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Fall Clean Up
The crisp air of Fall is here and that means football, shorter days, and cleaning up the yard in preparation for the winter! Typically, with the cooler weather, we would think that the allergens are less in the air outside. It is important to remember that mold spores are still present until the first frost […]
Halloween and Allergies
Halloween is one of the biggest "treat" holidays that exist in America. While people with food allergies may stay vigilant regularly, allergies can also find their way into foods we are not familiar with during the holiday season. For example, candy corn often contains egg whites or sesame oil, two of the common top 9 allergens. Mini […]
Penicillin Allergy- Should you be tested?
Penicillins are a common group of antibiotics that are used to treat bacterial infections. It is also one of the most commonly reported medication allergies. 10% of all patients in the United States report a penicillin allergy. Patients can be labeled for years with a penicillin allergy based on a childhood experience or family history. […]
Allergy Shots versus Allergy Drops
When it comes to treating allergies, there are many options to help you feel better. Different treatments will be recommended by your allergist based on your symptoms and severity. When one thinks of “allergy shots”, they are talking about SCIT or subcutaneous immunotherapy. This method includes getting shots in 2 phases to all the allergens that have been […]
Ragweed Season Has Started!
Ragweed is a plant that releases pollen from August until the end of September. This year, ragweed season started on August 1st. Typically it starts mid-August so we have an early season. The pollen is microscopic and very light. One ragweed plant can produce 1 billion pollen grains! The pollen can travel over 300 miles […]
Immunotherapy or Allergy Shots are a preventive treatment for allergic reactions to substances such as pollens, pets, house dust mites, and bee venom. Immunotherapy involves giving gradually increasing doses of the substances, or allergens, to which the person is allergic to. The gradual increase in the amount of allergen will cause the immune system to […]
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