Dr. Michelle LeBlanc

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Milk or Lactose Allergy

Allergy to cow’s milk is the most common food allergy in infants and young children. Symptoms of a milk allergy reaction can range from mild, such as hives, to severe, such as anaphylaxis. Therefore it is advised that people with milk allergy have quick access to an epinephrine auto-injector (such as an EpiPen®, Auvi-Q™ or… read more

Gluten Allergy Signs and Causes

A gluten allergy can be a lot to manage compared to traditional or single food allergies. Unlike being one food that an individual has to avoid (like strawberries), those who are allergic to gluten must avoid any food that contains it, which can include breads, pastas, cereals, crackers, and so much more; as gluten is… read more

Arthritis Pain and 10 Things That Don’t Hurt to Know!

Arthritis is an general term that covers 100’s of different disorders of the joints. With osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis being the 2 most common forms, approximately 1 in 5, or 22%, of Americans have been diagnosed with varying degrees of some form of the disease. Regardless of the type of arthritis, the primary concern for… read more

When it rains, it pours…with my Allergies!

New Orleans is rated in the top 5 worst cities for seasonal and outdoor allergies. NOLA is also known for our short sun showers or rain storms mid afternoon. It is a common misconception that the rain cleans the air of pollen and dust like it does with the humidity. The rain falling from the… read more

What exactly is an “Allergy”

Allergies are a physiological error in the body. The body reacts negatively to harmless substances, foods or stimuli. The word “allergy” comes from the Greek allos, meaning “other”. It was first used in 1906 to refer to an “altered reaction” in the body’s immune system. An allergic reaction occurs when the body comes in contact… read more

New Orleans & Metairie Weekly Allergy Report

As we approach a sunny weekend in New Orleans and Metairie pollen levels are at an all time high. With a scale out of 12 the Pollen index will start today at a 9.9 and end Sunday as high as 10.2. Tackling Seasonal Allergies is something most of us struggle with each Spring. Dr. Michelle… read more

Post Mardi Gras Neck and Back Pain

We all love a good Mardi Gras Throw and with all the New Orleans excitement its easy to get over indulged in the beads, food and excitement. From lugging coolers, kids on your shoulders and bead upon bead around your neck it can quickly become a reminder that the muscles you use in your neck… read more

Experts say New Orleans one of worst places for those with allergies

We all love our version of New Orleans and proud to make it our home. Like every city with its quirks those who suffer from seasonal allergies enjoying the best days New Orleans has to offer can be a little harder to enjoy. Reported by New Orleans Channel 4 Eyewitness News and the The Asthma… read more

10 Causes of Chronic Back Pain

Back pain is often associated with an old injuries or a long day of work but our daily life and habits can cause back pain. Below are a list of bad habits or activities in our daily lives that can cause chronic pain. Poor Diet and Obesity Lack of Exercise Slumped Shoulders & Poor Posture Your… read more