Pollen Allergy

April 17, 2019

Pink Eye or Allergies?

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: […]

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September 5, 2018

Rain, Rain, Go Away!

By Taylor Pasell, Allergychoices

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 – […]

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March 7, 2018

How to Stay Fit During Pollen Season

By Sarah Aubin, Nutrition and Dietetic Student, Allergy Associates of La Crosse

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 […]

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January 10, 2018

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

By Taylor Pasell, Allergychoices

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 […]

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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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February 22, 2017

Beating Seasonal Allergies Before they Start

Which is the right preseasonal allergy treatment choice?

Each spring, pollen allergic people brace for the upcoming blast that will have them sniffling, sneezing, itching and suffering. You can take symptom relievers to take away the bite – but the resulting relief will be temporary. That’s why, for patients who suffer from strong symptoms […]

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