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    Dr. Bassett on CBS New York – Warning: Some Over-The-Counter, Popular Nasal Sprays May Be Addictive

Dr. Bassett on CBS New York – Warning: Some Over-The-Counter, Popular Nasal Sprays May Be Addictive

A warning Thursday for the many people using over-the-counter nasal sprays: One type has to be used very carefully. It can actually make your nasal stuffiness worse and create serious problems, including addiction. We’re in prime allergy season, so millions of people are using nasal sprays to relieve stuffiness. They are very effective and safe when used as directed, and that’s the key, because they can have some surprising side effects. Whether it’s all the pollen in the air during spring allergy season, or just a plain old head cold, nasal congestion is one of the most […]
By |May 25th, 2018|Allergy Tips, CBS New York|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett on CBS New York – Warning: Some Over-The-Counter, Popular Nasal Sprays May Be Addictive
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Sharecare – Feel Like Your Allergies Are Worse This Season? It’s Not Your Imagination

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Sharecare – Feel Like Your Allergies Are Worse This Season? It’s Not Your Imagination

If you have allergies, you may have noticed your symptoms getting worse with each passing year, a trend many experts attribute to rising temperatures associated with climate change. According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), our shifting weather patterns increase both the levels of pollen and the amount of time it sticks around. “Over the past several decades, we’ve seen a steady rise in seasonal pollen levels and in the number of adults experiencing allergies for the first time,” says Clifford Bassett, MD, founder and medical director of Allergy and Asthma Care of New York, and […]
By |May 10th, 2018|Allergy Tips, Indoor Allergies, Outdoor Allergies, Sharecare|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to Sharecare – Feel Like Your Allergies Are Worse This Season? It’s Not Your Imagination
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Popular Science – Does taking allergy medication make my allergies worse?

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Popular Science – Does taking allergy medication make my allergies worse?

Plant mating season affects more of us every year. We know it better as spring, that magical time of the year when flowers bloom and trees leaf and billions of pollen grains take flight in an attempt to fertilize another flower. Many of these little plant sperms accidentally end up in our noses, though, where they trigger an immune reaction that we call seasonal allergies. About 25 million Americans get them—more as climate change worsens—and many of those people take some kind of over-the-counter drug to treat their aversion to plant sex. There are a lot of misconceptions about allergies, perhaps in part […]
By |May 10th, 2018|Allergy Tips, Indoor Allergies, Outdoor Allergies, Popular Science|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to Popular Science – Does taking allergy medication make my allergies worse?
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Everyday Health – Do You Live in One of the Worst Cities for Spring Allergies?

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Everyday Health – Do You Live in One of the Worst Cities for Spring Allergies?

For people with seasonal allergies, some U.S. cities may be tougher to live in than others. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) announced its 2018 picks for the 100 most challenging places to live with spring allergies. The cities were ranked based on pollen and mold counts, allergy medicine usage, and availability of board-certified allergists. This year’s report named McAllen, Texas, as the top Spring Allergy Capital in the country. The top 10 cities on the list are… Read More: https://www.everydayhealth.com/allergies/living-with/you-live-one-worst-cities-spring-allergies/
By |April 30th, 2018|Allergy Tips, Everyday Health, Indoor Allergies, Outdoor Allergies|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to Everyday Health – Do You Live in One of the Worst Cities for Spring Allergies?
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to AccuWeather – Top 10 spring allergy cities in the US, 2018 report finds

Dr. Bassett Contributes to AccuWeather – Top 10 spring allergy cities in the US, 2018 report finds

Spring allergies can cause a lot of misery for millions of people in the United States, so knowing the most challenging places to live with spring allergies can help people in these areas be more aware of what may contribute to their allergy symptoms. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) released its annual Spring Allergy CapitalsTM report on Monday, April 23, to identify the 100 most challenging places to live with spring allergies in the U.S. More than 50 million Americans with seasonal allergies experience runny and congested noses, inflamed sinuses, relentless sneezing and other symptoms associated with springtime allergies. Read More: 
By |April 24th, 2018|AccuWeather, Allergy Tips, Outdoor Allergies|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to AccuWeather – Top 10 spring allergy cities in the US, 2018 report finds
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to House Method – 8 Ways to Prep Your Home for Allergy Season

Dr. Bassett Contributes to House Method – 8 Ways to Prep Your Home for Allergy Season

While spring means blooming flowers, warmer weather, and more time spent outside, for many, spring also brings with it constant sneezing, watery eyes, and runny noses. Seasonal allergies generally hit in waves, with tree pollen season occurring from early March to late May and grass season occurring until late July. To begin allergy symptom prevention and maintenance, determine what you’re allergic to by consulting with a doctor or allergist. This should be done at least two weeks prior to the onset of pollen season. Read More: https://housemethod.com/wellness/how-to-prep-home-for-allergy-season/
By |April 18th, 2018|Allergy Tips, House Method, Indoor Allergies, Outdoor Allergies|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to House Method – 8 Ways to Prep Your Home for Allergy Season
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to HealthiNation – Is It a Cold or Seasonal Allergies? Key Ways to Tell the Difference

Dr. Bassett Contributes to HealthiNation – Is It a Cold or Seasonal Allergies? Key Ways to Tell the Difference

Achoo! You’re sneezing uncontrollably, your nose is running like a faucet, and you feel, just … blah. These icky symptoms keep rearing their ugly head, which leaves you scratching yours, wondering: Why do I keep catching colds …. or, wait, could I have seasonal allergies? Colds and allergies can share similar symptoms, like runny nose, sneezing, and fatigue, but they’re actually very different conditions. Here’s how to tell the difference between a cold and an allergy, so you can get the proper treatment and get rid of those symptoms for good. Read More: https://www.healthination.com/health/cold-vs-allergy-symptoms
By |March 20th, 2018|Allergy Tips, HealthiNation, Indoor Allergies, Outdoor Allergies|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to HealthiNation – Is It a Cold or Seasonal Allergies? Key Ways to Tell the Difference
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Women’s Health – 7 Common Allergens You Should Know About

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Women’s Health – 7 Common Allergens You Should Know About

Have you ever tried holding plank position with a runny nose? Seriously, it’s the worst. And that’s just one of the many reasons why allergy season is straight-up painful. Even if you hibernate on high-pollen days, common allergens might be lurking around your house, causing red eyes and snot galore. The best defense? A good offense. To prep your body to fight off symptoms faster and more effectively, experts recommend starting allergy medication (OTC or Rx) two weeks before you expect seasonal misery to kick in. Read More: https://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/g19484180/common-allergens/
By |March 20th, 2018|Allergy Tips, Indoor Allergies, Outdoor Allergies, Women's Health|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to Women’s Health – 7 Common Allergens You Should Know About
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Men’s Health – Yes, You Can Prevent Seasonal Allergies, and Here’s How

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Men’s Health – Yes, You Can Prevent Seasonal Allergies, and Here’s How

As the calendar inches toward spring, you might be enjoying the last few weeks of your life without seasonal allergy symptoms. But instead of just waiting for the sneezing, itching, and congestion to start all over again, here’s an idea: Use the tail end of winter to get ready for allergy season. As it turns out, there are plenty of things you can be doing right now to make allergy season more bearable. “In my practice, patients are instructed to go on allergy alert a few weeks before the season starts,” says Dr. Clifford Bassett, MD, author of The New Allergy Solution. Read […]
By |March 16th, 2018|Allergy Tips, Mens Fitness, Seasonal Allergies|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to Men’s Health – Yes, You Can Prevent Seasonal Allergies, and Here’s How

Are you allergic to Christmas trees?

Tips to avoid holiday allergy misery! It’s that time of the year, when many households are bringing the holidays in with fresh decorations and their Christmas tree, in to their homes. Have you noticed that each year, you may experience what appears to be a winter cold, flu or perhaps something more? Guess again! You are likely dealing with allergic reactions to your fresh tree itself. In fact, as soon as within 3 day, the indoor level of mold spores start to dramatically rise inside your home (up to five times normal). That means puffy eyelids, watery, itchy eyes, sneezing […]
By |December 15th, 2017|Allergy Tips|Comments Off on Are you allergic to Christmas trees?