Indoor Allergies

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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Self – 10 Little Ways to Keep Allergies From Ruining Your Life

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Self – 10 Little Ways to Keep Allergies From Ruining Your Life

If you have seasonal allergies, you know they can be a life ruiner—especially the pollen allergy symptoms. All the sneezing, wheezing, and sinus headaches can completely change your view of summer. Outdoor run? PASS. Drinks outside? Can we not? And even when you try to be careful, sometimes the symptoms will wreak havoc on your life anyway. During allergy season, pollen spores float through the air and can get all over your body, including in your eyes, Clifford W. Bassett, M.D., founder and medical director of Allergy and Asthma Care of New York, tells SELF. He recommends investing in a pair […]
By |July 21st, 2017|Indoor Allergies, Outdoor Allergies, Self|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to Self – 10 Little Ways to Keep Allergies From Ruining Your Life
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to CBS News – Study Suggests Kids With Severe Allergies Not Getting Medication In Time

Dr. Bassett Contributes to CBS News – Study Suggests Kids With Severe Allergies Not Getting Medication In Time

A new study suggests many kids with severe, potentially deadly allergies are not getting the medication they need right away. Maya Alony never leaves her house without her EpiPen. “My main allergies are peanuts, nuts, avocado and cherries,” Alony said, “those are my like deathly allergies.” The 18-year-old has had several life threatening reactions known as anaphylaxis and has had to inject herself. “I was like 15, so I was really scared,” Alony said. Read More: http://miami.cbslocal.com/2017/07/12/study-kids-allergies-medication/
By |July 13th, 2017|CBS News, Indoor Allergies, Outdoor Allergies|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to CBS News – Study Suggests Kids With Severe Allergies Not Getting Medication In Time

Pet Allergies

Pet allergies refer to the body’s allergic reaction to animal proteins that may be present in the saliva, skin cells or urine. In most cases, this kind of allergy is triggered by exposure to pet dander. Generally, any animal with fur like dogs, horses, cats and rodents can cause an allergic reaction. There are several treatments available, including immunotherapy (allergy shots or drops)  to help those who are pet allergic live happily with their pets. Symptoms of pet allergies Pet allergies present several symptoms that include the following: Runny nose Sneezing Itchy, watery or […]

9 Ways To Have Allergy-Free Holidays

In this helpful Fox News article, Dr. Bassett breaks down the  9 Ways To Have Allergy-Free Holidays.  You should be sure to read it carefully and more importantly, take action on these tips to ensure the minimization of allergy triggers for you and family and friends who come to visit!  Read the article.
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    Earlier, Longer Allergy Season Coming: Inside The Pollen Tsunami

Earlier, Longer Allergy Season Coming: Inside The Pollen Tsunami

Dr. Cliff Bassett told CBS2’s Cindy Hsu things are changing; allergy seasons are starting weeks earlier and they’re sticking around, “Longer allergy seasons because of climate change and global warming, we know it’s a pollen tsunami.” Watch Dr. Bassett on CBS New York:

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 […]

Holiday Allergy Survival Tips

1. Say no to indoor scented products, such as powerful air fresheners, potpourri, scented candles (soybean based may be better, if used with proper ventilation). 2. Decorations that are brought out from last year may have accumulated dust, mildew and the like and wipe them down, if washable to avoid spreading airborne irritants and allergens. 3. Don’t turn your home in to a greenhouse.  Measure the indoor humidity level with a hygrometer and keep it less than 45-50% to prevent mildew and activating indoor allergies. 4. Christmas trees, both natural and artificial may cause irritated eyes, nasal passages and cough as a result of strong […]
By |November 5th, 2013|Allergy News, Allergy Tips, Food Allergies, Indoor Allergies, Seasonal Allergies|Comments Off on Holiday Allergy Survival Tips

10 Houseplants To Help ‘Clean’ Your Home

Believe it or not, there are 10 common houseplants that can actually help “clean” your home! Studies show many common, indoor plants serve as natural “air cleaners,” using their leaves, roots and bacteria from their soil to rid the indoor environment of toxins present in the air, including benzene (found in tobacco smoke) and formaldehyde (a common indoor chemical that may irritate your eyes, nose and throat), among others. Americans spend a lot of money each year on dehumidifiers, humidifiers and air filters to help relieve their allergies. But by simply adding some […]
By |October 12th, 2013|Allergy News, Allergy Tips, FOX News, Indoor Allergies, Plant Allergies|Comments Off on 10 Houseplants To Help ‘Clean’ Your Home

Allergy Survival Guide for the Holidays

There is a distinct possibility that holidays may not bring all cheer, especially if you or family members have allergies and/or asthma. Exposure to scented candles, incense, potpourri, air fresheners, “fireplace” smoke and even strong cologne or perfume may trigger a respiratory or allergic reaction if you are indeed sensitive to these environmental triggers. Traveling during the holidays can also be stressful, so it is absolutely essential to plan ahead if you have a family member with asthma, food allergies and other indoor allergies. […]
By |November 22nd, 2011|Allergy Tips, Indoor Allergies, Seasonal Allergies|Comments Off on Allergy Survival Guide for the Holidays

5 Ways Hurricane Irene May Trigger and Worsen Your Allergies and Asthma

Hurricane Irene has already brought wind, rain, storm surges and of course flooding to millions on the east coast this weekend.  But another possible consequence is that it can stir up your allergies and asthma symptoms. Stormy weather including tropical storms and hurricanes can worsen allergies and asthma because as increased gusty winds can seriously spread wet mold spores into the air.  Additionally, if a homeowner looses power, air conditioning which filters and dehumidifiers warm, humid air can allow outdoor allergens (particularly mold spores) to enter the home and trigger […]
By |August 28th, 2011|Allergy News, Allergy Tips, Asthma News, Indoor Allergies, Seasonal Allergies|Comments Off on 5 Ways Hurricane Irene May Trigger and Worsen Your Allergies and Asthma