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New Years Resolutions to Help Allergies

Posted On January 3, 2020

The end of the year can arrive with guilt-laden reminders to make resolutions to improve your health. If you suffer from allergies or asthma, you don’t have to overhaul your entire health plan to see some solid results. A few simple tweaks could make a big difference in easing your sneezing and wheezing.

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Preventing Allergy and Asthma Symptoms this Winter

Posted On December 16, 2019

If you’re wondering what to get the loved ones in your life for the holidays, consider the gift of health – or at least the offer of relief from allergy and asthma symptoms. The holidays can be tough to navigate for those with allergies and asthma. Everyone wants this time of year to be picture-perfect. […]

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How Do I Help Holiday Allergies?

Posted On November 15, 2019

Your goal may be to celebrate the holidays in style this year, but your allergies and asthma are making you feel like the Grinch – before his heart grew 2 sizes. Bah. You may not even be aware of what’s causing the extra sniffling, sneezing and itchy eyes.

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Get Ready for Fall Allergies Because They’re Headed Your Way

Posted On October 22, 2019

A few simple tips will keep you sneeze and wheeze-free this fall You’ve just gotten your summer routine dialed in, and you have to think about how to keep fall allergies at bay? Yes. But the good news is if you start planning now, your allergy symptoms will likely be much less severe, and you’ll […]

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Hidden Halloween Allergy and Asthma Triggers Are Truly Frightful

Posted On October 22, 2019

For some families, Halloween means being on guard for food allergy triggers like peanuts in tiny candy bars. Some fun-sized bars contain no labels to alert you to allergens, so parents must be on the lookout. The ingredients can change depending on the size, so while a full-size bar might be safe for someone with […]

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Peanut Allergies in Children

Posted On July 16, 2019

Some recent studies regarding children and food allergies have been published, and there are some interesting statistics we would like to share with you.

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Treatment and Management of Atopic Dermatitis

Posted On June 11, 2019

People who have atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, often suffer from the severe itching of the skin. Scratching or rubbing irritates the skin and makes the skin even itchier, sometimes resulting in a rash. This is known as the itch-scratch cycle. Over time and without treatment, this can lead to a scaly rash and […]

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All About Atopic Dermatitis

Posted On February 22, 2019

Atopic dermatitis is a chronic, non-contagious skin disease, commonly called eczema. Although a separate condition, atopic dermatitis is commonly found in patients with other conditions, such as allergic rhinitis and asthma. Atopic dermatitis is characterized by extreme itching and a recurrent rash that often weeps and crusts. If left untreated, it can become a scaly […]

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Allergic Contact Dermatitis & Patch Testing

Posted On January 14, 2019

What is Allergic Contact Dermatitis? Allergic Contact Dermatitis (ACD) is a red, itchy rash that occurs when the skin, which has become sensitized to a certain substance, encounters that substance again. This is a delayed skin reaction that typically develops 12 – 72 hours after exposure. Some people do not react to allergens at all. […]

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Holidays and Food Allergies

Posted On December 7, 2018

The holiday season has arrived! As family gatherings and holiday parties fill the calendar, it can be a particularly challenging time for those dealing with food allergies. It also presents a worrisome task as the host of an event when family and friends have a food allergy. The following are some tips for guests and […]

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Flu Prevention

Posted On November 19, 2018

Our October blog talked about the importance of receiving a yearly flu vaccine. This month, we will cover other ways in which people can protect themselves and others from spreading germs and respiratory illnesses, such as the flu virus. 1. Avoidance When you are sick, stay away from others to prevent passing on the illness. […]

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The Influenza Vaccine

Posted On October 28, 2018

Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness that is caused by influenza viruses. Flu can cause mild to severe illness, including hospitalization and death. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) states than an estimated 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter. This ranks the 2017-18 season as the deadliest […]

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Penicillin Skin Testing

Posted On September 26, 2018

Penicillin is an antibiotic that is used to treat many types of bacterial infections. Penicillin belongs to a family of over 15 chemically related drugs, such as amoxicillin, and is one of the most frequently prescribed classes of antibiotics in the world. Approximately 10% of patients in the U.S. report a history of penicillin allergy. […]

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Cold Urticaria

Posted On August 31, 2018

What is Cold Urticaria? Cold urticaria is a condition that affects the skin. It is characterized by the development of reddish, itchy welts (hives) and/or swelling (angioedema) within minutes after skin exposure to cold. This includes cold air temperature, cold water and even cold objects. Symptoms of Cold Urticaria The severity of symptoms can vary […]

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Tips for Managing Grass Pollen Allergy

Posted On May 31, 2018

Grass pollen season has arrived! Typically, in our area, the grasses start pollinating in May and will continue through July. Though there are over 1,200 species of grasses in the United States, only a small percentage of them can cause allergies. At Allergy & Clinical Immunology, we perform testing for the grasses that are known […]

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