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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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We see quite a few patients who come to our office because of a persistent cough.  There are three major causes of a cough: Asthma: We do traditional spirometry testing as well as a newer test for inflammation, called exhaled nitric oxide. Sometimes, home peakflow monitoring and records reviewed by Dr. Brauer can also be…
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We get quite a lot of questions about food challenges at Bluegrass Family Allergy, so we want to share answers to some frequently asked questions. How do I know when or if I’m eligible for a food challenge? The answer to this question is based on your clinical history, skin test results, and sometimes a…
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At Bluegrass Family Allergy, we see patients all the time who self-medicate with allergy medications, since so many are over-the-counter. These are good medications that are deemed safe by the FDA, and it’s very convenient that they’re readily available to patients without a prescription. However, an allergist can help you answer the following questions: Do I…
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Could you have asthma? The tightness in your chest or an ongoing cough you can’t get rid of could be a signal that you have asthma, according to the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI). For people who have asthma, the air flowing in and out of their lungs may be blocked by…
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