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What if it's not an allergy?

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Jun 25, 2019 8:42:47 AM

 

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Topics: allergy symptoms, allergies

Hay Fever 101 – Is it Really Hay Fever?

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Apr 1, 2019 9:53:11 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 symptoms, allergies, immunotherapy, allergist

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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Topics: allergy symptoms, allergies, Diagnosing Allergies

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

Dust Mite Allergies: What You Need to Know

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Feb 3, 2017 11:38:06 AM
Dust Mite Allergies: What You Need to Know
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Topics: allergy symptoms, allergies

Stuffy Nose: Is it Allergies?

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Jan 4, 2017 4:09:43 PM

Stuffy Nose: Is It Allergies?

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Topics: allergy symptoms, allergies

Puffy Swollen Eyes Due to Allergies

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Jan 3, 2017 3:54:40 PM
While many people associate symptoms such as sneezing, runny noses or congestion with allergies, swollen puffy eyes can also be a sign of an allergy. Eye allergy symptoms can occur with the aforementioned symptoms or they can occur completely on their own.

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Topics: allergy symptoms, allergies

Fall Allergies to Watch For

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Nov 22, 2016 10:05:14 AM

Fall Allergies to Watch For

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Topics: allergy symptoms, allergies

Is it a Cold or Do I Have Allergies?

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Oct 25, 2016 5:15:05 PM

Is It Allergies or Do I Have a Cold?

Symptoms from colds or allergies are often so much alike that it might be difficult for you to determine which one you are suffering from. While a cold is caused by a virus, a seasonal allergy is an immune system response triggered from exposure to allergens. Both might cause runny or stuffy noses, and sneezing, but there are some differences in how each present themselves. Understanding the differences between the two, can help you seek relief from your allergy symptoms instead of brushing them off as just another cold.

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Topics: allergy symptoms, allergies