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Top 5 Summer Allergens

Summer officially begins June 21. That means summer allergens will be in full swing. While spring is considered the worst season for allergies, summer allergies can be just as bad. Summer brings us three full months of allergy triggers that can make anyone miserable. It’s important to know what allergens

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Grass Pollen Is On The Way!

What is Pollen? Pollen is a powdery substance comprising of pollen grains found in plants. Grasses usually pollinate in the late spring or early summer. In NYC, June is the month for grass pollen to thrive. Due to rising temperatures, grass pollen season may be longer this year. For people

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Asthma Triggers in the Home

May is Asthma Awareness Month. Spring is one of the peak seasons for asthma, so it’s important to be aware of its triggers. An asthma attack can be triggered by various allergens in your home. Eliminating these allergens is the first step in controlling your asthma. The allergists at NY

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Flurandrenolide or Triamcinole Acetonide

Flurandrenolide and triamcinolone acetonide are active ingredients used in some topical steroid creams such as Cordran cream and Triderm cream to treat symptoms certain skin conditions. These symptoms include redness, itching, swelling, and other skin discomfort. These medications must be prescribed by a physician to treat your skin problems. Flurandrenolide

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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