La Crosse Method Practice Protocol

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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September 23, 2015

Glycerin: The Ideal Diluent for Sublingual Immunotherapy Allergy Drops

Author: Mike Kachel, RPh, Allergychoices Pharmacy Director

Using the La Crosse Method Protocol at Allergychoices, we believe that a critical point of under the tongue delivery of the antigens for sublingual immunotherapy is the vehicle in which the antigens are suspended. Our nearly 45 year history with custom sublingual immunotherapy allergy […]

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August 25, 2015

La Crosse Method Reviewed

Author: Mary Morris, MD, ABIM

In recent years, sublingual immunotherapy has continued to gain acceptance and understanding, leading to its international recognition as a viable alternative to subcutaneous injection for allergy in both adults and children.1 With the recent FDA approval of single antigen sublingual immunotherapy tablets, even more physicians are considering, referring or […]

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