The Worst Pollen Season Ever?

The Worst Pollen Season Ever?

It’s deja vu all over again as you turn on the evening news and hear, “It’s the worst pollen season ever!” You think, “Haven’t I heard this before?” But what you really want to know is how the pollen season will affect your allergy symptoms, and what you can do to...
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,...
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...
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....