Pollen season is upon us, and for many people here in Tampa Bay, that’s synonymous with allergy season. Allergy shots, also known as immunotherapy, are a type of treatment for individuals with more severe allergies. They involve injecting small doses of allergens under the skin to help the body build up a tolerance to the […]
Do I Have Chronic Hives?
Hives, also known as urticaria, is a skin condition that affects up to 20% of the population at some point in their life. Characterized by patches of welts or wheals on the skin, this condition can be both bothersome and unsightly. In 1-2% of people, hives are chronic and last longer than 6 weeks. In […]
Ways to Manage Indoor Winter Allergies
are also known as indoor allergies, which are allergic symptoms triggered by allergens primarily located indoors. Indoor allergies are around us all year, but since we usually spend more time indoors during the winter months, that’s when we notice them the most. Some of the most common winter allergy triggers include dust, mold, cockroaches, and […]
What is a Christmas Tree Allergy?
Christmas just isn’t Christmas without that rich tree scent flowing throughout your entire home, but for some people, Christmas trees seem to cause major allergy issues. Are people really allergic to their Christmas trees? Well…maybe, but probably not. In this post, we’ll go over the basics of this seasonal allergy, let you know what to […]
The Complete Guide to Florida Fall Allergy Season
Fall is in full swing, with evening bonfires and pumpkin spice lattes all around. While a break from summer’s brutal heat may be welcome, fall can be a difficult time for allergy sufferers. There are several allergens that love to bust onto the scene during the fall months, so it’s important for anyone with allergies […]