Environmental Allergies

Beating Seasonal Allergies Before they Start

February 22, 2017

Each spring, pollen allergic people brace for the upcoming blast that will have them sniffling, sneezing, itching and suffering. You can take symptom relievers to take away the bite – but the resulting relief will be temporary. That’s why, for patients who suffer from strong symptoms of seasonal allergies including trees, grass, ragweed, and dust…

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Why are allergies increasing?

September 21, 2016

Allergies are on the rise! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from 1997 to 2011, food and skin allergies increased in children under the age of 18. In addition, inhalant and environmental allergen complaints grow among the general population. There are many theories as to why allergic disease is increasing including the…

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Allergy Drops for Mold: Treatment

August 24, 2016

Wet and humid weather provides the perfect conditions for mold growth, both indoors and out. With extreme moisture from floods throughout many parts of the country, the presence of mold is high with many allergy sufferers experiencing strong symptoms. While mold allergy treatment begins by reducing mold sources and exposure, sublingual immunotherapy, or allergy drops,…

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Oral Allergy Syndrome: When food reactions come and go

July 13, 2016

After a long, cold winter, you are ready to go outside and enjoy the fresh, warm air. Then it hits you, seasonal allergy symptoms! Your nose is stuffy, your eyes itch, and you cannot stop sneezing. The trees outside of your house are making you miserable. So you come to terms with having to hide…

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Hindsight on childhood allergies

June 15, 2016

There are so many memories from my childhood about ear infections, sinus infections, migraines, hives, stomach aches, and the list goes on. I had friends and cousins with severe allergies who had “traditional” allergy symptoms – itchy eyes, stuffy nose, rashes, etc. But me? No way could my health problems have been allergies. Or so…

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The man behind the pollen counts

April 6, 2016

Ready or not, here he comes As the daily pollen counts begin to take center stage for another allergy season, we thank those whose task it is to do the painstaking work of collecting, counting, and reporting what’s in the air so allergy sufferers can plan accordingly. Tony Kavanaugh, Reference Laboratory Manager for Allergy Associates…

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Is it a Cold or is it an Allergy?

January 13, 2016

Every year around this time, a friend of mine struggles with his “annual cold.” It comes — almost like clockwork — at the same time, every year. Same symptoms — perpetual congestion, daily drip, cough, and endless sneezing fits. And it lasts far, far longer than it should. Then, again like clockwork, once the brutal…

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