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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Readers Digest – 7 Allergies That Are On the Rise – and Why You’re Likely At Risk

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Readers Digest – 7 Allergies That Are On the Rise – and Why You’re Likely At Risk

Nickel is literally found everywhere. Your cellphone? Yes. Kitchen utensils? Yes. Even some of your gold, silver, and diamond high-end jewelry may contain traces of nickel. And of course, the five cent coin is obviously made of nickel too. Since this silvery metal is commonly found in so many household products, the number of people who suffer from nickel allergies increases each year. Someone with such an allergy may experience an itchy, red, and inflamed rash known as dermatitis or eczema after their skin comes in contact with the metal. Earlobes, wrists, and the lower abdomen are typically affected. […]
By |March 30th, 2017|Allergy News, Outdoor Allergies, Readers Digest|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to Readers Digest – 7 Allergies That Are On the Rise – and Why You’re Likely At Risk
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    Dr. Bassett on Fox News – Non-traditional forms of treatment may offer relief for allergy sufferers

Dr. Bassett on Fox News – Non-traditional forms of treatment may offer relief for allergy sufferers

Nearly 100 million people suffer from allergies and asthma, with symptoms ranging from the occasional sniffle to debilitating headaches and additional pains. While taking traditional medicines and altering your lifestyle can offer some relief, new alternative treatments like biofeedback, immunotherapy and phototherapy are helping allergy sufferers take control of their symptoms. Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Read More: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2017/03/21/non-traditional-forms-treatment-may-offer-relief-for-allergy-sufferers.html
By |March 21st, 2017|Allergy News, Allergy Tips, FOX News|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett on Fox News – Non-traditional forms of treatment may offer relief for allergy sufferers
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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 NJ.com – If you have allergies, this week could be a nightmare

Dr. Bassett Contributes to NJ.com – If you have allergies, this week could be a nightmare

The relentless streak of soggy days that darkened the sky and dampened the ground across the region last week may have spoiled the mood of many New Jerseyans, but it helped some allergy sufferers by keeping the pollen counts down, experts say. Now for some bad news: The sunshine that returned on Sunday and Monday triggered the release of a lot more tree pollen, and that upward trend is expected to continue this week, with more dry days than wet days in the forecast. The tree pollen count on Monday in northern New Jersey was 939 grains per cubic meter, which […]
By |May 11th, 2016|Allergy News, Allergy Tips, NJ.com|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to NJ.com – If you have allergies, this week could be a nightmare
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to The New York Post – Four ways to fight the worst allergy season ever

Dr. Bassett Contributes to The New York Post – Four ways to fight the worst allergy season ever

April showers bring May flowers – and a whole lotta sneezing and itchy eyes. And this year, according to experts, allergies are going to be worse than ever. “We’re seeing allergy symptoms become more severe and start earlier,” says Dr. Neeta Ogden, an NYC-based allergist. She and other doctors attribute this to environmental shifts and climate change. “What determines if there is more or less pollen is temperature, humidity or rainfall,” says Dr. Darryl Zeldin, scientific director at National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Read More: http://nypost.com/2016/04/19/four-ways-to-fight-the-worst-allergy-season-ever/
By |April 21st, 2016|Allergy News, Allergy Tips, New York Post|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to The New York Post – Four ways to fight the worst allergy season ever
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    Dr. Silverman Contributes to Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology – Association between chronic urticaria and self-reported penicillin allergy

Dr. Silverman Contributes to Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology – Association between chronic urticaria and self-reported penicillin allergy

This link between chronic urticaria and self-reported penicillin allergy highlights the need for clinicians to inquire about self-reported penicillin allergy in patients with chronic urticaria and to consider penicillin skin testing. Furthermore, patients who report penicillin allergy might actually have chronic urticaria, indicating the importance of inquiring about chronic urticaria symptoms in patients with self-reported penicillin allergy. Read More: http://www.annallergy.org/article/S1081-1206(15)00825-X/fulltext
By |April 5th, 2016|Allergy News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Dr. Silverman Contributes to Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology – Association between chronic urticaria and self-reported penicillin allergy
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Huffington Post – Here’s Why Your Spring Allergies Are Already Flaring Up

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Huffington Post – Here’s Why Your Spring Allergies Are Already Flaring Up

It’s only the beginning of March, but spring allergies are already on the rise. Over at his office at Allergy and Asthma Care of New York, Dr. Clifford Bassett said he’s “already seeing a tenfold increase in the volume of phone calls of people complaining of allergies and allergy-like symptoms.” The reason for all those early calls? This more-or-less comfy, mild winter that many of us have enjoyed so far. Read More: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/allergy-season-2016
By |March 1st, 2016|Allergy News, Allergy Tips, HuffPost, Outdoor Allergies|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to Huffington Post – Here’s Why Your Spring Allergies Are Already Flaring Up
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to The Weather Channel – The Truth About the 2016 Spring Allergy Season

Dr. Bassett Contributes to The Weather Channel – The Truth About the 2016 Spring Allergy Season

The spring allergy season is just around the corner, which means it’s almost time to stock up on tissues, nasal spray and anything else you use to beat the incoming “pollen vortex.” A few factors, including the mostly mild winter thus far and the presence of El Niño, could mean that the 2016 spring allergy season will be bigger and badder than previous years. “In any year with an El Niño phenomenon, we expect certain areas of the country, particularly in the South, to be plagued by lots of rainfall and precipitation,” Dr. Clifford Bassett, founder and medical director at […]
By |February 4th, 2016|Allergy News, Allergy Tips, Outdoor Allergies, The Weather Channel|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to The Weather Channel – The Truth About the 2016 Spring Allergy Season
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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 New York Daily News – Best Ways to Fight Fall Allergies

Dr. Bassett Contributes to New York Daily News – Best Ways to Fight Fall Allergies

Allergy medicines may not be available in pumpkin flavor — but that doesn’t mean you should disregard them in the coming autumn months. Seasonal fall allergies are on the way and can be a hassle to handle if you don’t know how to best prepare your body and living space. Dr. Clifford W. Bassett, the founder and medical director of Allergy and Asthma Care of New York, told the Daily News what can be done to make sure your holiday season isn’t ruined by watery eyes and constant sinus pressure. Read More: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/best-ways-fight-fall-allergies-article-1.2363162
By |September 17th, 2015|Allergy News, Allergy Tips, New York Daily News, Outdoor Allergies|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to New York Daily News – Best Ways to Fight Fall Allergies