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Can Oral Immunotherapy Prevent Anaphylactic Shock?

Can Oral Immunotherapy Prevent Anaphylactic Shock?

Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) involves feeding an allergic person an increasing amount of the allergen (allergic food), under the guidance of an allergist, with the goal of raising the threshold level that triggers a reaction. For example, a person with a peanut allergy is given small amounts of peanut protein that would not trigger an allergic reaction.
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Why Cold and the Flu Trigger Asthma Symptoms

Why Cold and the Flu Trigger Asthma Symptoms

Those who live with asthma are likely VERY aware that the flue or common cold can exacerbate asthma symptoms or even cause an asthma attack. People with asthma, who also have a cold or the flu, often end up going to the hospital more frequently than people who don't have asthma.
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Can an Allergic Reaction Cause Eczema?

Can an Allergic Reaction Cause Eczema?

Eczema is a non-contagious, chronic, skin condition characterized by redness, severe itching, & scaly rashes. Eczema is prevalent in people of all ages but more commonly in children. Eczema affects over 30 million people in the US. While there is no definite treatment for Eczema it can be prevented.
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OIT Treatment For Tree Nut Allergies

OIT Treatment For Tree Nut Allergies

Increasing numbers of people have allergies to tree nuts and other foods. Every day, about 500 people in the United States visit an emergency room for a life-threatening reaction to some kind of food. For example, almost 1 in 6 people are allergic to peanuts. Since traces of peanuts are in many foods, it can be a problem to avoid them.
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Allergy Symptoms Checklist!

Allergy Symptoms Checklist!

Runny nose, watery eyes and cough? Are these symptoms due to allergies or some other infection? This doubt may trouble you all the time. Therefore, we have listed the common allergy symptoms and the causes of these symptoms. So that next time you experience any symptom, you will be able to identify it and take the necessary action.
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Anaphylaxis: It is an emergency!

Anaphylaxis: It is an emergency!

It is the most severe and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. It may occur suddenly, worsen quickly and can be most deadly.
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Debunking Indoor Allergy Myths

Debunking Indoor Allergy Myths

The Allergy Group debunks the three most common myths about preventing an allergy attack or reducing the number of allergens in your house.
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Types of Allergies

Types of Allergies

There are many different types of allergies, and it is very important to identify the type of allergy you have and work with your doctor to create a plan to manage your allergy. Let us look at the different types of allergies:
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FDA approves first-ever Epinephrine Auto-Injector for Small Children

FDA approves first-ever Epinephrine Auto-Injector for Small Children

The FDA has approved a new kind of epinephrine auto-injector it believes will work to save the lives of smaller children experiencing a severe allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis.
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Boise Air Quality and Your Health

Boise Air Quality and Your Health

August in the Treasure Valley can be smoky!  Our valley makes a perfect little pocket for the smoke from these fires to settle in.  When this occurs, it is very important to monitor the daily Air Quality Index (AQI) reports to know if there could be impacts on your health if you are exposed to it too long. 
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