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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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How much are you spending on your seasonal allergies?

May 15, 2019

You stayed on budget on your spring break trip. No home improvement projects. No shopping sprees.  Where did your money disappear to this spring? Environmental allergies are more than a nuisance; they’re costly. Below are five allergy-related costs you may have contributed to this spring. Over the counter (OTC) products After a few days of…

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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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5 New Year’s Environmental Allergy Resolutions

December 26, 2018

New Year’s resolutions are a great way to refocus on something you’ve been slacking on, usually health related. Knowing that only five percent of people with allergy actually get disease modifying treatment, focusing on allergy in 2019 is something many people could benefit from. Managing allergy can seem daunting, but choosing one (or all!) of…

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Kick Dust Mite Allergy to the Curb this Winter

November 28, 2018

As soon as the weather cools off and activities shift indoors, dust mites smile. Okay, maybe they don’t smile, but they start to populate. It’s their favorite time! As clean as you think you may be, they’re everywhere. Dust Mite Facts Dust mites are eight legged, microscopic creatures. They live in warm areas with high…

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