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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

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

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

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, Living With Allergies, Diagnosing Allergies

Getting the Answer to "Do I have Allergies?"

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Sep 22, 2016 1:47:25 PM

You can't seem to stop sneezing. Your nose is runny. Your eyes are watering. You may be thinking, "Do I have allergies?"

With those symptoms, it can be difficult to know if you are dealing with allergies, sinus issues, or a cold. Fortunately, there are some differences that can help you figure out what condition you are really dealing with. Answer these questions to determine if you have an allergy or not:

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Topics: allergies, Diagnosing Allergies