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    Dr. Silverman Contributes to Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology – Association between chronic urticaria and self-reported penicillin allergy

Dr. Silverman Contributes to Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology – Association between chronic urticaria and self-reported penicillin allergy

This link between chronic urticaria and self-reported penicillin allergy highlights the need for clinicians to inquire about self-reported penicillin allergy in patients with chronic urticaria and to consider penicillin skin testing. Furthermore, patients who report penicillin allergy might actually have chronic urticaria, indicating the importance of inquiring about chronic urticaria symptoms in patients with self-reported penicillin allergy. Read More: http://www.annallergy.org/article/S1081-1206(15)00825-X/fulltext
By |April 5th, 2016|Allergy News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Dr. Silverman Contributes to Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology – Association between chronic urticaria and self-reported penicillin allergy

The Allergy Diary

Keeping An Allergy Diary Watch Dr. Bassett on the Dr. Oz Show as they discuss keeping an allergy diary and how a visual inspection can be key to identifying an allergy in your body.   Watch Dr. Bassett on the Dr. Oz Show as he discusses dairy allergies, keeping a dairy diary and the benefits of a dairy elimination diet.
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    Dr Bassett on DailyBurn Explains 8 Ways to Not Let Allergies Affect Your Workout

Dr Bassett on DailyBurn Explains 8 Ways to Not Let Allergies Affect Your Workout

Allergy-Proof Your Workout 1. Find the source. Don’t know exactly what sets off your sniffles? An allergist can help you nail down the precise triggers so you can be proactive in your care and know what to avoid and when, says Clifford Bassett, M.D., director of Allergy & Asthma Care of New York. Find a doc near you by visiting allergyandasthma.org. 2. Follow the forecast. Before you head outside, check local pollen and pollutant counts, says Bassett. You can find these on your local weather channel, aaaai.org, or pollen.com. It’s a good idea stay indoors […]
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    Dr Bassett on USA Today “Don’t oversanitize your world”

Dr Bassett on USA Today “Don’t oversanitize your world”

Babies may get allergy protection from cats, even roaches — Special for USA Today by Kim Painter Cockroaches might not seem to have much in common with farm animals. But a new study suggests urban newborns who share their homes with cockroaches, mice and cats might get the same kind of protection from allergies and asthma that farm children seem to get from the animals in their barns. The finding, published Friday in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, is no reason to stop exterminating cockroaches, researchers say. But it is the […]

Dr Bassett on WNYC Leonard Lopate Show

Please Explain: Why I’m Sneezing So Much The Weather Channel’s four-day pollen forecast for New York notes that grass pollen is high, tree pollen is moderate. For the many who people suffer from seasonal allergies, spring brings sneezing and sniffling. So on this week’s Please Explain, Dr. Clifford Bassett, Medical Director of Allergy and Asthma Care of New York, tells us why and what we can do to find relief: Climate change has led to worse allergies because the pollen seasons have been starting earlier in the spring and lasting about four […]
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    Dr Bassett Contributes to New York Times Article on Vitamin E Controversy

Dr Bassett Contributes to New York Times Article on Vitamin E Controversy

New York Times — Vitamin E May Harm, or Help, Your Lungs by Anahad O’Connor A form of vitamin E found in vegetable oils like corn and canola may worsen lung function, while another form typically found in olive oil may protect it, a new study suggests. The findings may help explain why studies of the health effects of the vitamin have had conflicting results. Vitamin E comes in various forms called tocopherols, which are commonly found in fats and oils. Supplements of the vitamin may contain a single type of tocopherol, or a mix. The new research, published in […]
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    Baltimore Journalist Surprised to Find He is Allergic to Newspaper Ink

Baltimore Journalist Surprised to Find He is Allergic to Newspaper Ink

May 22, 2014 by SUSAN DONALDSON JAMES via ABC GOOD MORNING AMERICA For a decade, Baltimore Sun journalist Mike Dresser couldn’t figure out why his eye lids swelled so much that some days he was late to work because he could barely see well enough to drive. “I’d wake up in the morning with my eyes swollen to the point where I couldn’t see through the slits,” Dresser, 60, told ABC News. “It’s really uncomfortable and itchy, and my eyes get very watery.” Doctors could find no cause, so they eventually recommended a patch test, ruling out common allergens […]
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    Dr Bassett on Everyday Health Answers ‘Questions to Ask Your Child’s Allergist’

Dr Bassett on Everyday Health Answers ‘Questions to Ask Your Child’s Allergist’

By Mikel Theobald Everyday Health Finding a trusted allergist is essential to managing your child’s allergies. Knowing what to expect and what questions to ask during your appointment will get this all-important relationship started on the right foot. First, come prepared to give details and a thorough history of the symptoms, says Clifford W. Bassett, MD, medical director of Allergy and Asthma Care of New York and assistant clinical professor of medicine at the NYU School of Medicine in New York City. Don’t rely on memory — write everything down. Get Prepared for the Appointment Here is some of what you may be asked: What […]

Are You Allergic To Exercise? Dr Bassett Explains on ABC News

ABC US News | ABC Business News It may sound like an excuse, but some people are actually allergic to exercise. This condition can trigger serious consequences that could land you in your hospital’s emergency room. Dr Clifford Bassett joins ABC News reporter to help explain this unusual situation.
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Hidden allergens in your favorite holiday foods (Thanksgiving and beyond!)

1. Watch out for the stuffing. It may include nuts, chestnuts, apple, bread (wheat), egg, gluten, chicken stock, herbs, seasoning, spices, milk and soybean (essentially anything!) 2. Pumpkin pie. This is a staple holiday sweet, that may include wheat, egg, milk, nuts, nutmeg and gluten. 3. Gravies. You many encounter diary, milk, egg, gluten, corn, soybean and/or wheat. 4. Sauces. Cranberry sauce may contain all kinds of nuts, walnuts, corn, pecans, etc. 5. Cakes/cookies may contain diary, soy, wheat, egg, milk, gluten and nuts galore. In fact bakery items may contain either nuts or may be produced […]
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