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How to Prepare Your Child for Spring Allergies

Prepare your child for spring allergies.

Some children have a hard time when the spring rolls around. With so many pollens and allergens in the air, it is the most popular time of year for kids to visit their allergy specialist in NYC. If you know that your kid tends to get hay fever in the spring, you might want to …

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What Are Fall Allergies?

Woman with fall allergies sneezing.

Everyone knows that springtime brings about a new wave of allergies and annoying symptoms that keep you from feeling at your best. But did you know that there are fall allergies as well? What Are Fall Allergies? Fall allergies are caused by common pollens in the air that can come from mold, ragweed, or other …

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Does My Kid Have Allergic Asthma?

Does my kid have allergic asthma?

Millions of children suffer from allergies and asthma. However, children can also suffer from allergic asthma. Both asthma and allergies are common, but they can be frightening for children to experience. Children with multiple respiratory issues need to be diagnosed, treated, and their conditions need to be properly managed by a skilled child respiratory specialist. …

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Where Do Dust Mites Come From?

Where do dust mites come from?

Dust mites are one of the most common causes of asthma and other respiratory ailments. This is especially true for children and young people, although adults can also suffer breathing problems at the hands of pesky dust mites. What exactly are they, and where do they come from? What are some ways to get rid …

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Do I Have Allergies or a Cold?

Do I have allergies or a cold?

Symptoms of allergies and colds can be strikingly similar, depending on what you are feeling. They both affect millions of people each year, so there may be a time when you ask yourself if you are experiencing a cold or allergies. Allergies affect more than fifty million Americans each year. Adults in the United States …

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Is Oral Allergy Syndrome Dangerous? 

What foods contribute to oral allergy syndrome?

The immune system is a complex thing. Everybody has different tolerances or sensitivities that make us aware of many kinds of allergies that can exist. One of the most common is oral allergy syndrome, which causes the immune system to react negatively to certain pollens or food allergens.  Like most other types of allergies, oral …

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Allergies and Your Skin

Itching

Seasonal allergies can strike people in different ways. But often, allergies tend to inflict the skin, causing a variety of ailments and irritations that can make the season nearly impossible to deal with. Understanding the different ways that allergies can affect your skin, as well as available treatment options, can give you the upper hand …

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Should Asthma Sufferers be Worried About Thunder Fever?

Threatening dark clouds covering the sky

Just recently, the term “thunder fever” emerged as the UK braced for stormy conditions because of explosive Atlantic weather systems. Those afflicted with pulmonary issues such as asthma were strongly advised to stay indoors and avoid potentially dangerous air. Typically, rainy weather is viewed as a benefit to those suffering from allergic asthma, so why …

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Guide to Hypoallergenic Dogs

wheaten terrier

You’ve heard the latest talk of hypoallergenic dog breeds at your local Starbucks and even at the dog park if you have a pup of your own, but what’s all the fuss about? What does hypoallergenic even mean? Which dogs fall into this elusive category? Talk to your allergy doctor in New York about this …

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Worst Cities for Spring Allergies

sick woman at the underground station

Zyrtec, Allegra, Claritin, Benadryl… what’s your favorite allergy medication? Come spring, those of us who suffer from respiratory allergies enact our yearly ritual of storing our winter wardrobes and airing out the summer ones – plus stopping by the local drugstore or allergy doctor to pick up an antihistamine! Besides over the counter and prescription …

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