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Allergic Skin Conditions: Tips to Remember

Allergic Skin Conditions: Tips to Remember

Most people are bothered by skin irritations at some point in time. These irritations are so common and varied that they are called by different names, which can lead to confusion. When an allergen is responsible for triggering an immune system response, the irritation is an allergic skin condition. There are several types of allergic […]

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Asthma and Exercise: Tips to Remember

Do you cough, wheeze and have a tight chest or shortness of breath when you exercise? If yes, you may have exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB). This happens when the tubes that bring air into and out of your lungs narrow with exercise, causing symptoms of asthma. An estimated 300 million people worldwide suffer from asthma, according […]

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PNEUMOCOCCAL DISEASES AND VACCINES

By: Dr. Michael Franz PNEUMOCOCCAL DISEASE Pneumococcal disease is an infection caused by the Streptococcus Pneumoniae bacteria (germ) sometimes referred to as pneumococcus. The pneumococcal bacteria can cause many types of illnesses including pneumonia,meningitis,ear infections,sinus infection,and bacteremia (blood stream infection) Pneumonia,meningitis,and bacteremia are considered invasive disease meaning that the pneumococcal bacteria invade parts of the […]

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Peanut Allergies: Prevention May Be Possible

At Midwest Allergy, children’s food allergies is an area of expertise. We use our expertise to provide support and education for the community. Whenever credible studies come to light, we’re eager to learn from them. Check out this article regarding the possible prevention of peanut allergies. Prevention of Peanut Allergies: Are We Ready to Take […]

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Alternative Therapies for Eczema

By: Dr. Grace Ryu With the cold dry air of winter your eczema has probably flared. People are always looking for an alternative to steroid creams. Steroid creams are often needed when the inflammation cannot be managed with moisturizers. There are many new formulations of moisturizers containing ceramides or waxy lipid molecules (fatty acids). Many […]

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Indoor Allergens: Tips to Remember

From the AAAAI: Millions of people suffer year-round from allergy symptoms caused by indoor allergens. These culprits include dust mite droppings, animal dander, cockroach droppings and molds. Your immune system controls how your body defends itself. For instance, if you have an allergy to dust mites, your immune system identifies dust mites as an invader […]

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Feel Better. Live Better. See an Allergist / Immunologist: Tips to Remember

Allergist / immunologists are specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of allergies, asthma and other diseases of the immune system. Allergists practicing in the United States have completed medical school, at least three years of residency in pediatrics or internal medicine, then at least two years of specialized training in allergy and immunology. To be […]

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The Specialty of Allergy and Immunology

By: Dr. Don McNeil Like any other service oriented occupation, the practice of allergy and immunology must constantly try to reach the population in need of our area of expertise. We have a product to market which is our knowledge and training not unlike the automobile mechanic who knows when a repair is necessary and […]

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Allergy Testing: Tips to Remember

If you have an allergy, your body is reacting to something you inhaled, touched or ate. The substances that trigger an allergic reaction are called allergens. Reactions to these allergens range from annoying to life-threatening. Many people with untreated allergy symptoms aren’t aware of how much better they can feel once their symptoms are properly […]

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Allergy Shots: Tips to Remember

Allergy Shots: Tips to Remember

If you suffer from allergy symptoms, you may wonder if allergy immunotherapy (allergy shots) is the best treatment for you. While it requires time and patience, the payback can be long-term relief Allergies are the result of a chain reaction that starts in the immune system. Your immune system controls how your body defends itself. […]

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