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Not All Allergy Information is the Same, or Sane

Published on Apr 10, 2011 with 0 comment

Perhaps it’s because allergies are so common, but there is a lot of allergy information out there.  And not all allergy information is created equal.

Nonsense, ridiculous, rubbish, and just plain absurd are just a few of the descriptive terms that go through my mind and flow from my lips when I read about unproven allergy testing techniques or about the latest bazaar asthma and allergy treatment in many blogs and articles written by non-physicians. I ask myself: Where are they getting their asthma and allergy information and what are their sources?  According to these articles, allergy symptoms cause everything from grey hair to hemorrhoids.  And, an allergy treatment can include drinking one’s urine or the use of ozone enemas!

At best, the allergy information presented is many times comical, but, at worst, it can be dangerous. Those seeking medical information about asthma or allergy relief must be very careful. The Online Allergist strongly recommends that one consult a board certified primary care physician or an allergist for the most effective and up to date asthma and allergy information, testing, or treatments available.  This will help you to achieve your goal of finding medically sound asthma or allergy relief. 

For the basic, down to earth, nuts and bolts of allergies check out Allergies 101 - a crash course of allergy symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.


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