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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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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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Is abdominal cramping caused by a food allergy?

Is abdominal cramping caused by a food allergy?

Current estimates indicate that Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects from 10-25% in the general population with a predominance in young adult women. IBS is associated with abdominal pain, bloating and discomfort associate with bowel habit changes.
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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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Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner: Safety Tips

Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner: Safety Tips

Thanksgiving is an important time to reflect on all you have to be thankful for and to connect with family and friends. Below are some options to help you celebrate Thanksgiving safely.Hosting At Your Home The benefit of hosting at your home is that you get to plan and decide the menu. Plan to use allergen-friendly recipes. Check the ingredients and read labels properly. Prepare food taking extra precautions not to cross contaminate. Ask friends and family to avoid unsafe foods. Send them a list...
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Gluten Problem? Make sure you need to go gluten-free before you go gluten-free!!

Gluten Problem? Make sure you need to go gluten-free before you go gluten-free!!

Gluten is a protein, found in wheat, barley, oats and rye. It’s not “glue,” although the protein derives its name from the word glue, and it doesn’t “stick” to the intestines like glue either. Gluten sensitivity, also known as celiac disease, is a condition where the lining of your small intestine becomes inflamed and damaged after it’s exposed to gluten, making it harder for your body to absorb nutrients.This leads to malnutrition and weight loss. Studi...
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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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Why should you be comfortable seeing a Physician Assistant?

Why should you be comfortable seeing a Physician Assistant?

If you haven’t already received medical care from a physician assistant, chances are that someday you will. More and more, PAs are becoming familiar players on the health care team. Don’t be thrown by the “assistant” in their title. Physician assistants undergo intensive medical training and provide many of the same services as doctors.
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