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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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Spring is Here

Spring is Here

Spring is here and so is the sneezing and runny nose! It's only the middle of March, but spring allergies are already on the rise… and are real! Over at our office at The Allergy Group, I am already seeing an increase in the phone calls of people complaining of allergies. Symptoms of runny nose, itchy eyes, watery eyes and intense sneezing… and so on. Do you wonder if the mild winter the cause of early sneezing and runny nose… Well, you may be right! Mild winters have gi...
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ALCAT and IgG testing for food allergy, intolerance and other disorders: The Reality!!

ALCAT and IgG testing for food allergy, intolerance and other disorders: The Reality!!

As an allergy practice in the valley, we are always asked about the reliability and appropriateness of the ALCAT and IgG food allergy tests. Infact, we see at least, one patient a week bringing this detailed food testing to our office and wondering if they should be practicing this diet of “mild”, “moderate”, “severe” or better yet, “red”, “yellow”, “green” diets. Most recently, I saw a frustrated father who has put his chil...
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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...
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Debunking the Asthma and Allergy “Myths”

Debunking the Asthma and Allergy “Myths”

There are several misconceptions about asthma and allergy. Let’s help you in dispelling some of them below!
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