Blog | The Allergy Group
X
Archive by tag: IdahoReturn
Persistent cough/Asthma: It could be more than what meets the eye

Persistent cough/Asthma: It could be more than what meets the eye

Severe chronic forms of asthma should be evaluated for acid reflux which might be playing a role in keeping their asthma uncontrolled.
Read More
Which trees are currently pollinating in the Treasure Valley?

Which trees are currently pollinating in the Treasure Valley?

Many of you have realized, weather from checking pollen counts, seeing blooming trees or having an increase in allergy symptoms, that spring is here and pollen in in the air!If you have tree allergies, it is helpful to know when the trees you are allergic to are pollinating so you can do the best you can to avoid heavy exposure of that particular pollen. Here at The Allergy Group, we have an excellent pollen counter, Brian Ayers who provides a thorough, meticulous pollen count for you. We update...
Read More
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...
Read More

When Should You Use Epinephrine?

Epinephrine should be administered at onset of anaphylaxis (life threatening allergic reactions). But when the time comes, parents or guardians may wonder if the situation actually warrants an injection. After all, it seems like a dramatic thing to do. For example, maybe symptoms don’t seem especially severe, or maybe there are no symptoms at all, you just know that the person or child consumed a certain allergen, or was stung by a bee. As a general rule, when in doubt, use the epipen. Common ...
Read More
LATEX ALLERGY

LATEX ALLERGY

Allergy to proteins in natural rubber latex became a significant concern by the late 1980s. Fortunately however, the epidemic was not of concern by 1990s. Latex allergy appears to have originated from an increased use of latex gloves at health care facilities, and changes in processes used to manufacture latex products.What is latex?Latex is a milky fluid produced by rubber trees (Hevea brasiliensis). Using different methods, latex can be processed into a variety of products, such as gloves and ...
Read More
Sagebrush season is about to start! Are you prepared?

Sagebrush season is about to start! Are you prepared?

Summer fun is soon going to change to misery of Fall for millions of people who suffer from seasonal allergic rhinitis (hayfever) and asthma. If you notice in the fall that you’re sneezing more, your eyes are tearing up and you’re overusing the Kleenex tissue, you’re not alone.
Read More
Are you allergic to your sunscreen lotion?

Are you allergic to your sunscreen lotion?

The number of skin cancers cases are increasing rapidly with the higher level of exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays. This makes it very important to protect ourselves from the UV rays of the sun. Wearing sunscreen is, hence, very important especially during these recent bright sunny days in the Treasure Valley. However, the important question is if you are causing more harm than good with sunscreen lotion- Important yet, are you allergic to your sunscreen lotion?Reactions with sunscreen lotions:T...
Read More
Itchy after eating fresh apple, berries or cantaloupes? Pollen- food allergy syndrome!

Itchy after eating fresh apple, berries or cantaloupes? Pollen- food allergy syndrome!

For some people who have hay fever, fresh fruits, vegetables and certain nuts can trigger an allergic reaction that causes the lips/mouth to tingle or itch. It can also cause throat swelling or itching all over the body. This is also known as “oral allergy syndrome.” What causes this immune reaction? This reaction occurs because the structure of proteins found in some fruits and vegetables are identical to those found in pollen. These identical proteins confuse the immune system and ...
Read More
Fifty Shades Of Summer Air!!

Fifty Shades Of Summer Air!!

Allergens do not have boundaries – its difficult to separate a particular season as being the worst for allergies. The allergens extend even after the grass pollen go down by June end. There are several other reasons for allergy and asthma symptoms like outdoor molds.
Read More
Another call from school for your child’s shortness of breath?– We can help!

Another call from school for your child’s shortness of breath?– We can help!

How many times have you been called from school for your sick child? It’s a constant struggle – balancing home and work commitments- for working as well as stay-at-home parents. One of the common reasons for the call could be uncontrolled asthma. More than 10 million missed school days are attributed to asthma. However, controlling your child’s asthma can decrease absenteeism and increase their academic performance. This will also allow parents to remain at work. The best way t...
Read More
Page 1 of 2 FirstPrevious [1]2 Last

Blog Search

Request An Appointment

  • *
  • *
  • *

Give Us A Call

 
(208) 377-4000