Category Archives: Allergy

Benefits of Visiting an Allergy Clinic

Benefits of Visiting an Allergy Clinic

When your nose stuffs up, and your eyes begin to itch, you have many at-home options for symptom management. Air filters and steamy showers can help, but if you’re at a loss for what to do, seek the help of an allergist near you. These are a few of the top benefits of visiting an […]


When Should I See an Allergy Specialist?

When Should I See an Allergy Specialist?

From a mild case of hay fever to a life-threatening case of anaphylactic shock, allergic reactions touch millions of lives. In many cases, we’re able to deal with allergies by popping a pill or powering through. However, minimal responses are often insufficient. Sometimes, a visit to your family doctor may be necessary to gain a […]


Top Springtime Allergy Triggers

Top Springtime Allergy Triggers

When Igor Stravinsky debuted The Rite of Spring in 1913, his controversial score to the equally controversial ballet brought riots to the streets of Paris. There’s another rite of spring that’s much less riotous but still upsetting: the onset of allergy season. Every year, pollen, mold, rainfall, and chores conspire to make our breathing harder […]


The Benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty Surgery

The Benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty Surgery

Unresolved chronic sinusitis blocks more than your airways. It blocks your quality of life. The headaches, facial pressure, congestion, and cold-like symptoms can make you feel as if you’re never at 100 percent, constantly fighting off a cold that never goes away. Anti-inflammatories, antihistamines, and various home remedies provide fleeting relief, but they’re merely a […]


Tips for Dealing With Allergy-Induced Asthma

Tips for Dealing With Allergy-Induced Asthma

Asthma, the constriction of the airways that leads to shortness of breath and labored breathing, can have a number of root causes. In many instances, asthma arises as an extended allergic reaction to substances that initiate a hypersensitive immune system reaction. When the body mistakes inert substances for knowns pathogens such as viruses or bacteria, […]


Types of Spring Pollen Allergies

Types of Spring Pollen Allergies

Spring is a time of renewal, fresh starts, and plants coming into bloom. Spring is a welcome sight, but considerably less welcome are the allergic reactions that arise from exposure to pollen grains. Pollen, which carries reproductive material for seed-bearing plants, contains proteins and enzymes that the human body often mistakes for pathogens. This overreaction […]


What Causes Snoring and How To Stop It

What Causes Snoring and How To Stop It

Cartoons often depict their sleeping characters as noisily and humorously snoring. When this happens to you or your bed partner in real life, however, it’s nothing to smile at. Rather, it could be indicative of serious breathing problems. What causes the sound is simple: snoring occurs when inhaled air passes relaxed muscle tissue, which vibrates […]


What Causes Food Allergies in Adulthood?

What Causes Food Allergies in Adulthood?

Picture this: you’ve concluded your Thanksgiving smorgasbord with a slice of delicious pecan pie. But as you sit down for the final leg of the day’s football tripleheader, you notice you’re nauseated, short of breath, and breaking out in hives—and it has nothing to do with your investment in the game’s outcome. Suddenly, your mood […]


Tips for Working Outdoors with Allergies

Tips for Working Outdoors with Allergies

Whoever said a little fresh air never hurt anyone has never tried to drain their sinuses after inhaling pollen all day. When you have bad environmental allergies, there’s nothing invigorating about working outside. Whether we’re talking about hourly work in the field or some weekend-warrior chores in the yard, you may have to get the […]


Causes of Chronic Ear Infections in Adults

Causes of Chronic Ear Infections in Adults

When we talk about putting away childish things, one of the things we’re most glad to put away are ear infections. As the ears’ Eustachian tubes grow and fall into place during adolescence, their improved drainage ability precludes most ear infections in adulthood. Nevertheless, even as the drainage issues of otitis media subside, adults can […]


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