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What are hives?

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Feb 13, 2018 2:03:50 PM

Hives (or urticaria) will affect 1 out of 5 people during their lifetime. They are itchy, red or skin colored bumps with redness around them that come and go. Histamine is the substance that actually causes the hives. This means that if you have hives, they are the result of histamine being released from your mast cells.

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What If You Are Allergic To Your Pet?

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Jan 9, 2018 9:28:32 AM

 

"You’re allergic to your pet"

Those dreaded words from your allergist.  At one level you kind of ‘just knew it’ but emotionally no one is ever ready to hear those words.  How can this be?  Let’s back up and look at how pet allergy presents itself.

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Treating Your Anaphylaxis

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Oct 23, 2017 12:16:35 PM

The scariest type of allergy is clearly anaphylaxis. With an attack, the patient generally gets itchy all over and can face problems like their throat closing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, vomiting, diarrhea, or passing out. An exceptionally severe attack can be fatal.

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Topics: allergies, allergy, anaphylaxis

How Much Allergy Medication Might You Use In Your Lifetime?

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Oct 23, 2017 11:13:06 AM

In our latest infographic, we took a person that uses over-the-counter nasal spray to treat dust mite, mold, or grass allergies and did the math to see how much medication the person would use in his lifetime.

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Topics: allergy, medication

Send Those Nasty Allergies Packing!

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Aug 8, 2017 11:10:15 AM

Have you been trying to avoid your allergies but they follow you everywhere you go?  Are you feeling miserable?  Is the sneezing; itchy, watery eyes; nasal drainage; and constant coughing getting to be too much?

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Topics: allergy treatments, allergist, allergy shots, allergies, allergic rhinitis

What is the Best Allergy Medicine?

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Aug 3, 2017 10:01:26 AM

This is the question I get asked the most!  Everyone wants to know – patients, parents, nurses, and other doctors. 

What Are The Best Allergy Meds?

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Topics: allergy treatments, allergy symptoms, allergy shots

Hay Fever 101 - Is it Really Hay Fever?

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Jul 18, 2017 10:21:53 AM

It seems that everyone has “hay fever” these days.  If you don’t believe me, just ask people if they are suffering from sneezing, stuffy or runny nose, watery eyes, and itching of the nose, eyes or even mouth!

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Topics: allergy treatments, allergy shots, allergies, allergic rhinitis, hay fever

Top Back to School Tips for Students with Allergies!

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Jul 18, 2017 10:15:04 AM

It’s about time to return to school.  Classes, gym, sports, music, and friends await! 

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Topics: asthma, asthma treatment, exercise, Back to School, allergies

How Much Albuterol is Too Much?

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on May 30, 2017 2:21:15 PM

As all asthmatics know, it’s nice to have something that helps fix your shortness of breath, cough, wheezing, or chest tightness right away.  Like many asthmatics, your albuterol inhaler, which helps relieve these symptoms, can quickly become your very best friend!  But did you know that you can get too much of a good thing?  Read more to learn why.

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Topics: asthma, managing my asthma, asthma treatment, abuterol

Exercise For Asthmatics

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on May 3, 2017 4:35:30 PM
Just saying the word "exercise" makes you think of needing more air.  Imagine if you were one of the millions who, each day, actually needed more air before they even started any form of exercise.  Who would even start an exercise program feeling like that? 

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Topics: asthma, managing my asthma, asthma triggers, exercise