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January 24, 2018

An Allergy to Fungus Could be Causing Your Chronic Sinusitis

By Taylor Pasell, Allergychoices

As if typical cold symptoms aren’t bothersome enough, some people feel facial pressure, general pain and additional mucus due to sinusitis. Unfortunately, while many patients do have a sinus infection, the cause is often misjudged and therefore the treatment prescribed is not effective. Research has found that allergy is to blame […]

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January 10, 2018

Am I allergic to exercise? Sometimes it’s no joke.

By Taylor Pasell, Allergychoices

Being allergic to exercise isn’t just a joke made by people who are trying to avoid hitting the gym. Some individuals do indeed have allergic symptoms during exercise after consuming certain foods, a condition called food-dependent, exercise-induced anaphylaxis (FDEIA).

Dr. Chet Tharpe, board certified allergist at Allergy Associates […]

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December 13, 2017

Allergy and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) – What’s the Connection?

By Taylor Pasell, Allergychoices

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a very common disease that affects 5-10% of the general population. Most times, individuals are diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome after a number of tests have been completed with no determining factor as to what is causing symptoms. When testing for ulcers, reflux and structural issues […]

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November 15, 2017

Suffering from Chronic Vaginitis: Could it be Allergy?

By Taylor Pasell, Allergychoices

A recurring topic on this blog dives into how allergy doesn’t always look like allergy. It’s one of the marvels in the allergy world and is something that keeps allergists and patients alike on their toes. Dr. George Kroker, partner at Allergy Associates of La Crosse and an […]

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November 1, 2017

Immunotherapy is the Last Resort | Allergy Myth #2

By Taylor Pasell, Allergychoices

With 50-60 million people in the U.S. having allergy, only about five percent of them receive treatment that actually modifies the disease – the other 95% avoid, suffer, or take medication to temporarily relieve symptoms that don’t go away. A quick Google search will often advise that seeking immunotherapy treatment for […]

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October 4, 2017

Teal is the New Orange

By Taylor Pasell, Allergychoices

Will I be too cold if I don’t wear a jacket? How fast do you think I can go door to door down this street? Who wants my Almond Joy bars?

Will this house have a treat I can actually eat? Does this candy bar have peanuts in it? Do we […]

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