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Flying with Food Allergies

Flying with Food Allergies

By Dr. Grace Ryu Spring break is just around the corner. If flying is on the itinerary for your trip and you have food allergies then there are several things to keep in mind. Some airlines carry vials of injectable epinephrine or Epi-pens. But some airlines may not have trained crew members to administer the […]

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Best Allergist in Columbus, Ohio

Best Allergist in Columbus, Ohio

If you are looking for the best allergist in Columbus, Ohio, look no further than Midwest Allergy! Two of the three doctors named the best around by Columbus Monthly – Dr. Debora A. Ortega-Carr and Dr. Philip N. Rancitelli – are from Midwest Allergy. This ranking confirms what the patients of Dr. Ortega-Carr and Dr. […]

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Dr. Ryu Quoted in Dispatch Article

Dr. Ryu Quoted in Dispatch Article

The staff and doctors here at Midwest Allergy could not be more proud of our own Dr. Grace Ryu, who was recently quoted in the Columbus Dispatch.Recognizing Dr. Ryu’s excellence and knowledge as a Columbus, Ohio allergist, the Dispatch quoted her in its article about the warm winter weather and allergy symptoms. In the article, […]

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Immunodeficiency in the Older Population

Immunodeficiency in the Older Population

by Don McNeil, M.D., F.A.A.A.A.I Allergists are also immunologists if board certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. This certification enables an immunologist to recognize and treat patients who have a compromised immune system. The human body has multiple means of protecting itself from harm. The following is a description of the mechanism […]

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Tips for enhancing your allergy care at Midwest Allergy in 2016

Tips for enhancing your allergy care at Midwest Allergy in 2016

By: Philip N. Rancitelli, M.D., F.A.A.A.A.I Many of us make resolutions this time of year to improve our health. The rising costs of health care and evolving access to care make such resolutions more complicated than 10 to 20 years ago. Having a well thought out strategy can ease the pain of out-of-pocket expenses, inconvenient appointment […]

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The Truth about Pet Allergies

Pets provide companionship and fun, but for some people a dog or cat can also trigger sneezing, sniffles and worse. Does an animal allergy mean a life without Fido? Not necessarily. There is a myth that pet allergies are triggered by animal hair, but they are actually caused by a protein found in pet skin […]

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Climate Change and Outdoor Allergies

If you think your outdoor allergies are getting worse, you may be right. And global warning may be the culprit. That’s not good news for the millions of people worldwide who suffer from seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and allergic asthma. Recent studies suggest that increasing temperatures and carbon dioxide levels are causing spring seasons […]

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Reactions to Complementary and Alternative Medicines

Reactions to Complementary and Alternative Medicines

This article has been reviewed by Thanai Pongdee, MD, FAAAAI Pharmacy shelves are stocked with supplements for healthy living. These complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) are used by millions of people. Although they are intended to prevent illness, ease symptoms or treat disease, some of these products can do more harm than good—especially if you […]

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Saline Sinus Rinse Recipe

Saline Sinus Rinse Recipe

Saline sinus rinses can bring relief to patients with chronic sinus or rhinitis problems without the use of medication. If you suffer from chronic or acute sinus infections, sinus rinses can be helpful in removing and thinning out excessive mucus. If you have allergic rhinitis, these rinses can bring relief by removing allergens from the […]

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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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