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Thanksgiving is known for a day filled with food, family, and football – but especially the food! On average, Americans eat 6,000+ calories (that’s triple the amount of calories we’re supposed to consume!). It’s no wonder why we take a nap after our Thanksgiving meal while watching our favorite football team compete. However, for those with food allergies, the thought of Thanksgiving may be stressful.
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Halloween can be stressful for moms and dads with food allergic kiddos. While other parents might be concerned about their child’s costume, you may be worrying about keeping your child safe from his or her food allergies.
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Oral allergy syndrome, also called pollen-food allergy, is a type of food allergy that occurs after eating certain uncooked fruits, nuts, and vegetables. This allergy is not usually found in young children but develops in teens and adults.
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An epinephrine auto-injector is a pocket-sized medicine used to treat anaphylactic shock. Anaphylaxis occurs when the body has a hypersensitive reaction to a substance you are allergic to such as food, medicines, or insect stings. This life-saving medicine fights off the substance that is creating an adverse reaction in your body.
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Rush immunotherapy provides the same relief in less time! This accelerated process allows the patient to reach their maintenance dose over a period of weeks, rather than months, thus allowing the patient to experience the benefits of immunotherapy sooner.
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Anaphylaxis requires immediate medical attention. Call 911 immediately and proceed to check the person’s airways. During this time, keep the person calm and comfortable to avoid panic. If the person has allergy medicine, such as a prescribed EpiPen or chewable antihistamine, help them inject or consume the medicine appropriately.
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In the spring and summer allergy season, we frequently see people with very significant and very predictable seasonal allergy symptoms. We like to call this the Seven Dwarfs of nasal rhinitis symptoms (or nose allergy symptoms). Read about the symptoms of nose allergies below. If you sound like any of these seven dwarfs, schedule an appointment at Bluegrass Family Allergy! We’ll take you from Grumpy to Happy.
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We get these questions all the time: Why do I need to wait for my allergy injections? Why do I have to come into the office to get them—can’t I just give them to myself? Allergies, by definition, are an immune reaction to something in the environment that your body starts to make antibodies to.…
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In some situations, asthma is still life threatening, but more often, it is a quality of life issue. Many people think that because they’re not having asthma “attacks” that their asthma is under control, but subtle signs of asthma are significant. Please take the following asthma control test, or ACT, to determine if your asthma…
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