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Peanut Allergies: Prevention May Be Possible

At Midwest Allergy, children’s food allergies is an area of expertise. We use our expertise to provide support and education for the community. Whenever credible studies come to light, we’re eager to learn from them. Check out this article regarding the possible prevention of peanut allergies. Prevention of Peanut Allergies: Are We Ready to Take […]

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Alternative Therapies for Eczema

By: Dr. Grace Ryu With the cold dry air of winter your eczema has probably flared. People are always looking for an alternative to steroid creams. Steroid creams are often needed when the inflammation cannot be managed with moisturizers. There are many new formulations of moisturizers containing ceramides or waxy lipid molecules (fatty acids). Many […]

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Indoor Allergens: Tips to Remember

From the AAAAI: Millions of people suffer year-round from allergy symptoms caused by indoor allergens. These culprits include dust mite droppings, animal dander, cockroach droppings and molds. Your immune system controls how your body defends itself. For instance, if you have an allergy to dust mites, your immune system identifies dust mites as an invader […]

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Feel Better. Live Better. See an Allergist / Immunologist: Tips to Remember

Allergist / immunologists are specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of allergies, asthma and other diseases of the immune system. Allergists practicing in the United States have completed medical school, at least three years of residency in pediatrics or internal medicine, then at least two years of specialized training in allergy and immunology. To be […]

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The Specialty of Allergy and Immunology

By: Dr. Don McNeil Like any other service oriented occupation, the practice of allergy and immunology must constantly try to reach the population in need of our area of expertise. We have a product to market which is our knowledge and training not unlike the automobile mechanic who knows when a repair is necessary and […]

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Allergy Testing: Tips to Remember

If you have an allergy, your body is reacting to something you inhaled, touched or ate. The substances that trigger an allergic reaction are called allergens. Reactions to these allergens range from annoying to life-threatening. Many people with untreated allergy symptoms aren’t aware of how much better they can feel once their symptoms are properly […]

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Allergy Shots: Tips to Remember

Allergy Shots: Tips to Remember

If you suffer from allergy symptoms, you may wonder if allergy immunotherapy (allergy shots) is the best treatment for you. While it requires time and patience, the payback can be long-term relief Allergies are the result of a chain reaction that starts in the immune system. Your immune system controls how your body defends itself. […]

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The Risks and Benefits of Tapering Allergy and Asthma Medications

By: Dr. Deborah Ortega-Carr Although allergic rhinits and asthma are chronic illnesses, most patients are not symptomatic on a daily basis. Many patients have seasonal flares when symptoms are troublesome. Asthma patients are symptomatic a minority of the time, but they are frequently instructed to take a daily controller medication. Often a patient feels that […]

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Food Allergy Treatments Still Experimental

This article has been reviewed by Thanai Pongdee, MD, FAAAAI Unlike many allergic conditions, there currently are no proven treatments for food allergy. Management of food allergies remains dependent upon avoiding substances that trigger allergy symptoms. Allergic reactions to food normally occur within minutes of eating the trigger food, though they can sometimes appear a few […]

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Allergies, Asthma and Winter Holidays

This article has been reviewed by Thanai Pongdee, MD, FAAAAI With the arrival of winter, seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and asthma sufferers can breathe relief as most outdoor allergens disappear until spring. But holiday gatherings and spending more time indoors exposes many people to different allergen triggers. Food Allergies During the Holidays Food plays […]

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