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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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Does SLIT impact asthma? New review indicates yes.

August 8, 2018

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 that overall, immunotherapy is a valid treatment…

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World Asthma Day: An Allergy Perspective

May 2, 2018

Yesterday, May 1, was World Asthma Day, organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma to bring awareness about the prevalence of asthma in the world. This year’s theme was “never too early, never too late” which is something we support in allergy and asthma treatment alike. Approximately eighty percent of asthma sufferers also have allergic…

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Allergic asthma: How sublingual immunotherapy treatment can impact asthma

April 19, 2017

According to the Center for Disease Control, more than 25 million Americans suffer from asthma and 56.3% of patients have asthma caused by allergy. How can you tell when asthma may be a problem, and how can treating your allergies with sublingual immunotherapy help? Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease, and the most common chronic…

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When allergy doesn’t look like allergy

November 2, 2016

Allergychoices recently hosted its annual provider education conference for those interested in adding or expanding their use of sublingual immunotherapy in their practices. The conference’s goal is to arm allergy providers with a sublingual immunotherapy treatment protocol that they can easily and safely put into practice so more patients can find treatment closer to home.…

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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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Can Allergy Drops Stop the Allergic March?

May 4, 2016

Understanding allergies is a complicated process – they affect each person differently, at various times of the year, or throughout his or her lifetime. Along with allergies, there are life-long conditions that may tag along, progress, and develop over time. This progression is known as the allergic march. The allergic march is also referred to…

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