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Dr. Bassett on HealthiNation – Steroid Nasal Sprays: The Effective Allergy Treatment You Might Not Be Using

Given the option, many people might choose an oral pill over other forms of medications, like shots and sprays. It’s no surprise that many people with seasonal allergies choose oral antihistamines to minimize allergic reactions: Oral meds are mess-free and easily portable—and admittedly the least intimidating. That said, you may be missing out if you’re choosing oral antihistamines and skipping the steroid nasal spray. “Nasal steroid sprays are probably the most effective treatment we have for seasonal allergies,” says Clifford Bassett, MD, allergist at NYU Langone Health. “They’re effective because they work on the nose symptoms: sneezing, runny nose, itchiness, […]
By |May 11th, 2018|HealthiNation|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett on HealthiNation – Steroid Nasal Sprays: The Effective Allergy Treatment You Might Not Be Using
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Great Lakes Ledger – ‘Allergy Explosion’ In the U.S. Linked to Climate Change

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Great Lakes Ledger – ‘Allergy Explosion’ In the U.S. Linked to Climate Change

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology declared that this year’s seasonal allergies are the worst. Not only they’ve seen a spike in the number suffering from it, but they’re causing fever or allergic rhinitis. And the people in the northwest and the southwest U.S. are witnesses to a severe ‘allergy explosion.’ The seasonal allergies make people’s eyes feel itchy and burning, they have a runny nose, congestions and the main issue is that the season got longer with 27 days than the past years. The academy has just released a report, explaining what causes the prolonged pollen season. Dr. Stanley […]
By |May 10th, 2018|Outdoor Allergies|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to Great Lakes Ledger – ‘Allergy Explosion’ In the U.S. Linked to Climate Change
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    Dr. Bassett on CBS WDTV – Pollen explosion causing a severe allergy season

Dr. Bassett on CBS WDTV – Pollen explosion causing a severe allergy season

Link to Video: http://www.wdtv.com/content/news/Pollen-explosion-causing-a-severe-allergy-season-482204131.html
By |May 10th, 2018|CBS News, Outdoor Allergies|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett on CBS WDTV – Pollen explosion causing a severe allergy season
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    Dr. Bassett on CBS New York – What’s To Blame For This Year’s Unusually Strong Allergy Season?

Dr. Bassett on CBS New York – What’s To Blame For This Year’s Unusually Strong Allergy Season?

Link to Video: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2018/05/09/whats-to-blame-for-this-years-unusually-strong-allergy-season/
By |May 10th, 2018|CBS New York, Outdoor Allergies|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett on CBS New York – What’s To Blame For This Year’s Unusually Strong Allergy Season?
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to NBC News – ‘Allergy explosion’ across much of the country linked to climate change

Dr. Bassett Contributes to NBC News – ‘Allergy explosion’ across much of the country linked to climate change

The spring allergy season is hitting much of the country especially hard — and researchers are blaming climate change for more intense pollen counts. There’s been a spike in the number of people suffering seasonal allergies, also called hay fever or allergic rhinitis, for the first time, and people in the northwest and southwest are getting the worst of it, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Read More: https://www.nbcnews.com/health/allergies/allergy-explosion-across-much-country-linked-climate-change-n872826
By |May 10th, 2018|NBC, Outdoor Allergies|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to NBC News – ‘Allergy explosion’ across much of the country linked to climate change
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Gothamist – This Incredible ‘Pollen Bomb’ Video Is Nothing To Sneeze At

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Gothamist – This Incredible ‘Pollen Bomb’ Video Is Nothing To Sneeze At

We all laughed when M. Night Shyamalan thought Mark Wahlberg was credible as a high school science teacher on the run from mother nature in 2008’s The Happening. Plants are trying to kill humans…through wind? Hilarious! But guess what? It turns out The Happeningwas a documentary, because nature is sick of our shit and ready to blast our sinuses to hell with pollen bombs. Millville, New Jersey resident Jennifer Henderson captured the video after her husband Eric noticed a large accumulation of pollen on a tree as he was clearing brush. He decided to tap it with a backhoe to see what […]
By |May 10th, 2018|Gothamist, Outdoor Allergies|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to Gothamist – This Incredible ‘Pollen Bomb’ Video Is Nothing To Sneeze At
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Sharecare – Feel Like Your Allergies Are Worse This Season? It’s Not Your Imagination

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Sharecare – Feel Like Your Allergies Are Worse This Season? It’s Not Your Imagination

If you have allergies, you may have noticed your symptoms getting worse with each passing year, a trend many experts attribute to rising temperatures associated with climate change. According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), our shifting weather patterns increase both the levels of pollen and the amount of time it sticks around. “Over the past several decades, we’ve seen a steady rise in seasonal pollen levels and in the number of adults experiencing allergies for the first time,” says Clifford Bassett, MD, founder and medical director of Allergy and Asthma Care of New York, and […]
By |May 10th, 2018|Allergy Tips, Indoor Allergies, Outdoor Allergies, Sharecare|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to Sharecare – Feel Like Your Allergies Are Worse This Season? It’s Not Your Imagination
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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 […]
By |May 10th, 2018|Allergy Tips, Indoor Allergies, Outdoor Allergies, Popular Science|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to Popular Science – Does taking allergy medication make my allergies worse?
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Healio – Managing seasonal allergies: What primary care physicians need to know

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Healio – Managing seasonal allergies: What primary care physicians need to know

Health care providers must recognize that most patients are self-medicating their seasonal allergies and are doing so inappropriately, according to Bosnic-Anticevich. “Physicians need to be more proactive in guiding patients to the most appropriate treatment,” she said. “Patients with hay fever need a lot more support and guidance than they are currently getting.” Many patients are unaware of the causes and triggers of their rhinitis symptoms, Clifford W. Bassett, MD, founder and medical director of Allergy & Asthma Care of New York, and assistant clinical professor of medicine at New York University, told Healio Internal Medicine. Read More: https://www.healio.com/internal-medicine/allergy-asthma-immunology/news/online/%7Bd0949d15-f2e5-48a5-b838-b538a1f1e144%7D/managing-seasonal-allergies-what-primary-care-physicians-need-to-know
By |May 2nd, 2018|Healio, Indoor Allergies, Outdoor Allergies|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to Healio – Managing seasonal allergies: What primary care physicians need to know