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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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Could Your Heartburn Symptoms be Allergy?

January 23, 2019

As if sneezing and itching wasn’t enough, some people experience heartburn symptoms due to their environmental and/or food allergens. Throughout his 37 years as an allergist, Dr. George Kroker, partner at Allergy Associates of La Crosse and a co-author of the La Crosse Method™ Protocol, has seen many patients with complex allergy conditions who have experienced heartburn…

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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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Decrease Allergies and Increase Productivity in the Classroom

August 22, 2018

“Are you ready to go back to school?” Depending on whom you ask — and, maybe, the age of the student — you’ll likely get a different response. Younger kids may squeal with excitement while the teens groan, wishing for an endless summer. With the rise of allergy, both environmental and food, students and parents…

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Immunotherapy is the Last Resort | Allergy Myth #2

November 1, 2017

With 50-60 million people in the U.S. having allergy, only about five percent of them receive treatment that actually modifies the disease – the other 95% avoid, suffer, or take medication to temporarily relieve symptoms that don’t go away. A quick Google search will often advise that seeking immunotherapy treatment for allergy is only needed…

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Success of Sublingual Immunotherapy Drove One Patient to Advocacy

May 17, 2017

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 Allergy Associates of La Crosse. The…

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Cold urticaria: What is it and how can it be treated?

January 11, 2017

Can you be allergic to the cold? Yes! Cold urticaria (ur-tih-KAR-e-uh) is common in colder climates and is often called “cold hives.” It can develop soon after the skin is exposed to cold temperatures. These itchy, red hives or welts can have various symptoms, but often the hands and feet also become itchy and swollen.…

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Vitamin D Important in Allergy Treatment and Disease Prevention

December 28, 2016

Vitamin D is essential for the management of overall health, but also may help with successful allergy treatment. When Dr. Mary Morris, Allergychoices Medical Advisor, was asked about the role of vitamin D in immunotherapy, she said, “The role it plays is complex, but in general, it aids in the proper functioning of the immune…

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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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