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Ways to Avoid Summer Allergy Irritants

June 7, 2023

Nothing can put a damper on summer fun quite like allergies — as soon as symptoms hit, you’re at a standstill until you get them under control. Summer comes with more than the typical seasonal sniffles because other irritants — like insect bites, chlorine, sunscreen, and smoke from campfires and grills — are everywhere. In…

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Prep for Camping During Allergy Season

May 24, 2023

With camping comes near-constant exposure to environmental allergies. If you’re tent camping, or have open windows in your camper, you’re breathing in allergens 24/7 — which can irritate even avid outdoor enthusiasts with allergies. Below are a few things to keep in mind as you prepare for your next camping trip. Pre-Treat You may not…

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How Often Can You Use Allergy Drops?

May 19, 2023

Allergy drops are not like other at-home allergy products like antihistamines, eye drops, and inhalers that give you a quick fix and then the benefits wear off. Allergy drop immunotherapy is a prescription therapy — a personalized, disease-modifying treatment. It’s tailored to each patient to train the body to stop reacting to problematic allergens —…

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How Long Does It Take for Allergy Drops to Work?

How Long Does It Take for Allergy Drops to Work?

May 19, 2023

Have you ever wondered how long it takes for allergy drops to work? The short answer is that many patients report feeling better within a few months of treatment, but this timeline can depend on the patient, the severity of the allergies, and how consistent patients are with taking their allergy drops. The long version…

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Why Are Allergy Drops Not FDA Approved?

May 17, 2023

The FDA approves products. Though allergy drops may seem like a product, they’re a medical therapy personalized to each patient to treat the specific things that cause allergy symptoms. Because allergy drops are a therapy and not a product, the FDA will likely never approve multi-allergen allergy drop treatment. Why are other allergy treatments, like…

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Do Allergy Drops Work?

May 16, 2023

Allergy drops work as a disease-modifying treatment for allergies. With allergy drops following the La Crosse Method™ Protocol, you get a personalized treatment based on the specific substances allergy test show you’re allergic to. Over a typical three to five years of treatment, the body is trained to tolerate problem allergies, so it no longer…

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Are Allergies Impacting Your Mental Health?

May 10, 2023

Some people find that their environmental allergies, asthma, eczema, food allergies, and other related allergic conditions are a persistent stressor in their lives — and this impacts their mental health. For Mental Health Awareness Month, we thought we’d spotlight the connection between mental health and allergic disease. There are direct and indirect links between allergies…

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Why Asthma Can Be Worse in the Spring

April 26, 2023

Those who suffer with seasonal allergies know that once the snow melts and plants start blooming, allergy symptoms return with a vengeance. Why do asthma symptoms also pop up at this time? Because asthma and allergy can be related — it’s called allergic asthma. This blog breaks down the allergens present in the spring, the…

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Why Allergy Symptom-Relievers Could be Harmful in the Long Run

April 12, 2023

When exposed to a harmful allergen, the body releases histamine — and that triggers allergy symptoms like itchy eyes and nose, runny nose, congestion, and more. When you take an antihistamine, it works to reduce the effect of histamine and therefore, the symptoms. That’s why antihistamines are usually the first line of defense when battling…

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