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Allergy and Asthma Associates of Allen
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What Is Eczema and How Did I Get This Rash? - http://www.allenallergy.com/?p=534
Eczema is a condition that causes uncomfortable irritation and inflammation of the skin. The itchiness and associated rash can show up almost anywhere on the body, but it usually appears on the face, hands, knees, or feet. The rash often looks dry or scaly, and the skin will discolor, turning...
#Allergy, #Eczema, #ItchySkin
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Ragweed: An Allergy Suffer's Nightmare - http://www.allenallergy.com/?p=659
Spring may come to mind as the time when allergies are at their worst. Trees are blooming for the first time of the year, sending pollen all through the air. However, spring isn’t the only time that yellow stuff coats cars and makes people feel bad. Pollen is irritating for many allergy...
#Allergies, #Ragweed
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Could You Have Food Allergies and Not Know It? - http://www.allenallergy.com/?p=613
Food allergens are commonly be known as The Big 8: milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soy. Similarly, a food allergy is commonly related to anaphylaxis.
However, you might find that every time you eat a mango that your skin gets red and itchy. Or, you might notice that...
#FoodAllergies, #Symptoms
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Strategies for Traveling with Allergies - http://www.allenallergy.com/?p=593
Travel can bring unexpected challenges for those managing allergies. A mid-winter trip to a warm, sunny location could end up being an allergy nightmare for a hay fever sufferer. Unfamiliar foods, new environments, hotel rooms or friends’ homes can expose you to pollens, dust, pets, mold, and...
#Allergies, #Traveling
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Ragweed Allergy: Understanding the Symptoms and How to Manage Them - http://www.allenallergy.com/?p=572
Are your allergies flaring up? You could be allergic to ragweed. Ragweed allergy is a hay fever that occurs during the late summer and early fall. Ragweed is a flowering plant found in every state which produces pollen that can travel up to 400 miles when carried by the wind. According to WebMD,...
#Allergies, #Ragweed
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Eye Allergy Identification: Going Beyond the Traditional Methods Some Dread - http://www.allenallergy.com/?p=554
Eye bags, we’ve all experienced them at one time or another. For some, it’s a genetic or age-related problem. Studies released in previous years confirm this. For others, the bags could be caused by eye allergies or infections. But how can individuals identify which one is the cause of their...
#AllergyTesting, #EyeAllergies
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Asthma! I Can't Breathe! - http://www.allenallergy.com/?p=542
In 2009 one in 12 Americans were effected by asthma. According to the Mayo Clinic, asthma is defined as a narrowing or swelling of the airways and production of excess mucus. This can lead to shortness of breath, coughing, chest tightness, and wheezing. The seriousness of the condition can range...
#Allergens, #Asthma
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Pollen Allergies - http://www.allenallergy.com/?p=500
Pollen allergies can leave you feeling awful when they start in the spring, summer, or fall. The allergy comes from a reaction to the powder that the stamen of flowering plants releases and disperses into the air. It travels great distances with the help of the wind, birds, or other animals. You...
#Allergies, #Allergist, #Pollen
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What is Anaphylaxis? - http://www.allenallergy.com/?p=483
What is Anaphylaxis?
The Mayo Clinic defines anaphylaxis as “a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction.” This reaction can occur within seconds or minutes of the exposure to the allergen. The allergen is the substance that an individual is allergic to. This can vary...
#Anaphylaxis, #SevereAllergies, #Treatment
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How to Live With a Dairy Allergy - Food allergies - http://www.allenallergy.com/?p=465
Food allergies are increasingly common. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy to deal with one at first. If you or a family member you cook for has just been diagnosed with a dairy allergy, you are probably feeling overwhelmed. Grocery shopping, cooking, and eating out have just changed...
#Cooking, #DairyAllergy, #EatingOut
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