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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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A farewell from our Dr. Franz

A farewell from our Dr. Franz

October 2015 Dear Patients, With a lot of joy and sadness, I am writing to let you know of my intention to retire from the practice of medicine. My last day with Midwest Allergy Associates, Inc. will be December 31, 2015. I have enjoyed caring for you and your families over the years. Some of […]

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Managing Indoor Allergen Culprits

Managing Indoor Allergen Culprits

Millions of people suffer allergy symptoms caused by indoor allergens such as dust mite droppings, animal dander, cockroach droppings and molds. While it is impossible to avoid these allergens, there are ways you can minimize exposure to them. Controlling Dust Mites Who could guess that a microscopic-sized allergen could cause major problems? • Because so […]

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Off to College with Allergies and Asthma

For many students, starting college marks the beginning of adulthood and it may be the first time they’ll be living independently. This exciting (and sometimes scary) transition poses special challenges for those with allergies and asthma, and it often raises concerns for parents. A new environment exposes students to different allergy and asthma triggers. The […]

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