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The rising prices of Epipen- Resources to help.

The rising prices of Epipen- Resources to help.

For the millions of Americans at risk for life threatening anaphylaxis, epinephrine autoinjector is a lifeline. It is the only drug that can reverse this allergic reaction.
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Is running outside risky in smoky air?

Is running outside risky in smoky air?

With the recent fire outbreaks in Boise and the season for forest fires approaching, one wonders, if it’s risky to do outdoor exercises. Smoke from fires is primarily composed of fine particle pollution from burning trees and other plants.
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CONTROLLING HAY FEVER SYMPTOMS WITH ACCURATE POLLEN COUNTS

CONTROLLING HAY FEVER SYMPTOMS WITH ACCURATE POLLEN COUNTS

Hay fever (seasonal allergy) is caused by pollen carried in the air during different times of the year in different parts of the world. If you are allergic to pollen, this allergen triggers symptoms such as sneezing, stuffiness, a runny nose and itchiness in your nose, the roof of your mouth, throat, eyes or ears. It could also trigger an asthma attack in allergic and asthmatic patients.To control hay fever symptoms, it is important to monitor pollen counts.Knowing the pollen count will help you...
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ORAL ALLERGY SYNDROME (OAS)

ORAL ALLERGY SYNDROME (OAS)

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, your mouth or throat may become itchy after eating certain raw fruits, vegetables or other plant-based foods. This reaction occurs because the proteins found in these plant-based foods are very similar to those found in pollen. This confuses the immune system and can cause a cross-reaction resulting in oral allergy syndrome. This is a form of contact allergic reaction causing itchiness or swelling of the mouth, face, lip, tongue and throat usually immediate...
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Facial flushing may not be food allergy in infants

Facial flushing may not be food allergy in infants

Auriculotemporal syndrome (Frey's syndrome, gustatory flushing syndrome) results in facial flushing and sweating after eating. It is commonly mistaken for food allergy. It is a benign harmless condition mainly affecting young infants and children.
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Truth About Probiotics

Truth About Probiotics

I recommend probiotics to my patients when I put them on antibiotics, however, are they good beyond that use or for daily use? Here is an article for my patients who suffer with this dilemma. Probiotics are the live microorganisms that offer a health benefit, when the right ones are taken in adequate amounts. Prebiotics are ingredients that help probiotics to grow. Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium and Saccharomyces are the three most-commonly used and widely studied probiotic species. Best way to ...
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Fifty Shades of Spring Allergy: A quick fact check!

Fifty Shades of Spring Allergy: A quick fact check!

Fact Check #1: Every year is possibly and really “the worst one yet” for allergies.Of course, there is marketing involved in saying above, but if you are one of those who believe in climate change, then this is true. Global warming seems to be making allergies worse. This is attributing to longer seasons and longer pollen production by allergenic plants.Fact Check #2: Knowing (and not assuming) what you’re allergic to, helps in better control of symptoms.Two-thirds of people ha...
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Is abdominal cramping caused by a food allergy?

Is abdominal cramping caused by a food allergy?

Current estimates indicate that Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects from 10-25% in the general population with a predominance in young adult women. IBS is associated with abdominal pain, bloating and discomfort associate with bowel habit changes.
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Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

Mast cells are part of the body’s defense, part of the immune system. Specifically, they are part of the innate immune system, or rapid response, meaning they respond quickly to harmful intrusions.
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Cold vs. Allergies: Lets figure it out

Cold vs. Allergies: Lets figure it out

Are your sinuses coming down with an infection or reacting to allergies? Common cold and allergies share very similar symptoms, like coughing, sneezing and congestion, and hence, it becomes difficult to figure out, if you should tough it out or take anti-allergy medications. Here are some general guidelines to help you distinguish between the two, however, seeking help of medical professional should be the best strategy to confirm the diagnosis.
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