• Allergies, Asthma and Winter Holidays

    With the arrival of winter, seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and asthma sufferers can breathe relief as most outdoor allergens disappear until spring. But holiday gatherings and spending more time indoors exposes many people to different allergen triggers.

  • Have you gotten your flu shot yet?

    Have you gotten your flu shot? Important information

  • A Potentially Deadly Reason to Seek Preventive Health Care - Seeing an allergist significantly lowers risk of severe anaphylaxis

    Emergency rooms are more crowded than ever, with more than 136 million people making a trip annually. Some of these trips may be preventable under the regular care of an allergist. Such care may also save lives. Researchers found 25 per cent of individuals who went to the emergency room or were hospitalized for anaphylaxis. . .

  • Egg Allergy and the Flu Vaccine

    Flu season is here and so is the need to be protected by getting vaccinated. This vaccine contains a very small amount of egg protein, so before giving it health providers ask if you are allergic to eggs. But do you really know if you are allergic to egg? Could you have egg intolerance?

  • Sugar and Spice and Everything Not So Nice

    Spice allergy affects foodies and cosmetic users alike. Imagine a world where you could never dine away from home, wear makeup, smell of sweet perfumes or eat a large percentage of food on store shelves. That is the world for 2 to 3 percent of individuals living with a spice allergy.

  • Four Things You Might Not Know About Fall Allergies

    As most allergy sufferers will tell you, allergy symptoms can always be bothersome, turning any time of year into sneezing season. A runny nose, itchy eyes and scratchy throat can arise as the days get shorter and the leaves begin to change. The fall can be especially difficult for people who are sensitive to mold and ragweed pollen.But these seasonal elements aren’t the only triggers that can make symptoms worse this time of year.

  • Where There's an Allergy, There's a Bully

    Name calling is a petty task for today’s bully. Instead they’re preying on food allergic children, stuffing peanut butter cookies in lockers and turning bullying into a possible death defying nightmare.

  • Infinite Itch: Learning to Live With Hives

    Hives of one sort or another afflicts about one person in five at some time during their lives

  • Sinus Headaches or Migraines?

    Sinus headaches are headaches that may accompany sinusitis

  • Ask the Allergist - Prevention of Peanut Allergy?

    I am pregnant and am avoiding eating all peanut products as I’ve been told this can decrease the chance of my newborn developing this allergy. Is this true?

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