Allergy
Oge Ndum

Allergen of The Month: Oak Pollen

Dr. Oge Ndum introduces us to one of the most prevalent allergens to hit the DMV area in the months of March through June and explains why it bothers so many children and adults. That tiny yellow dust on your car is the root cause of many allergy issues this month including: A runny nose

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Spring Allergies DC
Allergy
Jenni Yoon

POLLEN PREPPERS: Eight Best Pre-Pollen Practices

Allergists across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions of the U.S. typically recommend patients start getting ready for pollen season in mid-March.  Most pollen prediction sites rely on historical pollen averages, average monthly temperatures, and frequency of days above 60 degrees as predictors for pollen forecasts.  This same data is used by the National Park Service

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Flu Shot Myths
Allergy
Caroline Moughon, D-NP, FNP-C

Myth Buster: Flu Edition

How do I prevent the flu? Get the flu vaccine! The influenza vaccine is the single most successful way to prevent the influenza infection and the complications that arise as a result of the disease (CDC, 2018). The CDC (2018) estimated for the 2017-2018 flu season the influenza vaccine prevented approximately 5.3 million influenza-related illnesses,

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Allergy
Sangeeta Jain

Winter Time is the Worst Time For Eczema

By Sangeeta Jain, M.D. Eczema and Health While most people consider eczema as simply cosmetic, it is not.  The itch-scratch cycle can cause significant life stress, affecting sleep and causing wild fluctuations in mood and behavior. It can even ruin a person’s day.  Therefore, eczema should no longer be thought of as a nuisance disease. 

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Christmas Tree Allergy
Allergy
Hava Ladinsky

‘Tis the Season to be Sneezy

By: Hava Ladinsky, M.D. Putting up the Christmas tree often marks the start of the holiday season. However, it also often marks the onset of worsening allergy and asthma symptoms such as runny nose, watery eyes, coughing, wheezing, and post nasal drip. These symptoms and phenomena have been documented as far back as 1930, with

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Dr. Prema Ganganna
Allergy
Prema Ganganna, PhD

Do the Changes in Season Affect Our Dietary Patterns

DO THE CHANGES IN SEASON AFFECT OUR DIETARY PATTERNS? The response to this question is intriguing. The transition between seasons brings large transitions into our lives.  As we change our comforters and decorations, we also change our level of physical activity. Our cooking changes as we switch from outdoor grilling to indoor crockpots and ovens.

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