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iAllergies: Some Troubleshooting Tips

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Last month, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology held its Annual Meeting…. virtually.  Among the lectures I attended virtually was a series about eye allergies, which are reported in a 2016 article of Current Opinions Allergy Clinical Immunology to occur in 64% of those who have nasal/sinus allergic symptoms.   Although I wrote about […]

Pet Dander Reduction: Trying To Get To Hypoallergenic

posted in Allergies, Allergy and Asthma Care

Approximately 50% of households have pets based on statistics from animal food suppliers. The dander from the pet is the major culprit that causes allergic symptoms.  Dander is composed of microscopic skin cells shed by cats, dogs, rodents and birds.  The American Lung Association describes pet allergens as light in weight and jagged in shape. […]

Air Purifiers–What Should We Know?

posted in Allergies, Allergy and Asthma Care

More than a few patients ask us if buying an air cleaner or air purifier helps control allergic symptoms.  Running an air purifier can help to improve indoor air quality by filtering the air to remove odors and animal dander.  The Air Purifier Buying Guide of March 2020 from Consumer Reports states that portable air […]