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Knowing What to Expect for an Allergy Appointment

Hearing about allergy shots can scare certain people. The thought of having skin pricked, weekly injections, and itching/swelling skin can turn someone away from immunotherapy. Knowing more about the process of getting shots can help to ease people’s mind and encourage them to go. There is some pain and discomfort...

Important Things to Know About Ragweed Pollen

The effects of ragweed pollen are real, and it affects roughly twenty-five million Americans, young and old, and male and female. Ragweed pollen is a very common allergen in the United States. It is relatively light pollen, which makes it easy to spread far and wide. It is carried by...

Weather Directly Affects Allergy Symptoms

Most people know about seasonal allergies, which come with different allergen triggers and symptoms. Some seasons have connections, but they are each distinct. Just as seasons affect allergies so does the weather. Do you notice that your eyes water more on windy days, or that your nose is stuffier while...

Learning about Fall Allergies

Many people look forward to the fall because of the pleasant weather and scenery. Hot summer days cool off, and the changing of tree leaves turn from green to breathtaking colors. Summertime allergy sufferers celebrate the changing seasons because they can finally have their symptoms alleviated. For many individuals, summertime...

Can Adults Develop Allergies Later in Life?

According to the Academy of American Allergies, Asthma, and Immunology roughly 15% of children (more than 6 billion) suffer from respiratory and skin allergies. Symptoms can range from mild to severe. Parents should take their children to an allergist to identify and treat symptoms. These children must learn at a...

Allergy Symptoms are Common in the United States

Allergic reactions happen when the body’s immune system adversely reacts to an allergen (foreign substances). Depending on the person, allergens can enter the body through touch or inhalation. Although each person’s body reacts differently, common allergy symptoms include: Coughing Sneezing Itchy eyes Runny nose Red eye Allergic reactions are not...

When to see an Asthma Specialist

When is it time to see an asthma specialist? Many symptoms of asthma mirror allergies and the common cold, so at times it can be hard to know what type of doctor to see. An asthma specialist has been trained to deal with asthma specifically. They have been prepared for...

Facts about Allergies in the United States

Allergies can be defined as the immune system’s reactions to a foreign substance (an allergen). These foreign particles can attack while we eat, breath, and touch our body. Responses for individuals varies depending on their body. Common symptoms include coughing, sneezing, itchy eyes, runny nose, and irritated throat. For few...

Make your Bedroom an Allergen Free Zone

During times of allergy symptoms, people need a place they can go and escape. Considering it is almost impossible to make an entire home or office allergen free, it is essential to think more realistically about creating a safe space. Picking a room in your house to focus all energy...

Four Most Common Allergy Triggers

The first thing someone must do to treat allergy symptoms is to know precisely what allergens trigger those symptoms. When going for allergy shots, the first thing an allergist will do is a skin test. They will either prick or puncture the skin slightly so that they can introduce the...