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Spring Allergies Are On The Way!

Spring is almost here, which means you’re likely to start feeling symptoms of spring allergies soon. Spring allergy symptoms include sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, scratchy throat, and swollen sinuses. Tree pollen is the main culprit of these symptoms and generally peaks in late March/early April; so, you still have

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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

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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

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Feather Duvet Lung Disease
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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

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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

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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.

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sesame allergy
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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

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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

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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

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Elijah's law
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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

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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

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Sending Your Child to Summer Camp With Allergies

School is finally out and many kids will be going off to summer camp soon. As exciting as summer camp is, it can be scary for parents with allergic kids. Whether your child suffers from food, environmental, or insect allergies, it’s important to be cautious when sending them off to

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