Battling Winter Allergies

Battling Winter Allergies

It’s February in Chicago – we’re buried under snow, the wind never stops, and now with the COIVID-19 pandemic we are spending even more time indoors out of the cold weather. Unfortunately, just because spring time and traditional allergy season seem...
What Are “Christmas Tree Allergies”?

What Are “Christmas Tree Allergies”?

Usually the holiday season means spending time with loved ones, lots of food and festive gatherings. For many people however it can have a whole other association – allergies. While December can bring about the common cold and flu – which means sneezing,...
Avoiding Hidden Thanksgiving Allergens

Avoiding Hidden Thanksgiving Allergens

Thanksgiving – our favorite holiday centered around family and food. For the millions of Americans living with asthma and food allergies, it is just another complicated day of navigating an assortment of potential health triggers. Whether it’s the diary in the...
COVID vs. Cold vs. Flu vs. Seasonal Allergies

COVID vs. Cold vs. Flu vs. Seasonal Allergies

With seasonal allergies in full swing and flu season on the way, there are lots of questions symptom similarities and determining the difference between COVID-19, a common cold, the flu and allergies. This chart can help you figure out which illness your symptoms may...
Facts About Ragweed Pollen

Facts About Ragweed Pollen

If you live in Chicago, there is no doubt you’re starting to feel the allergic effects of ragweed pollen. Ragweed pollen is one of the most common allergies – about 23 million Americans are affected by ragweed pollen. The light pollen spreads so easily that it...
Symptoms of a Sinus Infection

Symptoms of a Sinus Infection

A sinus infection, also known as sinusitis, occurs when the cavities around the nasal passages become infected and swollen.  Sinus infections share many symptoms with the common cold, making it easy for people to delay appropriate treatment. Because it can be...
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...

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