Cause of Eye Swelling Determined

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For years, my husband has had an undetermined eye allergy. His eyes will swell, usually in the night, and we’ve never put it together with what the cause is. We’ve thought it may be certain kinds of beer, the weather or pollen, even small insects that have stung or bitten him. There’s never been a consistent factor, though. Finally, after it happened to him on a business trip, he went to our NAET practitioner, and she immediately saw it as a shellfish allergy. Continue reading…

Appreciate Your Teachers

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This week was Teacher Appreciation Week at our school. There was a day where the students brought in flowers and one day where they brought in cards. The PTA did a lunch and breakfast was provided on another day. It was a nice to week to show how appreciated the teachers are and I think it meant it a lot to them. It’s a good time to also let them know how appreciative we are of all they do with our kids with allergies and asthma. Continue reading…

Allergy Free Valentine’s Day

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Forget the chocolate and flowers if you have allergies this Valentine’s Day. Who needs sneezing due to pollen or worrying about anaphylactic shock if you are allergic o milk or nuts or other allergens in chocolate. Here are some good ideas for your Valentine without the worry: Continue reading…

Allergy Groups : Facebook

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While I was on Facebook the other day, (Who isn’t there after all?),I thought I’d browse around and check out to see if there were any worthwhile groups about allergies. After all, you can pretty much find a group about anything you want there.  Not surprisingly, I found quite a few groups, so if you are a Facebook member, you may want to check some of them out. Here is what I found: Continue reading…

School Nurse Cut

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We all know we are in tough economic times and some things need to be cut back. We need to look carefully while doing so, though, and not cut out the critical things, like school nurses. Georgia Governor Perdue has proposed to eliminate all state funding for professional school nurses in Georgia. This just can’t happen! Continue reading…

What to Do with an Expired Epipen

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The school nurse has been calling me for weeks and sending home notes because my daughter’s Epipen has expired. I finally took a new one in this morning and then comes the question of what to do with the old expired one. After all, it is a needle so you don’t want to throw it in the trash and have it stick some unsuspecting person. Continue reading…

Information Overload

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The other day I was recalling when I first found out about my daughter’s allergy to tree nuts. It was a frightening time and in a sense, life changing. But we manage and we all have learned a lot from it. I thought about the woman I first went to for advice, and where we both are now in our allergy outlooks. I remembered learning so much information and wondering what to do with it all. So what do you do? How do you form your own ideas and modify needs about allergies when you first discover your child has allergies? Continue reading…

Have a Headache? It Could Be Peanut Allergy or Allergic Rhinitis

By Heather Legg | 4 Comments »

Headaches are a pretty common ailment and there is a lot of strong evidence that they go hand in hand with allergies. I know for me – someone who is prone to headaches, but not allergies – even has a connection. If I have a headache in the works and eat certain foods (like peanut butter) the headache gets worse. If I have no headache to start with and eat peanut butter, I’m fine. So what is the connection with allergies and headaches? And is the connection food related, allergic rhinitis related or both? Continue reading…

Side Effects from Allergy Shots

By Heather Legg | 3 Comments »

Many of you may have made a New Year’s Resolution to take of your allergies once and for all. If you have decided on allergy shots, you should know all that it entails. It’s a good idea to have a consultation with your allergist beforehand so you go into the shots knowing what to expect. Continue reading…

New Year’s Resolutions from the Allergy World

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Here are some things any of us with allergies should try to do in the upcoming year. May you all have a Happy New Year and a healthy 2009. Continue reading…

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