Entries by Michael Park


New research shows 73 percent of allergists prescribe under-the-tongue allergy tablets

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL – (APRIL 2, 2019) – Allergy shots (subcutaneous immunotherapy or SCIT) have been available for more than 100 years. Allergy tablets (sublingual immunotherapy or SLIT) have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in the United States for four years. A new study in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the […]

Seasonal Allergies – Trees start pollenating at the end of March in southwest Michigan

Common Seasonal Allergy Triggers If you sneeze and cough during certain times of the year, you may have seasonal allergies. However, occasional allergies aren’t something you just have to live with. An allergist can pinpoint the cause and help you find relief. In many areas of the United States, spring allergies begin in February and last until […]

What Does An Allergist Treat?

Allergists treat two of the nation’s most common chronic health problems – allergies and asthma. Although symptoms may not always be severe, allergies and asthma are diseases and should be treated that way. Many people with allergies and asthma simply don’t realize how much better they can feel. Allergists are specially trained to help you […]

Generic Advair Finally Approved

  FDA OKs 1st generic version of popular Advair asthma inhaler By LINDA A. JOHNSON  January 30, 2019 The first generic version of the popular Advair asthma inhaler has been approved by U.S. regulators. The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved Mylan’s version in three strengths for ages 4 and up. The inhalers are used […]

Humidifiers And Indoor Allergies

aaaai.org/conditions-and-treatments During the winter, dry indoor air is often the cause of chapped lips, dry skin and irritated sinus passages. The moisture from a humidifier can soothe dry sinus passages. However, if you have indoor allergies, dust and mold from the humidifier may cause more harm than good. The number one indoor allergen is the […]

Is It A Cold Or Is It An Allergy?

By Michael Blaiss, MD ONE OF THE GREAT THINGS about winter is that there’s no pollen in the air. All the leaves have fallen off the trees, and the grass is brown and may even be covered with snow, allowing sufferers of hay fever a reprieve from their nasal symptoms. So, you may be asking, “Why […]

Do you have a cough that won’t go away?

Citation:  acaai.org/allergies/allergy-symptoms/cough? Signs of Allergies Most people have experienced a cough caused by a cold or flu — the kind of cough that comes on strong for a few days during an illness, and then tapers off as you start to feel better. But what if you have a cough that just won’t go away? […]

Almost Half of Americans to Skip Flu Shot This Year

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/906135 Megan Brooks December 2018 More than 40% of Americans have not been vaccinated against influenza this year and don’t plan to get vaccinated, despite repeated warnings about the potential dangers of the flu, as well as last year’s record-high number of deaths from flu, a new survey indicates. The survey included 1202 interviews with a nationally […]

The Flu

Things you need to know about the flu.  https://acaai.org/asthma/conditions/flu Overview Unlike other viral respiratory infections, such as the common cold, the flu can cause severe illness and life-threatening complications. In 2010 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that from 1976 to 2007, between 3,000 and 49,000 people died annually from flu-related complications, with […]