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Category Archives: Allergy Treatments

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

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

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