environmental allergies

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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May 31, 2017

Seasonal allergy symptom relief during allergy season

By Emily Martin, Allergychoices

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 […]

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April 5, 2017

Can treating allergies alleviate migraine symptoms?

By: Emily Martin, Allergychoices

Migraines can make even your simplest daily tasks extremely difficult and painful, and more than three million Americans experience migraines each year. While over-the-counter medications can make your migraines more tolerable, treating your allergies may help to alleviate your migraine symptoms when an underlying allergy is a factor.

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July 13, 2016

Oral Allergy Syndrome: When food reactions come and go

Author: Emily Melby, RDN

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 […]

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April 6, 2016

The man behind the pollen counts

Ready or not, here he comes

Author: Anne Hendrickson

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 […]

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