allergy associates of la crosse

August 8, 2018

Does SLIT impact asthma? New review indicates yes.

By Taylor Pasell, Allergychoices

Big news for sublingual immunotherapy came in the form of a comparative effectiveness review recently. A group of allergy researchers compared 31 subcutaneous immunotherapy studies, 18 sublingual immunotherapy studies, and 5 combined studies “to assess the efficacy and safety of immunotherapy for treating allergic asthma.” The results showed […]

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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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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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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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