Lactose intolerance or milk allergy? How to tell

Posted by CarePoint Health on Oct 22, 2015 11:00:00 AM

More than four percent of all Americans have some kind of food allergy, and thousands more have various types of food intolerances. But despite the prominence of these conditions, many people still confuse the two.

Dairy allergies, in particular, are confusing because many people have symptoms after they ingest milk that seem to mimic an allergic reaction. But it’s important to know the difference and to recognize that an allergy is a serious condition that could warrant medical attention.

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Topics: Nutrition, Health, Children's Health, Primary care, Allergies

Seasonal allergies

Posted by CarePoint Health on Jun 4, 2015 11:00:00 AM

When we think of hay fever, most of us think of spring, when the trees and flowers begin blooming. When the buds come out and pollen starts flying, the levels of itchy throat and eyes, sneezing, and runny nose increase.

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Topics: Primary care, Allergies

6 ways to manage spring allergies

Posted by CarePoint Health on Apr 14, 2015 11:00:00 AM

The spring season may be well underway, but those who suffer from spring allergies may have difficulty with enjoying the season despite blooming flowers and warmer temperatures. Allergies affect approximately 50 million Americans, according to statistics provided by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. However, the key to managing spring allergies is to know what triggers your symptoms so you can experience lasting allergy relief and enjoy spending more time outdoors.

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Topics: Health, Children's Health, Primary care, Allergies