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3 Reasons to Schedule Allergy Testing

If you have unexplained swelling, stomach upsets, skin irritation, itchiness, or respiratory symptoms, you may have unidentified allergies. There are many types of allergy testing available to confirm allergies and identify exactly what you’re allergic to. Seeing a holistic allergist for this service has several significant benefits. Why Should You Get Allergy Testing? 1. Safety Allergies can […]

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A Quick Guide To Summer Allergy Symptoms

Seasonal allergies can make even the most mundane tasks challenging. And these allergies are not restricted to the springtime since summer is also notorious for causing many allergic reactions. Pollen is abundant during the summer months because the plants which produce allergens will change in accordance with the weather, as opposed to dying off after […]

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Managing Spring Allergies During COVID-19 Pandemic

After months of cold, we welcome the end of winter and the blooming colors of spring. As much as most of us enjoy springtime, we are not so thrilled with the spring allergies that follow. Spring allergies are common and there is no cure.  However, specific prevention strategies can help ease discomfort and control the […]

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A Short Guide to Common Food Intolerances

A food intolerance is any difficulty digesting food or adverse reactions to them. These are similar to food allergies, the main difference being that intolerances aren’t life-threatening. While food intolerances can be uncomfortable and inconvenient, they’re not uncommon: it’s estimated that as much as one-fifth of the world’s population lives with at least one food […]

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4 Signs of Lactose Intolerance

One of the most common food allergies is lactose intolerance, or the inability to digest dairy products properly. This is a common food intolerance and is found in up to 65% of adults and children. Consider the following guide for common signs of lactose intolerance. Common Symptoms of Lactose Intolerance 1. Diarrhea Many issues can cause […]

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How Long Does Coronavirus Live On Surfaces You Touch Every Day?

Hello, I’m Ian Wahl, founder and clinical director of St. Louis Allergy Relief Center in Chesterfield, Missouri. Lately, I’ve received some emails from patients asking me if I know how long the coronavirus or COVID-19 lasts on the things that we touch every day. Considering how frightened people are and how much misinformation there is […]

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Seasonal Allergy Symptoms vs. Covid-19 Symptoms

  The world is in a panic about the novel Coronavirus known as COVID-19 and people are rightly concerned, especially as this virus is spreading in America just as the spring allergy season is upon us. That’s why it’s important to talk about the differences between a spring allergy and a viral infection in general […]

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Foods That Help Alleviate Seasonal Allergies and Boost Your Immune System During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Seasonal allergies can leave us drained and drippy, with their symptoms ranging from sneezing, having a runny nose, watery eyes, to more severe issues like headaches, shortage of breath, and wheezing. Seasonal allergies end up getting triggered by seasonal changes, such as in spring, when the pollen from local trees makes people react allergically to […]

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Common Foods That Can Trigger Severe Food Allergies

Around 10 percent of adults and eight percent of children in the United States have been diagnosed with severe food allergies. However, those numbers double when you take into account the people who have food sensitivities or intolerances.  Food allergies and sensitivities are quite common, and their number is increasing every day. This article is […]

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How to Safely Dine Out with Food Allergies

As a person with food allergies, you often live your life in constant worry about accidentally eating the wrong foods, possibly containing your allergen. You may take extreme measures at times to avoid your food allergen at all costs. For some, that means they rarely dine out, and for others, the idea of eating out […]

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