Allergy Relief and Symptom Information

Sublingual immunotherapy allergy treatment information.

Hives vs. Angioedema

If you see welts forming on your skin, you may wonder what’s going on. Chances are, you have a case of hives or a related condition known as angioedema. Hives (also known as urticaria) are characterized by raised welts on the skin that are: Red or flesh-colored Highly... read more

Is Ragweed Season Getting Worse?

If you are prone to hay fever, chances are that you are allergic to ragweed. Roughly 75 percent of people with allergic rhinitis react to ragweed pollen. If ragweed is your Kryptonite, expect the next few months to be rocky. Ragweed typically pollinates in fall. If... read more

Food Allergy Bullying

Heading back to school can be a big deal for kids. They meet new friends, adjust to new teachers, and get back in the swing of doing homework and participating in extra-curricular activities. When kids have food allergies, there’s even more to get used to. Kids may... read more

Are Allergies the Source of your Stomach Problems?

Tummy trouble? You may have food allergies. A lot of people limp along with symptoms that resemble Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) when they could get relief from food allergy treatment. One of the most common symptoms of food allergy is gastrointestinal distress,... read more

Frequent Urge to Urinate? It Could be Interstitial Cystitis

Interstitial cystitis (IC), also known as “painful bladder syndrome,” is diagnosed in about 200,000 people in the U.S. each year. It is most common in women and can cut deeply into its sufferers’ quality of life. Symptoms include: Frequent urge to urinate Pain in the... read more

Heading Back to School with Food Allergies

Food allergies now affect 1 in 13 kids—that’s roughly two children per classroom. If you have a child with food allergies, you are already familiar with the challenges that accompany this health issue. Though you can closely control your child’s environment at home,... read more

Meat Allergies? A Tick Bite May Be to Blame

Allergists were befuddled when a rash of people from the southeastern part of the U.S. began complaining of meat allergies. After all, meat doesn’t usually trigger allergy symptoms. The allergy sufferers had one thing in common, though: They had been bitten by the... read more

Tired? It Could be Allergies

Most people know that allergies cause sneezing and a runny nose, but they can cause a host of other symptoms, too, including fatigue. In fact, as many allergists will tell you, fatigue is one of the symptoms that allergy sufferers are most likely to complain about. So... read more

Is There a Treatment for Food Allergies?

So you have food allergies. Your only option is to avoid them, right? Not necessarily. Thanks to a relatively new treatment for food allergies known as sublingual immunotherapy, food allergy sufferers are able to eat more of the foods they love without fear of... read more

Grass Allergies: A Source of Summer Misery

Allergy sufferers who have been in the trenches with spring pollens may be ready for a respite in summer. Allergies typically wane in summer and winter, but not if you have sensitivities to grass. Grass pollens are in full swing in summer. Onlookers may revel in thick... read more

Allergy or Celiac Disease?

By definition, an allergy is our body’s negative response to a substance that enters our body, most commonly through food intake or our respiratory system. One of the most common kinds of food allergy is wheat allergy. Wheat allergy is often mixed up with celiac... read more