Allergy shots are in the news a lot recently, mainly due to sub-lingual immunotherapy undergoing FDA approval. For now I would like to review subcutaneous immunotherapy, which has been around for 100 years. This information is adapted from the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology.
Mold, also known as fungus, is a family of organisms that are found throughout nature.
Alcohol use is widespread and can result in adverse reactions.
Now that Christmas is nearly upon us, its time to revisit the problem that can make allergies worse every year. Christmas Tree Syndrome. Many pine trees can wreak havoc on someone who has allergies and asthma. The culprit is usually a mold that grows on the conifer trees. Common molds are aspergillus, penicillium, cladosporium and […]
What is Oral Allergy Syndrome?
Histamine is a natural substance produced by the body and is also present in many foods. It is released by the body during times of stress and allergy.
Gluten is a protein. It is what makes certain breads chewy. The structure is very web or net-like, and the empty cells between protein strands capture bubbles of carbon dioxide.
They are so small, yet are the most dangerous animal in the world. Communities spend countless hours and dollars on the eradication, but to no avail. It is the ubiquitous mosquito.
We are seeing what many scientists call the “Allergy Epidemic”, a two to three fold increase in allergic disease and asthma in the late 20th century.
The holiday season can be a difficult time for those who have food allergies.