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Food Allergy: Tips to Remember

For most people, celebrations are fun events. But for parents of food allergic children, or even for food allergic adults, activities involving food can be filled with worry. This is because coming in contact with a food allergen has the potential to cause a very serious allergic reaction. Allergies are the result of a reaction […]

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Allergy Eye Or Dry Eye?

By Dr. Michael Franz Many of my older patients with watery irritated eyes have been to their ophthalmologist recently and have been diagnosed with a condition called DRY EYE. Even my ophthalmologist told me I have DRY EYE. The symptoms of DRY EYE are the feeling of irritation, a gritty sensation, burning and yes WATERY […]

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Atopic Dermatitis (The Itch That Rashes)

Atopic Dermatitis (The Itch That Rashes)

by Grace Ryu, MD Now that winter is upon us, the itch of eczema often rears its ugly head.  I have noticed cracked dry skin affecting my hands due to colder dry air and constant use of hand sanitizer between patients. 10-20% of children are affected by atopic dermatitis (eczema).  The majority develops this itchy rash […]

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Influenza in Allergy and Asthma Patients

Influenza in Allergy and Asthma Patients

By Dr. Ortega-Carr We know that viruses are the culprits behind colds and the flu and can cause exacerbations of allergic rhinosinusitis and asthma. Though people with asthma are not more likely to get the flu, influenza (flu) can be more serious for people with asthma, even if their asthma is mild or their symptoms […]

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Asthma, Allergies and Pregnancy: Tips to Remember

Asthma, Allergies and Pregnancy: Tips to Remember

If you are pregnant and have asthma or allergies, you may feel uneasy about taking medications, but it is very important to keep your symptoms under control. How do you stay healthy and know which medications are best for you during your pregnancy? An allergist / immunologist, often referred to as an allergist, can tell […]

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Anaphylaxis: Tips to Remember

Anaphylaxis: Tips to Remember

Anaphylaxis (an–a–fi–LAK–sis) is a serious allergic reaction that typically comes on quickly and may cause death. This medical emergency requires immediate treatment and then follow-up care by an allergist / immunologist, often referred to as an allergist. Many people may not realize they have an allergy until they experience anaphylaxis. An allergist can examine you […]

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What You Need to Know About Latex Allergies

Natural rubber latex is a milky fluid found in rubber trees. The problem is not with the rubber itself, but a contaminating protein in the rubber. Natural rubber latex is used to make some gloves, condoms, balloons, rubber bands, erasers and toys. Latex can also be found in bottle nipples and pacifiers. It may be […]

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