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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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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 friends might have a pet to which you are allergic.

Please, plan to take oral antihistamines and/or nasal steroids and nasal antihistamines for rhinitis. Take your albuterol inhaler or even your nebulizer for emergency asthma symptoms. Antihistamine eye drops are useful for conjunctivitis due to pet dander. An Epipen would be a life-saver for accidental food exposure.

A little preplanning can avoid rushes to the pharmacy or emergency room.

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