Allergy

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Oral Allergy Syndrome Featured

If you suffer from allergic rhinitis, or seasonal allergies, and have experienced an itchy mouth or scratchy throat after eating certain raw fruits or vegetables and some tree nuts, you may have oral allergy syndrome symptoms.

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Tips for Surviving High Pollen Count Days Featured

Some helpful tips for reducing allergy symptoms on high pollen days.

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Busting Spring Allergy Myths Featured

Ever wondered if those homemade remedies really work against allergies, like honey for bee pollen allergies? Dr. Fineman discusses what works and what doesn't -- and why.

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Videos

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Asthma (video)

What is asthma? What can trigger asthma? How is asthma diagnosed? This video will provide the answers.

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Allergy Testing (video)

What is the best way to determine if somoene has allergies?

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Asthma in Children (video)

How can you determine if your child has Asthma? Could your child with a cough have asthma? What are the most common symptoms in children with asthma?

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Asthma

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What is asthma? Featured

Asthma is a chronic lung disease in which the linings of the airways are inflamed and swollen. This results in increased sensitivity of the lungs, with increased mucous production and bronchial spasms, which restricts the flow or air to the lungs.

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How do I know if I have asthma?

People with asthma will experience symptoms of shortness of breath, wheezing, cough and chest tightness as a result of extensive narrowing of the airways throughout both lungs.

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What causes asthma?

Asthma has a strong genetic component. If you have asthma, others in your family may have asthma as well.

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Food Allergies

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What are food allergies?

Food allergy occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks a food protein. The body creates proteins called antibodies (IgE) that bind to the protein of the particular food that one is allergic.

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Food Allergy Testing

Your allergist will typically begin by taking a comprehensive medical history. You’ll be asked about the symptoms you experience following the food ingestion, how long after the food ingestion they occurred, how much of the offending food was ingested, how often the reaction has occurred and...

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Symptoms & Causes of Food Allergies

Allergic reactions to foods typically begin within minutes to a few hours after eating the offending food. The frequency and severity of symptoms vary widely from one person to another. Mildly allergic persons may suffer only a runny nose with sneezing, while highly allergic persons may experience...

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Sinus

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What is Sinusitis?

Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinuses, the hollow cavities within the cheekbones, around your eyes and behind your nose.

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Sinus Allergies (video)

What are sinus allergies? What kinds of symptoms are associated with sinus allergies? This video will provide the answers.

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FAQs on Allergy Shots

Why do people choose allergy shots? What is in an allergy shot? How do allergy shots help my allergies? Why do I have to get the shots in a doctor’s office?

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Oral Allergy Syndrome Featured

If you suffer from allergic rhinitis, or seasonal allergies, and have experienced an itchy mouth or scratchy throat after eating certain raw fruits or vegetables and some tree nuts, you may have oral allergy syndrome symptoms.

Read More »
Tips for Surviving High Pollen Count Days Featured

Some helpful tips for reducing allergy symptoms on high pollen days.

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