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Allergic Rhinitis

Allergy season is among us once again, so now is a good time to review general information about allergic rhinitis as well as treatment of the condition.  Allergic rhinitis can be either seasonal or perennial.  Seasonal allergic rhinitis is cyclic and associated with pollination patterns of offending allergens.  Possible allergens include ragweed, dust mites, tree [...]

Hay Fever

Overview Food allergies can often be mistaken for intolerances.  An allergic reaction includes a rapid swelling of the airways, itchy hives, and also stomach cramps, diarrhea and nausea can accompany this allergic reaction. Diagnosis There are a few techniques used to diagnose food allergies.  These include checking IgE food antibody levels, skin testing or the [...]

Food Allergies

Overview Food allergies can often be mistaken for intolerances.  An allergic reaction includes a rapid swelling of the airways, itchy hives, and also stomach cramps, diarrhea and nausea can accompany this allergic reaction. Diagnosis There are a few techniques used to diagnose food allergies.  These include checking IgE food antibody levels, skin testing or the [...]

Allergy Season

For many of us allergy season is not a fun time, where something as innocent as pollen, grasses or mold can wreck havoc in our system and lead to symptoms such as sneezing, itchy nose, watery eyes, nasal congestion and dark circles and puffiness under the eyes.  As your Abbotsford Pharmasave's wellness pharmacist, I am [...]