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Kathi  MacNaughton

Kathi MacNaughton, Health Pro

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Registered nurse & healthcare writer, living with allergies & asthma.

3 Reasons to Choose OTC Antihistamines Over OTC Decongestants to Treat Your Allergy Symptoms

Choosing the right types of medicines to treat the symptoms of your nasal allergies can be a tricky business. Most allergy medications today are available over the counter (OTC). While this makes them more accessible, it also means that the consumer -- you -- is often on your own in... Read moreChevron

James Thompson, MD

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Board Certified Allergist and Asthma Specialist

Allergic To Penicillin for Several Years? Perhaps Not

Penicillin allergy represents the most common drug allergy in the United States. Somewhere between one and 10 percent of people avoid penicillin because of a history of reacting to it. But did you know 80-90 percent of the time it may not be a true penicillin allergy? Yes, many people... Read moreChevron

posted 02/09/2015, comments (0)|
James Thompson, MD

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Board Certified Allergist and Asthma Specialist

Does Shellfish Allergy Mean Iodine Allergy? The Answer May Surprise You

Do you avoid shellfish because of iodine allergy?

Have you avoided foods or certain medications that contain iodine because of shellfish allergy?

Did you know many types of seafood, in addition to shellfish, contain iodine?

Did you... Read moreChevron

posted 01/28/2015, comments (0)|
James Thompson, MD

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Board Certified Allergist and Asthma Specialist

Decreased Smell and Taste: Common Bedfellows

“Doc, I can’t smell and taste certain things anymore. Do you think it’s from my allergies?”

 

Allergists and otolaryngologists (Ear, Nose and Throat doctors) frequently see patients with complaints of decreased sense of smell, often associated with some loss of taste. Read moreChevron

posted 12/22/2014, comments (0)|
James Thompson, MD

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Board Certified Allergist and Asthma Specialist

Eczema Part 2: Focusing on Treatment in Moderate to Severe Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis (AD) also referred to as allergic eczema, can be difficult to treat but many people respond to measures that focus on avoiding triggers, moisturizing the skin and reducing inflammation/infection.

 

Recently, I discussed terminology, prevalence, diagnostic and Read moreChevron

posted 12/19/2014, comments (0)|

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