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Oral Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Egg Allergies

Oral Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Egg Allergies

Egg allergies most often affect young children. It is estimated that up to two percent of children are allergic to eggs. While that number may seem small, eggs are one of the most common food allergens affecting children.
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Oral Allergy Syndrome (Pollen-Food Cross-reactivity)

Oral Allergy Syndrome (Pollen-Food Cross-reactivity)

Do you have seasonal allergies? Do you get an itchy mouth or throat after eating raw fruits, vegetables and/or nuts? If so, you may be suffering from oral allergy syndrome.
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Are You Prepared For Treasure Valley's 2017 Spring Allergies?

Are You Prepared For Treasure Valley's 2017 Spring Allergies?

Springtime is here, Treasure Valley! While there are many wonderful things to enjoy about this season, Boise allergies are at their worst during these months. Making sure that you are prepared for your spring allergies will help you to fully enjoy all of your favorite spring activities.
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The New Peanut Allergy Recommendations | Peanut Allergy Treatments Boise

The New Peanut Allergy Recommendations | Peanut Allergy Treatments Boise

Triggered by growing concerns regarding the numbers of children with peanut allergies, as many as two percent, which by some accounts reflects a four-fold increase since the late 1990s, the National Institutes of Health sponsored a study on ways that parents can reduce the risk to their children. The results may be surprising.
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Trick-or-Treating with Food Allergies

Trick-or-Treating with Food Allergies

Halloween is quickly approaching, and children are looking forward to costumes and trick-or-treating. However, for families who have a child suffering from food allergies, it can be a stressful time. Some of the top eight allergens are hiding in many Halloween candies. Here are some tips to get through Halloween without a real scare.
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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.
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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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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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Dealing With Spring Allergies

Dealing With Spring Allergies

When spring rolls around do you get itchy or runny eyes or nose? Do you sneeze or cough more than usual? If so, you may be suffering from seasonal allergies. These develop when your body’s immune system becomes sensitive and then overreacts to something in the environment. Generally, spring allergies last from February to June but can continue longer due to excessive rainfall leading to rapid plant growth and higher pollen counts. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and I...
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