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Posted on: January 03, 2018

New parents face many life challenges when they have a child. Diaper changes, bathing and feeding represent a small portion of these challenges – with a lot of advice and assistance from friends and family, of course. One important thing new parents need to know is that the guidelines for peanut allergies changed in early […]

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Posted on: December 01, 2017

For most of us, the holiday season is filled with good cheer. With multiple parties, gifts, and holiday decorations it is hard not to get in the holiday spirit – unless you are a parent of a child with food allergies. If your child has food allergies, it is only natural to be concerned about […]

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Posted on: November 21, 2017

If you suffer from allergies, your symptoms most likely get worse at night. This is something you share with other allergy patients. In fact, research studies show that 74% of allergy sufferers wake up during the night because of allergy symptoms and over 90% of sufferers have difficulty sleeping. Which Allergy Symptoms Become Worse During the Night? No matter […]

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Posted on: November 15, 2017

When an asthma attack occurs, your bronchial tubes – the pathways that let air enter and leave the lungs become inflamed and the muscles surrounding the bronchial tubes – tighten.  This results in narrowing of the air passages, making breathing very difficult. Other symptoms may also appear including coughing and wheezing. An asthma attack can […]

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Posted on: November 09, 2017

by John T. Klimas, M.D. Date: 11/9/2017 With the frost coming in the next week or two, this will be the final pollen count for this year. Like the proverbial broken record, our most recent pollen counts (few in the past few days due to rain) have shown very little pollen and a lot of […]

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Posted on: November 06, 2017

There are lots of fun things to do in and around Charlotte, NC during the fall months. Activities include everything from hiking to hayrides and apple picking to collecting an array of colorful fall leaves. Other activities include: Fishing Tailgating at your local football game Make “leaf angles.” Rent a cabin in the countryside Go trick […]

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Posted on: November 03, 2017

Did you know that allergies occur year-round and winter allergies can be as severe as spring and summer allergies? In Charlotte, North Carolina mild winters and sizzling summer days are no relief for allergy sufferers during the winter months. In fact, Charlotte is among the top six US cities that allergy sufferers should avoid during […]

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Posted on: November 01, 2017

How Do Adult Onset of Allergies Happen? Just like childhood allergies, we do not completely understand why some people develop allergies and others don’t.  We do know there are complex genetic and environmental factors involved.  Scientists have proposed theories about why allergies occur including the “hygiene hypothesis” that attributes allergic disease in part to the […]

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Posted on: October 19, 2017

by John T. Klimas, M.D. Date: 10/19/2017 With color to some of the trees and crisp clear air, real fall weather has finally come to Charlotte. This week’s pollen counts have been very low, especially ragweed, but mold continues to be high.  We are getting close to the first frost which will knock out the fall pollen. […]

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Posted on: October 09, 2017

Sometimes, despite aggressive allergy treatment, nasal congestion persists.  It’s possible that the culprit is sinusitis. Sinusitis is characterized by inflammation of the nasal passages and sinuses.  Swelling can cause sinus drainage passages to become blocked and mucus to accumulate.  This can lead to symptoms of facial pressure, nasal congestion, and drainage of thick, discolored mucus. […]

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