By Midwest Allergy Physician Deborah Ortega-Carr, M.D. How can my tests be negative if I have severe symptoms during grass season? On occasion, a patient will present with seasonal nasal congestion and sneezing but skin and intradermal skin testing will be negative. These patients are typically diagnosed with nonallergic rhinitis or irritant or vasomotor rhinnits. […]
By Midwest Allergy Physician Don McNeil, M.D., F.R.C.P.[C], F.A.A.A.A.I., F.A.C.A.A.I. Hives are a common reason to seek medical attention. In medical terms, these are more often referred to as Urticaria. Medical practitioners in many fields will see patients because hives occur so frequently. Pediatricians, family practice, internal medicine and subspecialties will see and treat these […]
By Midwest Allergy Physician Philip Rancitelli, M.D., F.A.A.A.A.I. Spring is a very challenging time of year for many allergy sufferers. This year has been particularly bad considering the unusually warm weather we have experienced. Tree pollen is the main allergic trigger early in the Spring and peaks in April. Tree pollen levels usually begin to […]
Spring is the busiest time of year at your allergist’s office as patients begin experiencing the first symptoms of seasonal allergies, or ‘hay fever.’ An estimated 35 million Americans suffer from allergies to pollen and mold, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Symptoms include sneezing, a stuffy or runny nose and […]
Don’t forget to be on alert about food allergies when sharing holiday meals with family. Remember that young cousins and friends may not be aware of a child’s food allergy. Have a safe and happy holiday season!
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