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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to mindbodygreen.com – The Surprising Foods That Are Making Your Seasonal Allergies Worse

Dr. Bassett Contributes to mindbodygreen.com – The Surprising Foods That Are Making Your Seasonal Allergies Worse

Allergy season is in full swing, and many of us are looking for anything that can give us relief from the headaches, itchy eyes, sneezing, and constant fatigue record-high pollen counts are causing. With that in mind, we chatted with Dr. Clifford Bassett, author of The New Allergy Solution: Supercharge Resistance, SlashMedication, Stop Suffering. He shared the surprising phenomenon that’s making your allergies worse, and exactly how to feel better. Many people who suffer from seasonal allergies might be surprised to discover that they’re more sensitive to certain foods during allergy season. This phenomenon is called oral allergy syndrome (OAS) and […]
By |April 11th, 2017|Allergic Living, Allergy News, mindbodygreen, Outdoor Allergies|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to mindbodygreen.com – The Surprising Foods That Are Making Your Seasonal Allergies Worse
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Allergic Living – How a Coach Can Help a Child Having an Asthma Attack

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Allergic Living – How a Coach Can Help a Child Having an Asthma Attack

Q: I’m a baseball coach and one of our team members recently had a mild asthma attack. I followed the asthma action plan, made sure the child got two puffs of the reliever inhaler, and told the parent. I’m left wondering: how do you know that it’s a more severe attack and time to call an ambulance? Also, in a mild or severe attack, aside from using the inhaler, should a child sit, stand or lie down?  Dr. Bassett: While there is no official recommended body position for a patient experiencing an asthma attack, many individuals are more comfortable while […]
By |August 23rd, 2016|Allergic Living, Allergy Tips, Outdoor Allergies|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to Allergic Living – How a Coach Can Help a Child Having an Asthma Attack
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Allergic Living – How to Take Control of a Horse Allergy

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Allergic Living – How to Take Control of a Horse Allergy

Q: My daughter loves horseback riding, but has developed an allergy to horses, which ranges from congestion and eye symptoms to even sometimes hives on her hands if she touches a horse. Is there any therapy that would help? Dr. Bassett: The conundrum is to have your daughter enjoy her pastime of riding and still be safe, and symptom-free. There is no panacea here, though pre-medication may help allergic eye, nasal and skin symptoms. Read More: http://allergicliving.com/2016/07/11/how-to-take-control-of-a-horse-allergy/
By |July 11th, 2016|Allergic Living, Allergy News, Allergy Tips, Outdoor Allergies|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to Allergic Living – How to Take Control of a Horse Allergy
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Allergic Living – Can Food Allergies Put You at a Higher Risk of Developing Asthma?

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Allergic Living – Can Food Allergies Put You at a Higher Risk of Developing Asthma?

Q: My 6-year-old son has food allergies and now also seems to be coughing a lot during the night (long after he’s eaten). Could he be developing asthma? How can we know and what are the next steps?  Dr. Bassett: You are right to be concerned. A history of atopy or allergy, including to food, increases the risk for other allergic conditions, such as asthma. And it’s possible that your son is experiencing nocturnal asthma, which refers to symptoms… Read More: http://allergicliving.com/2015/10/19/can-food-allergies-put-you-at-a-higher-risk-of-developing-asthma/
By |October 20th, 2015|Allergic Living, Asthma News, Food Allergies|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to Allergic Living – Can Food Allergies Put You at a Higher Risk of Developing Asthma?
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to New York Daily News – The Teal Pumpkin Project promotes non-food treats for kids with allergies on Halloween

Dr. Bassett Contributes to New York Daily News – The Teal Pumpkin Project promotes non-food treats for kids with allergies on Halloween

hat’s the idea of the Teal Pumpkin Project, a no-candy initiative for Halloween ghosts and goblins who happen to have food allergies. Homeowners are encouraged to offer non-candy alternatives like toys, stickers and glow sticks — then place a teal painted pumpkin outside their homes to promote the effort. But some parents think organizers are out of their gourds. “It seems kind of stupid. I mean, If I have a peanut allergy and I get candy with peanuts in it, I just don’t eat them,” says one commenter on a Yappi.com forum called “How many people on here hate the Teal […]
By |October 9th, 2015|Allergic Living, Allergy News, Allergy Tips, New York Daily News|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to New York Daily News – The Teal Pumpkin Project promotes non-food treats for kids with allergies on Halloween
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Allergic Living – Asthma and Swimming: How to Keep Chlorine in Check

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Allergic Living – Asthma and Swimming: How to Keep Chlorine in Check

Q: We’re amazed that our young daughter with asthma loves swimming (indoors as well as out). We thought the water and chlorine would bother her lungs, but they don’t. Is swimming OK for, or even good for, asthma? Dr. Bassett:  Generally speaking, swimming is among the best exercise choices for a child, adolescent or young adult with asthma. The increased humidity of the air in the immediate environment of a pool or body of water offers a “breathable” space that is well tolerated by most. Read More: http://allergicliving.com/2015/06/01/asthma-and-swimming-how-to-keep-chlorine-in-check/
By |June 1st, 2015|Allergic Living, Allergy News, Allergy Tips, Asthma News|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to Allergic Living – Asthma and Swimming: How to Keep Chlorine in Check

Dr. Bassett on WNYC 93.9 – Rolling in Pollen

By |May 22nd, 2015|Allergic Living, Allergy News, Allergy Tips, Outdoor Allergies, WNYC|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett on WNYC 93.9 – Rolling in Pollen
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    Dr. Bassett on CBS This Morning – “Pollen storm” may not let up anytime soon

Dr. Bassett on CBS This Morning – “Pollen storm” may not let up anytime soon

By |May 11th, 2015|Allergic Living, Allergy News, Allergy Tips, Asthma News, CBS News, Outdoor Allergies|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett on CBS This Morning – “Pollen storm” may not let up anytime soon
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Crain’s New York Business – Why are your allergies so much worse in New York? Blame males

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Crain’s New York Business – Why are your allergies so much worse in New York? Blame males

Spring has arrived, and so has allergy season. Fourteen percent of Americans are dealing with the congestion, sinus inflammation and sneezing brought on by their allergies. With pollen’s link to plants, it may be surprising that hyperurbanized New York City is consistently worse than average, as the chart below shows. But Dr. Clifford Bassett, medical director of Allergy & Asthma Care of New York, said allergy conditions are worse in urban areas because air pollution “supercharges” the pollen. Plant gender plays an important role as well. Read More: http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20150507/HEALTH_CARE/150509872/suffering-from-allergies-blame-males
By |May 8th, 2015|Allergic Living, Allergy News, Allergy Tips, Crain's New York Business|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to Crain’s New York Business – Why are your allergies so much worse in New York? Blame males
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    Dr. Bassett on Fox 5 New York – Coping with the ‘pollen tsunami’

Dr. Bassett on Fox 5 New York – Coping with the ‘pollen tsunami’

By |May 7th, 2015|Allergic Living, Allergy News, Allergy Tips, Fox 5 New York, Outdoor Allergies|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett on Fox 5 New York – Coping with the ‘pollen tsunami’