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Influenza in Allergy and Asthma Patients

Influenza in Allergy and Asthma Patients

By Dr. Ortega-Carr We know that viruses are the culprits behind colds and the flu and can cause exacerbations of allergic rhinosinusitis and asthma. Though people with asthma are not more likely to get the flu, influenza (flu) can be more serious for people with asthma, even if their asthma is mild or their symptoms […]

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Asthma, Allergies and Pregnancy: Tips to Remember

Asthma, Allergies and Pregnancy: Tips to Remember

If you are pregnant and have asthma or allergies, you may feel uneasy about taking medications, but it is very important to keep your symptoms under control. How do you stay healthy and know which medications are best for you during your pregnancy? An allergist / immunologist, often referred to as an allergist, can tell […]

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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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