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Creating An Allergy-Free Bedroom

While outdoor allergens may not bring on the sneezing and itching this season, indoor allergens are on the rise. Mold and dust mites thrive in colder months as humidity levels increase indoors. Pet allergies also flare as temperatures drop, and they spend more time indoors. Don’t let these allergens take over your bedroom. The allergists… Continue Reading Creating An Allergy-Free Bedroom

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How To Handle Food Allergy Bullying

Food allergies in children are are often associated with peer-bullying, and can lead to disastrous results as with the case of Karanbir Cheema. Cheema was a teen from the UK with a severe dairy allergy. He was reportedly chased down by a classmate who hurled cheese down his shirt. Cheema began breaking out in hives… Continue Reading How To Handle Food Allergy Bullying

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National Penicillin Allergy Day

September 28 is National Penicillin Allergy Day! Today we strive to raise awareness of the drug and the effect it has on allergic patients. Penicillin is the most common drug allergy, affecting up to 10% of the population. Mild and severe symptoms have been reported. It’s important to test for this allergy not just to… Continue Reading National Penicillin Allergy Day

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Allergic Reaction at Pret Leads to Young Girl’s Death

There has been an increasing number of allergy-related deaths in children this year. Most recently, we learned of a 15-year old girl with a severe allergy to sesame seeds who died after eating a sandwich from an airport Pret a Manger in London. The sandwich was freshly made and wrapped with no ingredient list. It… Continue Reading Allergic Reaction at Pret Leads to Young Girl’s Death

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Anti-Itch Creams

Allergies can affect your respiratory system as well as your skin. Contact dermatitis and urticaria (hives) are major allergy symptoms that affect a large number of allergy sufferers. While we hope that you will seek treatment from a board certified allergist for your skin problems, sometimes you just need temporary relief for your itching and… Continue Reading Anti-Itch Creams

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Is It Allergies Or A Cold?

Colds and allergies are common conditions that affect almost everyone. Although symptoms can be similar, the two conditions are very different. They result from different causes and vary in duration. However, most people can’t tell the difference between the two. A sneeze and runny nose get mistaken for a cold when it could be just… Continue Reading Is It Allergies Or A Cold?

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5 Uncommon But Real Allergies

The top eight allergens that cause the most allergic reactions are eggs, milk, soy, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish; but did you know that there are other severe allergies that affect a small percentage of people? Certain people have allergic reactions to everyday activities. While allergy testing is accurate most of the time,… Continue Reading 5 Uncommon But Real Allergies

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Preparing For Fall Allergies

Summer is almost over, and many allergy sufferers are glad that the grass pollen is going away. Don’t get too excited though, fall brings us many other allergens. Many will still experience hay fever and asthma symptoms this season. While fall allergies are different than spring and summer, they are still very serious. Now is… Continue Reading Preparing For Fall Allergies

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5 Back To School Allergy Tips

Summer vacation is coming to an end, which means most kids will be heading back to school. While this time of the year is exciting for some, many parents worry about sending their child with allergies back to school. School exposes children to environmental and food allergies, putting them at risk for severe allergic reactions.… Continue Reading 5 Back To School Allergy Tips

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Mosquito Allergy (Skeeter Syndrome)

With summer winding down, everyone in the city is making their last trips to explore nature. This means that mosquito bites are occurring more often. Most bites occur at either dusk or dawn, when mosquitoes are most active. For most people, a mosquito bite is just a red, itchy bump; but for those with a… Continue Reading Mosquito Allergy (Skeeter Syndrome)

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