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Most Common Winter Allergies

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It’s finally that time of year again! ‘Tis the season for lights, feasts, celebrations…and common viruses. There are plenty of reasons to get excited for the holidays, but getting sick can put a damper on your holly jolly mood. Unfortunately, there are a few allergies that like to run rampant this time of year. Dr. …

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Is it Lactose Intolerance or a Food Allergy?

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When someone is offered a glass of milk, and they raise their hands and say “Sorry, I can’t have milk”, you might automatically assume that the person is lactose intolerant. However, they may just be allergic to milk. But wait! Isn’t lactose intolerance and a milk allergy the same thing? Actually, they are quite different. …

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What Causes Us to Be Allergic to Things?

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Allergies come in all forms. From allergies to foods, medicines, and pets to seasonal pollen allergies and other particles that roam in the air. Allergies affects millions of people each year and allergic reactions can range anywhere from an annoying, persistent running of the nose to life threatening (and even deadly) attacks on the body. …

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Mold Allergies and How to Treat Them

Mold consists of tiny fungus spores that can be found in the air. In order to grow and thrive, these spores require water, food, air, and the correct temperature (An area that is shady and damp provides the best environment for mold). Mold can live both outside and indoors. And while we all breathe in …

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Allergic Triggers and Treatments

Millions of people suffer from various forms of allergies. Over 50 million people suffer from chronic allergies in America and allergies are the fifth largest chronic disease in the US. And while some allergic reactions may be minor (causing some discomfort), others can be life threatening. Here is some information about common allergic triggers, some …

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How to Manage Childhood Allergies

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Allergies affect over 50 million Americans each year, a growing percentage of which includes children. While any child can develop allergies, it is far more common for children to develop allergies when there is a family history of allergic reactions. Being aware of your family history will allow you to identify allergies among your children …

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How to Manage Childhood Nut Allergies

Peanut allergies are one of the most fatal allergies that your child can suffer from. If left untreated, peanuts can trigger a severe allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis, which can cause skin rash, nausea, vomiting, difficulty breathing, and shock. Due to this danger, you need to make sure that your child has immediate access to …

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A Guide To Surviving Spring Allergy Season

Spring is now underway, and with April showers comes not only May flowers, but also Spring allergy season. While millions of Americans experience year round symptoms that are caused by indoor allergens such as dust mites, cat and dog danger and mold, pollen season can be devastating to millions more in the Spring outdoors. With …

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