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Think you're allergic to penicillin? Think again

When most people go to a hospital, a clinic, or even a new doctor, they are asked about any allergies to medications. Ten percent say they are allergic to penicillin. But it turns out that they may have outgrown that allergy years ago.

Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 07:27am EST

Tags: penicillin, paula wolfson

Allergy and asthma sufferers seek relief at Md.'s first salt cave

Nutritionists may encourage limited amounts of salt, but some allergy sufferers can't get enough of it at a local salt cave.

Tuesday - 08/26/2014, 02:43pm EDT

Tags: Bethesda Salt Cave, salt therapy, Rachel Nania, asthma, Janine Narayadu

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Preparing kids with food allergies to head back to school

The start of a new school year can be a challenging time for any child. But it has the potential to be exceptionally tough for students with severe food allergies.

Wednesday - 08/20/2014, 04:44am EDT

Tags: Paula Wolfton, Food allergies, parenting, school

Dust mites contribute to tough allergy season

It's the time of year when allergy season is making many people miserable -- and one of the culprits may be a parasite lurking in your home.

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 09:40am EDT

Tags: dust mites, allergy medications, Dr. Rachel Schreiber, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Sarah Beth Hensley

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An 'aggressive' allergy season ramps up, pollen count sky high

This week is a tough one for those with allergies. Allergists say the most recent pollen count in our area sky high and the rain may not be helping.

Wednesday - 05/07/2014, 01:16pm EDT

Tags: Megan Cloherty, pollen, Dr. Martha White, tree pollen, allergy,

Asthmatic invents system for predicting, preventing attacks

Matthew Fischer has had asthma all his life, but it wasn’t until helping a friend who was diagnosed with the respiratory disease in her 50s that the career entrepreneur had the idea to help asthmatics everywhere.

Monday - 05/05/2014, 12:00pm EDT

Tags: asthma, Arlington

Polar vortex has lead to a pollen vortex

The pollen count was above 1,000 last weekend. A count of 75 is considered high.

Friday - 04/18/2014, 01:16pm EDT

Tags: pollen, polar vortex, Nick Iannelli, Martha White

Ways to beat spring allergy symptoms in the D.C. metro area

It's the time of year when people begin the battle against spring allergies -- and the D.C. area is particularly vulnerable, according to a local doctor.

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 08:53am EDT

Tags: seasonal allergies, allergic, spring allergies, health, Rachel Schreiber, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Sarah Beth Hensley

Top 10 worst cities for allergies include one in Virginia

Find out which Virginia city makes the top 10 list of worst places to live for people with allergies.

Monday - 03/31/2014, 11:27pm EDT

Tags: pollen, Richmond, Omama Altaleb

No such thing as an allergy-free area

You hear it all the time - people say they never suffered from allergies until they came here. But truth be known, there are no allergy-free zones.

Monday - 03/10/2014, 05:52am EDT

Tags: Dick Uliano

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