Blog written by: Manisha Relan, MD Currently, the only FDA-approved treatment for patients with persistent food allergies is avoidance. Over the past couple of decades, there has been an increasing interest in other treatment options, such as food patches [almost like a Nicotine patch for smoking cessation] or oral immunotherapy in which patients consume the […]

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The condition that causes chronic sneezing, congestion, or runny nose without an “allergic” cause has a name: Nonallergic rhinitis. While one can argue that these symptoms sound similar to those of allergic rhinitis (hay fever), nonallergic rhinitis differs because it doesn’t involve the immune system at all. So you might be wondering… what are the […]

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Food allergies are no joke. While you may hear the term used a lot today, it’s important to really have an awareness of what a food allergy is, what causes it, and the dangers that come with it. Estimated to affect 4 to 6 percent of children and 4 percent of adults (according to the […]

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As the weather gets colder and we head into the fall and winter months, many of us feel the pain of typical cold symptoms: stuffy or runny nose, sore throat, general discomfort and even a feeling of sluggishness. But the big question is: is it a cold, or could it be allergies? At Certified Allergy […]

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What Causes Allergies

The topic of allergies can be very tricky, especially when you’re referring to allergies that are found indoors as well as outdoors. So what exactly causes these pesky allergies and how can you effectively treat them? Let’s dive a little deeper to find out. Outdoor Allergies Pollen from trees, grasses and weeds along with mold […]

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Are Allergies Genetic?

The last thing you want is to see your child suffering from the same allergy symptoms you have had your whole life. But as they get older, you see many similarities to when you started to develop your allergies. Could it be that it’s a coincidence, or are genetics to blame? First, let’s begin with […]

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