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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
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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
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Patch.com – Allergy Season: Why It Keeps Getting Worse

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Patch.com – Allergy Season: Why It Keeps Getting Worse

“We’re seeing a whole bunch of people who have seasonal allergies for the first time,” said Dr. Clifford Bassett, the founder and medical director of Allergy and Asthma Care of New York. “It’s the elderly and young alike, who have never had allergies before, even people in their middle-aged years.” “So it’s on the rise,” he continued. Many Americans are finding themselves newly experiencing seasonal allergies, or are finding that their allergy symptoms are getting worse every year. The evidence suggests they’re not imagining it. Around the world, the intensity and duration of allergy season, as well as the rates of […]
By |March 25th, 2016|Allergy Tips, Outdoor Allergies, Patch.com|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to Patch.com – Allergy Season: Why It Keeps Getting Worse
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Patch.com – Spring Allergies: New Treatments and Old Tips

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Patch.com – Spring Allergies: New Treatments and Old Tips

Spring and seasonal allergy symptoms can be tough. Sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes and congestion make it difficult to go about your day. You’ve tried everything? Maybe not. New treatments, proven effective for some allergy sufferers when others have not, are here. If you have been putting up with your annual wheezing, thinking it’s not so bad, you may want to think again. As Dr. Clifford Bassett, the founder and medical director of Allergy and Asthma Care of New York, points out, these symptoms may just be the the beginning.  Read More: http://patch.com/us/across-america/spring-allergies-new-treatments-old-tips-0
By |March 25th, 2016|Allergy Tips, Outdoor Allergies, Patch.com|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to Patch.com – Spring Allergies: New Treatments and Old Tips
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Komo News – You may not need antibiotics for a sinus infection

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Komo News – You may not need antibiotics for a sinus infection

When you have a sinus infection and you go to the doctor, you want something to make the pressure and pain to go away, right away. Don’t be surprised or upset if your doctor doesn’t prescribe antibiotics. Dr. Clifford Bassett with the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology says in many cases, they won’t help. “Many sinus infections are actually caused by viruses. Viral infections are not treated successfully with antibiotics,” Dr. Bassett said. Read More: http://komonews.com/news/consumer/you-probably-dont-need-antibitics-for-that-sinus-infection
By |March 24th, 2016|Komo News|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to Komo News – You may not need antibiotics for a sinus infection
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    Dr. Bassett on ABC News – Warmer Weather Could Be Tough On Allergy Sufferers

Dr. Bassett on ABC News – Warmer Weather Could Be Tough On Allergy Sufferers

Link to Video: http://abc7ny.com/health/warmer-weather-could-be-tough-on-allergy-sufferers/1240367/
By |March 11th, 2016|ABC News, Allergy Tips, Outdoor Allergies|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett on ABC News – Warmer Weather Could Be Tough On Allergy Sufferers
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    Dr. Bassett on CBS New York – Along With Warmer Temperatures, Spring May Bring Allergies, Sleep Disturbances

Dr. Bassett on CBS New York – Along With Warmer Temperatures, Spring May Bring Allergies, Sleep Disturbances

Link to Video: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2016/03/07/daylight-saving-time-spring-allergies/
By |March 8th, 2016|Allergy Tips, CBS New York, Outdoor Allergies|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett on CBS New York – Along With Warmer Temperatures, Spring May Bring Allergies, Sleep Disturbances
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    Dr. Bassett on NBC Nightly News – Study Finds Drop in Allergies For Children Introduced to Peanuts Early

Dr. Bassett on NBC Nightly News – Study Finds Drop in Allergies For Children Introduced to Peanuts Early

Link to Video: http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/study-finds-drop-in-allergies-for-children-introduced-to-peanuts-early-637383747609
By |March 7th, 2016|Allergy Tips, NBC|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett on NBC Nightly News – Study Finds Drop in Allergies For Children Introduced to Peanuts Early
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    Dr. Bassett Contributes to Huffington Post – Here’s Why Your Spring Allergies Are Already Flaring Up

Dr. Bassett Contributes to Huffington Post – Here’s Why Your Spring Allergies Are Already Flaring Up

It’s only the beginning of March, but spring allergies are already on the rise. Over at his office at Allergy and Asthma Care of New York, Dr. Clifford Bassett said he’s “already seeing a tenfold increase in the volume of phone calls of people complaining of allergies and allergy-like symptoms.” The reason for all those early calls? This more-or-less comfy, mild winter that many of us have enjoyed so far. Read More: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/allergy-season-2016
By |March 1st, 2016|Allergy News, Allergy Tips, HuffPost, Outdoor Allergies|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Contributes to Huffington Post – Here’s Why Your Spring Allergies Are Already Flaring Up