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Stinging Insect Allergy Update: Skin Reactions to Insect Stings

By: Dr. Deborah Ortega-Carr There are two types of allergic reactions that occur after an insect sting or bite. Local reactions typically cause itching, burning and swelling that subsides in hours. Systemic reactions cause symptoms distant to the sting site and can be very severe including hives, widespread swelling, shortness of breath,, nausea vomiting, dizziness […]

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Health Care Changes: Allergy and Immunology

  Cost of Allergist Still a Value at Midwest Allergy  Health care delivery is a rapidly evolving industry, and all specialties have been affected, including allergy and immunology. Practices like Midwest Allergy are continually trying to adhere to new guidelines mandated by our government, insurance companies, and allergy/immunology governing boards. Unfortunately, patients ultimately feel the […]

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

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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Spring Allergies

Spring is in the air, and so are billions of tiny pollens that trigger allergy symptoms in millions of people. This condition is called seasonal allergic rhinitis, commonly referred to as hay fever. Hay fever can affect your quality of life. It can lead to sinus infections, can disrupt your sleep and affect your ability […]

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Are Spring Allergies Different in the Midwest?

Allergies to tree pollen are in full bloom in the Midwest—and when spring allergy season begins, it comes on fast, according to allergists familiar with the area. “When the tree season comes on, patients go from feeling normal to just being miserable,” said Dr. Don McNeil, who specializes in allergy and immunology at Midwest Allergy […]

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Defeat Outdoor Allergies: Tips and Tricks

From the AAAAI: Seasonal allergic rhinitis, commonly referred to as hay fever, affects millions of people worldwide. Symptoms include sneezing, stuffiness, a runny nose and itchiness in your nose, the roof of your mouth, throat, eyes or ears. These allergic reactions are most commonly caused by pollen and mold spores in the air, which start […]

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Latex Allergy

By: Dr. Joseph Bullock The milky sap of the rubber tree ( Hevea brasiliensis) is the source of natural rubber latex (NLR) and is capable of causing allergic reactions, both contact dermatitis and contact systemic symptoms.  NLR materials were introduced into the health care field in 1840 with the advent of NLR surgical gloves.  In […]

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Allergic Skin Conditions: Tips to Remember

Allergic Skin Conditions: Tips to Remember

Most people are bothered by skin irritations at some point in time. These irritations are so common and varied that they are called by different names, which can lead to confusion. When an allergen is responsible for triggering an immune system response, the irritation is an allergic skin condition. There are several types of allergic […]

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Asthma and Exercise: Tips to Remember

Do you cough, wheeze and have a tight chest or shortness of breath when you exercise? If yes, you may have exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB). This happens when the tubes that bring air into and out of your lungs narrow with exercise, causing symptoms of asthma. An estimated 300 million people worldwide suffer from asthma, according […]

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PNEUMOCOCCAL DISEASES AND VACCINES

By: Dr. Michael Franz PNEUMOCOCCAL DISEASE Pneumococcal disease is an infection caused by the Streptococcus Pneumoniae bacteria (germ) sometimes referred to as pneumococcus. The pneumococcal bacteria can cause many types of illnesses including pneumonia,meningitis,ear infections,sinus infection,and bacteremia (blood stream infection) Pneumonia,meningitis,and bacteremia are considered invasive disease meaning that the pneumococcal bacteria invade parts of the […]

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