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An Allergy to Fungus Could be Causing Your Chronic Sinusitis

January 24, 2018

As if typical cold symptoms aren’t bothersome enough, some people feel facial pressure, general pain and additional mucus due to sinusitis. Unfortunately, while many patients do have a sinus infection, the cause is often misjudged and therefore the treatment prescribed is not effective. Research has found that allergy is to blame in a large percentage…

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Am I allergic to exercise? Sometimes it’s no joke.

January 10, 2018

Being allergic to exercise isn’t just a joke made by people who are trying to avoid hitting the gym. Some individuals do indeed have allergic symptoms during exercise after consuming certain foods, a condition called food-dependent, exercise-induced anaphylaxis (FDEIA). Dr. Chet Tharpe, board certified allergist at Allergy Associates of La Crosse, explains the scary and…

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Am I Too Old for Allergy Treatment?

December 27, 2017

We’ve received numerous questions regarding age and allergy treatment. We’ve heard from older individuals who have never been tested or treated for allergy who are now interested, but wonder am I too old for allergy treatment? The simple answer is NO, you are never too old to take hold of your allergies. The precise answer…

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Allergy and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) – What’s the Connection?

December 13, 2017

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a very common disease that affects 5-10% of the general population. Most times, individuals are diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome after a number of tests have been completed with no determining factor as to what is causing symptoms. When testing for ulcers, reflux and structural issues all come back negative,…

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Rethinking Holiday Traditions and their Link to Food

November 29, 2017

When I think of the holidays, I think of food. Turkey, ham, stuffing, bread, pie, chocolate, butter, green beans… all of it. Of course, I think about sitting around the table with family devouring the delicious meal (and the 3 hour nap that always seems to follow), but also the creation of it. During the holidays,…

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Suffering from Chronic Vaginitis: Could it be Allergy?

November 15, 2017

A recurring topic on this blog dives into how allergy doesn’t always look like allergy. It’s one of the marvels in the allergy world and is something that keeps allergists and patients alike on their toes. Dr. George Kroker, partner at Allergy Associates of La Crosse and an author of the La Crosse Method™ Protocol,…

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Immunotherapy is the Last Resort | Allergy Myth #2

November 1, 2017

With 50-60 million people in the U.S. having allergy, only about five percent of them receive treatment that actually modifies the disease – the other 95% avoid, suffer, or take medication to temporarily relieve symptoms that don’t go away. A quick Google search will often advise that seeking immunotherapy treatment for allergy is only needed…

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My Child Will Outgrow Food Allergies | Allergy Myth #1

October 18, 2017

Eight percent of children less than two years old suffer from food allergies, and many go untreated due to the common allergy myth “my child will outgrow food allergies.” We’ll pause here and say that it’s not a complete myth; many children do indeed grow out of their food allergy. However Vijay Sabnis, MD, partner…

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Teal is the New Orange

October 4, 2017

Will I be too cold if I don’t wear a jacket? How fast do you think I can go door to door down this street? Who wants my Almond Joy bars? Will this house have a treat I can actually eat? Does this candy bar have peanuts in it? Do we have a treatment plan…

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