Oral Allergy Syndrome
Itchy Mouth After Eating Apples?
Do you know someone who reacts to apples and can’t take part in the best fall desserts, dishes, and activities? It’s probably due to Oral Allergy Syndrome. Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS) happens when the body misinterprets food as bothersome pollen. This is because compounds in certain foods are similar to compounds on the surface of…Read More
Oral Allergy Syndrome with Ragweed Allergies
Ragweed is one of the most bothersome environmental allergies — and that’s because such a large amount of pollen circulates through the air at one given time. Some people with a ragweed allergy might experience additional symptoms, but only when eating raw produce. Why is that? Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS). What is Oral Allergy Syndrome?…Read More
Do Your Allergies Seem to Bud with the Trees?
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…Read More
3 Ways to Manage Oral Allergy Syndrome
Two questions that come up this time of year – year after year – are: What is Oral Allergy Syndrome? How do I manage Oral Allergy Syndrome? OAS is something that’s not well known outside of the allergy community. It can be irritating, and for people experiencing it for the first time, kind of alarming.…Read More
‘An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away’ for those with Birch Allergy
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…Read More
I Have Food Allergies. Why Should I Treat My Environmental Allergies?
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…Read More
Why Your Allergy Symptoms Are Worse After Gardening
After spending time gardening, you’re likely to be tired, sore, and maybe even symptomatic. There may be more to your allergy misery than just the pollen in the air (though that can be enough to keep allergy sufferers inside). See what environmental allergies could be causing your suffering while gardening this summer and ways to…Read More
New Job, New Allergies: Common Workplace Allergens
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…Read More
Food Allergy or Oral Allergy Syndrome? Learn the Difference.
Food allergies are a buzzworthy topic and lately, they’ve been front page news. This media coverage spreads both awareness and fear, making people more aware of what they’re eating and how it makes them feel. Mouth itching and tingling can be due to two different allergy-related conditions. Before you self-diagnose or avoid food groups altogether,…Read More
Ragweed 101: What it is and how to avoid its common (and uncommon) consequences
Do you ever notice that the sick days at your workplace seem to increase over late summer and early fall? Whether it feels like a nasty cold, sinus infection, or as some would say, the feeling of “getting hit by a truck,” it seems to always sweep through around that time. Chances are that the…Read More