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Create an asthma action plan for your child

Asthma is a common chronic condition of childhood. If your child has it, the back-to-school season is a great time to develop an asthma action plan. Here's what to include.

Katie Swanson, APRN, C.N.P., M.S.N By Katie Swanson July 28, 2021
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Combating allergies, asthma during COVID-19

Some seasonal allergy symptoms are similar those associated with COVID-19. Know the difference and when to seek medical care.

April 19, 2021
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'Bee' prepared for insect stings

Spring is in the air along with bees and other stinging insects. Most people don't know they're allergic to insect stings until stung. Learn about prevention, reactions and treatment.

March 30, 2021
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Say goodbye to springtime allergies

Spring is in the air, which can mean misery for allergy sufferers. Fortunately, you can treat yourself right with these tips and leave the tissues at home.

Richard Crockett MD By Richard Crockett March 25, 2021
Egg Allergies and The Flu Shot

Should my child with an egg allergy get the flu shot?

With flu season in full swing, there's still time to get a flu shot. But if your child has an egg allergy, you may be wondering if it's safe to be vaccinated.

Adela Taylor, M.D. By Adela Taylor December 18, 2019
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'Bee' prepared for stings

Have you been stung by a bee and experienced an allergic reaction? If so, you might consider taking some steps to be prepared and safe from future stings.

Adela Taylor, M.D. By Adela Taylor April 3, 2019

Is it an allergy or the common cold?

For many people, cooler seasonal temperatures not only signal the start of winter but also an increase in cold activity. However, did you know a sore throat or runny nose may be something other than a common cold?

Richard Crockett MD By Richard Crockett February 22, 2019
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Why should I test for a penicillin allergy?

Do you have a penicillin allergy? If you were identified as having the allergy over 10 years ago, you may want to be tested again.

Adela Taylor, M.D. By Adela Taylor June 20, 2018
Mansi Kanuga

Control your allergies to enjoy the fall season

Fall is a gorgeous time of year, but for many allergy sufferers, this can be the worst season as they suffer from symptoms that may include a stuffy and runny nose, itchy eyes, increased asthma attacks and more sinus infections.

mansi kanuga_new By Mansi Kanuga September 16, 2014

All about food allergies

What if you had to carefully read the ingredients of every food you ate to avoid an allergic reaction? Learn more about food allergies.

April 22, 2014
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Allergy Q&A

Allergies are nothing to sneeze at. Mansi Kanuga, M.D., an allergist at Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing, Minnesota, answers some frequently asked questions about seasonal allergies and how to manage them.

mansi kanuga_new By Mansi Kanuga June 7, 2013

Speaking of Health: Seasonal Allergies

If you are affected by seasonal allergies, you know all about the problems caused by pollen and other allergens.

June 11, 2012