Environmental Allergies

April 17, 2019

Pink Eye or Allergies?

Whether it’s itching, burning, or redness, eye irritation is just that — irritating. Understanding what’s causing your symptoms can help you calm the redness and get back to seeing clearly. We’ve outlined the difference between pink eye and allergies, two common causes of eye irritation.

Pink eye

Cause: Virus or bacteria

Contagious: Yes

Symptoms: […]

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December 26, 2018

5 New Year’s Environmental Allergy Resolutions

By Taylor Pasell, Allergychoices

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 […]

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September 5, 2018

Rain, Rain, Go Away!

By Taylor Pasell, Allergychoices

It’s gloomy, it can be loud, and it can ramp up your allergy and asthma symptoms. While damp conditions seem to be favorable for people with pollen allergy, a strong rain storm can actually shake up symptoms. If you experience strong allergy and asthma symptoms after a storm, you’re not alone – […]

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June 27, 2018

Hypoallergenic pets—is that really a thing?

By Taylor Pasell, Allergychoices

Hypoallergenic has been defined as “designed to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response; as by containing relatively few or no potentially irritating substances.” In some products, like fragrances or make up, this label is easily understood, but it’s not as easy to comprehend when it comes to animals. […]

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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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