Category Archive for: ‘Allergy’

  • Hives: Why is this happening?

      One of the most frequent questions I hear about hives is:  What’s causing them? Up to 20% of people will experience hives (also known as urticaria) at some point in their life.  The cause of hives depends on whether they are “acute” which means …

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  • Beware: Anaphylaxis!

    Beware:  Anaphylaxis! Anaphylaxis is defined as a severe allergic reaction.  When low blood pressure occurs then it is termed anaphylactic shock.  The symptoms can occur rapidly and may be life-threatening.  Usual symptoms are hives (urticaria), swelling (lips, tongue, around eyes), itching, respiratory symptoms (cough, wheezing, …

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    Comfortable allergy skin testing?

    Good news!  There’s been a breakthrough in allergy skin testing.   Many people delay going to the allergist, fearing allergy skin testing may be uncomfortable.    This is important because allergy skin testing is the preferred and best test to obtain the most accurate results to identify …

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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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    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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