Allergy Associates of La Crosse

20 years in 2020 – Here’s 20 Facts About Allergychoices

January 8, 2020

2020 is an exciting year for Allergychoices — it’s our 20th year of helping providers offer disease modifying allergy treatment to patients across the United States. Our mission for the past 20 years has been to expand affordable access, better outcomes and quality of life to the full range of allergy sufferers through patient-specific, validated…

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Keep Holidays Safe For Those With Food Allergies

December 11, 2019

Most holiday events seem to be centered around food – baking, gathering for a meal, holiday potlucks and more. When your child has food allergy, it can make these “supposed to be fun” events pretty scary. The food allergy conversation can be awkward. You don’t want to be confrontational, but you understand the importance of…

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Sublingual Immunotherapy for Peanut Allergy Research Update

October 2, 2019

While awareness, acceptance, and use of sublingual immunotherapy — or allergy drops — has become mainstream in the past several decades in parts of Europe, in the U.S. it has been slower. When looking at disease modifying treatments, safety and effectiveness are at top of mind for patients and providers. Research is the most accepted…

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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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What Are You Missing From Milk?

March 20, 2019

Have you heard the recent buzz about rising milk allergies in the U.S.? For those with a milk allergy, it’s important to replace the nutrients taken away when eliminating milk with alternatives. Here you’ll find milk’s essential nutrients, the importance of milk in the human diet, and alternatives to milk. Milk’s Essential Nutrients Cow’s milk…

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Replacing Lost Nutrients Due to Food Allergies

March 6, 2019

Many people mistake a food intolerance for a food allergy. For those with diagnosed food allergy, contact with a certain protein causes the body to produce an immunoglobulin E antibody (IgE), which can result in a variety of symptoms. The majority of food allergy diagnoses require complete avoidance of foods containing the allergen. A food…

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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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Epinephrine Auto-Injectors for Outsiders

October 3, 2018

When I volunteered at a camp, a 7-year-old gave me her backpack and she went to play with the other kids in bouncy houses and on playgrounds. This backpack held the daunting EpiPen, and I felt a lot of pressure, holding this lifesaving responsibility on my back. If the unfortunate situation of an allergic reaction…

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Top 3 Characteristics to Look for in an Allergist

September 19, 2018

Dr. George Kroker is a partner at Allergy Associates of La Crosse, a co-author of the La Crosse Method™ Protocol, and has been practicing allergy for 38 years. During his time as an allergist, he’s not only helped thousands of people overcome their allergies, but has done so while practicing kindness and compassion along the…

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Does SLIT impact asthma? New review indicates yes.

August 8, 2018

Big news for sublingual immunotherapy came in the form of a comparative effectiveness review recently. A group of allergy researchers compared 31 subcutaneous immunotherapy studies, 18 sublingual immunotherapy studies, and 5 combined studies “to assess the efficacy and safety of immunotherapy for treating allergic asthma.” The results showed that overall, immunotherapy is a valid treatment…

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