Allergic Conditions

Choosing an Allergy-Safe Sunscreen

June 8, 2022

There is a familiar, tropical, smell that comes to mind when you think back on beach days or soccer games in the middle of the summer — the sweet smell of sunscreen. Are you using allergy-safe sunscreen? For those with allergies and eczema, sunscreen is just another product that should be thoroughly examined and tested…

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Could Your Heartburn & Reflux Symptoms be Allergy?

May 11, 2022

As if sneezing and itching wasn’t enough, some people experience heartburn symptoms due to their environmental and/or food allergies. Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) might be to blame. It can be allergy-related, but mainly causes reactions that impact your digestive system. The first official EoE diagnosis was in the 1990s, but there’s been an increase in diagnoses and ongoing research…

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3 Reasons Employers Add Custom Allergy Treatment to Their Health Plans

April 27, 2022

From a patient’s perspective, it’s simple to see why treating the cause of allergies is beneficial. But how does an employer benefit? Why would an employer want to offer disease-modifying allergy treatment, and what does their return on investment look like? Though this often looks different from employer to employer, three main reasons seem to…

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8 Tips For Traveling with Environmental Allergies

February 2, 2022

Traveling to your dream vacation destination or on a business trip should bring relaxation, good memories or productivity – not allergy flare ups. In a recent blog, we covered what to know about traveling with food allergies. Now, we’ll focus on traveling tips to stay safe from non-food allergens. Up to 40% of the population…

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5 Steps for Safely Traveling with Food Allergies

January 5, 2022

Traveling can bring excitement, anxiety, and stress, whether you’re driving a short distance for the day or flying across the country for an extended business trip or vacation. Add food allergies to the mix and traveling can be overwhelming. Researching dining and flight options, communicating your allergies with others, remembering to pack important allergy-friendly items,…

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3 Tips for Coping with Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)

December 8, 2021

One in 10 people in the U.S. have atopic dermatitis, or eczema. The miserable symptoms — dry, itchy, sore skin — can take a toll on everyday activities, concentration, and sleep. Products and environmental factors you’re exposed to on a daily basis could trigger your eczema flare ups. Underlying allergy may even be at the…

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How Can You Find Allergy-Friendly Home Products?

November 10, 2021

You’ve probably heard of some allergy-friendly products, such as HVAC/furnace filters and bedding, but, it might come as a surprise that even some home materials, such as paint and flooring, can be friendlier for allergy and asthma sufferers. Within 46 different product categories, there are over 200 products in the U.S. that have passed the…

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What Happens During an Allergic Reaction?

October 13, 2021

Are you one of the over 50 million Americans who experiences allergies each year? Signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction can range from a bothersome stuffy/runny nose, sneezing, and itchy/watery eyes to a rash, difficulty swallowing and anaphylaxis. What actually happens during an allergic reaction? Is there a way to treat the cause? We’ll…

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Animals That Cause Allergy Symptoms (Beyond Pets!)

August 18, 2021

When most people think about animal allergies, they typically jump to dogs and cats – the usual household pets. But, because humans have allergic reactions to animal saliva, dander, and urine, allergic symptoms may come from a wide variety of critters. Allergy drop treatment following the La Crosse Method™ Protocol can be used to treat…

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3 Ways to Manage Oral Allergy Syndrome

July 7, 2021

Two questions that come up this time of year – year after year – are: What is Oral Allergy Syndrome? How do I manage Oral Allergy Syndrome? OAS is something that’s not well known outside of the allergy community. It can be irritating, and for people experiencing it for the first time, kind of alarming.…

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