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Concerned About Coronavirus?

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Mar 26, 2020 7:50:31 AM

March 26 Update:

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How to Manage Cat Allergies Without Having to Say Goodbye to Your Cat

Posted by Brian Brennan, M.D. on Mar 18, 2020 9:47:01 PM

Awwww cats.  Who doesn’t love their lazy, maybe feisty, or maybe playful kitty cat?

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Topics: pet allergies, cat allergies, allergic to cat

What is This Itchy Rash?

Posted by Lindsey R. Peterson, CNP on Mar 18, 2020 9:26:41 PM

Have you ever wondered what may be causing your itchy rash?  

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Dakota Allergy & Asthma Takes Self Referred Patients!

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Mar 18, 2020 5:08:47 PM

Dakota Allergy & Asthma is happy to see patients who refer themselves to our practice to be evaluated for a potential allergy.

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Topics: allergist, self referred patients, board certified allergist, allergy patient, asthma patient

You’re Allergic to Your Pet

Posted by Brian Brennan, M.D. on Mar 17, 2020 2:12:42 PM

Those are 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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Topics: allergies, Living With Allergies, pet allergies

Am I Truly Allergic to Penicillin?

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Mar 4, 2020 11:00:00 AM

A penicillin allergic reaction can be very scary for anyone.  The results of a reaction can even be deadly. 

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Topics: immunotherapy, Diagnosing Allergies

Why Bother with Allergy Shots?

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Mar 3, 2020 11:48:59 AM


Oh no—that 4-letter word: shot.

I get asked all the time, “why allergy shots?” when discussing treatment options for patients who struggle with allergies and asthma. That question is usually followed with, “I would rather just take a pill,” or, “don’t allergies just go away?”

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Topics: immunotherapy, allergy shots

Am I Allergic to My Christmas Tree?

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Dec 11, 2019 10:01:35 AM

December is here with all of its beautiful decorations, holiday get-togethers with friends, and that seemingly annual plugged nose, cough, and yuck!

You might be asking yourself, “why am I having to put up with these allergies instead of enjoying the season?”

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Topics: allergies, Diagnosing Allergies

Pros and Cons of Immunotherapy

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Nov 27, 2019 11:32:20 AM

A lot of people struggle with allergies, especially during the spring and fall when there are more allergens in the air. The most common thing for people with allergies to do when they’re hit with a serious case of sniffles and itchy, watery eyes is to pick out some allergy medication at their local pharmacy. While allergy pills can help offer some relief, their abilities are limited, and the long-lasting relief that people with allergies are looking for might still be out of reach.

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Topics: immunotherapy, Managing Allergies, Living With Allergies, allergy shots

Can I Have Asthma With A Normal Pulmonary Function Test?

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Nov 15, 2019 9:42:49 AM

The simple answer is—Yes. A normal pulmonary function test is actually our goal for every asthmatic!

So, let’s explain:

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Topics: Managing Asthma