Eczema

4 Major Reasons to Consider Immunotherapy

July 6, 2022

At what point do you move from temporarily managing your allergy symptoms with over-the-counter solutions, to treating the cause — often for good — with immunotherapy? And what are the benefits? We’ll dive into the four major reasons people consider sublingual immunotherapy (also known as allergy drops), and why it’s beneficial for those with chronic…

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Choosing an Allergy-Safe Sunscreen

June 8, 2022

There is a familiar, tropical, smell that comes to mind when you think back on beach days or soccer games in the middle of the summer — the sweet smell of sunscreen. Are you using allergy-safe sunscreen? For those with allergies and eczema, sunscreen is just another product that should be thoroughly examined and tested…

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How Early Eczema Treatment May Help Slow the Allergic March

March 30, 2022

You may have noticed your child’s eczema, or atopic dermatitis, symptoms before — their skin is dry, itchy, red, and swollen. Scratching only seems to make symptoms worse and your kiddo more miserable. You’ve tried topical creams, ointments, and lotions, but for some reason the symptoms keep coming and going, leaving you stumped. It probably…

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What to Know About Personalized Sublingual Immunotherapy

February 16, 2022

Allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S. A majority of people avoid their allergens, manage their symptoms with temporary relief from over-the-counter (OTC) allergy medications, or just continue to suffer. Did you know there’s a personalized treatment to modify allergies and allergy-related chronic conditions beyond temporary relief? In this blog,…

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3 Tips for Coping with Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)

December 8, 2021

One in 10 people in the U.S. have atopic dermatitis, or eczema. The miserable symptoms — dry, itchy, sore skin — can take a toll on everyday activities, concentration, and sleep. Products and environmental factors you’re exposed to on a daily basis could trigger your eczema flare ups. Underlying allergy may even be at the…

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Are You Missing the Allergic Connection? Look Below the Surface

September 30, 2020

You know the saying “it’s just the tip of the iceberg” – have you ever thought of it in terms of allergy? About one in five people have allergies, but only a portion of them have the typical allergy symptoms – itching, sneezing, and runny nose – that are associated with seasonal allergic rhinitis. Many…

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Using COVID-19 Safety Measures? Consider Allergies & Asthma

June 24, 2020

Daily life is different right now — with COVID-19 still rampant in many cities across the U.S. As some areas start to get “back to a new normal,” others are experiencing an uptick in cases for the first time since the pandemic started. The CDC has said from the start — and continues to say — that…

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Eczema: Avoiding Constant Need for Skin Creams

December 24, 2019

A previous blog compared symptom relief and disease modification in the treatment of sinusitis. That story seems to repeat itself within a long list of allergic conditions that have an underlying allergy component – eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is one of them. Eczema can occur at any age, but it’s most common in children; impacting…

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Allergy Can Take the Beauty Out of Beauty Products

July 11, 2018

The products we use to beautify ourselves cause reactions for many people, leaving them with red, raised skin – a bit counteractive, if you ask me. Beauty products such as shampoo, mascara, lotion, perfume, and eye shadow can all contribute to itching, scratching and even sneezing for people who are “allergic to makeup.” While some…

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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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