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Environmental Allergies

Got Seasonal Allergies? Ask Your Provider These Questions!

May 29, 2019

You go to the doctor after suffering from stuffy nose, cough, and sore throat for a few weeks. After asking the usual questions, your provider assures you it’s not a cold, not strep throat… it’s just allergies. Many people are informally diagnosed with seasonal allergies and are told to manage their symptoms with antihistamines and,…

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How much are you spending on your seasonal allergies?

May 15, 2019

You stayed on budget on your spring break trip. No home improvement projects. No shopping sprees.  Where did your money disappear to this spring? Environmental allergies are more than a nuisance; they’re costly. Below are five allergy-related costs you may have contributed to this spring. Over the counter (OTC) products After a few days of…

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Pink Eye or Allergies?

April 17, 2019

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: Pus…

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5 New Year’s Environmental Allergy Resolutions

December 26, 2018

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 choosing one (or all!) of…

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Kick Dust Mite Allergy to the Curb this Winter

November 28, 2018

As soon as the weather cools off and activities shift indoors, dust mites smile. Okay, maybe they don’t smile, but they start to populate. It’s their favorite time! As clean as you think you may be, they’re everywhere. Dust Mite Facts Dust mites are eight legged, microscopic creatures. They live in warm areas with high…

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Rain, Rain, Go Away!

September 5, 2018

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 – it’s a real allergy…

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Hypoallergenic pets—is that really a thing?

June 27, 2018

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. Can a dog be…

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7 Ways to Avoid Cabin Fever (aka summer allergies!)

June 13, 2018

There are two kinds of cabin fever. You’re familiar with the first one, the anxiousness as you wait to get to the cabin – the pontoon, swimming, campfires, outdoors, relaxation and sunshine – after a long winter. The second form kicks in once you get to the cabin: The allergy symptoms that come from every…

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WARNING! Extended Pollen Season Ahead

April 18, 2018

If you feel like your seasonal allergies seem to drag on longer and longer each year, you’re not mistaken. According to a study by Ziska et. al that compared the length of ragweed seasons from 1995 to 2015, those who suffer from pollen allergies are indeed suffering longer each year, and there seems to be…

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Taking the Burn out of Cedar Fever: A new look at treatment options

September 20, 2017

If you have any ties to Texas, you are sure to hear anecdotes about the intimidating and vicious cedar fever. Grunts, moans, and complaints ensue for the entirety of the winter months. Cedar fever isn’t a sickness, a cold or flu that comes over Texas for the same time period, year after year. It’s an…

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