NYC Allergy, Asthma
and Sinus Care Resource
Missing nasal bacteria may be a trigger for rhinosinusitis. Read More
The FDA has announced new warnings and suggestions for the use
of netipots – use bottled water or water that has been boiled and cooled
prior to use. Read More
A 10-year-old recently saved his father’s life after his dad was stung
by bees while doing yard work. The father is highly allergic to the
insects. The son, recognized trouble when he found his dad struggling
to breathe in the bathroom. Read More
Illinois school nurses can now ask doctors to prescribe epinephrine shots (EpiPens) to be stocked in Nurses Offices for the upcoming school year. Read More
Allergy triggers on the playground and in the class room are responsible for 14 million school days missed each year in the US due to allergies. Read More
Sinusitis can be caused by Allergies?
Yes! Chronic sinusitis can be caused by an infection, triggered by allergies,
pollution, or cigarette smoke. It can also be caused by nasal polyps-
growths in the sinuses. The build up of mucus leads to difficulty breathing as well as a proliferation of infection. See more about the treatment of Sinusitis here
What are Allergies?
Allergies are a hypersensitivity of the immune system. The disorder may cause asthma, sinus issues as well as allergic reactions to normally harmless environmental substances known as allergens. Allergies
What are some common allergens that NY Allergy sufferers face?
Grass and tree pollen are common seasonal allergies, there are many others. More information is found at Seasonal Allergies
Is it true that exposing my infant to pets may help them avoid future allergies?
Yes, exposing a child to pets in the first year of life may help them to avoid pet allergies later in life. Dr. Lubitz discusses pets and infants in a WCAX news brief Pet Allergies
Allergies can trigger my Asthma?
Yes, an allergic disorder can result in asthmatic episodes. This condition called Extrinsic or Allergic Asthma, is estimated to affect over 10 million people. Watch Dr. Lubitz explain Allergic Asthma
It seems when the weather breaks every spring and summer I develop sinus infections, why?
Your problem may be attributed to a condition called Sinusitis which can be triggered by allergy NYC pollutants. You'll require an exam by an allergist for proper diagnosis and a treatment plan. For more on Chronic Sinusitis, watch this Dr. Lubitz discussion, Sinusitis
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