Facts on Allergy Shots

Facts on Allergy Shots

Facts on allergy shots In the U.S., more than 60 million people suffer from allergies and asthma. Many people who have allergies rely on allergy shots to help them to minimize their symptoms. The shots contain extracts of the allergens that cause the allergic reactions so that the sufferers’ immune system can become less reactive […]

Fighting the Cause of Allergies with Allergy Shots

Fighting the Cause of Allergies with Allergy Shots

The symptoms are obvious: sneezing, an itchy nose, watery eyes, but the cause may seem quite elusive. Allergies affect everyone differently. Some people seem to be allergic to everything while others don’t struggle at all. It’s not a fair fight, but by addressing the root of the problem, you can certainly increase your odds of […]

2016 Spring Allergy Capitals™ Report

2016 Spring Allergy Capitals™ Report

Last month, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), a leading patient advocacy organization in the United States representing nearly 61 million Americans who experience asthma or allergies, released its annual Spring Allergy Capitals™ report. The report identified the 100 most challenging places to live with spring allergies in the U.S. Jackson, MS is […]

Food Allergies: A Costly Misdiagnosis

Food Allergies: A Costly Misdiagnosis

Food allergies are a serious matter that can result in a life-threatening situation if not handled properly. However, a misdiagnosed food allergy, especially in children, can result in an unnecessary stigma, isolation and even a paralyzing fear. Furthermore, from a nutritional standpoint, avoidance of foods thought to be allergens can translate into a lack of […]

Need to Know Back to School Tips for Parents of Kids with Asthma and Allergies

Need to Know Back to School Tips for Parents of Kids with Asthma and Allergies

The beginning of the school year is an exciting time filled with so many new possibilities. At the same time, for a parent whose child suffers from asthma or allergies, this type of change and transition can be quite stressful, and at times, downright scary. You know how to care for you child and manage […]