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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to FamilyWize – 7 Tips to Help Spring Clean Your House

Dr. Bassett Contributes to FamilyWize – 7 Tips to Help Spring Clean Your House

With spring comes green grass, flowers blooming, and pollen spreading. Seasonal allergies tend to peak in springtime, but it’s not just the outside you should be worried about. The spring season presents the perfect opportunity to do spring cleaning where you can clear the dust-and mold-prone areas you may be missing. According to the American Cleaning Institute (ACI), 91% of Americans engage in spring cleaning. To make sure you’re truly cleaning your house from top to bottom, we spoke with allergists to get some of the best tips to help you keep your home free of dust, dander, mold, and […]
By |August 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to FamilyWize – 7 Tips to Help Spring Clean Your House
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Allergic Living – Should I Be Worried About Hardwood Floors if I’m Allergic to Trees?

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Allergic Living – Should I Be Worried About Hardwood Floors if I’m Allergic to Trees?

Q: I recently found out I have allergies to dust mites and many trees, including hickory. Our home has new hardwood flooring that’s hickory. Is it possible to be allergic to that hardwood? Should we add a sealant? Dr. Bassett: For allergies, many hard-surface flooring products are preferred over carpeting, such as hardwood, tile or stone. These are easier to keep free of indoor allergens, including pet dander, house dust mites and molds. In addressing your question, the type of hardwood chosen for flooring, whether it is sourced from oak, maple or hickory, is not the issue. This is because seasonal […]
By |July 13th, 2020|Allergic Living|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to Allergic Living – Should I Be Worried About Hardwood Floors if I’m Allergic to Trees?
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Moms.com – Why Does My Toddler Have A Food Allergy They Never Had As A Baby?

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Moms.com – Why Does My Toddler Have A Food Allergy They Never Had As A Baby?

Allergic reactions can scare even the most veteran mothers out there. After all, allergic reactions can be life-threatening and often require an immediate response to get them under control. While that’s scary enough, this reaction can even catch parents off guard if their child has never experienced an allergic reaction before. But what can cause a child to develop a food allergy that they never experienced as a baby? And how can parents handle these reactions if, heaven forbid, they happen? Read More: https://www.moms.com/toddler-food-allergy-never-as-baby/
By |June 23rd, 2020|Moms.com|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to Moms.com – Why Does My Toddler Have A Food Allergy They Never Had As A Baby?
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Today – Everything you need to know about food allergies

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Today – Everything you need to know about food allergies

Confused about how to deal with common food allergies? Not sure where to even start? Clifford W. Bassett, M.D., a medical director of Allergy & Asthma Care of New York and a faculty member at the New York University School of Medicine, provides practical advice for managing food allergies in the primary-care setting: Q: At what ages do most patients develop food allergies? Can they suddenly show up in adults? A: Most food allergies develop in children 6 years of age or younger, but they can occur for the first time at any age, including in adulthood. The estimated prevalence […]
By |June 23rd, 2020|Today|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to Today – Everything you need to know about food allergies
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Medium – Get Ready for the Worst Allergy Season We’ve Ever Had

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Medium – Get Ready for the Worst Allergy Season We’ve Ever Had

The main culprit behind the sneezing is pollen, which is essentially plant sperm — and nature is promiscuous. (You know this if you have ever seen your car turn yellow overnight.) One ragweed plant alone can produce a billion grains. Early in the spring, trees such as oak and birch shed the stuff. By late spring through fall, grasses and weeds take over as major sources, so there’s the potential for months of suffering. The wind can carry grains for miles, and they are small enough to get into your eyes, nose, and lungs. “Allergies happen when your immune […]
By |May 21st, 2020|Medium|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to Medium – Get Ready for the Worst Allergy Season We’ve Ever Had
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to The Denver ABC News – Botanical sexism is making allergies worse

Dr. Bassett Contributes to The Denver ABC News – Botanical sexism is making allergies worse

For decades, Ogren has researched the allergy-potential of all the commonly used horticultural plants. His studies have confirmed male trees are being favored over female trees which is making allergies worse – a process otherwise known as botanical sexism. “They do that because the female trees will drop seed pods, or seeds, or flowers or maybe a fruit of some sort on the sidewalks, and they want to have clean, tidy sidewalks. That’s what’s […]
By |May 14th, 2020|Denver ABC News|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to The Denver ABC News – Botanical sexism is making allergies worse
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Pix11 – Botanical sexism is making allergies worse

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Pix11 – Botanical sexism is making allergies worse

For decades, Ogren has researched the allergy-potential of all the commonly used horticultural plants. His studies have confirmed male trees are being favored over female trees which is making allergies worse – a process otherwise known as botanical sexism. “They do that because the female trees will drop seed pods, or seeds, or flowers or maybe a fruit of some sort on the sidewalks, and they want to have clean, tidy sidewalks. That’s what’s driving this whole thing.” On the other hand, males produce the pollen to […]
By |May 12th, 2020|Pix11|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to Pix11 – Botanical sexism is making allergies worse
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Insider – When is allergy season? Symptoms and treatment for seasonal allergies

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Insider – When is allergy season? Symptoms and treatment for seasonal allergies

Allergy season often refers to a specific type of allergy, called allergic rhinitis (or hay fever), that can be triggered by pollen. Trees, flowers, and grasses typically release pollen in the spring and summer months. However, certain allergies can also happen in the fall, like those caused by weeds. It all depends on what type of plant you’re allergic to and when that plant pollinates. Here’s a breakdown of seasonal allergies during the spring, summer, and fall. Read More: https://www.insider.com/when-is-allergy-season
By |April 28th, 2020|Insider|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to Insider – When is allergy season? Symptoms and treatment for seasonal allergies
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to The Cut – Do I Have Allergies or the Coronavirus?

Dr. Bassett Contributes to The Cut – Do I Have Allergies or the Coronavirus?

Feeling sick in any sort of way right now can be scary. And as allergy season settles upon us, with blooming trees and pollen filling the air, many of us are waking up with sore throats, stuffy noses, and the same question: It’s probably just allergies … right? I reached out to Clifford Bassett, founder and medical director of Allergy and Asthma Care of New York, to see if he could give us some guidance about determining whether what we’re feeling is really just allergies or something we should watch more carefully. Read More: https://www.thecut.com/2020/04/coronavirus-symptoms-allergies.html
By |April 7th, 2020|The Cut|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to The Cut – Do I Have Allergies or the Coronavirus?
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Prevention – How to Tell if Allergies Are Causing Your Cough, According to a Doctor

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Prevention – How to Tell if Allergies Are Causing Your Cough, According to a Doctor

Coughing is one of the most common—and confusing—symptoms that comes around each spring, and too many of us are forced to play a familiar guessing game: Do I have allergies or a cold? It’s a complicated question, made even more difficult this year due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. A dry cough is one of the most common symptoms of COVID-19, but it can just be a sign that your allergies are in full swing as the trees start to bud. Here, a doctor explains what to look out for and how to feel better ASAP. Read More: https://www.prevention.com/health/a32019448/can-allergies-cause-cough/
By |April 7th, 2020|Prevention|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to Prevention – How to Tell if Allergies Are Causing Your Cough, According to a Doctor