Allergic Conditions

7 Signs Your Child Should See an Allergy Provider

March 4, 2020

If your child seems to be sick at the same time year after year, it may not be the back to school influx of germs or the flu bug that flies around each winter, it could be allergy. Below are seven common signs that your child should be evaluated by an allergy provider. 1. Constant…

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3 Reasons Asthma Can Be Worse In The Winter

February 19, 2020

Do your asthma symptoms seem to get worse in the winter months? You’re not alone. Depending on your underlying allergies and identified triggers, different seasons can bring on additional symptoms: Wheezing Shortness of breath Frequent respiratory infections Cough – can be chronic, with phlegm, or dry, mild or severe Chest tightness Irritated throat A variety…

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What’s the Difference Between Cold, Flu and Allergies?

February 5, 2020

The different illnesses that run rampant this time of year make any public space a danger zone. Don’t touch the shopping cart, do sanitize your work space, and wash your hands often – avoidance is key. But knowing what you, and those around you, are sick with can help you fight back and know your…

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Eczema: Avoiding Constant Need for Skin Creams

December 24, 2019

A previous blog compared symptom relief and disease modification in the treatment of sinusitis. That story seems to repeat itself within a long list of allergic conditions that have an underlying allergy component – eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is one of them. Eczema can occur at any age, but it’s most common in children; impacting…

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Sinusitis: Breaking the Antibiotic Cycle

November 27, 2019

Sinus pressure, headaches, postnasal drip, congestion and cough are key indicators of sinusitis, and without proper treatment, symptoms can go on for weeks – and sometimes indefinitely. For those with chronic sinusitis, the treatment plan is traditionally one antibiotic after another, and many experience minimal relief. Before taking another pill, consider the difference between relieving…

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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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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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Pink Eye or Allergies?

April 17, 2019

Whether it’s itching, burning, or redness, eye irritation is just that — irritating. Understanding what’s causing your symptoms can help you calm the redness and get back to seeing clearly. We’ve outlined the difference between pink eye and allergies, two common causes of eye irritation. Pink eye Cause: Virus or bacteria Contagious: Yes Symptoms: Pus…

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Are my allergies giving me anxiety?

February 20, 2019

Anxiety and depression come in all forms — so does allergy. But are the two conditions related? Dr. George Kroker, partner at Allergy Associates of La Crosse and a co-author of the La Crosse Method™ Protocol explains the intriguing link between allergies and anxiety and depression. More notably, he has often seen gratifying improvements in both…

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Could Your Heartburn Symptoms be Allergy?

January 23, 2019

As if sneezing and itching wasn’t enough, some people experience heartburn symptoms due to their environmental and/or food allergens. Throughout his 37 years as an allergist, Dr. George Kroker, partner at Allergy Associates of La Crosse and a co-author of the La Crosse Method™ Protocol, has seen many patients with complex allergy conditions who have experienced heartburn…

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