Environmental Allergies

Could Your Heartburn & Reflux Symptoms be Allergy?

May 11, 2022

As if sneezing and itching wasn’t enough, some people experience heartburn symptoms due to their environmental and/or food allergies. Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) might be to blame. It can be allergy-related, but mainly causes reactions that impact your digestive system. The first official EoE diagnosis was in the 1990s, but there’s been an increase in diagnoses and ongoing research…

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Do Your Allergies Seem to Bud with the Trees?

March 16, 2022

If you’re ready for a cold and snowy winter season to end (we may be biased here in the Midwest!), there’s nothing quite like the thought of spring, budding trees, blooming flowers, the first robin sighting, and hope for warmer days ahead. But, with budding trees comes the start of “hay fever” season. Tree pollen…

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How Can You Find Allergy-Friendly Home Products?

November 10, 2021

You’ve probably heard of some allergy-friendly products, such as HVAC/furnace filters and bedding, but, it might come as a surprise that even some home materials, such as paint and flooring, can be friendlier for allergy and asthma sufferers. Within 46 different product categories, there are over 200 products in the U.S. that have passed the…

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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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Not Just Sneezing — Signs of Seasonal Allergies You May Be Missing

June 9, 2021

When most people think of seasonal allergies, they think of itching, sniffling and sneezing. There are other symptoms that can appear seasonally which can be attributed to allergy, too. Since they’re less known allergy symptoms, you may not even notice that they arrive at the same time each year — think throat clearing, dark circles…

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Earth Day: Climate Change and Your Allergies

April 14, 2021

Earth Day is a great opportunity to reflect on our planet and what we can do to make it better. Climate change is a popular topic, especially on and around Earth Day — and it may impact your allergies more than you think. A 20-year study looked at how environmental allergy seasons are impacted by…

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‘An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away’ for those with Birch Allergy

March 31, 2021

Dr. Mary Morris not only dedicated her career to offering allergy treatment following the La Crosse Method™ Protocol, but her family has also owned and operated an apple orchard for more than 100 years. New research by Nothegger1 and other researchers about the level of allergic sensitivity to different apple varieties for those with birch…

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I Have Food Allergies. Why Should I Treat My Environmental Allergies?

March 3, 2021

Many people with food allergies go looking for treatment with their eyes on the prize — reducing reactions to a certain food or foods. After testing for allergies and finding out you have a multitude of underlying food and environmental allergies, your provider might recommend treating a broad spectrum beginning with environmental allergies (as authors…

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