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Reactions to Complementary and Alternative Medicines

Reactions to Complementary and Alternative Medicines

This article has been reviewed by Thanai Pongdee, MD, FAAAAI Pharmacy shelves are stocked with supplements for healthy living. These complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) are used by millions of people. Although they are intended to prevent illness, ease symptoms or treat disease, some of these products can do more harm than good—especially if you […]

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Saline Sinus Rinse Recipe

Saline Sinus Rinse Recipe

Saline sinus rinses can bring relief to patients with chronic sinus or rhinitis problems without the use of medication. If you suffer from chronic or acute sinus infections, sinus rinses can be helpful in removing and thinning out excessive mucus. If you have allergic rhinitis, these rinses can bring relief by removing allergens from the […]

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Holiday Season Allergies

By: Dr. Joseph Bullock We are well into the holiday season, which is usually a time of great joy but can cause frustrations for patients with allergies. If you plan to visit family and friends, you may be exposed to “accidental” allergens. Many home-baked goods may contain eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, or seeds. Family and […]

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A farewell from our Dr. Franz

A farewell from our Dr. Franz

October 2015 Dear Patients, With a lot of joy and sadness, I am writing to let you know of my intention to retire from the practice of medicine. My last day with Midwest Allergy Associates, Inc. will be December 31, 2015. I have enjoyed caring for you and your families over the years. Some of […]

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Managing Indoor Allergen Culprits

Managing Indoor Allergen Culprits

Millions of people suffer allergy symptoms caused by indoor allergens such as dust mite droppings, animal dander, cockroach droppings and molds. While it is impossible to avoid these allergens, there are ways you can minimize exposure to them. Controlling Dust Mites Who could guess that a microscopic-sized allergen could cause major problems? • Because so […]

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Off to College with Allergies and Asthma

For many students, starting college marks the beginning of adulthood and it may be the first time they’ll be living independently. This exciting (and sometimes scary) transition poses special challenges for those with allergies and asthma, and it often raises concerns for parents. A new environment exposes students to different allergy and asthma triggers. The […]

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Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Auvi‑Q® Due to Potential Inaccurate Dosage Delivery

Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Auvi‑Q® Due to Potential Inaccurate Dosage Delivery   Dear Colleagues, It has come to the AAAAI’s attention that Sanofi US has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of Auvi-Q® (epinephrine injection, USP) due to potential inaccurate dosage delivery. Sanofi US is conducting this recall with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and […]

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Taking Your Food Allergies Out to Dinner

By: Michael Pistiner MD, MMSc This article has been reviewed by Thanai Pongdee, MD, FAAAAI Restaurants serve more than just food. They also serve an important role in our social activities. According to the National Restaurant Association (NRA), 44% of adults report that restaurants are an essential part of their lifestyle. However, if you or […]

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Food Allergy Versus Food Intolerance

This article has been reviewed by Thanai Pongdee, MD, FAAAAI Some of the symptoms of food intolerance and food allergy are similar, but the differences between the two are very important. Eating a food you are intolerant to can leave you feeling miserable. However, if you have a true food allergy, your body’s reaction to […]

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New policy regarding introduction of peanuts in high-risk infants

By: Dr. Grace Ryu Many of you may have heard about the groundbreaking study in New England Journal of Medicine early this year.  The results of the Immune Tolerance Network’s “Learning Early About Peanut” (LEAP study) demonstrated support for early, rather that delayed, introduction of peanut in high-risk infants.  This early introduction prevents the subsequent […]

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