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All about Allergy Testing

This article has been reviewed by Thanai Pongdee, MD, FAAAAI Allergies often heat up in the summer, when allergens such as grass, mold and ragweed pollen bring on symptoms like watery eyes and sneezing. Outdoor picnics and activities can pose more serious dangers for people who are allergic to certain foods or stinging insects. It […]

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What’s New with Egg Allergy?

By Grace Y. Ryu, M.D. Egg allergy affects approximately 2% of children younger than 5 years of age. Recently several studies have shown promise in accelerating development of tolerance with ingestion via oral immunotherapy or ingestion of eggs in baked goods. While most children outgrow egg allergy by 6-7 years of age several studies show some children persisting […]

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End of Summer, Early Fall Allergies: Weed Allergy

By Midwest Allergy Physician Jennifer Z. Bullock, M.D., F.A.A.A.A.I., F.A.C.A.A.I., F.A.A.P. Summer is winding down, school has started, and we are heading into Fall. The nose, chest or eye symptoms that you or your child might be experiencing around this time of year could be due to weed pollen allergy. There are a number of weeds […]

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Midwest Allergy is proud to be part of the Columbus, Ohio FAAN Food Allergy Walk.  The walk is taking place Sunday, September 23, 2012 at Genoa Park.  Check in begins at 1:00 pm and the 1 mile walk begins at 2:00 pm. Genoa Park is located at 75 South Washington Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43215.  This […]

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Localized Allergic Rhinitis

By Midwest Allergy Physician Deborah Ortega-Carr, M.D. How can my tests be negative if I have severe symptoms during grass season? On occasion, a patient will present with seasonal nasal congestion and  sneezing but skin and intradermal  skin testing will be negative.  These patients are typically diagnosed with nonallergic rhinitis or irritant or vasomotor rhinnits.  […]

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By Midwest Allergy Physician Don McNeil, M.D., F.R.C.P.[C], F.A.A.A.A.I., F.A.C.A.A.I. Hives are a common reason to seek medical attention. In medical terms, these are more often referred to as Urticaria. Medical practitioners in many fields will see patients because hives occur so frequently. Pediatricians, family practice, internal medicine and subspecialties will see and treat these […]

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Spring Allergies

By Midwest Allergy Physician Philip Rancitelli, M.D., F.A.A.A.A.I. Spring is a very challenging time of year for many allergy sufferers.  This year has been particularly bad considering the unusually warm weather we have experienced.  Tree pollen is the main allergic trigger early in the Spring and peaks in April.  Tree pollen levels usually begin to […]

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Making the Most of Your Spring Allergy Visit

Spring is the busiest time of year at your allergist’s office as patients begin experiencing the first symptoms of seasonal allergies, or ‘hay fever.’ An estimated 35 million Americans suffer from allergies to pollen and mold, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Symptoms include sneezing, a stuffy or runny nose and […]

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