Yearly Archives: 2016

July 27, 2016

The Cost of Allergy – A business case for treating the cause with SLIT

Author: Ashley Johnson, Allergychoices

Allergic disease affects nearly 60 million Americans (20% of the population) and this number continues to grow. With the startling numbers of Americans affected by allergic disease, it should not be a shock that allergies are the leading medical related cause of productivity loss for businesses. According to the Harvard Business […]

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July 13, 2016

Oral Allergy Syndrome: When food reactions come and go

Author: Emily Melby, RDN

After a long, cold winter, you are ready to go outside and enjoy the fresh, warm air. Then it hits you, seasonal allergy symptoms! Your nose is stuffy, your eyes itch, and you cannot stop sneezing. The trees outside of your house are making you miserable. So you come […]

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June 15, 2016

Hindsight on childhood allergies

By Beth Davidson, Allergychoices

There are so many memories from my childhood about ear infections, sinus infections, migraines, hives, stomach aches, and the list goes on. I had friends and cousins with severe allergies who had “traditional” allergy symptoms – itchy eyes, stuffy nose, rashes, etc. But me? No way could my health problems have […]

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May 4, 2016

Can Allergy Drops Stop the Allergic March?

By Theresa Lorenz, Allergychoices

Understanding allergies is a complicated process – they affect each person differently, at various times of the year, or throughout his or her lifetime. Along with allergies, there are life-long conditions that may tag along, progress, and develop over time. This progression is known as the allergic march.

The allergic march […]

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April 20, 2016

The Importance of Treating Atopic Dermatitis Early

By Theresa Lorenz, Allergychoices

You may have noticed your child’s symptoms before – their skin is dry, itchy, red, and swollen. Scratching only seems to make it worse and them more miserable as a result. You’ve tried topical creams, ointments, and lotions but for some reason the symptoms keep coming and going, leaving you stumped. […]

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April 6, 2016

The man behind the pollen counts

Ready or not, here he comes

Author: Anne Hendrickson

As the daily pollen counts begin to take center stage for another allergy season, we thank those whose task it is to do the painstaking work of collecting, counting, and reporting what’s in the air so allergy sufferers can plan accordingly.

Tony Kavanaugh, Reference Laboratory […]

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