tests obtained by my physician using the ELISA technique, which is the current standard of care, Dr. Dattner was able to determine that I was clinically hypothyroid. My condition responded to supplements plus a natural form of thyroid medication with a reduction in my hair loss, hair growth, and a great increase in energy”. -YL, New York
“Visiting Dr. Dattner was the best health decision I have ever made. Let me start by saying that I have suffered with acne pimples and skin problems for most of my life.
Like many people, I have been to dozens of dermatologists and have been mistreated or misdiagnosed numerous times. Some said I had Eczema, some said I had rosacea, and others stated I suffered from rash like symptoms on my face. I felt as though I was being treated like a “guinea pig” since with each visit I was given a different form of antibiotic or topical solution that made my skin worse. I eventually gave up hope and tried to do my own research and in passing came across Dr. Dattner’s holistic approach on the internet.
I eventually contacted Dr. Dattner and after considerable thought decided to make an appointment. This turned out to be the best decision I could have made because in the one hour that I spent with him he diagnosed what others could not do for so many years. His holistic approach is top notch and I have no regrets. Now I am truly on my way to recovery! Thank you Dr. Dattner!!” –Anthony M.
“After decades of struggling with fatigue, colds, and muscle ache, I can finally say I have my life back. I came to see Dr. Dattner after seeking treatment from a dermatologist for a condition called piityriasis rosea, a skin condition, which appears as red welts and is very itchy. I was miserable, and other doctors couldn’t help me.
Under the care of Dr. Dattner within 3 weeks I was welt-free and itch-free. We worked on diet, skin care, and the use of supplements. As time went on Dr. Dattner helped address other health issues I was experiencing for years, including chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, gastritis, constipation and acid reflux.
Treatment has been so successful that I am now working once again outside the home. Even better yet I have eliminated naps. And yes there are other benefits to be had too; I have escaped colds and flu through the winter season without an annual flu vaccine.” -BV, New York
“Dear Dr. Dattner, I wanted to take the time to thank you for your herbal remedy to fight my severe acne condition. I had a lot of breakouts particularly on my nose, one of the most visible areas on the face on a weekly basis.
After our visit, I have seen a tremendous improvement in my skin–my face has cleared up tremendously, and I feel much happier.
In the past I have tried many different remedies, going to other dermatologists who only prescribed antibiotics, which became a health hazard over a period of time. I feel so much safer taking herbal remedies. Thank you again.” -JoC, New York
“You did such an amazing job with my daughter’s skincare – it’s amazing you did it without pharmaceuticals – it is so wonderful to see her as healthy as she is – and we owe it all to you. Now, her sister wants to see you, too!” -Marisa S.
A combination of new products, and rediscovered herbal remedies have been found to have anti-aging effect for the skin.
Some of these have protective effects when take orally, and others are improve appearance applied directly to the skin. At least 4 groups of factors must be considered in choosing applied products:
- They must be effective for you.
- There must not be any ingredients that will also cause an allergic or other outbreak.
- The ingredients must work together to produce a synergistic effect, and not chemically react with each other or you to cancel out their effects.
- Finally, since many of the creams on the market contain synthetic ingredients to prevent spoilage, enhance smell, appearance, and feel, the product must be acceptable to you according to your sensibilities and the potential risks that these products may bring. Since you may differ from others on each of these points, my recommendations for each person may vary and may take time be formulated.
Hidradenitis Suppuritiva is an acne related condition involving recurrent boils and cysts in the apocrine areas. These especially include under the arms around the breasts, in the groin and buttock areas. It may be confined to just to just a few small cysts, or develop into large cysts with multiple training points. At its worst, they can be painful and make it difficult to carry out ordinary activities.
This condition is sometimes treated with injected steroids, topical or oral antibiotics, and surgical drainage. More radical treatment includes cutting out the entire affected area into the deeper fat or down to the fascia. That kind of surgery can require a long recovery time.
More recently, powerful immunosuppressants known as Biologics have been used with some success. Unfortunately, these carry a very large price tag both an actual dollar cost, and in the possibility of leading to development of infections like tuberculosis, or cancers like lymphoma.
I’ve been successful in improving the condition the patients with Hidradenitis using a similar approach to that which I use in acne. That involves correcting digestive and hormonal imbalances, and removing toxins from the skin. My report of success met with considerable resistance at the Second International Meeting of the Hidradenitis Suppuritiva Foundation in San Francisco some years ago.
Consequently, I was very happy to see an article that was published last year linking Hidradenitis Suppuritiva to metabolic syndrome. One of the most important inclusions of the article was that Hidradenitis Suppuritiva appears to be a systemic condition rather than just to localized skin condition. This further supports my approach and results in treating this condition as a systemic inflammatory disorder with supplements and nutritional changes.
If you need help with this condition, please contact my office. I work in New York and also via Skype, so if you live far away, I can still be of help.
To your health,
Dr. Alan M. Dattner, MD
Another unintended consequence of acne blogs and information you may find on the Internet on acne related sharing sites, is that you will not have enough information about the individuals who report either success or failure with various treatments they suggest to understand whether those treatments will be successful for you.
Although there are many common features of various illnesses such as acne, there are also many individual variations in both genetics and exposure history. As a result, Even if the report of the success after a particular novel acne treatment is accurate, it still may be impossible to know whether you have the same conditions are such that the same remedy will work for you. As a result of this individual variation, what will work for another person may not be effective for you.
Furthermore, it may take a lot more depth of understanding of the physiology of the acne to be able to even ask the right questions of the person who benefited from a new remedy, to know if that remedy would be of any use to you. This is why it's worth seeing a holistic doctor who can really ferret out your particular issue and finally help you get to the bottom of it.
To your health,
Dr. Alan M. Dattner, MD