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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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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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Ragweed Allergies: Be Prepared!

Ragweed Allergies: Be Prepared!

By: Philip N. Rancitelli, M.D., F.A.A.A.A.I. Ragweed season is here! The end of summer is a beautiful time of the year in Ohio, but it often presents major challenges for allergy sufferers. Weed pollen and mold spores become more prevalent in the air and can cause significant allergy symptoms. Ragweed gets the most notoriety and […]

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Allergy to Stinging Insects

Allergy to Stinging Insects (Hymenoptera Allergy) by Dr. Jennifer Bullock Allergic reactions to insect stings have been reported to occur in up to 3% of adults, and in up to 1% of children. Most allergic reactions to insect stings are caused by yellow jackets, wasps, hornets, honeybees, and fire ants. Yellow jacket stings are the […]

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Tips to Remember for Allergic Reactions

School is winding down and summer is winding up. Allergies often bring to mind sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, or a burning sensation. While these are symptoms of some types of allergic disease, an allergic reaction is actually a result of a chain reaction that begins in your genes and is expressed by your immune […]

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Patients, Not Piggy Banks!

By Nancy Sander and Tonya Winders at the Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) Nancy Sander is president and founder of AANMA and Tonya Winders is chief operating officer. Feeling more and more like the nation’s healthcare piggy bank?  Shaken, pinched and poked at every turn?  No wonder!  The Kaiser Foundation reports insurance […]

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Oral Allergy Syndrome

by Dr. Grace Ryu, M.D. Have you ever experienced an itchy mouth or throat after eating raw apples or banana?  If you have experienced those symptoms and also have allergic rhinitis (hay fever) then you probably have “oral allergy syndrome”. I developed these symptoms in my mid 20’s and didn’t realize the link to my […]

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