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Allergy and Asthma Care of Brooklyn

A blog written by Dr. Cascya Charlot and the staff at Allergy and Asthma Care of Brooklyn, New York.

Urticaria (hives) Seminar

The Allergy and Asthma Care of Brooklyn is happy to announce a free educational session for patients:

Urticaria: what is it, how to treat it, and what’s new? 

Speaker: Dr. Cascya Charlot

When: Wednesday February 15, 2017 at 1 pm

Where: 10 Plaza Street East, Suite 1E, Brooklyn, NY 11217 To RSVP please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Upcoming Event - Learning More About Asthma Control

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Join Dr. Cascya Charlot of Brooklyn Allergy on Wednesday, December 9 from 5:00 to 6:30 PM as she discusses options on controlling asthma.  Admission is FREE!

 

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Dr. Charlot Named as 2015 NY Super Doctors award recipient

Dr. Cascya Charlot named as New York "Super Doctors" recipient for 2015
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Dr. Cascya Charlot of Allergy and Asthma Care of Brooklyn has been named as a 2015 New York "Super Doctors" award recipent.

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Children's Allergies - A Video Series Featuring Dr. Cascya Charlot

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In the following video series, Dr. Cascya Charlot of Allergy and Asthma Care of Brooklyn as well as parents discuss children's allergies.  Topics include identifying the allergy, what to do once you do identify the allergy, when to see an allergist, making your house allergy safe and dealing with the food allergy on a long-termed basis.

To view the complete video series, please click here.

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Does your child have oral allergy syndrome?

Story by Denise Dador

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Some children do whatever they can to avoid eating fruits and vegetables. But if your child swears that those carrots at dinner are making their tongue tingle and they have hay fever, it may be time to call an allergist - however, it may not be a food allergy.

Pollen food allergy syndrome, an allergic reaction that affects the mouth, lips and throat, is also known as oral allergy syndrome. Dr. Cascya Charlot with the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology says most parents are surprised to learn how common it is. Click for full story.

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How to Help Children with Severe Allergies Live Happy Lives

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Children with severe allergies may experience negative emotions, such as stress and anxiety. Get tips for empowering your child and not letting their allergies define them.

Get real life advice from three mothers of children with severe allergies plus expert input from Dr. Cascya Charlot on keeping your child safe and happy.

Click here to view the series of videos on EverydayHealth.com.

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What's behind the "pollen tsunami"

Dr. Charlot was recently featured on CBS Evening News discussing the Spring allergy season. Pollen counts have been so high that many have dubbed it a "pollen tsunami." In the video below, CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook explains what's behind the surge.

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Advice From Parents on Managing Children's Severe Allergies

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When your child has a severe allergy, you and your family can still go out and live a normal life, but it's important to prepare in advance. Find out what steps Jill, Beth and Gina take to protect their children from food allergies.

Dr. charlot discusses what the first steps are when a child has an allergic reaction to a food.

To view the video "Advice From Parents on Managing Children's Severe Allergies" as well as other outstanding videos dealing with children with food allergies, click here.

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Smart Strategies for Parenting Children With Severe Allergies

Knowing how to identify an allergic reaction and what steps to take in case of an emergency is essential when your child has severe allergies. Get tips to help you be prepared in any situation.

Dr. Charlot and parents discuss what you can do as a parent to identify an allergic reaction and what you should do once you identify an allergic reaction in the video "Smart Strategies for Parenting Children With Severe Allergies".  

You can see this video as well as other videos dealing with allergies in this series. 

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What All Children with Severe Allergies Should Know

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It's important for your children with severe allergies to know how serious their condition is and that they have to avoid certain allergens. Gina, Beth and Jill discuss how they taught their children about their allergies.

Click here to view the video entitled "What All Children with Severe Allergies Should Know" which features Dr. Cascya Charlot discussing food allergies and how children can be involved and be a partner in food choices.

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Give Your Home an Allergy-Free Makeover

Having Children with food allergies doesn't stop parents Beth, Gina or Jill from keeping "trigger" foods in their kitchens.  The video entitled "Give Your Home An allergy Friendly Makeover"  shows how they avoid cross-contamination and accidental exposure to allergens in their home.  

Click here to view the series of videos on EverydayHealth.com which features Dr. Charlot speaking on the subject.

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Surviving Spring Allergies

In this video, Dr. Charlot speaks about surviving Spring allergies and what you can do to combat the allergy season.

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Dr Charlot on Martha Stewart Show

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Dr. Cascya Charlot of Allergy and Asthma care of Brooklyn was recently featured on the Martha Stewart Show airing on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio.

The show was mostly a question and answer session about food allergies. Below are a couple pictures of the session!

 

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Have Allergies? It Could Really Be Non-Allergic Rhinitis

Dr. Cascya Charlot of Allergy and Asthma Care of Brooklyn is featured in this CBS News piece talking about Rhinitis, its symptoms and what you should do about this condition.

Click this link to see the video and read the article from CBS New York.

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Do you have allergies? If so, how do you cope with them?

Allergies: More than a spring cold? If it's allergies, how can you combat the runny nose & itchy eyes that will turn a lovely spring day into a 30-tissue weeper? In this video, Dr. Cascya Charlor talks about the symptoms of allergies, allergy testing, and the difference between allergies and colds. Dr. Charlot also discusses when to use allergy shots or over the counter medications.

From Brooklyn Independent Television's Healthbeat Brooklyn, episode 40.

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Dr. Charlot Awarded "Patients' Choice Award"

b2ap3_thumbnail_Patients_Choice_Award.jpgDr. Cascya Charlot was awarded the Patients' Choice Award as tabulated by MDx Medical , Inc.

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Reduce the Effects of Seasonal Allergies

Dr. Charlot interviewed by Brooklyn News 12 about what you can do to reduce the effects of seasonal allergies.

The news segment and interview can be seen below.

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Effect of Pollution on Asthma

Dr. Charlot was recently featured on BCAT Television roundtable forum "Working For You".

The topic of the discussion is "The Effect of Pollution on Asthma". 

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Managing Allergies at Work

Do you space out at work due to allergy symptoms or medication?

By Gina Shaw
WebMD Feature Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD

It's hard enough to cope with allergies on the weekend, but dealing with allergies at work is even more challenging.

Ask anyone who's ever dozed off in the middle of an important meeting because of allergy symptoms or medications.

"Allergy symptoms are the No. 2 reason adults miss work," says James Sublett, MD, a board-certified asthma and allergy specialist in Louisville, Ky.

The average worker with allergies misses about one hour per week over the course of a year. But that sick time is often concentrated during peak allergy periods. An Ohio State University study showed that allergy sufferers can miss up to 32 hours of work in a week when allergens are at their peak. And with 20 to 50 million Americans suffering from some form of seasonal allergies, all that lost work really adds up.

The effect of allergies at work has been called "presenteeism" -- being at work, but out of it. A 2001 study in a telephone call center found a significant correlation between spiking pollen counts and decreased productivity -- about 10% -- for workers with allergies.

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  • Allergy and Asthma Care of Brooklyn
  •  10 Plaza Street # 1E
    Brooklyn, NY 11238
  •  (347) 564-3211