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Winter Allergies

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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Kick Dust Mite Allergy to the Curb this Winter

November 28, 2018

As soon as the weather cools off and activities shift indoors, dust mites smile. Okay, maybe they don’t smile, but they start to populate. It’s their favorite time! As clean as you think you may be, they’re everywhere. Dust Mite Facts Dust mites are eight legged, microscopic creatures. They live in warm areas with high…

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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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Mold Allergies: When pollen is gone and symptoms drag on

August 9, 2017

Mold is a tricky, complex allergy, but successful treatment has been found for many patients through allergy drops using the La Crosse Method™ Protocol. Thanks, in part, to farmers. Dr. George Kroker, partner at Allergy Associates of La Crosse, told the story. “For a while at our clinic, early on, shots and drops were both…

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Cold urticaria: What is it and how can it be treated?

January 11, 2017

Can you be allergic to the cold? Yes! Cold urticaria (ur-tih-KAR-e-uh) is common in colder climates and is often called “cold hives.” It can develop soon after the skin is exposed to cold temperatures. These itchy, red hives or welts can have various symptoms, but often the hands and feet also become itchy and swollen.…

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Take a Proactive Approach to Holiday Allergy Triggers

November 16, 2016

‘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. Trees and wreaths are often…

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Is it a Cold or is it an Allergy?

January 13, 2016

Every year around this time, a friend of mine struggles with his “annual cold.” It comes — almost like clockwork — at the same time, every year. Same symptoms — perpetual congestion, daily drip, cough, and endless sneezing fits. And it lasts far, far longer than it should. Then, again like clockwork, once the brutal…

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