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What is Gluten Allergy ?

Gluten free diets have become quite trendy as a healthier lifestyle or are undertaken due to digestive problems with common cereal grains. However, many people on the gluten-free bandwagon don't know much about gluten, or why, precisely, they should avoid it. Wheat allergy and celiac disease are also common food allergies and tend to be used interchangeably with gluten sensitivity. However, they are all quite different types of adverse food reactions. Let’s try and clear up some of the...

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The Latest Buzz on Stinging Insect Allergy

Barbecuing with friends and family is an enjoyable past time for many people. Occasionally, there will be an unwelcome guest that crashes the party and puts everyone a bit on edge. They are usually dressed in black and yellow stripes and don’t have a problem invading everyone’s personal space. Although it may sound like I’m describing that one awkward family member, the guest I’m referencing is a 6-legged flying insect that can pack quite a sting.

Fighting Off Fall Allergies And Common Winter Ailments

Sneezing, congestion, coughing, and wheezing are definitely not on your Holiday wish list, but somehow, they always seem to be delivered just in time for the seasonal holidays. The crisp air and falling temperatures can also bring a season filled with fall allergy symptoms, sinusitis, bronchitis and flares of asthma. So to be ahead of the game, take measures to protect yourself from these common fall and winter ailments. What Are Fall Allergies? Fall allergies are caused by common environmental allergens...

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Going back to school with Food Allergies

Going back to school with Food Allergies

Food allergies are a growing food safety and public health concern that affect an estimated 4%–6% of children in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control. Allergic reactions to foods have become the most common cause of anaphylaxis in community health settings. In the United States, 90% of serious allergic reactions come from the following foods: milk, eggs, fin fish, crustacean shellfish, wheat, soy, peanuts, and tree nuts, but any food could potentially cause an allergic...

Penicillin Allergy

The Truth About Penicillin Allergy

WHAT IS A PENICILLIN ALLERGY? If you have ever taken an antibiotic from the penicillin family and had symptoms like rash, trouble breathing, vomiting or even a runny nose, you may have had a reaction to penicillin. Some reactions are actually common side effects of the medication. Other reactions may be signs of an allergy. Allergies happen when your immune system responds abnormally to something that is meant to be safe for your body. Some people were told they had...

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Allergic Rhinitis - Q&A

Allergic Rhinitis: Top Five Questions Answered

Spring is buzzing, and with that comes beautiful weather along with itchy eyes and runny noses.  Seasonal and “year around” (perennial) allergies affect about 20 million Americans annually.  The severity of your allergies can be based on a number of factors such as your environment, climate of where you live, and your own immune system.  Having perennial allergies in addition to seasonal allergies can affect how you feel on a daily basis, and on your exacerbated days, you likely...

2021 Fitness and Asthma Tips

2021 Fitness and Asthma: Tips From Your Frederick Asthma Specialist

At the Premier Allergist, our team of top immune system specialists in Frederick, Maryland want to empower their patients to live full, healthy lives, enjoy physical activities, and reach their own personal goals without their asthma getting in the way. Here are four essential things to remember about exercising safely while living with asthma. If you’re an active person who’s been diagnosed with asthma, you may be a bit discouraged about adding fitness goals to your 2021 New Year’s Resolutions....