Going to a primary care physician may not be the best way to tackle your allergy issues. Many primary care doctors may not be up to speed on the causes and best treatments for allergies according to a study of over 400 internists and pediatricians. In fact, the researchers found that misconceptions about allergies were […]
Primary care physicians aren’t up to speed on allergies 03.23.2015
Farm Antibiotics Lead to Allergies
With spring and summer right around the corner this is important allergy information to be aware of! A recent study suggests that some people may be allergic to the antibiotics used to keep pests away from fruits and vegetables. This could be a concern for millions of Americans who suffer from allergies. The study profiles […]
Did you know that one in six Americans is affected by nasal allergies?
If you are one of those people, good news! New guidelines have been issued to help doctors diagnose and treat those sniffles and sneezes. The recommendations from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation spell out the do’s and don’ts for treating what’s formally known as “allergic rhinitis” – aka hay fever. “What […]
What You Need to Know About a Peanut Allergy
Did you know that Peanut (legume) Allergy affects nearly 2% of the population and is one of the most common causes of death due to food allergies? There are three things that characterize peanut hypersensitivity: Reactions are extremely violent and life threatening with minor exposure to the allergen. The allergy is likely to persist throughout life. It’s often associated […]
Preventing Fall Asthma in Columbus, Ohio
The season of fall in Ohio is beautiful because of various changes in weather, outdoor colors and other seasonal transformations. However, with those changes come some not so pleasant changes in asthma triggers. Asthma sufferers generally struggle more in the fall because of the airborne particles that are present throughout the changing season. Here are […]
New Pinterest Board: 10 Ways to Avoid an Allergic Reaction
We created a new Pinterest board for ways to avoid allergies. We hope you find it useful!
FDA Approves Two New Pills for Ragweed and Grass Allergies
Millions of Americans may be able to breathe easier this allergy season. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved two new prescription medications, Grastek and Ragwitek, so some allergy sufferers may enjoy the outdoors without enduring the runny or itchy nose, sneezing, and nasal congestion as well as itchy and watery eyes most often […]