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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 NPR’s “Please explain” with Leonard Lopate – Spring is Coming. So Are Allergies.

Dr. Bassett on NPR’s “Please explain” with Leonard Lopate – Spring is Coming. So Are Allergies.

‘Tis the season for sniffles. Millions of Americans suffer from allergies, seasonal and otherwise. For this week’s Please Explain, Dr. Clifford Bassett, the founder and medical director of Allergy and Asthma Care of New York, joins us to explain what an allergy is (and isn’t), identify key triggers – from nuts to gluten to the nickel commonly used in cell phones – and offer both medical and nonmedical alternatives to treatment. Listen to the Podcast: http://www.wnyc.org/story/please-explain-allergies
By |March 20th, 2017|Allergy Tips, Asthma News, Outdoor Allergies, The Leonard Lopate Show|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett on NPR’s “Please explain” with Leonard Lopate – Spring is Coming. So Are Allergies.
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to DNAinfo – How to Allergy-Proof Your Home for the Spring

Dr. Bassett Contributes to DNAinfo – How to Allergy-Proof Your Home for the Spring

Spring is upon us, and with an early spring comes the pollen that triggers sneezing, runny noses and itchy eyes. “What’s happening is we have a warming climate, which means the allergy season is starting two to three weeks earlier this year,” said allergist Dr. Clifford Bassett, the founder and medical director of Allergy and Asthma Care of New York. “And it’s going longer into the fall, into October, so we have a longer period of time for people to be exposed to pollen.” Read More: https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20170308/gramercy/allergies-spring-allergens-pet-dander-mold-dust-mites-home-air-purifier
By |March 9th, 2017|Allergy Tips, dnainfo, Outdoor Allergies|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to DNAinfo – How to Allergy-Proof Your Home for the Spring
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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 Cape Cod Times – Poison Ivy – ‘Leaves of three’ in full bloom

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Cape Cod Times – Poison Ivy – ‘Leaves of three’ in full bloom

There’s a green time bomb tucked in back of the dunes and around the edges of cranberry bogs and yards on Cape Cod — and some scientists say it threatens to get more explosive. Poison ivy, which is so common it might as well be the official plant of Barnstable County, responded to increased levels of carbon dioxide in an environmental experiment by becoming more lush and more noxious. Read More: http://www.capecodtimes.com/article/20160717/NEWS/160719515
By |July 18th, 2016|Allergy Tips, Cape Cod Times, Outdoor Allergies|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to Cape Cod Times – Poison Ivy – ‘Leaves of three’ in full bloom
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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 Patch.com – Allergy Season: Why It Keeps Getting Worse

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Patch.com – Allergy Season: Why It Keeps Getting Worse

“We’re seeing a whole bunch of people who have seasonal allergies for the first time,” said Dr. Clifford Bassett, the founder and medical director of Allergy and Asthma Care of New York. “It’s the elderly and young alike, who have never had allergies before, even people in their middle-aged years.” “So it’s on the rise,” he continued. Many Americans are finding themselves newly experiencing seasonal allergies, or are finding that their allergy symptoms are getting worse every year. The evidence suggests they’re not imagining it. Around the world, the intensity and duration of allergy season, as well as the rates of […]
By |March 25th, 2016|Allergy Tips, Outdoor Allergies, Patch.com|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to Patch.com – Allergy Season: Why It Keeps Getting Worse
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Patch.com – Spring Allergies: New Treatments and Old Tips

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Patch.com – Spring Allergies: New Treatments and Old Tips

Spring and seasonal allergy symptoms can be tough. Sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes and congestion make it difficult to go about your day. You’ve tried everything? Maybe not. New treatments, proven effective for some allergy sufferers when others have not, are here. If you have been putting up with your annual wheezing, thinking it’s not so bad, you may want to think again. As Dr. Clifford Bassett, the founder and medical director of Allergy and Asthma Care of New York, points out, these symptoms may just be the the beginning.  Read More: http://patch.com/us/across-america/spring-allergies-new-treatments-old-tips-0
By |March 25th, 2016|Allergy Tips, Outdoor Allergies, Patch.com|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to Patch.com – Spring Allergies: New Treatments and Old Tips
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    Dr. Bassett on ABC News – Warmer Weather Could Be Tough On Allergy Sufferers

Dr. Bassett on ABC News – Warmer Weather Could Be Tough On Allergy Sufferers

Link to Video: http://abc7ny.com/health/warmer-weather-could-be-tough-on-allergy-sufferers/1240367/
By |March 11th, 2016|ABC News, Allergy Tips, Outdoor Allergies|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett on ABC News – Warmer Weather Could Be Tough On Allergy Sufferers
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    Dr. Bassett on CBS New York – Along With Warmer Temperatures, Spring May Bring Allergies, Sleep Disturbances

Dr. Bassett on CBS New York – Along With Warmer Temperatures, Spring May Bring Allergies, Sleep Disturbances

Link to Video: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2016/03/07/daylight-saving-time-spring-allergies/
By |March 8th, 2016|Allergy Tips, CBS New York, Outdoor Allergies|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett on CBS New York – Along With Warmer Temperatures, Spring May Bring Allergies, Sleep Disturbances