Material Allergy

Dr. Bassett Discusses Nickel Allergies on CBS New York

Medical Journal: Electronic Devices Can Cause Nickel Allergies To Flare Up Some Phones, Tablets, Computers Can Cause Redness, Itchiness, Blisters, Swelling We use our electronic devices for all sorts of things – from talking and looking up information to playing games. But as CBS 2’s Elise Finch reported Monday, the frequent use of such gadgets is actually making some people sick. Smartphones, tablets and laptops are the devices that keep us connected. But as an article in the most recent issue of the journal Pediatrics pointed out, one 11-year-old boy’s persistent […]

Killer Eyelashes? Beauty Craze Linked to Severe Allergies

Women have been known to go to great lengths for beauty. The latest trend: eyelash extensions.  For a modest price, women can get movie-star quality lashes that last for months. Some women are even opting for full eyelash transplants, applied during outpatient surgery. Consumers are promised thicker eyelashes and an improved appearance. However, there are health dangers associated with these falsies. According to a new study from Consumer Reports, eyelash extensions may lead to multiple allergic reactions. As an allergist, I’ve seen dozens of female patients with conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, resulting from bacterial infections associated with a build-up of dirt […]
By |May 9th, 2013|Allergy News, Allergy Tips, Material Allergy|Comments Off on Killer Eyelashes? Beauty Craze Linked to Severe Allergies

Are You Allergic To Love?

Find out from “America’s Allergist” Dr. Clifford Bassett Valentine’s Day is almost here and we’re all looking forward to cuddling up next to the one we love. The only thing standing in the way…  is possible allergies! Being allergic to love may seem counter intuitive, but according to a recent study, allergy sufferers reported more problems with sleep and sexual activity than other groups. – in fact, 83 percent of people with allergic rhinitis […]
By |February 13th, 2013|Allergy Tips, Food Allergies, Material Allergy, Plant Allergies|Comments Off on Are You Allergic To Love?

Love, Allergies and More: Ways to Enjoy and Have a Safe Valentine’s Day

Can you really be allergic to love? No, not really. But there are a variety of potential pitfalls that can wreak havoc without the proper planning prior to Valentine’s Day. To have a safe valentine’s day, preparation is the key.  One should:  If a parent, speak to your teacher and school staff about your child’s food allergies, especially ahead of holidays like Valentine’s Day.  Have safe, approved snacks and foods available if your child will be attending parties and/or events. Be aware that sometimes holiday foods and candies may have different ingredients than regular year round food products. If a parent, never allow […]
By |February 13th, 2012|Allergy News, Allergy Tips, Food Allergies, Material Allergy|Comments Off on Love, Allergies and More: Ways to Enjoy and Have a Safe Valentine’s Day

Dr Bassett on NBC Nightly News Explains The Worst Allergy Season In Years

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Dr. Cliff […]
By |May 17th, 2011|Allergy News, Allergy Tips, Food Allergies, Material Allergy, MSNBC, Plant Allergies, Seasonal Allergies, TV Appearances|Comments Off on Dr Bassett on NBC Nightly News Explains The Worst Allergy Season In Years

Dr. Bassett Explains the Benefits of HEPA Filters in Your Home

To reduce the chance of having a heart attack, doctors tell us to lower our cholesterol and blood pressure, exercise more and eat less fat. Now a study says a simple device many of us already have might also help prevent heart attacks, Dr. Max Gomez reports. The device is an air filter, but not just any air filter. It’s a special type called a High Efficiency Particulate Air filter, or as you probably know it: a HEPA filter. Turns out by getting rid of a certain type of air pollution, some important risk factors for heart disease actually […]
By |February 4th, 2011|Allergy News, Allergy Tips, Asthma News, CBS New York, Indoor Allergies, Material Allergy, Outdoor Allergies, TV Appearances|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Explains the Benefits of HEPA Filters in Your Home

Ten Ways to Avoid Christmas Tree and Holiday Allergies

Ten Ways to Avoid Christmas Tree and Holiday Allergies by Clifford Bassett Published December 20, 2010 on FoxNews.com Rule No.1 – Keep your decorations “off season” in enclosed containers, this will reduce dust and mildew from accumulating – and avoid sniffles when opened. Rule No.2 – Avoid artificial “snow sprays” that can aggravate your sinuses, eyes and cause annoying respiratory symptom including cough. Rule No.3 – Watch out for those lovely faux holiday “poinsettias” if you have skin allergies, especially if you have a sensitivity to rubber, it may cause a itchy rash. Rule No.4 […]
By |December 22nd, 2010|Allergy News, Allergy Tips, Food Allergies, FOX News, Indoor Allergies, Material Allergy, Plant Allergies, Seasonal Allergies|Comments Off on Ten Ways to Avoid Christmas Tree and Holiday Allergies

Surprising Holiday Allergies That May Spoil the Festivities

‘Tis the Season to Be Sniffly – by Courtney Hutchison, ABC News Medical Unit, 12/24/09 From potpourri to Christmas trees, many of the festive activities or decorations festooning your home could be causing itchy skin, a runny nose or watery eyes. And for those with serious food allergies, holiday parties and visits to friends and family can make dodging dangerous foods quite a feat. Dr. Clifford Bassett, medical director of Allergy and Asthma Care of New York, says, “people come into the office with watery eyes and a runny nose — they don’t consider themselves to have allergies. But [if you point […]
By |December 17th, 2010|ABC News, Allergy News, Allergy Tips, Food Allergies, Indoor Allergies, Material Allergy, Plant Allergies, Seasonal Allergies|Comments Off on Surprising Holiday Allergies That May Spoil the Festivities

How To Avoid Christmas Tree and Holiday Allergies!

Rule # 1 – Keep your decorations “off season” in enclosed containers, this will reduce dust and mildew from accumulating – and avoid sniffles when opened. Rule # 2 – Avoid artificial “snow sprays” that can aggravate your sinuses, eyes and cause annoying respiratory symptom including cough. Rule # 3 – Watch out for those lovely holiday like “poinsettias”, if you have skin allergies, especially if you have a sensitivity to rubber, it may cause a itchy rash. Rule # 4 – Don’t bring in wood for the fireplace until needed, it […]
By |December 15th, 2010|Allergy News, Allergy Tips, FAQs, Food Allergies, Indoor Allergies, Material Allergy, Plant Allergies, Seasonal Allergies|Comments Off on How To Avoid Christmas Tree and Holiday Allergies!

Dr. Bassett Discusses Holiday Allergies with Dr. Max Gomez on CBS New York HealthWatch

Seems that allergies are not just a springtime problem. Turns out this is a big allergy season too. It’s about all the things that make this a special time of year, and for some people, a pretty miserable one too, Dr. Max Gomez reports. ‘Tis the season to bring out your inner Martha Stewart – wreaths, candles, that beautifully decorated tree, all part of the holiday spirit. And for some people, they’re all part of a season of “a lot of itchy eyes, swollen eyes I would say definitely the big one. Not so much breathing, sometimes sneezing […]
By |December 7th, 2010|Allergy News, Allergy Tips, CBS New York, FAQs, Indoor Allergies, Material Allergy, Plant Allergies, Seasonal Allergies, TV Appearances|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Discusses Holiday Allergies with Dr. Max Gomez on CBS New York HealthWatch