Environmental Allergies

Mold Allergies: When pollen is gone and symptoms drag on

August 9, 2017

Mold is a tricky, complex allergy, but successful treatment has been found for many patients through allergy drops using the La Crosse Method™ Protocol. Thanks, in part, to farmers. Dr. George Kroker, partner at Allergy Associates of La Crosse, told the story. “For a while at our clinic, early on, shots and drops were both…

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

July 26, 2017

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. Chances are that the…

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Seasonal allergy symptom relief during allergy season

May 31, 2017

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 days of miserable allergy…

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Pet Allergy? No need to say goodbye to furry family members

March 8, 2017

For some people, welcoming a new pet into their home may mean never ending symptoms of allergic reactions; others may not have even considered living with a pet because of the unknown consequences of allergy to dogs, cats and more. While millions of pet owners struggle with the sensitivities of pet allergy, sublingual immunotherapy can…

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Beating Seasonal Allergies Before they Start

February 22, 2017

Each spring, pollen allergic people brace for the upcoming blast that will have them sniffling, sneezing, itching and suffering. You can take symptom relievers to take away the bite – but the resulting relief will be temporary. That’s why, for patients who suffer from strong symptoms of seasonal allergies including trees, grass, ragweed, and dust…

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Why are allergies increasing?

September 21, 2016

Allergies are on the rise! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from 1997 to 2011, food and skin allergies increased in children under the age of 18. In addition, inhalant and environmental allergen complaints grow among the general population. There are many theories as to why allergic disease is increasing including the…

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Allergy Drops for Mold: Treatment

August 24, 2016

Wet and humid weather provides the perfect conditions for mold growth, both indoors and out. With extreme moisture from floods throughout many parts of the country, the presence of mold is high with many allergy sufferers experiencing strong symptoms. While mold allergy treatment begins by reducing mold sources and exposure, sublingual immunotherapy, or allergy drops,…

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Oral Allergy Syndrome: When food reactions come and go

July 13, 2016

After a long, cold winter, you are ready to go outside and enjoy the fresh, warm air. Then it hits you, seasonal allergy symptoms! Your nose is stuffy, your eyes itch, and you cannot stop sneezing. The trees outside of your house are making you miserable. So you come to terms with having to hide…

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Hindsight on childhood allergies

June 15, 2016

There are so many memories from my childhood about ear infections, sinus infections, migraines, hives, stomach aches, and the list goes on. I had friends and cousins with severe allergies who had “traditional” allergy symptoms – itchy eyes, stuffy nose, rashes, etc. But me? No way could my health problems have been allergies. Or so…

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The man behind the pollen counts

April 6, 2016

Ready or not, here he comes As the daily pollen counts begin to take center stage for another allergy season, we thank those whose task it is to do the painstaking work of collecting, counting, and reporting what’s in the air so allergy sufferers can plan accordingly. Tony Kavanaugh, Reference Laboratory Manager for Allergy Associates…

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