Thursday, April 17, 2014

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Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Spring Allergies and the Pollen Vortex

Stock up on tissues and antihistamines! If you thought the polar vortex was bad, prepare for the pollen vortex. The 50 million Americans who live with seasonal allergies may be in for a very intense spring pollen season.   We are just coming out of a winter that seemed to never end. The mid-Atlantic region of North America was held captive... Read moreChevron
posted 04/16/2014, comments (0)|
James Thompson, MD

James Thompson, MD, Health Pro

Board Certified Allergist and Asthma Specialist

Childhood Allergy: What Can a Parent Do?

“My two year old is sneezing every morning. Do you think she’s allergic?”   I’m frequently asked questions like this particularly during the warmer months of the year. Often the parent has an older child already under my care for environmental or food allergy. Allergic symptoms can be difficult to detect in young... Read moreChevron
posted 04/11/2014, comments (0)|

ATsai, Editor

I am the Web Producer for HealthCentral's Allergy, Asthma, Cold & Flu, COPD, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Skin Care, Skin Cancer and Sleep Disorders sites.

Environmental Allergies and Children

Allergies can affect anyone, including children, which can become a problem at home and school. We asked Dr. James Thompson, a board-certified asthma and allergy specialist in Chicago, IL, his thoughts on how best to minimize and control environmental allergies in kids.   Q: What are the most common environmental allergens for kids? A:... Read moreChevron
posted 04/10/2014, comments (0)|

esanderson, Editor

Erica is passionate about healthy living, traveling, and journalism.

Outdoor Sports and Allergic Asthma in Children

Many people with asthma often have allergies. Spring and summer is when most kids venture outdoors to play and participate in sports. While it’s fun and good exercise, it can also present problems for children with allergic asthma—wheezing, itchy and watering eyes, scratchy throat and nasal congestion. Bad allergies can even trigger an... Read moreChevron
posted 04/08/2014, comments (0)|
James Thompson, MD

James Thompson, MD, Health Pro

Board Certified Allergist and Asthma Specialist

Indoor Mold: Does the Nose Really Know?

Have you ever smelled mold in your home or place of work? I’ve listened to many patients say, through the years, “I smell the mold in my house”. But were they experiencing sensory hallucination (falsely sensed mold odor), or possibly a misinterpretation of another fume, or was it really mold?   I’ve not doubted the... Read moreChevron
posted 04/03/2014, comments (0)|

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