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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 Fox News – Can you be allergic to Valentine’s Day?

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Fox News – Can you be allergic to Valentine’s Day?

Many people are quite surprised each year that instead of being a special, amorous day, Valentine’s Day may be a source of dismay when it becomes a potpourri (literally) of surprising and unexpected allergy triggers for many allergy sufferers.  These triggers often include lovely fragrant flowers, perfumes, luscious chocolates, scented candles and more. Depending on one’s sensitivity, you or your partner may indeed be affected by one or many not uncommon allergy triggers. Read More: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2017/02/14/can-be-allergic-to-valentines-day.html
By |February 14th, 2017|Allergy Tips, Asthma News, FOX News|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to Fox News – Can you be allergic to Valentine’s Day?
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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 NJ.com – If you have allergies, this week could be a nightmare

Dr. Bassett Contributes to NJ.com – If you have allergies, this week could be a nightmare

The relentless streak of soggy days that darkened the sky and dampened the ground across the region last week may have spoiled the mood of many New Jerseyans, but it helped some allergy sufferers by keeping the pollen counts down, experts say. Now for some bad news: The sunshine that returned on Sunday and Monday triggered the release of a lot more tree pollen, and that upward trend is expected to continue this week, with more dry days than wet days in the forecast. The tree pollen count on Monday in northern New Jersey was 939 grains per cubic meter, which […]
By |May 11th, 2016|Allergy News, Allergy Tips, NJ.com|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to NJ.com – If you have allergies, this week could be a nightmare
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Self – I Got An Air Purifier And It Literally Changed My Life

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Self – I Got An Air Purifier And It Literally Changed My Life

For four years, I lived on 58th street in Manhattan. My apartment was basically on the Queensborough Bridge, right where cars enter and exit. I know what you’re thinking—”How loud was that?”—and you’d have a point. In all honesty, it was pretty noisy. But as it would turn out, that was only the most obvious problem, not the most important one. I turned my A/C to the “fan” setting each night to cover up the noise and kept my double windows closed pretty much at all times. While it was annoying, I didn’t really mind, since leaving them open meant that, within a day, […]
By |May 10th, 2016|Allergy Tips, Asthma News, Self|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to Self – I Got An Air Purifier And It Literally Changed My Life
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to The New York Post – Four ways to fight the worst allergy season ever

Dr. Bassett Contributes to The New York Post – Four ways to fight the worst allergy season ever

April showers bring May flowers – and a whole lotta sneezing and itchy eyes. And this year, according to experts, allergies are going to be worse than ever. “We’re seeing allergy symptoms become more severe and start earlier,” says Dr. Neeta Ogden, an NYC-based allergist. She and other doctors attribute this to environmental shifts and climate change. “What determines if there is more or less pollen is temperature, humidity or rainfall,” says Dr. Darryl Zeldin, scientific director at National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Read More: http://nypost.com/2016/04/19/four-ways-to-fight-the-worst-allergy-season-ever/
By |April 21st, 2016|Allergy News, Allergy Tips, New York Post|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to The New York Post – Four ways to fight the worst allergy season ever
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to REFINERY29 – 6 Ways Your Clothes Secretly Hurt You & What To Wear Instead

Dr. Bassett Contributes to REFINERY29 – 6 Ways Your Clothes Secretly Hurt You & What To Wear Instead

Most people don’t have an allergy to textile fibers themselves, says New York allergist Clifford Bassett, MD. Instead, contact dermatitis — signs of which include redness, itchiness, and scaliness — stems from additives such as formaldehyde, which is used to make clothing wrinkle-resistant, as well as glues and tanning ingredients. (A textile-dye allergy is a thing, too, but “fortunately dyes wash out over time,” notes Dr. Bassett.) Read More: http://www.refinery29.com/clothing-fit-issues-solutions#slide-4
By |April 20th, 2016|REFINERY29|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to REFINERY29 – 6 Ways Your Clothes Secretly Hurt You & What To Wear Instead