Northeast Allergy, Asthma and Immunology News

Who Should Get Allergy Tested?

Who Should Get Allergy Tested?

Most allergy conditions, such as a mild case of hay fever, usually do not require any form of long-term treatment. Many individuals can control their allergies with the occasional over-the-counter medication. However, sometimes allergy symptoms can interfere with...

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How Air Quality Affects Asthma

How Air Quality Affects Asthma

If you have asthma or are a parent to a child with asthma, you may have noticed that air quality affects the severity of symptoms. Living in a major city with higher levels of air pollution can lead to more severe asthma symptoms. The United States Environmental...

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Home Remedies for Nasal Congestion

Home Remedies for Nasal Congestion

Nasal congestion is caused by anything that irritates or inflames the nasal tissues. Infections and allergies are two of the most common causes of nasal congestion in children and adults, but there are several ways to soothe a stuffy nose.  If you are experiencing...

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Understanding Food Allergy Statistics

Understanding Food Allergy Statistics

Food allergies are incredibly common in the United States, with 32 million people living with at least one food allergy. Of these, it is estimated that 26 million are adults, while the remaining 6 million are children. Last year, these numbers were approximately half...

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COVID-19 vs. Allergy Symptoms: Telling the Difference

COVID-19 vs. Allergy Symptoms: Telling the Difference

As trees and flower buds release high pollen counts, allergy symptoms are flaring up at the same time as the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Since they share similar symptoms, such as coughing, many people are having a hard time distinguishing between...

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Back to School Forms

Back to School Forms

With back to school season upon us, please be sure to provide us with any school forms as soon as possible. As you can imagine, we receive many forms to complete, so we ask you to patient. Also, now is an important time to get in touch with your child's teacher(s) to...

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Understanding Asthma

Understanding Asthma

Asthma affects your airways, which go between your nose and mouth and your lungs. Your airways have the important job of carrying air in and out of your body, but triggers can inflame them to the point of malfunctioning, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute...

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As Flu Spreads, Ways to Stay Healthy

As Flu Spreads, Ways to Stay Healthy

Did you know colds and flu are a common causes of asthma flare-ups? With reports of the flu being widespread, it's important to stay has healthy as possible. This article offers a few simple tips.

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What’s the Best Way to Clean Pillows?

What’s the Best Way to Clean Pillows?

Working on your spring cleaning around the house? For those of us with allergies, make sure to clean your pillows too. This short article and link to a video helps us understand how best to do it. See this video from the NBC Today Show.

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Boston Area Startups Focus on Food Allergies

Boston Area Startups Focus on Food Allergies

Did you see this? The Boston Globe has an interesting article on what some local startups are doing to help those of us with food allergies. It's great to see so much good work going on locally! http://bit.ly/2lk0PCv

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Local Reports of Flu Increasing

Local Reports of Flu Increasing

Reports of the flu are increasing in the Boston area, according to local hospitals. If you haven't received a flu shot, now is the time to consider getting one. If you have concerns about an egg allergy, please give us call. Also, for older patients or those with...

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Considering Allergy Shots?

Considering Allergy Shots?

Now is a great time to talk to us if you're considering allergy shots. It can take 4 - 6 months before reaching a maintenance dose, so it's a good time to get ahead of your allergies. You can reach us in Leominster, Sudbury, and Newton. Call us at (978) 537-4805 or...

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Have You Received a Flu Shot?

Have You Received a Flu Shot?

We're quickly coming into the flu season, so now is the time to get your shot, as it takes about 2 weeks to become effective. If you have questions about the shot, including if you have an egg allergy, you can learn more from the extensive CDC website on the flu shot...

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Halloween and Allergies

Halloween and Allergies

With Halloween coming up, just a reminder that many mini-sized treats do not have labels, which can be an issue for children with food-related allergies. A good idea is to bring some surprise safe treats your child to munch on along the way until you can check the...

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Cleaning Up the Yard?

Cleaning Up the Yard?

After yard work, it's best to remove your clothes and put them in the laundry immediately and leave your shoes by the door. Also, consider wearing a mask for raking and doing it later in the day when pollen counts are lower. Taking these steps could help you feel...

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If your child has an allergy – do you have it too?

If your child has an allergy – do you have it too?

Researchers found that only 28% of parents of children with food allergies tested positive for foods to which they reported allergies. The new study was published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Said the authors,"This tells us that either people...

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Ragweed Allergy?

Ragweed Allergy?

The warm fall weather is expected to make this a difficult allergy season. Ragweed continues to grow and the leaves are beginning to fall off the trees. Now is an important time to connect with us to set up an appointment at your convenience, so we can be sure your...

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Ready for Fall Allergies?

Ready for Fall Allergies?

Early fall is an important time to get ahead of your allergies. Now is the time to start managing your allergies, so they don't get worse later. If you'd like help with your allergies, give us a call at 978-537-4804 or in Newton 617-765-0228.

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EpiPen Update – Company Expands Discount Offer

EpiPen Update – Company Expands Discount Offer

The company that manufactures EpiPens announced this morning it is expanding availability of their savings card program which it states could cover up to $300 on the EpiPen 2-Pak and EpiPen Jr 2-Pak products for some patients. You can learn more about the program and...

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Preparing for Back to School?

Preparing for Back to School?

It's important to coordinate with your child's teacher to help them understand your child's allergy or asthma triggers, and how to address them. Share your child's treatment plan with school staff including a list of substances that trigger your child's allergies or...

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Back to School Forms

Back to School Forms

Now is a great time to contact our office about getting your child tested and/or completing those back to school forms! Once we get closer to the start of school, as you can imagine, appointments fill up and it takes us longer to get all the forms completed. Give us a...

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Summer Weather Alert

Summer Weather Alert

The high heat and humidity in the Boston area this week can make it more difficult for many of us to breath. Be sure to run errands or exercise early in the morning, stay indoors and keep both the temperature and the humidity low, and be sure to keep up with your...

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Happy Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July

All of us at Northeast Allergy, Asthma & Immunology wish you a happy Fourth of July weekend! Our offices will be closed on Friday and Monday so that our staff may enjoy an extended holiday weekend.

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Understanding Celiac Disease

Understanding Celiac Disease

With so much confusion and media coverage about "Gluten Free" and Celiac Disease, U.S. News has a good article about the major myths we tend to have about this area of health. The article is helpful in answering many questions and misconceptions that exist about...

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