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    Earlier, Longer Allergy Season Coming: Inside The Pollen Tsunami

Earlier, Longer Allergy Season Coming: Inside The Pollen Tsunami

Dr. Bassett says a lot of people have no idea they have allergies and now’s the time they’re going to feel the pain. “In many of our patients, three out of four who have seasonal allergies have indoor allergies and they rev up in the months of October and November. With less ventilation in the homes, offices, windows are closed more exposure to indoor allergens,” Dr. Bassett said. Read More: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/11/07/doctors-pollen-tsunami-makes-allergy-season-start-earlier-stick-around-longer/

Vitamin D To Help Fight Asthma?

  Watch Dr. Clifford Bassett on CBS New York, discuss the beneifits of Vitamin D and how it could help people with asthma.

The Worst Fall Allergy Cities of 2014

Urban areas also have a higher number of male plants — the pollinating kind — which can make allergies worse. “Men are the bad guys when it comes to the plants,” Dr. Bassett said. If you live in the “pollen belt” — the swath of the country that stretches from the southern Midwest to the Southeast — you might be experiencing extra seasonal symptoms this fall.  Read Dr. Clifford Bassett’s comments on Fall Allergy Cities here: http://www.weather.com/health/worst-fall-allergy-cities-2014-20141030

8 Ways To Take The Fear Out of Halloween Food Allergies

First, it is essential to confirm whether you or your child have a food allergy by visiting an allergist and having the appropriate testing done and interpreted.  Once confirmed, learn how to be a label detective, and be aware of potential foods and food ingredients that may wreak havoc if ingested by a family member with a food allergy. Here are my tips for a safe, allergy-free Halloween: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/10/29/8-ways-to-take-fear-out-halloween-food-allergies-1110681196/

What is an allergist?

An allergist refers to a doctor that specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis, treatment as well as management of asthma and other disorders that are related to the immune system. To be an allergist, one must go through years of academic and professional training. That is, four years in college, four years in medical school, three years of residency training in pediatrics or internal medicine as well as a two to three year fellowship in pediatric and adult allergy and immunology. They must conclude with passing a difficult exam before they […]

The Allergy Diary

Keeping An Allergy Diary Watch Dr. Bassett on the Dr. Oz Show as they discuss keeping an allergy diary and how a visual inspection can be key to identifying an allergy in your body.   Watch Dr. Bassett on the Dr. Oz Show as he discusses dairy allergies, keeping a dairy diary and the benefits of a dairy elimination diet.

Halloween Allergy Tips

Halloween Allergy Tips Food allergy facts Prevalence of food allergies in children 1 in 25, and rising! Most common MILK, EGG, PEANUT and TREE NUTS. Peanut higher risk for severe reactions. Cross reaction between nuts and/or peanuts – about 35-40% High risk food/cuisine: bakery, dessert / ice cream stores, Asian, Mexican foods Up to one third of children with eczema may have sensitivities to foods   Tips to help have a safer Halloween Discard any food, candy without label, when in doubt “throw it out” Many chocolate candies may say: “may contain nuts”. Take this warning seriously and avoid this food! Consider food alternative venues, ie. Pumpkin carving, games […]

Fall Allergies: Nothing To Sneeze At!

Fall allergy season is in full swing here in New York City. This morning Dr. Bassett spoke with Al Roker over on The Weather Channel about the most common symptoms and treatments to help you enjoy the beautiful Fall weather symptom free! Click the image above to check out the video!
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    Dr Bassett Contributes to FOX NEWS Report on the Barking Cough Known As Croup

Dr Bassett Contributes to FOX NEWS Report on the Barking Cough Known As Croup

FOX NEWS Health Report by Julie Revelant — It’s frightening every time you hear it: that harsh, raspy cough that sounds like a seal barking. Chances are it’s croup— a common infection that’s usually nothing to worry about, but could be serious if you don’t know the warning signs. Here, find out what causes croup, the signs you should look for, and how you can help your little one feel better. What is croup? Croup is an infection of the upper airways that causes swelling of the larynx and trachea. That swelling causes an […]
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    Dr. Bassett talks with Entertainment Tonight about risks of hair dye reactions

Dr. Bassett talks with Entertainment Tonight about risks of hair dye reactions

Dr. Clifford Bassett on Entertainment Tonight from Annie Scranton on Vimeo. Dr. Bassett talks with Entertainment Tonight about risks of hair dye reactions in light of Pauley Perette’s recent hospitalization. Black hair dye, or PPD, sensitivities occur in about 1 out of 100 individuals who are tested for dye or cosmetic allergies. See an allergist/dermatologist for proper evaluation that includes safe, in office patch tests to pinpoint a problem and safer choices.