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Preparing for the Worst of Asthma Season

This time of the year is considered asthma season. We remain available to our patients to help them understand asthma triggers and determine the best way to avoid them. Continue Reading Preparing for the Worst of Asthma Season

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Are Food Allergies Underdiagnosed in Low-Income Families?

Are you aware of your food allergies? A recent study found that the prevalence of food allergy among children enrolled in Medicaid was 0.6% lower compared to previous national estimates using parent surveys (7.6%) and reports of physician confirmation of food allergy (4.7%). This means that families in the Medicaid program may be encountering barriers… Continue Reading Are Food Allergies Underdiagnosed in Low-Income Families?

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How to Get Through Mosquito Season

Did you know that there are about 70 different species of mosquitoes found in New York? These mosquitoes can cause severe symptoms in individuals allergic to mosquito bites. These symptoms include: A large area of itching Lesions Bruises near the site of the bite Inflammation of the lymph system Hives Anaphylaxis Mosquito season is expected… Continue Reading How to Get Through Mosquito Season

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Is Nocturnal Asthma Disturbing Your Sleep?

Nocturnal asthma can make sleeping seem restless. With symptoms like wheezing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath, nocturnal asthma is a lung condition that needs proper treatment and management. Asthma symptoms at night may be more severe than during the daytime. According to this asthma study, nocturnal asthma is linked to an increased risk of… Continue Reading Is Nocturnal Asthma Disturbing Your Sleep?

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Wearing A Face Mask This Summer

New York City is on track to enter the third part of the state’s four-phase reopening on July 6. Phase three allows for indoor dining and non-essential services like tattooing. However, we must remember that COVID-19 is still a serious issue we face. So, we must continue to wear face masks when in public.  During… Continue Reading Wearing A Face Mask This Summer

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5 Tips to Help You Breathe Better

Allergic asthma is a common condition affecting millions of people. It is one of America’s most common and costly diseases. The good news is, asthma conditions can be managed with proper prevention and treatment methods. Learning to take control of your asthma symptoms is the first step to improving your lung function. Here are 5… Continue Reading 5 Tips to Help You Breathe Better

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Can These Pills Help Prevent Anaphylaxis?

In recent lab experiments, researchers have found that pills used to treat blood cancers may potentially prevent life-threatening allergic reactions. These pills, called BTK inhibitors, have been shown to stall the process that triggers life-threatening allergic reactions known as anaphylaxis. Approved drugs that inhibit BTK have been used to treat lymphoma, and various drugs that… Continue Reading Can These Pills Help Prevent Anaphylaxis?

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5 Facts You Should Know About An Epipen

EpiPens and other epinephrine auto-injectors are in high demand. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the prevalence of food allergies has increased between 1997 and 2011, and now it affects around one in 13 children. With the increase in food allergies, it’s important to know how to administer epinephrine to an… Continue Reading 5 Facts You Should Know About An Epipen

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FARE’s Revised Emergency Care Plan

The standard recommendation for allergic individuals experiencing anaphylaxis is to administer epinephrine promptly, then call 9-1-1 to have an ambulance take you to the hospital for further evaluation. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic, people have expressed concern about the risk of contracting the virus in the emergency room. Due to these concerns, FARE’s (Food Allergy… Continue Reading FARE’s Revised Emergency Care Plan

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Pollen Foods to Avoid This Season

It’s always better to eat whole, natural foods rather than packaged foods; but sometimes, natural foods can do more harm than good. You could experience an allergic reaction to some fruits and vegetables. Oral allergy syndrome, also known as pollen-food allergy syndrome, is caused by cross-reacting allergens found in both pollen and raw fruits, vegetables,… Continue Reading Pollen Foods to Avoid This Season

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