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Allergy & Asthma Blog

  • Know Where to Go For Care

    A doctor—and mom—shares her tips for choosing the right care at the right time at the right place.

  • Making the Most of Your Doctor’s Appointment

    Your doctors’ appointments are an important and valuable time to connect with your doctor, share your perspective and information, and learn from your doctor’s expertise.  The best appointments happen when patients are very prepared.

  • Managing Spring Allergies

    Anne McLaughlin, MD Deaconess Clinic Allergist 

    Are you sneezing, sniffling and itching? You’re in good company right now, in large part due to the high tree pollen counts. This year’s spring allergy season has started early due to the mild winter.  

  • Sneezing, runny nose, feeling miserable…is it a cold or allergies?

    Jason White, MD Deaconess Clinic Allergist

    “Doc, I’m miserable.  Do I have a cold or allergies?”
    I hear this question a lot.  The last thing anyone wants is a runny nose and constant sneezing to make the winter more drawn out and miserable.

  • Ragweed Allergy Options for Children: Ease the Sneeze

    Majed Koleilat, MD   Allergy and Immunology, Deaconess Clinic
    Ragweed is a pervasive flowering plant that is nearly inescapable and the cause of allergies worldwide.  Allergens and ragweed specifically can be especially dangerous for children.  Allergic symptoms can manifest differently in children, and since children spend more time outside, they are therefore subject to more ragweed exposure.  

  • Managing Fall Allergy Season

    Jason White, MD Deaconess Clinic Allergy & Immunology

    As we head into the autumn season, people who haven’t had any sneezes and sniffles all year may begin to experience allergies.  

  • Heave Those Hives: Five Ways to Combat the Itch

    Majed Koleilat, MD  Allergy/Immunology, Pediatric Allergy/Immunology

    Those tingling red swollen bumps that you may mistake for mosquito bites might just be urticaria (hives). Characterized by sudden itchy red bumps that change shape and turn white if pressed (called blanching), hives are uncomfortable, annoying and troublesome.    

  • Managing Spring Allergies

    Anne McLaughlin, MD Deaconess Clinic Allergist 

    Does this spring find you sneezing, sniffling and itching?  You’re in good company right now, in large part due to the high tree pollen counts.  This year’s allergy season is a little bit late due to the cold winter; however, once it started, it hit suddenly and hard.

  • Fight the Mites! Six Medical Advances to Beat Dust Mite Allergies

    Majed Koleilat, MD  Allergy/Immunology, Pediatric Allergy/Immunology 
    According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, dust mites are the single most common cause of household allergies…provoking sneezing, runny or stuffy noses, and itchy or watery eyes. Most people with this allergy aren’t allergic to dust particles, but to tiny animals called dust mites.  

  • New Allergy Treatment: Sublingual Immunotherapy

    Dr. Majed Koleilat, Allergist at Deaconess Clinic

    Allergy season is in full swing.  Most of the tree allergy season is past, but now people who are allergic to grasses are starting to suffer. The options to treat allergies--for decades—have been the use of antihistamine medications and intranasal steroids/antihistamines to help reduce symptoms, as well as allergy shots (immunotherapy) which help your body stop reacting to allergens.

  • Surviving Allergy Season

    Dr. Jason White, Deaconess Clinic Allergy & Immunology​

    So if you are prone to seasonal allergies, there are some things you can do to help reduce your suffering.

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