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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...
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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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Suffering from Mold Allergy Symptoms?

Suffering from Mold Allergy Symptoms?

Mold allergies exist year-round and the symptoms are similar to seasonal allergies. Hence, the people struggling with year-round allergy symptoms will be amazed to learn that the origin of their problems could be inside their house. Allergy symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, runny nose and itchy, watery eyes, and asthma symptoms, like wheezing and tightness of chest, that extend beyond the traditional spring and fall allergy seasons might indicate that the source is mold. Mold is a fungus that...
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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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Allergy and Asthma troubles during the holiday season?

Allergy and Asthma troubles during the holiday season?

When we the weather gets cold and things start to freeze, we all hope our allergies will get better. But 2/3rds of allergy sufferers have symptoms year-round. Even after the pollen season dies down, there are environmental triggers to deal with—things like mold, dust and pet dander. Here are some tips and things to look out for to avoid increasing problems with you allergies and asthma: 1) Part of enjoying the holidays is being outside and enjoying winter sports and activities. But if you ...
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Is it Food Allergy or EoE?

Is it Food Allergy or EoE?

If you are having problems with difficulty swallowing certain foods it may be a sign of a chronic allergic condition called, Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE). We are learning this condition is more common than we once thought. It occurs in children and adults and seen more in males than females. It is prevalent in families that have a history of allergic disease. In children it presents with refusal of food, poor growth, abdominal pain, reflux and vomiting. In adults, there is difficulty swallowin...
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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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Candies with Peanuts: a guide to trick or treating with food allergies

Candies with Peanuts: a guide to trick or treating with food allergies

Halloween is fast approaching! It’s the season of scary movies and corn mazes, and of course, it’s the sugar rush season. And with the candy avalanche, many parents worry about their child’s nut allergy. Trick-or-treating, however, does not have to be a scary thing for children with allergies. In fact, there are many ways to not let your child miss out on the fun of trick-or-treating but still be safe. 1. Find allergy-free Halloween events in your area by searching on Facebook....
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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.Commo...
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