America's Allergist Blog

Allergic Conjunctivitis

Allergic conjunctivitis (eye allergies) is a common problem for the 70-80 million Americans who suffer from allergies. When allergens come in contact with conjunctiva, the clear layer of skin that protects the eyes, the immune system releases histamines to fight the allergen. Conjunctiva also lines the inside of the nose, which is why most people experience the same allergy symptoms with their nose and eyes. The two most common types of allergic conjunctivitis are seasonal allergic conjunctivitis and perennial allergic conjunctivitis. Seasonal allergic conjunctivitis lasts for a short period of time when only certain pollens are being produced, such as...

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Spring Allergies

Spring is here and allergies are in full force. About 70-80 million people suffer from allergies, many of them beginning in the spring and lasting through summer. Trees and grass pollen are the most common spring allergy triggers. When produced and released into the air, people have nasal and respiratory symptoms. Trees, grasses and weeds produce pollen to fertilize other plants during the spring and summer. There are about 20 types of trees and 30 types of weeds and grasses that cause the most common spring allergies. When we breathe in pollen, our immune system sees it as a foreign...

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Colorado Flood Allergy Mold Information

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Asthma Problems When You Are Ill or Not in Control

Asthma symptoms and problems can occur if there is an insult or poor control. Insults are illnesses like viral infections and bacterial infections, strong odors, perfume, smoke, allergens (like grasses, dust and cat or dog dander) and other airborne inhalants. These can lead to your breathing tubes being inflammed, constricted and producing mucous. You may feel short of breath, tight, wheezy, coughing or need your rescue inhaler. Most of the time, if you seek help in a timely matter, you just might need oral steroids or prednisone. If it is a bad asthma attack and you're not getting enough oxygen...

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Asthma Treatment – Inhaled Corticosteroids – Asthma inhaler treatment technique

This video is help understand asthma therapy. The first line of therapy for asthma is with inhaled corticosteroids. We review asthma treatment, inhaler history and technique. Asthma should always be under excellent control with no symptoms, limitations or restrictions. This should help all those who have asthma and need daily therapy. Remember, if you need medication, take it!

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