Allergy Treatment

What Happens During an Allergic Reaction?

October 13, 2021

Are you one of the over 50 million Americans who experiences allergies each year? Signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction can range from a bothersome stuffy/runny nose, sneezing, and itchy/watery eyes to a rash, difficulty swallowing and anaphylaxis. What actually happens during an allergic reaction? Is there a way to treat the cause? We’ll…

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Why it’s Important to Keep Taking Your Allergy Drops

September 15, 2021

Deciding to bite the bullet and treat the cause of your allergies instead of treating symptoms temporarily can seem like a big commitment. And while patients know the commitment when they begin allergy immunotherapy, many may experience reduced symptoms early on in treatment and are tempted to stop treatment before directed. Stopping immunotherapy (or any…

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Keep the Fourth of July Allergy-Friendly

June 23, 2021

It’s all fun and games (and barbecues and boating) until your allergies kick in and put a pause on your Fourth of July celebrations. Whether you struggle with food or environmental allergies, there are steps you can take to help steer clear of reactions during the upcoming holiday weekend. Avoid environmental triggers In early July,…

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3 Ways to Prep for Spring Allergies

February 3, 2021

Most people look forward to spring, the warmer temperatures, and the increased sunshine it brings. What’s not to love? Millions of Americans may respond with “the allergies that come along with it.” The big offenders in the early spring are trees and mold, but grasses can start causing symptoms shortly after. To avoid the wrath…

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How One Doctor Changed the Narrative of What Allergy Treatment Could Be

October 14, 2020

You can’t talk about the emergence of sublingual immunotherapy in the U.S. without mentioning Dr. David Morris (1929-2017), a true innovator in allergy. When traditional allergy treatment didn’t work for his patients, he didn’t tell them to give up and live with their symptoms — he changed the narrative on what allergy treatment could and…

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Tired of Recurring Ear Infections? Consider Testing For Allergy

June 10, 2020

While ear infections are most common in children, they can also occur in repeatedly in adulthood. At that point, the option of ear tubes or “growing out of it” isn’t as feasible. Where can those with chronic ear infections turn? Start by getting to the cause of the infection.  Ear infections typically don’t just appear…

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7 Signs Your Child Should See an Allergy Provider

March 4, 2020

If your child seems to be sick at the same time year after year, it may not be the back to school influx of germs or the flu bug that flies around each winter, it could be allergy. Below are seven common signs that your child should be evaluated by an allergy provider. 1. Constant…

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3 Reasons Asthma Can Be Worse In The Winter

February 19, 2020

Do your asthma symptoms seem to get worse in the winter months? You’re not alone. Depending on your underlying allergies and identified triggers, different seasons can bring on additional symptoms: Wheezing Shortness of breath Frequent respiratory infections Cough – can be chronic, with phlegm, or dry, mild or severe Chest tightness Irritated throat A variety…

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Need a Resolution? Remember to Take Your Meds

January 22, 2020

Your medications won’t work if you don’t take them — that’s not new news. But, life gets busy and unfortunately, taking your medication isn’t always at top of mind. In 2020, there are so many different ways to remind yourself to stay adherent, there’s hardly an excuse to miss your dose. Allergy drops following the…

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New Job, New Allergies: Common Workplace Allergens

November 12, 2019

In a recent blog, we dove into adult onset allergies and discovered that there is no proven reason (yet!) as to why allergies suddenly appear in adulthood. Dr. Mary Morris, Allergychoices Medical Advisor, partner at Allergy Associates of La Crosse and a lead author of the La Crosse Method™ Protocol, had a few ideas as to why…

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