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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 and itchy, watery eyes nasal drainage, and constant coughing getting to be too much?

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Topics: allergies

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 symptoms, allergies

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: allergies

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: allergies, Living With 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: Managing Asthma, Asthma

Exercise For Asthmatics

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on May 3, 2017 4:35:30 PM
Even if you don't have asthma, just saying the word "exercise" might make you feel like you need more air. Imagine if you were one of the millions with asthma who actually need more air every day, even if they aren't exercising. Would you make exercising a priority if you felt like that?
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Topics: managing my asthma, allergies

Allergy Testing In Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on May 3, 2017 4:29:09 PM
So you’ve been diagnosed with Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) – now what, right?  The food sticking in your throat, the heartburn that the medications wouldn’t take away led to your EoE diagnosis.  Now you want to know what causes your case and how to find relief.
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Topics: allergies

What Causes Asthma?

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Feb 17, 2017 3:55:50 PM
What Causes Asthma?

Asthma patients know all to well the suffering from being short of breath, having a tight chest and cough, and the wheezing noises. Why do these problems come and go? Can’t they just stay gone?

The term ‘trigger’ is often used for a reason that asthma gets worse. Triggers can be obvious but often are not. For instance, all asthmatics have certain genetic issues that set them up to have asthma to begin with. You can’t do anything about your DNA, but you can deal with the other things that affect your asthma! Let’s go through some of the most common asthma triggers.
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Topics: managing my asthma, allergies

Allergies In Asthma: Where’s the Relief?

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Feb 17, 2017 3:36:35 PM
Allergies In Asthma: Where’s the Relief?

It doesn’t seem fair — not only do you have asthma but you also suffer from allergy symptoms like itchy eyes and nose, plus that itchy rash in the creases of your arms and legs. While genetics play a role in your asthma, so can allergy and infections. 

For most patients, exposures to allergens (things we can be allergic to like dust mites, pollens, etc.) are to blame for causing most of these symptoms. If you want to get better, you have to treat your allergies.

Your options are:
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Topics: allergies, Living With Allergies, Asthma, living with asthma

What Causes Nose And Eye Allergies And How To Treat Them

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Feb 17, 2017 3:12:02 PM
What Causes Nose and Eye Allergies and How To Treat Them
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Topics: allergy symptoms, managing my asthma, allergies