Winter Allergies

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

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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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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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January 13, 2016

Is it a Cold or is it an Allergy?

Author: Anne Hendrickson

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 […]

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