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The physicians and staff in our Allergy & Asthma departments are highly skilled in treating patients with asthma and/or allergies. They firmly believe that patients with allergies and those with asthma should not be satisfied until their allergies and/or asthma are under control and their quality of life is improved.

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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

'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

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

Say goodbye to springtime allergies

For some of us, spring means handfuls of tissues and a heavy dose of misery in the form of sneezing, watery eyes and stuffy noses. Here are a few tips to help allergy sufferers enjoy the beautiful spring weather.

Richard Crockett MD By Richard Crockett April 4, 2017

Will my sinus infection clear up on its own?

The first few weeks of the common cold aren’t fun, but the acute sinusitis that can pop up afterwards doesn’t help either. Is rushing to get antibiotics the best treatment?

Munoz Leanna 2011 By Leanna Munoz February 25, 2016

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 in order to avoid an allergic reaction? Life at the dinner table is very different for the small percentage of Americans who are allergic to certain foods. Recent studies show that approximately five percent of children under the age of 5, and three percent of adults are allergic to at least one food.

April 22, 2014

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