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Over-the-Counter Allergy Medications: How to Choose the Right One for You

Over-the-Counter Allergy Medications: How to Choose the Right One for You

Are seasonal allergies making your life miserable? Itchy eyes, sneezing fits, and runny nose can damage your day. Fortunately, many over-the-counter (OTC) allergy medications can help you find relief. However, with so many options on the market, how do you choose the right one? Let’s explore some tips to help you make an informed decision. Identify Your Symptoms Before selecting an allergy medication, it’s essential to identify your specific symptoms. Do you primarily experience nasal congestion,...

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Eye Allergy Treatment: Get Relief for Irritated Eyes

Eye Allergy Treatment: Get Relief for Irritated Eyes

Are your eyes feeling itchy, watery, or irritated? You may be experiencing eye allergies, also known as allergic conjunctivitis. Various allergens, such as pollen, pet dander, dust mites, and mold spores, can trigger these allergies. If you’re seeking relief from eye allergy symptoms, understanding the causes and symptoms, visiting an allergist, and using the right medications can help. Causes of Eye Allergies Eye allergies occur when your immune system overreacts to allergens, leading to inflammation of...

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Allergic Asthma: Exploring the Connection to Allergies

Allergic Asthma: Exploring the Connection to Allergies

Understanding Allergic Asthma: Exploring the Connection to Allergies Allergies and asthma often work together; according to the Mayo Clinic, Allergic asthma poses a significant challenge for millions worldwide. Small things like pollen and pet dander can cause big problems for patients with asthma. This article will explore the complex relationship between allergic asthma and allergies and discuss effective management strategies. The Link Between Allergies and Allergic Asthma Asthma that is caused or triggered by...

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Allergy Doctor: 9 Important Reasons to See an Allergist for Relief

Allergy Doctor: 9 Important Reasons to See an Allergist for Relief

If you’re struggling with allergies, consider seeking help from an allergist or an allergy doctor. An allergy doctor is a physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating allergies in children and adults, providing crucial relief for individuals dealing with allergic reactions. In this blog post, we’ll explore the importance of seeing an allergy doctor and how they can help you find relief from your allergy symptoms.   1. Expert Diagnosis One primary reason to see an allergy doctor is to...

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Shellfish Allergy: Unraveling Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Shellfish Allergy: Unraveling Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

A Shellfish allergy is a common and potentially severe allergic reaction affecting individuals of all ages. Whether you’re a seafood enthusiast or someone predisposed to allergies, understanding shellfish allergy symptoms, causes, and available treatments is essential. In this blog, we’ll explore the intricacies of shellfish allergies and shed light on how individuals can manage this allergic condition. What is a Shellfish Allergy, and What Are the Symptoms? A Shellfish allergy refers to an allergic...

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Winter Asthma: Navigating the Challenges of Asthma in Cold Weather

Winter Asthma: Navigating the Challenges of Asthma in Cold Weather

As winter sets in, individuals with asthma often find themselves facing unique challenges. Winter asthma, characterized by exacerbating asthma symptoms in cold weather, requires special attention and care. In this blog, we’ll explore the impact of cold weather on asthma, delve into why asthma is triggered by the cold, and provide valuable tips on managing and alleviating winter asthma symptoms. What is Winter Asthma Called? Winter asthma is commonly referred to as “cold-induced asthma” or...

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Easy Strategies for Eczema Treatment in The Winter

Easy Strategies for Eczema Treatment in The Winter

As the winter season descends, individuals with sensitive skin often grapple with the challenges of skin allergies, mainly atopic dermatitis, commonly known as eczema. Harsh weather conditions can trigger flare-ups, making adopting a winter skincare routine that promotes healthy and comfortable skin essential. Here are some practical tips to help you manage eczema during the winter months and how they can help with overall eczema treatment. 1. Opt for Warm, Not Hot, Showers Resist the temptation of hot showers,...

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The Sergio Lopez Food Allergy Awareness Act Passes in Texas; The Landmark Legislation Ensures Comprehensive Food Allergen Information in Restaurants Statewide

The Sergio Lopez Food Allergy Awareness Act Passes in Texas; The Landmark Legislation Ensures Comprehensive Food Allergen Information in Restaurants Statewide

A triumphant moment for the food allergy community unfolded on September 1st, 2023, as the Sergio Lopez Food Allergy Awareness Act officially took effect. This monumental legislation, a result of collaborative efforts involving several Texas Allergists, A testimony from McGovern Allergy and Asthma Clinic Board-Certified Allergists and Immunologist Dr. Serge de Golovine, Committee members from GHAAIS and TAAIS, as well as the dedicated lobbying team of Eric Woomer and Gertie Wilson, mandates the prominent display...

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Brittany’s Real Life Struggle and Success with Severe Allergies and Intermittent Asthma

Brittany’s Real Life Struggle and Success with Severe Allergies and Intermittent Asthma

Intermittent asthma and allergies can be a seasonal annoyance, but for some, they escalate into more severe health issues. Brittany B., like many others, faced a challenging amount of allergies this year, marked by extreme congestion and difficulty breathing. Her story is a testament to the transformative power of expert care, compassionate support, and the specialized services provided by McGovern Allergy & Asthma Clinic. The Problem: A Battle with Severe Allergies and Intermittent Asthma Brittany struggled...

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Understanding Sinusitis: What Can Be Done to Help You Breathe Easier

Understanding Sinusitis: What Can Be Done to Help You Breathe Easier

Sinusitis, the inflammation of the hollow spaces within our facial bones, is often overlooked until it becomes a source of trouble. The awareness of our sinuses typically arises when confronted with the discomfort of a severe sinus infection or hay fever. Essential to our respiratory system, sinuses can significantly impact our daily lives when inflamed. What is Sinusitis? To understand sinusitis, it is crucial to understand how sinuses work. Our sinuses, those often overlooked air-filled cavities within our...

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