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
8 Tips For Traveling with Environmental Allergies
Traveling to your dream vacation destination or on a business trip should bring relaxation, good memories or productivity – not allergy flare ups. In a recent blog, we covered what to know about traveling with food allergies. Now, we’ll focus on traveling tips to stay safe from non-food allergens. Up to 40% of the population…Read More
Keep the Fourth of July Allergy-Friendly
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,…Read More
Earth Day: Climate Change and Your Allergies
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…Read More
Here Comes Cedar Fever (amidst COVID-19)
Every year, winter brings a variety of viruses, and 2020 brought a new one that is concerning to most – COVID-19. While people tend to disregard allergy as a cause of winter illness because most outdoor allergens are minimal, there’s an exception in the south. It’s called Cedar Fever, and it can cause some pretty…Read More
How Can I Find Relief From My Itchy, Allergy Eyes?
Allergy symptoms in the eyes – they’re not something to scratch at. Called allergic conjunctivitis, some allergy sufferers experience a variety of symptoms in their eyes during allergy season. For those with indoor allergies, allergic conjunctivitis can stick around all year. Learn more about eye allergy symptoms and ways to prevent the itch and irritation…Read More
What Does The Pollen Count Tell Me?
Throughout the spring, summer, and fall, your favorite weather source may share pollen counts for your area. These counts are used as a warning for those with environmental allergies – explaining what’s in the air and the level of symptoms you can expect. Without a little research, these pollen counts can seem confusing, but it…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
Tips for Managing Dorm Room Allergies
It’s back to school time – and for college students, time for move in! With never ending to-do’s, shopping lists, and adjustments, it’s easy to put pesky environmental allergies on the back burner. But, like in any new environment, a dorm room may be loaded with allergens and make your new living situation uncomfortable. Mattresses,…Read More