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ENT doctors and Allergists: What’s the difference?

Millions of Americans suffer from allergies. Allergies can occur at any time of year and at any stage of life. Sometimes allergies are present in childhood, disappear, and then reappear in adulthood. People who suffer from allergies have a condition in which the immune system reacts to something in the environment, eaten, or drunk that doesn't [...]

By |October 15th, 2017|Allergies|Comments Off on ENT doctors and Allergists: What’s the difference?

Dust Allergies and Prevention

As many as 20 million Americans are allergic to dust, specifically, dust mites. These microscopic creatures are the most common trigger for year-round allergies and asthma symptoms. While you can't completely get rid of dust mites, it's possible to lessen their hold on your home, thereby reducing your symptoms. Dust mite allergy symptoms are similar [...]

By |September 29th, 2017|Allergies|Comments Off on Dust Allergies and Prevention

Food Allergies in Kids

Kids who have food allergies face a lot of day-to-day challenges. It can be even more challenging during the holidays, when more and unique foods are available and people who may not know about allergies are feeding kids. There are initiatives such as the Teal Pumpkin Project to help make holiday traditions accessible to as many people [...]

By |October 29th, 2016|Allergies|Comments Off on Food Allergies in Kids

Spring Allergies: Maybe More than Pollen

Spring allergy season is upon is and if you're experiencing itchy eyes, runny nose, and sneezing, you may assume that spring pollen is solely to blame. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, however, mold may also be to blame. At least 66% of people with spring allergies actually have symptoms all year [...]

By |April 30th, 2016|Allergies|Comments Off on Spring Allergies: Maybe More than Pollen

Symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever) in Children

Allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever, can affect children and adults alike. It's the most common allergic condition. Hay fever is an allergic reaction to any number of pollen-producing grasses, such as ragweed, grass, trees, weeds, or hay. Despite it's common name, people who are suffering from hay fever don't exhibit fever as a [...]

By |August 11th, 2015|Allergies|Comments Off on Symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever) in Children

Probiotics May Reduce Seasonal Allergy Symptoms

Although more research is necessary before your doctor is likely to prescribe these beneficial bacteria to treat your hay fever, probiotics may be a viable way to reduce the symptoms of seasonal allergies. The theory is that living in a super clean environment has resulted in many of us not coming in contact with much bacteria and [...]

By |May 12th, 2015|Allergies|Comments Off on Probiotics May Reduce Seasonal Allergy Symptoms

Nasal Steroids for Severe Allergies

Seasonal allergies may be worse this year in some areas. For those who suffer from severe allergies, nasal steroids may relieve symptoms such as itchy eyes, sneezing, congestion, runny nose, and postnasal drip. Allergies cause the body to produce histamines and other chemicals that can cause swelling in the nasal canal. That swelling is  experienced by [...]

By |May 2nd, 2015|Allergies|Comments Off on Nasal Steroids for Severe Allergies

Understanding Eye Allergies

The surest sign of eye allergies is red, swollen, teary eyes. A cold compress will help them to feel better temporarily, but for long-term relief it's necessary to understand what triggers the symptoms and treat it directly. Eye allergies may occur alone or in conjunction with nasal and/or skin allergic reactions. Symptoms of eye allergies [...]

By |April 26th, 2015|Allergies|Comments Off on Understanding Eye Allergies

Harsh Winters Mean More Severe Allergy Season?

Wetter autumn and winter months typically translates to a more severe allergy season come spring. When there's a lot of precipitation in the fall and winter, pollen-producing trees can produce more pollen come spring. Warmer weather starts the pollen production earlier, so a warmer winter usually means an earlier allergy season. As the weather turns [...]

By |April 19th, 2015|Allergies|Comments Off on Harsh Winters Mean More Severe Allergy Season?

Itchy Ears: Causes and Solutions

The skin covering the outer ear is susceptible to a number of conditions that can cause them to itch, for example, bacterial infection, fungal infection, eczema, and psoriasis. The most common bacterial infection is otitis externa, or swimmer's ear, which can be caused by swimming, or any exposure to water, such as showering or bathing. Using [...]

By |June 24th, 2014|Allergies, Ears, Head and Neck, Hygiene|Comments Off on Itchy Ears: Causes and Solutions