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Allergy News
10 Signs Your Allergies Are Out of Control, from WebMD

Look for these clues — some obvious, others not so much, that the misery you’re feeling is due to allergies.

Dr. Oz Explains the Allergy Epidemic and the Benefits of Allergy Drops

In three videos taken from his April 3, 2013 show, Dr. Oz and his guest, Dr. Clifford Bassett, MD, explain that the country is the midst of the worst allergy season ever. But there is hope for allergy sufferers in the form of sublingual immunotherapy — allergy drops. He visually demonstrates the benefits of this pain-free treatment.

Your Allergy Meds Could Be Making You Fat

Allergy season is upon us, and the record pollen levels we're experiencing this year may have you heading to the allergy relief aisle at your local drugstore. But what you take to alleviate your symptoms could have unpleasant side effects on your waistline. Researchers have suggested that allergies and weight gain go hand in hand, and that could have to do with the drugs you take or more subtle underlying problems. Click on the headline to read more.

Do Allergy Medicines Stop Working?

One of the downsides of using symptom-based medications to treat allergies is that they may lose effectiveness over time as your body adjusts to them. Read more.

Allergies Can Affect Kids' Grades

A Washington Post reports that, in a study of children who took tests during winter (non-allergy season) and summer (peak allergy season), children who exhibited symptoms of allergic rhinitis were 40 percent more likely to have dropped at least a grade on the exams in the summer. Read more.

Common Causes of Allergies and Asthma at School

Allergic rhinitis and asthma are two of the most common chronic diseases of children, and both cause a significant amount of missed school days and reduced ability to learn when at school. Symptoms can worsen at school in both students and teachers. Read more.

Oral Allergy Immunotherapy Helps Control Asthma

Oral allergy immunotherapy -- in the form of drops or tablets -- is effective at reducing asthma symptoms and the need for asthma medications in children who have what's known as allergic asthma, a new study finds. Read more from this Drugs.com story.

Come Autumn, Ragweed Will Stick Around Longer

Spring allergies may be around the corner, but it's ragweed, that late-summer scourge, that's making headlines. A study has documented that the season for ragweed, the most debilitating of plant allergens, is lengthening in North America. Read more.

Allergies.Alltop is the Ultimate Source of Allergy News

This website gathers current allergy information from 27 news sites and blogs. It displays headlines from all of these sites in organized tables and, if you scroll over the headlines, you can read the stories' first paragraph and decide if you want to read more. If so, just click on the links.

New Allergy Treatment in Portland Gives Hope to Allergy Sufferers

Although this newscast and accompanying text comes from Portland, OR, the message for allergy sufferers — about the value of sublingual immunotherapy — is universal.

Allergy Information Links
Johns Hopkins Doctor Discusses the Pros and Cons of Sublingual Immunotherapy

In a nine-minute an audio podcast, Dr. Sandra Lin, M.D., an assistant professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at Johns Hopkins, discusses the pros and cons of sublingual immunotherapy.

Allergy tv on WebMD

This informational collection of videos covers many aspects of allergies, including: Allergies 101, Understanding Chronic Allergies, Allergies or Cold?, Allergies and Your City, and more.

eMedTV

This website also contains a group of informative allergy videos, with topics such as: Types of Allergies, Allergy Season, Living with Allergies, and others.

Tree Pollen and Other Common Allergens

For more information about common allergies such as pollen, dust mites, mold and animal dander, check out this page on the TreeRemoval.com website. In addition to the information that it contains, you will find more useful links.

Kids With Food Allergies Foundation

This site keep children with food allergies safe and healthy by educating their families. In addition, they host thelargest online support community for families raising children with food allergies.

Food Allergies

This web page, by the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, which includes a video, is dedicated to understanding food allergies.

About.com - Allergies

About.com features videos and additional information about allergies, including coping, symptom/diagnosis and other topics.

Oral Allergy Syndrome

For many people with hay fever, eating cantaloupe can cause itching or hives in their mouths. Eating uncooked apples may do the same to people with birch pollen allergy. This phenomenon, called Oral Allergy Symptom, is widespread. Click to learn more.

Allergies on Wikipedia

This site offers extensive, in-depth information. Please note that the image of skin testing on the the back on this page does NOT reflect the skin-testing system used by AllerVision, which is MUCH simpler yet exteremly effective at revealilng allergic reactions.

Pollen.com

Pollen for trees, grass and weeds is the allergy trigger for many people, and pollen.com offers daily local and national pollen forecasts. For this to be of utmost value, allergy sufferers need to know specifically what they are allergic to and that requires an allergy test.

AllerVision

If you have not already visited the "Allergy Causes & Symptoms" page on this website, a trip there will reveal symptoms many people do not readily associate with allergies, information on allergy causes, and a U.S. map that shows common environmental allergens by region, including photos and seasons in bloom.

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

The College is a professional association of 5,500 allergist/immunologists and allied health professionals dedicated to improving the quality of patient care in allergy and immunology through research, advocacy and professional and public education.

World Allergy Organization

Whether you are a health professional, a person with allergies, or a caregiver to someone with allergies, WAO's Allergic Diseases Resource Center has something for you.

Treating Anaphylaxis

In some people, certain allergic reactions are severe and even life-threatening. This link takes you to the home page for EpiPen for instructions on how to use their epinepherine auto-injector to stop severe reactions fast.

6 Common Indoor Allergy Triggers and How to Avoid Them

If you have asthma or allergies, being stuck indoors can make you sick if you're not careful.

Guide to Minimizing Indoor Allergens in the Home

Often, people consider their home to be a safe place that is away from serious pollutants or allergens that can make them ill or uncomfortable. Unfortunately, this is not always true.

Dust Allergy | Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

People who have dust allergies are familiar with sneezing—but sneezing isn’t the only uncomfortable symptom.

10 Practical Ways To Control Dog Allergies

Shedding during warmer weather can make dog allergies worse. This site has rounded up some practical strategies to help keep your allergies at bay.

Pollen Allergy - The Who, What, Where and Why

Many people know pollen allergy as “hay fever.” Experts usually refer to pollen allergy as seasonal allergic rhinitis.

The Guide to Animal and Insect Allergen-Free Homes

According to LiveScience.com, approximately 10 percent of people are allergic to household pets. Many others are allergic to critters such as cockroaches and dust mites. If you’re experiencing ongoing health problems, they may be the result of an animal or insect allergy.

Mold Allergy - Symptoms, Prevention and Treatment

If you have an allergy that occurs over several seasons, you may be allergic to the spores of molds or other fungi. Molds live everywhere. Upsetting a mold source can send the spores into the air.

Test For Mold & Toxic Material Costs

While this page is essentially an ad, it still has good advice. Namely, “iff you even suspect the presence of mold in your home, it is important you get a professional to assess whether it can be easily removed. The longer you wait to remove mold from your home, the worse it can get.” And we’d add: the worse you will feel.

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Go Direct Merchant Services

GO DIRECT offers a full line of electronic payments and merchant service products and solutions. AllerVision recommends GO DIRECT to medical clinics to easily process regular payments for sublingual drops and other cash-based transactions.

 

Cwener Studios

Jay Cwener (pronounced "shway ner") is a video director/cameraman and photographer. AllerVision recommends him for his excellent work and service level. Samples of his work can be seen on his website and on the AllerVision video.

 

Allergy Resources for School Nurses

As the title indicates, this site is tailored to the needs of school nurses.