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Everything You Need to Know About the Atopic March

What Is the Atopic March? The atopic march is the development of atopic dermatitis (AD) in infancy and subsequent allergic rhinitis and asthma in later childhood. This means that patients who experience atopic dermatitis (eczema) as an infant have a greater chance of developing allergies and asthma as children and adults. Symptoms of eczema, such… Continue Reading Everything You Need to Know About the Atopic March

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Hidden Holiday Allergy Triggers

It’s the holiday season! This means hot chocolate, gifts, and ALLERGIES! While food allergies are the most prominent this season, many other allergy triggers go unnoticed. The allergists at NY Allergy & Sinus Centers are here to expose these hidden allergy triggers to make sure everyone has a safe holiday season.  Fireplace Smoke/ Ash While… Continue Reading Hidden Holiday Allergy Triggers

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Feather Duvet Lung Disease

What Is Feather Duvet Lung Disease? Feather Duvet Lung disease is a subset of bird fancier’s asthma, a type of hypersensitivity pneumonitis. It is a rare immune system disorder that affects the lungs. Mild symptoms include a wheezy cough, runny nose, eye irritation, and asthma. As the disease develops and remains untreated, more serious complications… Continue Reading Feather Duvet Lung Disease

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Get the Dirt on Dust Mite Allergy

Many people try to avoid outdoor allergens as much as possible and often forget that there are allergens lurking inside their home. Dust mites are a year-round allergen and can cause allergic reactions such as sneezing, itching, and asthma symptoms. Even though dust mites thrive in warm weather, the bugs survive in homes during the… Continue Reading Get the Dirt on Dust Mite Allergy

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Approved Food Allergy Treatment May Be On The Way!

The FDA is finally reviewing a new drug for food allergies. This drug, Palforzia, is an oral immunotherapy tablet taken daily. Palforzia contains a small amount of peanut protein that aims to desensitize the immune system’s overreaction to peanuts. Over time, the patient will have less severe reactions to peanuts. APAC voted 7 to 2… Continue Reading Approved Food Allergy Treatment May Be On The Way!

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Sesame Allergies Are On The Rise!

A sesame allergy affects an estimated 1.5 million children and adults. This number is more than what researchers previously thought, which means new cases of allergic reactions to sesame are being reported. Sesame allergy symptoms include: Hives or rash Itchiness and/or swelling inside the mouth Difficulty breathing Low pulse rate Anaphylaxis Sesame is now the… Continue Reading Sesame Allergies Are On The Rise!

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Should You Get Allergy Tested

Allergy tests are useful in quickly determining which foods, medicines, or environmental particles are causing your allergic reaction. There are many tests available that NYC allergists rely on, such as skin prick and patch tests. Along with a medical exam, allergy testing is very accurate. However, it may not be necessary for everyone. The allergists… Continue Reading Should You Get Allergy Tested

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Delaying Allergy Treatment

Introduction When left untreated, allergies can open the door to many other problems. The consequences of delaying allergy treatment range from health issues to poor quality of life. Patients may not feel the immediate effect of untreated allergies beyond common symptoms such as sneezing and itching. However, if allergy treatment is significantly delayed, more severe… Continue Reading Delaying Allergy Treatment

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Elijah’s Law

What is Elijah’s Law? Elijah’s Law tells early education programs in New York that they must follow state food allergy guidelines and protocols to prevent, recognize and respond quickly to life-threatening anaphylactic reactions. The bill was inspired by Elijah Silvera, a three-year-old boy who died of anaphylaxis after a daycare employee fed him a grilled… Continue Reading Elijah’s Law

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The Benefits of Allergy Shots

Allergies can ruin a person’s quality of life. That’s why the allergists at NY Allergy & Sinus Centers specialize in immunotherapy. Allergy immunotherapy, also known as allergy shots, is a treatment in which a patient is injected with small amounts of their allergens on a regular basis at gradually increasing doses. Over a period of… Continue Reading The Benefits of Allergy Shots

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