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How Can Immunotherapy Help Me?

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Allergy shots (immunotherapy) are a long-term treatment for allergies in which your body is introduced to small amounts of an allergen with the goal that you will build up immunity. Immunotherapy will greatly reduce your symptoms and prevent future allergic reactions. If your current allergy treatment plan isn’t working, immunotherapy could give you the relief you need. Allergy shots can treat several conditions: Eye & nasal allergies Hives Allergic asthma Immunologic diseases Stinging insect allergies Pet dander Mold grass dust mites… Read More >>

What’s Causing My Itchy Skin Rash?

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Itchy, irritated skin is distracting and uncomfortable, but skin allergies are some of the most common conditions treated by allergists. So, if you have an itchy skin rash, you’re not alone, and there’s hope for relief. Several factors can cause rashes, but a few of the most common are eczema (atopic dermatitis), allergic contact dermatitis, and hives (urticaria). Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) Eczema is an itchy skin rash that is characterized by inflamed, red, scaly, and itchy skin. Atopic dermatitis is… Read More >>

How to Create an Asthma Action Plan

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If you have asthma, you should talk to your allergist about creating an asthma action plan. These written plans outline how you should treat your asthma on a daily basis, and they help you know what to do in the event of an asthma attack. Dr. Langford can help ensure you include all the necessary information in your asthma action plan. Generally, your plan should include: When to take medication Which medicine to take What to do during an asthma… Read More >>

Food Allergy vs. Food Intolerance

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When you have a reaction to a certain food, how can you tell if it’s due to a food allergy or a food intolerance? Although both share similar symptoms, there is a large difference between them. Food allergies occur when your immune system reacts to something in a particular food that your body believes is harmful. An intolerance, however, occurs when your body can’t properly digest certain foods. Food Allergy Characteristics If you are allergic to certain foods, a reaction… Read More >>