Allergy Relief and Symptom Information

Sublingual immunotherapy allergy treatment information.
Peanut Allergies

Peanut Allergies

Some allergies are irritating, but peanut allergies can go far beyond just a nuisance. Peanuts, along with tree nuts and shellfish, are the foods that are most likely to cause anaphylaxis—a severe reaction that can obstruct breathing and send the body into shock....

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Fragrance and Dye Allergies

Fragrance and Dye Allergies

Have you ever switched laundry detergent only to develop a red rash all over your body? You’re not alone. Food, cleaning products, and cosmetics are loaded with increasingly sophisticated chemical cocktails these days, and it’s not uncommon for people to react to...

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Will Moving to a Different Region Help my Allergies?

Will Moving to a Different Region Help my Allergies?

It’s summer, and that means moving season. Recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau showed that about 32 million people move per year, and the vast majority of those moves occur during peak season (May to September). Moves are driven by any number of reasons—including...

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Allergies or Covid-19?

Allergies or Covid-19?

Spring allergies are fueled largely by trees—including ash, birch, cedar, alder elm, cottonwood, oak, mesquite, acacia, and pecan. While most tree pollination dies down in May, grasses take the baton starting in June. If your allergies are picking up, you may be...

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Why Does Fresh Fruit Make my Mouth Itch?

Why Does Fresh Fruit Make my Mouth Itch?

Summer brings a bevy of fresh fruits—peaches, watermelon, kiwi, cherries, apricots and more. But as tasty as those fruits may be at the height of the summer season, eating them can be miserable if you have oral allergy syndrome (OAS), also known as pollen-food...

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What’s this Strange Rash on my Body?

What’s this Strange Rash on my Body?

If you’re like most Americans, you’ve been alarmed by an unusual rash forming on your skin—seemingly out of nowhere. You may have wondered what in the world caused it. Was there something different about the laundry detergent? Were you bitten by a bug? Did you eat...

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Help! Something Inside my House is Causing my Allergies

Help! Something Inside my House is Causing my Allergies

When my daughters were young, I used to read to them every night, and one of their favorite books was titled “The Mysterious Shrinking House.” It’s an intriguing tale of a young girl who is transported into the world of her toy dollhouse and charged with freeing the...

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Telemedicine and Allergy Care

Telemedicine and Allergy Care

Telemedicine -- the practice of medicine using technology to deliver care at a distance. A physician in one location uses a telecommunications infrastructure to deliver care to a patient at a distant site.As we deal with the mayhem caused by coronavirus (COVID-19), it...

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The History of Immunotherapy

The History of Immunotherapy

Statistics show that allergies are getting worse by the year (consider peanut allergies that have quadrupled in the last 13 years). Allergies, however, are an old phenomenon. And though they may not have affected people at the same rate as they do today, they were...

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Is Your Body Prepared for the Spring Allergy Season?

Is Your Body Prepared for the Spring Allergy Season?

If you’re anything like I am, you enjoy certain aspects of winter but are happy when spring takes the baton. The sight of flowers bursting into rainbow blooms and foliage revitalizing tree branches can add a bounce to your step. But along with the beauty and color and...

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Understanding Anaphylaxis

Understanding Anaphylaxis

As allergies increase, more kids are heading to school armed with epinephrine auto injectors. It’s their best defense against anaphylaxis—a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. Anaphylaxis can affect both kids and adults and is becoming a bigger concern...

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