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Is my child’s behavior a side effect of medication?

“Dust mite allergy,” the allergist told John and Tamara, consulting with them about their constantly scratching 10 year old who now had constant red marks on his arms and the backs of his hands, “You’ll have to wash everything, buy hypoallergenic covers, it’ll take a lot of housecleaning.”  This sounded like a perfectly reasonable explanation […]

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Food Allergies

More people are getting food allergies. From 1997 to 2007, 18% more children under 18 years were reported of having food allergies. Any food can cause an allergic reaction, but the most common for children are cow’s milk, egg, peanut, soy, wheat, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish. Common adult allergens are peanut, tree nuts, fish […]

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Montelukast Helpful in Recurrent Wheezing

A recent study shows that Montelukast (Singulair) helps with children who develop recurrent wheezing after a bout of RSV bronchiolitis.  RSV bronchiolitis is a viral infection that causes respiratory distress in children.  After the children recover from the infection, some children develop recurrent wheezing episodes like asthmatic children.  A medication that treats asthma and allergies […]

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Time for Spring Cleaning

Now is the perfect time to clean your house to minimize allergy triggers.  The first thing is to vacuum up the nasty pollens and dust mites that are hiding in your carpet, couches and drapes.  Be sure to use a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter so you don’t blow it all back into the room.  […]

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Earlier Than Expected Allergy Season

A recent article from MSNBC/Women’s Health attributes an earlier allergy season to climate change and increased carbon dioxide levels. Spring is now here and pollen counts are rising; regardless of the cause, there are many ways you can protect yourself and your family.  Keep your windows closed, take antihistamines, or see your doctor for prescription […]

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Allergy and Asthma Season

Spring is just around the corner and patients with allergies should start to thinking about signs of allergies and strategies to avoid symptoms.  As the weather warms up, trees and flowers will start to bloom that can trigger allergy and asthma symptoms.  In addition there are year round allergy triggers that can cause chronic respiratory […]

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