How to Control Asthma Symptoms During Ragweed Season

Q: My stepson has asthma that bothers him most during ragweed season. He also gets eye symptoms (conjunctivitis) in the fall. Although he’s on a controller medication, last September he had an asthma attack that landed him briefly in the ER. I’d like to help him get better control. What would you recommend? Dr. Bassett: Ragweed […]

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Too little sleep can mean more asthma attacks in adults

A good night’s sleep is crucial to good health. A new article in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) reveals that too little sleep, and occasionally too much sleep, can negatively impact adults with asthma. “Previous research revealed that poor sleep quality has […]

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Cleveland Clinic opens NE Ohio’s first food allergy center

The Cleveland Clinic celebrated the opening of its food allergy center in Strongsville on Tuesday. It’s the first center of its kind in Northeast Ohio. It combines allergists, pediatric psychologists and registered dieticians who work to prevent, diagnose, study and treat food allergies and diseases caused by reactions to food. These experts will also conduct […]

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Five things your sweetie with allergies doesn’t want for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day tends to bring out the urge to “spend big” on gifts that will sweep your loved one off their feet. But some gifts can cause allergy and asthma symptoms and should be avoided no matter how much you think they might convey your devotion. “If you want to impress your beloved this year, […]

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Four Things You Might Not Know About Fall Allergies

As most allergy sufferers will tell you, allergy symptoms can always be bothersome, turning any time of year into sneezing season. A runny nose, itchy eyes and scratchy throat can arise as the days get shorter and the leaves begin to change. The fall can be especially difficult for people who are sensitive to mold […]

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Leaves are falling. autumn is calling. So are fall allergies

You may think you can’t tell the difference between the symptoms caused by spring, summer and fall allergies. They all usually involve sneezing, sniffling, itchy eyes and a runny nose. And while symptoms for each allergy season may be similar, the treatment can look very different, particularly if immunotherapy is an option. “Immunotherapy, in the […]

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A Clean Home Could Reduce Your Child’s Asthma Symptoms!

Reducing indoor allergens and pollutants can help control children’s asthma, reducing their need for medication, according to a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Many things in the home contribute to asthma symptoms and attacks, said report co-author Dr. Elizabeth Matsui. Dust mites and mold top the list, along with furry pets, smoke, […]

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Food Allergies

Did you know that eight foods account for 90% of all food allergies? These foods include peanuts, tree nuts, milk, egg, wheat, soy, fish and shellfish. Even though these are the most common foods that can cause an allergic reaction, almost ANY other food can also trigger an allergic reaction. 1 in 13 children in […]

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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 […]

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