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James Thompson, MD

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Board Certified Allergist and Asthma Specialist

Ragweed Allergy? Timing is Everything

Once again ragweed season is rapidly approaching and will arrive at a time when many allergy sufferers may still be recovering from grass pollen and mold triggers. This year has been particularly bad because of the high humidity, associated with rainfall (unless you live near the west coast), and weather changes. Overall, ragweed season... Read moreChevron

posted 07/29/2015, comments (0)|
James Thompson, MD

James Thompson, MD, Health Pro

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Board Certified Allergist and Asthma Specialist

Hives and Swelling: Common Bedfellows

 

You’d think itching all over, as your body is transformed by welts, would be enough torture for one person. But apparently not, since 40-50 percent of people who suffer from urticaria (hives) also have angioedema (swelling). You might be wondering, “What’s the difference between these two types... Read moreChevron

posted 07/08/2015, comments (0)|
James Thompson, MD

James Thompson, MD, Health Pro

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Board Certified Allergist and Asthma Specialist

Chronic Hives: Preparing for the first doctor’s appointment

Did you know that one out of five people in the U.S. will at some point in their life experience an episode of hives? At any given time, 3 million people in the U.S. will be suffering from chronic urticaria (CU), and it impacts women twice as much as men. If you have CU, no one has to tell you how devastating it... Read moreChevron

James Thompson, MD

James Thompson, MD, Health Pro

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Board Certified Allergist and Asthma Specialist

Allergic Eye Symptoms May Also Include Dryness

Spring allergy season in in full effect, and the combined warmer weather and pollen surges are taking no prisoners. An NBC news report recently described the experience of people residing in the northeast as a  “Pollen... Read moreChevron

posted 05/15/2015, comments (0)|
Kathleen MacNaughton

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5-Step Back to School Checklist for Parents of Kids with Allergies

August may still be high summer, but it's also when parents and kids start to think about heading back to school. For kids with allergies, going back to school can mean a return to dealing with allergy issues each day without your direct supervision. Here's a handy checklist for parents in preparing for their child's return to... Read moreChevron

posted 05/10/2015, comments (0)|

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