What Is An Allergy Skin Test?

What Is An Allergy Skin Test?

Skin testing for allergies has become the most reliable method of testing. They’ve been in use successfully for over 100 years and combined with a physical examination and a patient’s medical history, can provide for accurate and precise information than a blood test....
Allergies in Adulthood

Allergies in Adulthood

Can you develop new allergies as an adult? You may find yourself wondering that, if all of a sudden your pet is causing your eyes to itch or you can’t stop sneezing outdoors. While you never had these issues as a child growing up, they’ve now taken you by surprise as...
How to Allergy-Proof Your Home

How to Allergy-Proof Your Home

Due to social distancing efforts, we are all spending much more time at home these days than usual.  For people that suffer from allergies, this means increased exposure to allergens that exist in your home.  Many people are aware of outdoor allergens like pollen and...
Easter Meals and Common Allergens

Easter Meals and Common Allergens

With the recent coronavirus outbreak, it’s safe to say that Easter may be slightly different this year in Illinois.  Stay-at-home orders mean that many families will be finding alternative ways to celebrate the holiday, just as families that manage different food...
Allergies and COVID-19

Allergies and COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has recently brought up concerns over whether allergy and asthma patients should continue to take routine medications, including inhaled and intranasal corticosteroids. The confusion comes from multiple sources, including the World Health...
COVID-19: What To Know If You Have Asthma

COVID-19: What To Know If You Have Asthma

** Please see all of our latest COVID-19 updates here. ** The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently warned that people with asthma may be at higher risk of becoming very sick from COVID-19 than others.  The virus can affect your respiratory...

Preparing For Spring Allergies

Spring allergy season is upon us. During this time of year in Chicago we can expect the weather to change daily and drastically.  Over the last several years there has been a consistent increase in the length and intensity of the allergy season, and this year should...

Your 2020 Girl Scout Cookie Allergens Guide

It’s that time of year! Girl Scout Cookie season is in full swing in Chicago. These popular cookies have been sold for over 100 years since starting in 1917. It’s an exciting time for cookie lovers, but there has been some confusion this year about a few...

Everything To Know About Winter Allergies

For most Chicagoans, long winter months and cold temperatures are to be expected every year. What might not be expected are the allergies that come with that – yes, seasonal allergies exist outside of the typical spring and summer symptoms. Winter brings its own...

What Is Immunotherapy?

Immunotherapy is a preventive treatment for allergic reactions to common substances. The goal is to: Reduce symptons caused by allergies/asthma Reduce/eliminate the need for medications (especially steroids) Prevent progression of allergies/asthma How It Works...

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