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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Popular Science – Forget allergy shots. Try allergy toothpaste

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Popular Science – Forget allergy shots. Try allergy toothpaste

Despite affecting some 50 million Americans, allergies aren’t super well understood. The sparks that ignite your immune system can range from sunlight to onions, and symptoms of an attack are just as varied. For that reason, we’re spending several weeks writing about allergies—what they are, how they manifest, and how we can find relief. This is PopSci’sAllergic Reaction. Allergies are unpleasant. Just ask anyone who equates the advent of spring with a runny nose or the presence of a cute puppy with itchy eyes. Unfortunately, most allergy treatments—which tend to involve lots and lots of needles—are as unpleasant as the […]
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Popular Science – What’s the difference between indoor and outdoor allergies?

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Popular Science – What’s the difference between indoor and outdoor allergies?

Despite affecting some 50 million Americans, allergies aren’t super well understood. The sparks that ignite your immune system can range from sunlight to onions, and symptoms of an attack are just as varied. For that reason, we’re spending several weeks writing about allergies—what they are, how they manifest, and how we can find relief. This is PopSci’s Allergic Reaction. The allergy aisle is filled with products purporting to be your springtime savior. “All day relief!” “Non-drowsy!” “Indoor and outdoor!” But wait, hang on—are indoor and outdoor allergens really that different? “I assure you, your immune system doesn’t discriminate whether you are sensitive to a grass, […]
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Popular Science – Why do my allergies change as I age?

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Popular Science – Why do my allergies change as I age?

If we were to sum up allergies with an emoji, it’d be a shrug. We know so little about them, and yet tens of millions of Americans experience allergies of some kind or another throughout their lives. They come. They go. They evolve slowly or shift rapidly. Perhaps the only constant is that they’re becoming more common. But there is some positive news for allergy sufferers everywhere. “The only good thing about getting older is that​,​ in many cases, allergies are less prevalent,” says Clifford Bassett, medical director of Allergy & Asthma Care of NY and an allergy specialist at New […]
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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 […]
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