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insect sting allergy
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How to Manage Your Insect Sting Allergy

An insect sting allergy is an allergic reaction to stings from bees, hornets, wasps, and yellow jackets. Most people have some kind of reaction to insect stings including redness and a mild bump or swelling around the sting site. However, this does not mean that they are allergic. A real

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oral immunotherapy
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Oral Immunotherapy for Food Allergies

What Is Oral Immunotherapy? Oral immunotherapy (OIT) refers to the medically supervised therapy of feeding an allergic individual an increasing amount of an allergen. The goal is to increase the threshold that triggers a reaction. OIT protocols include 2 distinct stages: an induction phase (progressive increases of threshold doses up

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albuterol shortage
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Albuterol Inhaler Shortage: Could It Affect You?

What is Albuterol? Albuterol is a bronchodilator (dilates or opens up the bronchi)that helps with respiratory issues. It is considered a rescue or quick-relief asthma medicine. There is currently an albuterol inhaler shortage in some parts of the country due to COVID-19. This shortage is due to the increased allocation

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pollen season
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Is Pollen Season Getting Longer?

If you’re like most allergy sufferers, you’ve likely experienced pollen allergy symptoms early this year. It seems as if pollen season gets worse each year, and there’s a reason for this. An increase in warmer temperatures brings about higher levels of pollen. This means that pollen seasons will continue to

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COVID-19
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COVID and Its Potential Treatments

Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2: Is a Treatment Coming Soon? As of April 6, 2020, the number of COVID-19 cases is 1.2 million worldwide. In the United States, the number of cases has reached 336,000. The death toll worldwide is 70,000, and the death toll within the United States is 9,600 (according to

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pollen allergy
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Why Does Pollen Cause Allergies?

Do you experience sneezing, itching, and watery eyes during spring and summer? You’re probably allergic to pollen, the fine powder that comes from the stamen of flowering plants and grass. When pollen is dispersed through the air, it enters the nose, mouth, and eyes and causes an allergic reaction called

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How to Treat Allergies in the Era of COVID-19 Pandemic

Why Is It Important to Treat Your Allergies More than Ever During the COVID-19 Pandemic? As we enter allergy season in the midst of the Corona Virus Pandemic, we are stressing that more than ever it is important to treat allergies aggressively and minimize allergy symptoms.  Coronavirus is spread when

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nasal spray
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Should I Use A Nasal Spray For A Sinus Infection?

Nasal sprays are often used to soothe symptoms caused by a sinus infection or acute sinusitis. Symptoms of a sinus infection can include inflammation in the nose, congestion, postnasal drip, runny nose with green or yellow mucus, cough, sinus pain and more. There are four main types of nasal sprays: corticosteroids,

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coronavirus
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Seasonal Allergies vs Coronavirus

Seasonal Allergies vs. Influenza vs. Coronavirus Spring typically brings warm weather and with it, allergies. With Covid-19, we are faced with the challenge of having to differentiate between non-transmissible allergies and transmissible influenza and Covid-19.  It Is important as patients that we understand the differences between each condition. Allergies. We

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chronic cough
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Your Chronic Cough Is Probably Not Due to the Coronavirus

Countries all across the world are in constant panic because of the coronavirus. While the infection is serious, there’s no need to run away from every single person that coughs. There are many causes of chronic cough with allergies being one of the main culprits. So before you diagnose yourself

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allergy shots
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Allergy Shots: What to Expect

How Do Allergy Shots Work? At NY Allergy & Sinus Centers, we perform allergy immunotherapy, also known as allergy shots. Allergy shots are a long term solution to your allergies. During the process, you are injected with small amounts of an allergen on a regular basis, first weekly and then

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