One of the best things about the holidays is the abundance of delicious treats that seem to be present at every home and business, not to mention the elaborate holiday feasts that many families prepare. Kids and adults alike enjoy nibbling on the various cookies, pies, cakes, and savory delights that come along with the […]
When to Introduce Peanuts to Children
Thinking about food allergies in children can be scary. As parents, we never want to do anything that will put our children’s lives at risk, but we also want to give them a varied and healthy diet. Peanuts are known as a common food allergen in children, so they cause particular concern for conscientious parents. […]
Can Allergies Cause High Blood Pressure?
Allergies can be frustrating enough to deal with on their own, but when paired with other chronic conditions, the management of symptoms becomes quite difficult. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is defined as a condition in which the blood within a person’s arteries exerts too much pressure against the artery walls. If left untreated, high […]
Allergy Drops vs Shots
Allergy drops (sublingual immunotherapy, or SLIT) and allergy shots (subcutaneous immunotherapy, or SCIT) are both innovative options for treating allergic rhinitis that hasn’t responded well to over-the-counter or conventional prescription medications. Allergy drops and shots are both forms of allergen immunotherapy. They involve exposing a patient to very small amounts of the substances that cause […]
How to Tell the Difference Between a Cold or Allergic Rhinitis?
People have been mixing up the common cold and allergic rhinitis (hay fever or “allergies”) for years. The symptoms are similar for both, but the causes couldn’t be more different. Common Cold What is the common cold? The common cold is caused by a virus. There’s not a cold virus per se, but instead a […]