How to Handle Your Eczema

Eczema is a common skin condition, but it’s also one that is challenging to treat. The good news is that you don’t have to let that red, scaly, patchy skin define your appearance. With the right treatment guided by a professional allergist, you can reduce the signs of your eczema and reclaim clear, healthy skin.

A Quick Introduction to Eczema

Eczema is a skin condition that develops when your skin lacks the normal amounts of fats and oils needed to automatically self-moisturize. When your skin has trouble retaining water, fats and oils, it loses its protective barrier and becomes vulnerable to harmful bacteria that are known to breakdown the skin. Even seemingly safe products like soap can harm the skin without its natural barrier in place. Continue reading “How to Handle Your Eczema”

Why Are Your Allergies So Bad in the Spring?

Just when you think you have finally escaped the dangers of the flu during the winter, spring arrives with its onslaught of allergy triggers. As itchy eyes, sneezing, and congestion threaten to ruin the next few months of your life, it is important to understand why your allergies are so terrible in the spring so that you can seek relief in the most effective way possible.

Why Do Seasonal Allergies Form?

There are certain times of the year, usually spring and fall, when outdoor molds release spores while plants like weeds, grasses, and trees release pollen particles into the air. This is a natural and important component of a healthy ecosystem, but it unfortunately causes the immune systems of people with allergies to treat the mold spores and pollen particles‒called allergens‒as foreign invaders in the body. Continue reading “Why Are Your Allergies So Bad in the Spring?”

Can Allergy Shots Bring You the Relief You Need?

allergy relief floridaWe can all agree that allergies are frustrating, exhausting, and bothersome. They intrude on your daily life and minimize how much you can enjoy your favorite activities. Though allergies can’t often be “cured” like a disease, they can be prevented with the right medication. If you’re sick and tired of being sick and tired during allergy season, allergy shots can help.

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The 3 Most Common Food Allergies

food allergiesAllergies are most commonly associated with pollen and mold, especially in the spring and fall, but food allergies also present significant problems for children and adults alike. While some food allergies are mild and only cause a few hives, others are so severe that they can lead to anaphylactic shock.

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Your Spring Allergies Survival Guide

florida allergiesThough it’s still winter, the cool weather doesn’t last long in Florida. Before you blink, spring weather will return and bring allergy triggers along with it. If you don’t want to spend your entire spring season hiding inside and watching the pollen count on your iPhone, use this survival guide to minimize your symptoms and fearlessly enjoy the great outdoors.

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