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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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3 Types of Ear Infections Explained

There are three main types of ear infections: acute otitis media (AOM), otitis media with effusion (OME), and otitis externa, also known as swimmer’s ear. The symptoms of these ear infections are very similar and can include: Earache Fever Hearing loss Headaches Drainage from the ear Pain in the ear

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Allergic to Metals? Be Cautious Around These Items

Metal allergies affect up to 15% of the population causing allergic contact dermatitis. An allergic reaction usually occurs within 24–48 hours of contact with metal. Nickel, cobalt, and chromates are the main culprits of metal allergies. If you’re allergic to metals, you already know to stay away from coins and

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You Could Catch A Cold This Summer

What Is a Summer Cold? A summer cold is simply a common cold you catch during summertime. Many people believe you can only catch a cold during winter. This is because many viruses fail to thrive in the heat. However, colds caused by the enterovirus can spread and infect people

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Should You Book A Telemedicine or Office Visit?

While all six of our allergy centers are open to care for your allergy and immunology needs, there are times when it may be more beneficial to book a telemedicine appointment instead of an office visit. The allergists at NY Allergy & Sinus Centers want to make your appointment as

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Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month declared by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). This month indicates peak season for people with asthma and allergies. Pollen is one of the main culprits for asthma and allergy symptoms. Food allergies are also a concern throughout the year. So,

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Could You Have Sleep Apnea?

What Is Sleep Apnea? Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. There are two types of sleep apnea: obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is more common and is caused by a blockage of the airway. In central sleep apnea,

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