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Spring is in the air and that means pollen, mold spores and other airborne allergens are going to bring on sneezing and wheezing for an estimated 50 million Americans. The spring season can be especially bothersome with so much conflicting information on how to find relief. To help you better understand spring allergies and combat …

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Looking out the window and seeing snow fall, allergies may be out of sight and out of mind. However, in the Northeastern United States trees will start to bloom in about two months. For those of us allergic to tree pollen this can be a difficult time. Runny nose, sneezing and itchy eyes are more …

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Everyday in our office, we see people suffering with hives. They want to find out what is causing the hives and how to get rid of them.  Sometimes the cause is obvious (i.e. a peanut two minutes before the outbreak) but more often there is no answer. The hives are random with no consistent trigger. …

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Food allergies are challenging. The risk and fear of allergic reactions make life hard for children and parents. Unfortunately, food allergies are becoming more common and taking longer to outgrow. Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) is a new option that may help to keep your child safe while reducing anxiety, allowing your child to eat out or …

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Elizabeth (Beth) Strong is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner.  She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at SUNY Buffalo and went on to earn her Masters of Science in Nursing at the University of Rochester. Beth learned world-class allergy care while working closely with and training under top researchers and experts.  For the …

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting consumers to Meridian Medical Technologies’ voluntary recall of 13 lots of Mylan’s EpiPen and EpiPen Jr (epinephrine injection) Auto-Injector products used for emergency treatment of severe allergic reactions. This recall is due to the potential that these devices may contain a defective part that may result in the devices’ …

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“Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Dupixent® (dupilumab) Injection, the first and only biologic medicine approved for the treatment of adults with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD) whose disease is not adequately controlled with topical prescription therapies, or when those therapies are not advisable.” After much …

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Preventing allergy is a priority for both physicians and parents. There have been many studies attempting to lessen the risk of both food and environmental allergies. Here are a few examples of possible interventions to decrease the risk of allergy; Frequent application of emollients (moisturizers) from birth. Breast feeding, hypoallergenic formulas, early introduction of foods. Probiotics. …

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