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What Causes Chronic Cough?

What Causes Chronic Cough?

Coughing is a very common condition & all of us experience it at some time. Cough can be caused due to many reasons like lung disease, upper respiratory tract infection, reflux, heart failure, certain medications, airway irritants, etc. In most cases, the cough gets relieved in 1 to 2 weeks.
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Should I Get Allergy Shots?

Should I Get Allergy Shots?

Allergy shots are a safe & effective treatment program designed to reduce allergic sensitivity to environmental substances. It involves giving injections of a small amount of the allergen, at regular intervals for a period of around 3 to 5 years to reduce or stop the allergy reactions.
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Is Oral Immunotherapy Safe For My Child?

Is Oral Immunotherapy Safe For My Child?

Food allergies affect around 15 million Americans. According to the CDC, the food allergy has increased by almost 50% from 1997 to 2011, which is almost triple for peanut & tree nut allergies. Each year more than 200,000 people require emergency care due to a reaction to food allergies.
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Pollen counter says Boise tree pollen is abnormally high | Haley Squiers | May 14th 2019 | Idaho 2 News

Pollen counter says Boise tree pollen is abnormally high | Haley Squiers | May 14th 2019 | Idaho 2 News

BOISE, Idaho (CBS 2) — In the City of Trees, trees are the pollen problem, specifically pine trees.
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Boise pollen counts are ‘abnormally high’ this year, and your allergies may get worse | By Nicole Blanchard and Audrey Dutton | MAY 13, 2019 | Idaho Statesman

Boise pollen counts are ‘abnormally high’ this year, and your allergies may get worse | By Nicole Blanchard and Audrey Dutton | MAY 13, 2019 | Idaho Statesman

This is an Article written by Nicole Blanchard and Audrey Dutton at the Idaho Statesman on May 13th, 2019.
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Can Oral Immunotherapy Prevent Anaphylactic Shock?

Can Oral Immunotherapy Prevent Anaphylactic Shock?

Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) involves feeding an allergic person an increasing amount of the allergen (allergic food), under the guidance of an allergist, with the goal of raising the threshold level that triggers a reaction. For example, a person with a peanut allergy is given small amounts of peanut protein that would not trigger an allergic reaction.
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How Does it Feel to Give Epinephrine to Yourself?

How Does it Feel to Give Epinephrine to Yourself?

Well, most of you know that my daughter has food allergies. Yes, I am a food allergy mom. So I go through the epinephrine autoinjector training and the FARE action plan training to every friend, family or baby sitter watching my child every time I leave my child (more like a mom than an allergist - if you can believe it!).
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How To Have A Successful OIT Treatment

How To Have A Successful OIT Treatment

Allergies to food can bother you throughout your life, and the fear of inadvertent exposure can affect your peace of mind to a large extent. However, with the introduction of Oral immunotherapy (OIT), food allergies can be treated and you can live an appeasing life without any fears.There can be many questions in your mind regarding OIT. Here we have answered the most commonly asked questions regarding OIT to help you clear your doubts.What Is The Recommended Age For OIT?To be a part of the OIT,...
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Why Cold and the Flu Trigger Asthma Symptoms

Why Cold and the Flu Trigger Asthma Symptoms

Those who live with asthma are likely VERY aware that the flue or common cold can exacerbate asthma symptoms or even cause an asthma attack. People with asthma, who also have a cold or the flu, often end up going to the hospital more frequently than people who don't have asthma.
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Boise Allergy Clinic Begins New Immersive Treatment | By RICHARD COPELAND | February 6, 2019 | NPR

Boise Allergy Clinic Begins New Immersive Treatment | By RICHARD COPELAND | February 6, 2019 | NPR

This is an Article written by Richard Copeland at Boise State Public Radio on February 6th, 2019
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