Advanced Specialty Care Fall 2019 Newsletter

In this newsletter, get Fall allergy tips, RSVP for a free open house and complimentary cosmetic consultation, learn about treatments for thinning hair, take advantage of a spider vein treatment special and more! Free Cosmetic Open House $300 Spider Vein Treatment Special Fall Allergy Tips Hearing Loss & Developmental Delays in Children Does Your Child Suffer From Chronic Sore Throats? Treat Thinning Hair with PRP Same-Day Dermatology Appointments Accomplished Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Stacey June, Joins Advanced Specialty Care Free Cosmetic Open House: November 7th in Ridgefield | 4-8 pm Mix, Mingle & Experience the Latest in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, Dermatology…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Allergy & Asthma, Audiology, Blog, Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, Dermatology, Ear, Nose & Throat, Hand Surgery, News & Events, Skincare & Laser

Fall Allergy Tips: Don't Let Your Symptoms Pile Up

  Just when you thought the crisp air of fall would bring an end to your allergies, you find yourself sneezing and coughing all over again. The primary culprit of fall allergies is ragweed pollen. Though the ragweed plant only lives one season, it packs a powerful punch. A single plant can produce up to 1 billion pollen grains. Because of the light weight of the grains, they're easily carried through the air. For those of you feeling the effects of fall allergies, here are some tips to help you get through the seasons' change. Leaves aren't the only thing…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog

10 Seasonal Allergy Tips For Spring

  Spring is in the air, and so begins a season of sunshine, flowers and…sneezing, nasal congestion, watery eyes! Pollen, one of the biggest allergy triggers in spring, occurs when these tiny grains are released into the air from trees, grasses and weeds. When pollen gets in your nose, if you’re allergic, your body's defenses go wild, producing the symptoms above. Here’s a quick list of ten things you can do to reduce your allergic reaction to pollens in the spring. .  Keep your windows closed in your home and car to avoid letting pollen in, especially when the local pollen…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Allergy & Asthma, Blog

Why Are My Allergies Worse At Night?

You may have noticed worsening of your allergy symptoms during the nighttime hours. Does your nose start to run? Do you feel congested or have a lot of post nasal drip? Do you find yourself sneezing, coughing, itching, or snoring while sleeping? If nighttime allergy symptoms are preventing you from sleeping well, you’re not the only one! At least 50% of allergy sufferers report their symptoms affect their ability to sleep. We know that sleep deprivation affects our cognitive function, our immune system, and even our blood pressure. Allergens In Our Bedrooms Our bedroom and our beds provide comfort so…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Allergy & Asthma, Blog

How Do I Know If I’m Allergic To Something?

Many people experience allergy symptoms in the spring and fall. But allergic reactions to foods, pets, and environmental factors can happen all year long. The key to avoiding allergic reactions is knowing what may be causing them – if it is an allergy at all. But finding the source of an allergic reaction can be challenging. Allergy Symptoms Allergic reactions can manifest in a number of different ways. Symptoms can include: Flush Hives Stomach cramping Diarrhea Nausea Vomiting Shortness of Breath Throat tightness Swelling …. and more Allergic reactions typically include at least one of the skin-related symptoms, though not…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog, Dr. Yogen Dave

8 Tips for Managing Your Child's Food Allergies at School

As millions of children start a new school year, many parents with food-allergic children worry about their children’s safety at school. Here are some tips to make the transition easier. Inquire if the school has a policy regarding food allergies. Most schools are proactive and have worked with food allergic families to develop a safe, yet inclusive, environment. It is always helpful to request a written copy so that it may be reviewed throughout the school year. If your child’s school does not have such a policy in place, this is a great opportunity for education. Enlist your allergist’s help…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog

Cigarette Smoke And Asthma

  By now, we are all well aware of the litany of concerns related to cigarette smoking, such as increased risks of heart disease, cancer, strokes, along with a number of other health-related concerns. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, smoking contributes to over 480,000 deaths per year. For people with asthma, it can be an additional complicating factor. The prevalence of asthma in the U.S. is estimated to be close to 9% of the population, meaning over 25 million Americans are affected by asthma. Unfortunately, here in Connecticut, the rates of asthma are even higher than…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog, Dr. Yogen Dave

My Child Coughs All The Time. Could My Child Have Asthma?

My Child Coughs All The Time. Could My Child Have Asthma?   When a child is coughing, the entire family shares the experience. If a child does not sleep, the parents don’t sleep. We all know how difficult it is to get through the day without a good night’s sleep. When your child has a continual cough and it’s affecting their day-to-day life – and yours (!) - that is a common reason to schedule a doctor’s appointment. Chronic cough is typically defined as a cough lasting more than four weeks. This is because most acute respiratory infections in children,…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog

10 Things To Help With Your Seasonal Allergies This Spring

  Spring means flower buds and blooming trees — and if you're one of the millions of people who have seasonal allergies, it also means sneezing, congestion, a runny nose, and other bothersome symptoms. Seasonal allergies — also called rose fever, grass fever, hay fever, and allergic rhinitis — can make you miserable. But before you settle for plastic flowers and artificial turf, try these simple strategies to keep seasonal allergies under control. To reduce your exposure to the things that trigger your allergy signs and symptoms: Stay indoors on dry, windy days. The best time to go outside is…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog

Do I Have Food Allergies Or Just Food Intolerance?

  Nearly 15 million Americans have food allergies. However, most people use the term “food allergy” loosely. There are distinct differences in symptoms/reactions and the pattern of symptoms between food allergies and food intolerance. Food intolerance is a type of a “food reaction” - not a true food allergy. The symptoms usually occur within 4-24 hours after eating certain foods. They are usually abdominal symptoms – bloating, cramping, discomfort, flatulence, and loose stools. Other symptoms can be feeling lethargic or “tired all the time”. The common foods that trigger a food intolerance reaction are dairy and wheat. There is a…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Allergy & Asthma, Blog
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