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    Some like it “dry”!

    For allergy sufferers over 12 years old, there are now 2 corticosteroid nasal sprays that are “dry” rather than “wet.”   These 2 dry mist sprays are Qnasl® and Zetonna.® Corticosteroid nasal sprays are the considered the most effective treatment for allergic rhinitis. Frequently the greatest …

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    Does your mouth itch when you eat fresh fruits?

    The Pollen-Food Allergy Syndrome (formerly call Oral Allergy Syndrome) is a common yet benign condition caused by cross-reactive proteins in fresh fruits or vegetables and pollens.  The symptoms of lip, tongue, mouth and palate itching, tingling and mild swelling occurs after the ingestion of fresh, …

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    Asthma: Don’t give up on exercise!

    Back-to-School means back to exercise, gym and sports! Nearly 70% of people with asthma have symptoms triggered by exercise.   This doesn’t mean don’t exercise!  There are several ways to overcome exercise-induced asthma to allow for full participation. Tips to prevent or control exercise-induced bronchospasm (asthma): …

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    Weed pollen is in the air!

    Late summer means weed pollen! August through October is peak weed pollen season.  A single plant can release up to a billion grains of pollen per season.  While most of the pollen grains fall within a few feet, some may blow in the wind for …

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  • Wild Fires and Asthma

    The smoky haze from wild fires contains small particles small enough not only to cause irritation of the eyes and nose, but be inhaled into the lungs.  This can worsen asthma and other respiratory conditions such as COPD leading to cough, wheezing, shortness of breath …

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  • Food Allergy: Back-to-School Tips

    Back-to-School Tips:  Food Allergies in Elementary School-Aged Children For children with food allergies, returning to school can be a time of concern and even fear for the child as well as their parents.  A food allergic reaction can be potentially severe and is called anaphylaxis. …

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