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 of albuterol inhalers to hospitals… Continue Reading Albuterol Inhaler Shortage: Could It Affect You?
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 get longer and more intense… Continue Reading Is Pollen Season Getting Longer?
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 a New York Times database).… Continue Reading COVID and Its Potential Treatments
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 hayfever or Rose fever. While… Continue Reading Why Does Pollen Cause Allergies?
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 someone who is infected is… Continue Reading How to Treat Allergies in the Era of COVID-19 Pandemic
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, nasal decongestants, sodium chloride, and… Continue Reading Should I Use A Nasal Spray For A Sinus Infection?
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 tend to get allergies the… Continue Reading Seasonal Allergies vs 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 or others with the coronavirus… Continue Reading Your Chronic Cough Is Probably Not Due to the Coronavirus
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 monthly. At your first immunotherapy… Continue Reading Allergy Shots: What to Expect
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 time to prepare for spring… Continue Reading Spring Allergies Are On The Way!