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Keep up on the latest news in allergy diagnosis and treatment in Central Ohio, and learn more about our allergists.

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Chlorine Sensitivity versus Allergy

by: Dr. Grace Ryu Now that summer is in full swing exposure to chlorine increases due to swimming pool use.  You may notice trouble breathing, rash or runny nose when swimming.  You may wonder are you allergic to chlorine?  The answer is no, but you could be sensitive to chlorine. Chlorine sensitivity can manifest as […]

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Getting the Facts on Food Allergy Testing

This article has been reviewed by Thanai Pongdee, MD, FAAAAI If you have ever experienced red, itchy skin, swelling, vomiting or trouble breathing after eating or coming into contact with a certain food, you may wonder if you have a food allergy. While diagnosing food allergies can be tricky, an allergist has the training and […]

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Ragweed plants packed with pollen

Summer fun can turn to fall misery for millions of people who suffer from seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever). Sneezing, stuffy or runny nose, itchy eyes, nose and throat, or worsening of asthma symptoms are common in people with undiagnosed or poorly managed hay fever. The primary culprit of fall allergies is ragweed pollen. A ragweed plant […]

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Why bother to see a specialist?

by: Dr. McNeil We face daily reminders of the rising cost of living, and health care is leading the way. In order to contain some of these costs, we still have the option of selecting the health care provider of our own choosing. Why, then, would someone choose to see a specialist as long as […]

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Allergy Immunotherapy Update

by: Dr. Deborah Ortega Allergy management has traditionally taken 3 forms, avoidance, medications to reduce symptoms and control illness and desensitization.  Desensitization can be successfully achieved with some medications, stinging insect venoms and airborne allergens such as grass pollen, ragweed pollen and mold spores.  The most common form of desensitization for airborne allergens used by […]

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Cleaning Tips for Allergy and Asthma Sufferers

Cleaning Tips for Allergy and Asthma Sufferers

This article has been reviewed by Thanai Pongdee, MD, FAAAAI These simple steps may reduce your risk of developing allergy and asthma symptoms when you clean: Kitchen Use an exhaust fan on a regular basis to remove cooking fumes and reduce moisture. Place garbage in a can with an insect-proof lid and empty trash daily. […]

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Allergen Avoidance

by Dr. Joseph Bullock Recently, there has been a marked increase in the occurrence of all allergic diseases which we believe may be due to changes in recent living conditions in modern Western civilization. We spend more time indoors in tight houses built to conserve energy. We have clean water and wear shoes. We have […]

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Immunotherapy can Provide Lasting Relief

Immunotherapy can Provide Lasting Relief

This article has been reviewed by Linda Cox, MD, FAAAAI Immunotherapy treatment (allergy shots) is based on a century-old concept that the immune system can be desensitized to specific allergens that trigger allergy symptoms. These symptoms may be caused by allergic respiratory conditions such as allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and asthma. While common allergy medications […]

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Allergies: Fact or Fiction

by Phil Rancitelli, M.D. There are many myths about allergies that have been around for years.  Many lead to unnecessary treatments and costly interventions.  Some things you hear about allergies might sound farfetched but are actually true.  Let’s try to separate fact from fiction. Hypoallergenic dogs and cats Unfortunately, there isn’t a breed of dog or cat […]

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