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Tips for Managing Dorm Room Allergies

September 4, 2019

It’s back to school time – and for college students, time for move in! With never ending to-do’s, shopping lists, and adjustments, it’s easy to put pesky environmental allergies on the back burner. But, like in any new environment, a dorm room may be loaded with allergens and make your new living situation uncomfortable. Mattresses,…

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What’s the Deal With Adult Onset Allergies?

August 7, 2019

One out of four adults with food allergy had their first reaction as an adult, recent studies show. Why do allergies suddenly show up in adults? It’s one mystery in allergy that still needs to be solved. Dr. Mary Morris, Allergychoices Medical Advisor, partner at Allergy Associates of La Crosse and a lead author of the La Crosse…

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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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Pink Eye or Allergies?

April 17, 2019

Whether it’s itching, burning, or redness, eye irritation is just that — irritating. Understanding what’s causing your symptoms can help you calm the redness and get back to seeing clearly. We’ve outlined the difference between pink eye and allergies, two common causes of eye irritation. Pink eye Cause: Virus or bacteria Contagious: Yes Symptoms: Pus…

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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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7 Ways to Avoid Cabin Fever (aka summer allergies!)

June 13, 2018

There are two kinds of cabin fever. You’re familiar with the first one, the anxiousness as you wait to get to the cabin – the pontoon, swimming, campfires, outdoors, relaxation and sunshine – after a long winter. The second form kicks in once you get to the cabin: The allergy symptoms that come from every…

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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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How to Stay Fit During Pollen Season

March 7, 2018

Many people struggle with seasonal allergies. These allergies often make it difficult to get outside and exercise, but should allergies stop anyone from being physically fit and taking care of their bodies? We don’t think so! There are different techniques that can help maintain physical activity even during the worst of the allergy season. They…

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Am I allergic to exercise? Sometimes it’s no joke.

January 10, 2018

Being allergic to exercise isn’t just a joke made by people who are trying to avoid hitting the gym. Some individuals do indeed have allergic symptoms during exercise after consuming certain foods, a condition called food-dependent, exercise-induced anaphylaxis (FDEIA). Dr. Chet Tharpe, board certified allergist at Allergy Associates of La Crosse, explains the scary and…

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The Madness Behind the Mold Count

September 6, 2017

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 the day. He grabs the…

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