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September 6, 2017

The Madness Behind the Mold Count

By Taylor Pasell, Allergychoices

A green air sampling machine sits atop the Allergy Associates of La Crosse building, turning with the wind and vacuuming in air to trap pollen and mold samples on a greased slide. Tony Kavanaugh, medical laboratory technician at Allergy Associates, climbs up to the roof nearly every morning to retrieve the sample for […]

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July 26, 2017

Ragweed 101: What it is and how to avoid its common (and uncommon) consequences

By Taylor Pasell, Allergychoices

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. […]

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June 28, 2017

Probiotics to Support Gut Health: A Helpful Component of Allergy Treatment

by Emily Melby, RDN, Allergy Associates of La Crosse

Previously through our Allergychoices blog, we discussed the importance of the microbiome in gastrointestinal (GI) health. Many patients being treated for allergic issues using sublingual immunotherapy have associated GI issues that can be helped with adjunct therapy using probiotics. With so many […]

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May 31, 2017

Seasonal allergy symptom relief during allergy season

By Emily Martin, Allergychoices

While pollen levels are on the rise, so are seasonal allergy symptoms. For some patients, seasonal allergy symptoms can still occur while the immune system is in the process of building their allergic tolerance using sublingual immunotherapy. For those who haven’t started immunotherapy yet, it can be even worse. To avoid […]

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May 17, 2017

Success of Sublingual Immunotherapy Drove One Patient to Advocacy

By Emily Martin, Allergychoices

Alex Schuman grew up allergic to almost everything… including foods. From monthly E.R. visits, to impacts on his social life, allergies were a daily factor of his childhood. Alex’s mom spent endless hours researching solutions for her son’s allergy and no treatment seemed to bring relief. Then, they found More »

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