Environmental Allergies

How To Create an Allergy-Free, At-Home Workspace

April 1, 2020

The spread of COVID-19 has led many industries to quickly change how they operate. Essential businesses have adjusted their everyday practices to accommodate the most vulnerable populations. For many, this means employees work from home, switch to virtual meetings and adjust to a new work-life balance. As you get used to your new workspace, your…

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Check Your Symptoms: COVID-19, Flu, and Allergies

March 18, 2020

During an uncertain time in our world with the spread of COVID-19 among other viruses, any sign of illness can be nerve wracking. If you’re feeling under the weather, this blog can help you understand the difference in symptoms between COVID-19, the flu, and allergies. While resources like this can help you navigate uncertainty with…

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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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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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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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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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Got Seasonal Allergies? Ask Your Provider These Questions!

May 29, 2019

You go to the doctor after suffering from stuffy nose, cough, and sore throat for a few weeks. After asking the usual questions, your provider assures you it’s not a cold, not strep throat… it’s just allergies. Many people are informally diagnosed with seasonal allergies and are told to manage their symptoms with antihistamines and,…

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