Delayed Reaction and Priming

Delayed Reaction and Priming

Matt, a thirty year old with a long history of seasonal allergic rhinitis and asthma in the fall, attended his new girlfriends’ family Labor Day picnic. Shortly after arriving, Matt began to develop a runny nose and sneezing. But after being pestered by these...

Allergen Avoidance Begins at Home

We spend about one third of our lives in our bedroom. And because most of this time is spent in bed, the bedroom is the most important room to be rid of dust mites, pet dander, and molds. One of the most common indoor asthma and allergy triggers are dust mites. Even...

Allergic Rhinitis

Anne, a 28 year old musician, has experienced increased sneezing with a runny and stuffed nose, for more than ten years, particularly worse in the fall. She wonders “Am I allergic to something in the air?” Defined as an “abnormal sensitivity to...

Pollination and Allergy

Pollen, tiny particles that travel in the air or carried by insects, are male cells of flowering plants and essential to plant fertilization. However, if it’s windy while pollination is in progress, there exists a higher tendency of wind-borne-pollen induced...