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Monday, December 28, 2015 - 13:20
After graduating college, I moved in with a friend in downtown Chicago.  It was a great place right in Lincoln Park. The only drawback – my roommate had a cat.  And while that should have been a big, red flag, it technically was not his – it was his...
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 16:08
We’ve all experienced it, that close friend or family member who wanted a dog so badly, but couldn’t because their dog allergy symptoms leave them with red, itchy eyes; sneezing; wheezing and coughing. Then one day, after spending extensive time on...
Monday, September 21, 2015 - 09:03
Dust mites are tiny, microscopic insects which live on our bodies and thrive on our dead skin cells. They are the most common cause of allergy from house dust and the most common cause of asthma in children. We are most sensitive to the protein...
Monday, September 14, 2015 - 09:14
Managing allergies in children can be challenging for parents. We want our kids to be comfortable, and will do whatever we can for them. After visiting your child’s doctor and getting allergy tested, you may want to take other steps around the home...
Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 00:00
It’s spring! Time for long walks with your dog, weekends spent outside, spring cleaning, and rolling the windows down in your car. Sounds wonderful, right? But what if you have allergies? If you’re like many Americans with allergies, the idea of...
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 00:00
My daughter just turned 4 months old and like most first-time parents, my wife and I are experiencing the anxiety of raising our child in a healthy environment.  We also have the added pressure of knowing that her predisposition to allergy is high...
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 11:43
Risks and Warnings for Immunotherapy Allergy Immunotherapy (allergy shots) is a treatment for patients exhibiting allergic reactions to seasonal pollens, dust mites, animal danders and various other inhalants in situations where the offending...
Monday, November 5, 2012 - 14:55
With the holidays upon us, there is a ton of information hitting the social media space about food allergy.   We hear the warnings about food made in factories with milk, soy and peanut products and all of us, especially with kids, worry about...
Monday, November 5, 2012 - 13:58
Are you starting to make plans for Christmas?  Based on my last shopping trip, all the major retailers are lining their isles full of decorations, trimmings and gift suggestions.  But did you know there is a common allergy myth hidden in those isles...
Monday, November 5, 2012 - 13:52
There is a huge debate amongst the allergic community if local honey really helps.  Some people swear by it and others think the science isn’t there to back the claim.  This debate could get more heated than the recent Romney vs Obama bouts. So let’...