La Crosse Method Protocol

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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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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5 New Year’s Environmental Allergy Resolutions

December 26, 2018

New Year’s resolutions are a great way to refocus on something you’ve been slacking on, usually health related. Knowing that only five percent of people with allergy actually get disease modifying treatment, focusing on allergy in 2019 is something many people could benefit from. Managing allergy can seem daunting, but choosing one (or all!) of…

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Morning sickness and… allergy symptoms?

November 14, 2018

There are a million questions about pregnancy; for most people, allergy and asthma aren’t at the top of the list. But, it seems to be a reoccurring theme online. Can I take my allergy medication? Is my asthma getting worse during my first trimester? I’ve never had allergies, but now that I’m pregnant, I can’t…

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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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WARNING! Extended Pollen Season Ahead

April 18, 2018

If you feel like your seasonal allergies seem to drag on longer and longer each year, you’re not mistaken. According to a study by Ziska et. al that compared the length of ragweed seasons from 1995 to 2015, those who suffer from pollen allergies are indeed suffering longer each year, and there seems to be…

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One doctor’s experience, and patient response, integrating allergy drops into her practice

February 21, 2018

We speak with so many clinics that use the La Crosse Method™ Protocol on a daily basis and hear stories of triumph in their allergic patients; Dr. Sezelle Gereau being one of the providers we hear from often. Dr. Gereau, an Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) doctor in New York, has been offering sublingual immunotherapy…

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