La Crosse Method Practice Protocol

April 19, 2017

Allergic asthma: How sublingual immunotherapy treatment can impact asthma

By: Emily Martin, Allergychoices

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 […]

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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.

Symptoms of […]

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January 25, 2017

Epinephrine and education: Perspectives using the La Crosse Method

By Michael B. Kachel, RPh, Allergychoices Pharmacy

With the recent controversy over skyrocketing EpiPen prices, more patients and providers are scrutinizing when—or whether—the life-saving epinephrine device is needed for use with sublingual immunotherapy using the La Crosse Method Protocol.

In the experience of the La Crosse Method Protocol authors, the safety of sublingual […]

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November 30, 2016

Food Allergy vs. Food Intolerance: What’s the difference?

Author: Ashley Johnson

The difference between food intolerance and food allergies can be confusing for many since both have common symptoms. The true difference is that food intolerance is sensitivity to a food that is usually accompanied by digestive issues that are not extreme, whereas food allergy is caused by an immune system reaction that […]

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November 16, 2016

Take a Proactive Approach to Holiday Allergy Triggers

Author: Ashley Johnson, Allergychoices

‘Tis the season of indoor allergies! Unfortunately, nearly 60 million Americans suffer from year-round allergies with indoor allergies spiking around the holidays. These allergic symptoms result from a wide array of triggers including decorations, food, and even added stress.

Trees, wreaths, and artificial holiday decorations can all increase allergy symptoms. […]

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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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June 15, 2016

Hindsight on childhood allergies

By Beth Davidson, Allergychoices

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 […]

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February 24, 2016

Eosinophilic Esophagitis and Sublingual Immunotherapy: Our Experience

Author: Mary Morris, MD, ABIM

More frequently we hear about patients suffering with Eosinophilic Esophagitis (e-o-sin-o-FILL-ik uh-sof-uh-JIE-tis, or EoE) and concerns about using the La Crosse Method™ Protocol for allergy drop treatment where this condition is noted.

Eosinophilic Esophagitis is a build-up of white blood cells (eosinophils) in the lining of the tube […]

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