Egg allergy is not a barrier to get the flu vaccine. Flu season starts in the fall and can last until early spring, which means we will soon offer the flu shot in our offices. Previously, those with the egg allergy were advised to get a specific flu shot because most versions contain a tiny
Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer, and it has come and gone meaning fall is not too far away now. However, those with fall allergies may already be feeling the pollen as our counts have steadily risen over the last few weeks. What allergens are high in the fall? Weed pollen and mold
Fall Allergies & Ragweed Pollen It seems like summer has just started, but we’ve already spotted weed pollen in our counts, so we know fall allergies are not too far away. Now is the time to prepare. If you usually have fall allergies, it’s essential to begin your allergy medications a few weeks before you
Rush Immunotherapy, or “Rush Allergy Shots,” shortens the build-up phase of allergy shots. Typically this phase lasts 3-6 months; however, with Rush, the build-up phase is just 1 to 2 days.
Mold growth after a flood is harmful to those with mold allergies. As the floodwaters have started to recede, clean up from the recent flooding has begun across the region. Mold is a common occurrence in damps areas of the home like the basement or a bathroom. After a flood, flooded homes and cars must
During this time of year, weather throughout Kentucky and Indiana change daily. As temperatures reach above 50 degrees, plants begin to bloom and release pollen into the air. Those with seasonal spring allergies will usually start to see symptoms in early March and last through May. It’s important to start preparing for allergies now before pollen
Childhood allergies have been linked to poor school attendance and poor quality of children’s play. If you recognize any of these allergy symptoms persisting throughout the year, consider allergy testing for your child.
Food Allergy Awareness for Halloween Teal is becoming a more and more popular color for Halloween! The Food Allergy Community of East Tennessee started the Teal Pumpkin Project as a local food allergy awareness campaign; in 2014 it was launched nationally. The Teal Pumpkin Project “promotes inclusion of all trick-or-treaters” during Halloween events. Those participating
Tips to prepare your children with food allergies for a new school year. Summer always seems to go by too fast, back-to-school season is in full force and the school year is about to start in counties all over Kentucky and Indiana. In fact, many school districts began earlier this month. During the beginning of
Pollen varies depending on the area of the country, and when pollen releases into the air can depend on the winter weather. A more mild winter will encourage the trees to bloom sooner, while if our winter lasts into March, it can delay the tree blooms. Over the last few years, you may have heard