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Common Cold vs The Flu

Flu season is in full swing. The flu attacks more than 3 million people each year. Symptoms include fever, chills, muscle aches, cough, congestion, runny nose, headaches, and fatigue. These symptoms are also seen in patients with the common cold. This makes it difficult to differentiate between the two. While the two are very similar,… Continue Reading Common Cold vs The Flu

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The Dangers of Airborne Allergens

Allergic reactions can happen anywhere at any moment. While most of the time the reaction is brought on by direct contact or consumption, it’s not rare to have an allergic reaction after inhaling the particles released into the air by cooking, steaming, or roasting. Recently, an 11-year-old boy, Camron Jean-Pierre, died from an allergic reaction… Continue Reading The Dangers of Airborne Allergens

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Amoxicillin Clavulanate or Cefaclor

Amoxicillin-clavulanate and cefaclor are active ingredients used in some antibacterial drugs such as Augmentin and Cefaclor Oral Suspension to treat symptoms related to pneumonia, otitis media (middle ear infection), and sinusitis. These medications must be prescribed by a physician to treat your bacterial infection. Amoxicillin-clavulanate and cefaclor are very similar ingredients. However, your doctor may… Continue Reading Amoxicillin Clavulanate or Cefaclor

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Fluticasone Propionate or Budesonide

Fluticasone propionate and Budesonide are active ingredients used in some asthma medications to treat and prevent asthma symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness. These medications can only be prescribed by a physician. Fluticasone propionate and budesonide are very similar ingredients. However, they may affect your body differently. We’re here to… Continue Reading Fluticasone Propionate or Budesonide

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What You Were Never Told About Sinus Infections

Sinusitis is an inflammatory condition of the air cavities (a.k.a. your sinuses) in the bones around your nose and eyes. It affects about 30 million people each year. Symptoms include headaches, facial pain, runny nose, and nasal congestion. If you experience these symptoms, you may need to visit a sinus center. The physicians at NY… Continue Reading What You Were Never Told About Sinus Infections

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Hold the Crickets

While some people can’t even bring themselves to touch a cricket, others are jumping on the trend of eating crickets and other insects. Entomophagy, the practice of eating insects, isn’t new to society. It’s been a practice in many cultures for decades. However, entomophagy has grown in the U.S. the past couple of years. Crickets,… Continue Reading Hold the Crickets

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Budesonide or Fluticasone

Budesonide and fluticasone are active ingredients used in some nasal sprays, such as Rhinocort and Flonase, to treat symptoms related to nasal congestion, sneezing, runny nose, and itchy nose. These medications can be bought over the counter to treat your nasal symptoms. Budesonide and fluticasone are very similar ingredients. However, they may affect your body… Continue Reading Budesonide or Fluticasone

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Five Most Common Allergies

According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, more than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies every year. This includes seasonal and year-round allergies. From food to chemicals, there are products that can evoke an allergic reaction. We’ve discussed five uncommon allergies in past blog posts. Now it’s time to discuss the five… Continue Reading Five Most Common Allergies

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Cetirizine Hydrochloride or Loratadine

Cetirizine hydrochloride and loratadine are active ingredients used in antihistamines, such as Zyrtec and Claritin, to treat symptoms related to allergies such as sneezing, itchy and swelling. Both ingredients can be found in various forms including pills, chewable tablets, and syrups. These medications can be bought over the counter to treat your symptoms. Cetirizine hydrochloride… Continue Reading Cetirizine Hydrochloride or Loratadine

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Preparing Thanksgiving Dinner For Family Members With Allergies

Thanksgiving is almost here! That means turkey, pumpkin pie, and food allergies. Since this holiday is all about food, you can expect to hear about food allergies. Millions of Americans suffer from food allergies. If you’re preparing Thanksgiving dinner for family members with allergies, this can be a challenge. So, NY Allergy & Sinus Centers… Continue Reading Preparing Thanksgiving Dinner For Family Members With Allergies

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    Our premier team of allergists offer state-of-the-art methods for diagnosis and treatment of allergies and sinus conditions. Our NY Allergy & Sinus Centers perform Allergy Skin and Blood Testing, Food Allergy Testing, Patch Testing, and Immunotherapy, and often a same-day diagnosis is possible.

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