Allergies & The Immune System

All about allergies How common are allergies? Allergies are extremely common, affecting about one out of every five Americans. Understanding what causes them, and what particular allergens are responsible for triggering your symptoms, are the keys to successful treatment. How does the immune system respond to allergens? The immune system functions as the body’s first
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Ragweed, Dust Mites and Mold, Oh My!

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Spring and summer are notoriously bad for allergy sufferers in Salem; all that grass in the fertile Willamette Valley causes misery and suffering for a lot of people when it blooms. But allergies can occur in the fall months, too. The culprits this time of year? Ragweed, dust mites and mold spores. Fall Allergy Triggers
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Are My Watery Eyes and Runny Nose Allergies or Sinusitis?

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Up and down the Willamette Valley, people are sneezing and coughing. The fertile beauty of the valley comes with a price: excessive pollen production in the springtime. But it turns out your symptoms might not be related to allergies at all. Spring is well underway now in Oregon and across the U.S. Unfortunately, many people
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Prepare for Spring Allergy Season in the Pacific Northwest

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The Willamette Valley has been dubbed “the grass capital of the world” – great news for people who make their living off the land, but troublesome for those with allergies in Salem. Spring is especially bad. That’s when plants and trees begin to bloom, releasing pollen into the air and causing misery for a large
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Spring Into Action

Take control of your seasonal allergies today. Call us at (503) 485-2577 to help treat your allergies today. Keep an eye out for our new billboard!

Cockroach Allergy

Not only do they give you the willies, cockroaches can cause serious health problems. The saliva, feces and shedding body parts from cockroaches trigger allergies and asthma for many Americans, especially children. In fact, up to 60 percent of people who live in cities are allergic to cockroaches, which are found in an estimated 78
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Allergy Shot Efficacy

Those who suffer from chronic allergies often rely on medications for symptom relief. This reactive approach to allergy treatment provides short-term benefits but is not a cure. Many who choose to proactively combat their allergies through immunotherapy (allergy shots) eventually build up a tolerance to the offending allergen, resulting in long-term relief. When your body
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How Does Immunotherapy Work?

Environmental allergies are tough to cope with, especially in the spring. If you are tired of taking daily medications with limited results, you may be a candidate for immunotherapy. Allergy shots (subcutaneous immunotherapy) are the most common form of immunotherapy. They can be used as a long-term treatment to greatly reduce your suffering from seasonal
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Allergy Testing – The First Step to Finding Relief from Your Allergy Symptoms

An estimated one out of five Americans suffers from allergies. Determining the substance that is triggering symptoms (the “allergen”) is the key to successful treatment. Allergy testing is the most effective method of accomplishing this. Skin testing is the preferred method because it is quick, inexpensive and reliable, but blood testing may be an alternative
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Allergy EDGE™ Software

If you’re one of the millions of allergy sufferers in the United States, finding a provider that specializes in treatment is a crucial step in managing your symptoms and finding a long-term solution. Willamette Ear, Nose, Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery uses the Allergy EDGE™ software system to assure positive patient outcomes from our treatment
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