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Flu Vaccine FAQs: Asthma and Food Allergy Edition

October 16, 2019

Flu season is here! If you haven’t already received your flu shot, know you can hurry to your pharmacy or primary care provider to get yours as soon as possible — even those with asthma and food allergies can safely get the flu shot. Dr. Sumona Kabir, allergist at Allergy Associates of La Crosse, answers…

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Sublingual Immunotherapy for Peanut Allergy Research Update

October 2, 2019

While awareness, acceptance, and use of sublingual immunotherapy — or allergy drops — has become mainstream in the past several decades in parts of Europe, in the U.S. it has been slower. When looking at disease modifying treatments, safety and effectiveness are at top of mind for patients and providers. Research is the most accepted…

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Food Allergy or Oral Allergy Syndrome? Learn the Difference.

September 18, 2019

Food allergies are a buzzworthy topic and lately, they’ve been front page news. This media coverage spreads both awareness and fear, making people  more aware of what they’re eating and how it makes them feel. Mouth itching and tingling can be due to two different allergy-related conditions. Before you self-diagnose or avoid food groups altogether,…

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Tips for Managing Dorm Room Allergies

September 4, 2019

It’s back to school time – and for college students, time for move in! With never ending to-do’s, shopping lists, and adjustments, it’s easy to put pesky environmental allergies on the back burner. But, like in any new environment, a dorm room may be loaded with allergens and make your new living situation uncomfortable. Mattresses,…

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Avoiding Cross Contact and its Severe Side Effects

August 21, 2019

Those with food allergies understand that when it comes to reactions, there is danger in many situations outside of simply eating their allergen. For those with a peanut allergy, there’s concern of peanut being hidden in a potluck dish or school birthday treat. There’s worry of peanut being in a restaurant prepared dish. There’s the…

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What’s the Deal With Adult Onset Allergies?

August 7, 2019

One out of four adults with food allergy had their first reaction as an adult, recent studies show. Why do allergies suddenly show up in adults? It’s one mystery in allergy that still needs to be solved. Dr. Mary Morris, Allergychoices Medical Advisor, partner at Allergy Associates of La Crosse and a lead author of the La Crosse…

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3 Populations Allergy Drops Reach That Allergy Shots Do Not

July 24, 2019

One of the most important hallmarks of the La Crosse Method™ Protocol is the custom, patient-tailored approach to treating allergy. Each sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) prescription is created based on specific test results, exam and patient history. No two patients are the same, and neither are the allergy drops following this protocol. Because of this personalized…

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The Hidden Costs of Allergy to Employers: How to Crack the Code

July 10, 2019

When looking at the top healthcare costs impacting employers today, allergy is typically not top of mind. Cancer, diabetes, heart disease and musculoskeletal issues usually receive top billing, and are often easier to identify in employee groups. Allergy, on the other hand, is commonly hidden under related conditions and co-morbidities, making it difficult for organizations…

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Back to the Basics: Treating Mold Allergy with Allergy Drops

June 26, 2019

For the past few months, news coverage has focused on flooding, first in the South, making its way to the Midwest. From an allergy perspective, we know this typically means mold, and lots of it. Are you starting to feel the sting of mold allergy? Symptoms of mold allergy can range widely, and can appear…

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