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Houston ENT and Allergy Blog

Patricia Leonard, MD

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Allergies in Houston? Why You Might Need to See an Allergist?

By:
Patricia Leonard, MD
February 15, 2019
March 13, 2019 07:49 AM
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  There are nearly 67 million people in the U.S. who suffer from allergies. Of those, nearly 81 percent report specific allergies to pollen. For those suffering from pollen allergies in Houston, allergy season is long and unforgiving, often lasting from January through September. That is in addition to the many other allergens that are far too common in and around Houston.… Read More

What is Hay Fever? (Signs, Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment Options)

By:
Patricia Leonard, MD
March 28, 2018
March 13, 2019 07:48 AM
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  Hay fever, technically known as allergic rhinitis, affects between 40 and 60 million Americans, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. While the name “hay fever” is how this condition is typically referred to, it doesn’t necessarily involve hay or fevers. It’s widely believed that the condition got its name because its symptoms would strike during the hay harvesting period, which coincidentally corresponded to the increase in pollen.… Read More

Why Do I Sneeze All the Time? (Causes and Reasons)

By:
Patricia Leonard, MD
March 27, 2018
March 13, 2019 07:59 AM
allergies, sneeze

The sneeze. It’s one of your body’s most powerful methods of defense, but it can leave you feeling more than a little helpless when sneezing seems to take over and you can’t seem to stop. No matter what the cause of your need to sneeze may be, it is an automatic response you can’t stop by force of will. When one is coming on, the only thing you can do it roll with it. But, why do you need to sneeze? If you’re wondering “Why do I sneeze all the time?” or what the causes of frequent sneezing may be, you’ve come to the right place. This article explores what sneezes are, the reasons you sneeze, and what causes them.… Read More

Most Common Allergens (Allergies) in Houston, Texas

By:
Patricia Leonard, MD
March 09, 2018
March 13, 2019 07:47 AM
allergies

  Allergy season is bad each year in Houston. And, according to Houston Chronicle article, Dr. Joshua Septimus, an internist associated with Weill Cornell Medical School and Houston Methodist Hospital,  hasn't seen a year yet that wasn't severe. It's really about to what degree of severity it is.… Read More

Allergies vs Cold or Flu: Differences and Symptoms

By:
Patricia Leonard, MD
February 16, 2018
March 13, 2019 07:52 AM
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It’s that time of year again. The time of year when Houston temperatures are fluctuating like crazy and germs, viruses, and pollen simultaneously saturate the air. It can be enough to make your head spin – or at least feel like it is spinning.… Read More

Skin Allergy Tests in Houston: Reasons, Procedures, and Results

By:
Patricia Leonard, MD
February 13, 2018
March 13, 2019 07:53 AM
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  A skin allergy test is an important diagnostic tool used to help determine which allergies or sensitivities some people may have. The tests themselves are conducted under the supervision of board-certified allergists who analyze a variety of key details throughout the testing process to ensure an accurate diagnosis and create an effective treatment plan.… Read More

Antigen Therapy Services for Allergies: Uses, Reasons and Indications

By:
Patricia Leonard, MD
February 09, 2018
March 13, 2019 07:50 AM
allergies

  If you’re struggling with allergies here in Houston, you likely know how frustrating the symptoms can be when you can’t find relief. Because allergies are an overreaction of your immune system to a certain antigen, they can cause you to have a runny nose, sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, nasal congestion, wheezing and more.… Read More

Mold Allergy Symptoms And Signs

By:
Patricia Leonard, MD
September 07, 2017
March 13, 2019 07:50 AM
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  Hurricane Harvey made his unwelcome arrival in Houston, TX on August 25. Homes all over the state are badly affected by the floods. With increasing dampness coupled with warm temperatures and secondary flooding issues, there’s an increased risk of infestations of toxic black mold in homes in our area.… Read More

Houston Allergy Forecast and the Impact on It's Residents

By:
Patricia Leonard, MD
June 07, 2017
March 13, 2019 07:58 AM
allergy treatment, allergies

Atlanta may top the list for worst allergy cities in the U.S., but Houston made the top 20 for the second year running, according to WebMD. For Houston area residents that means that winter, spring, summer, and fall can be miserable if you’re one of the region’s allergy sufferers.… Read More

Understanding Skin Allergies

Thousands upon thousands of people suffer from some form of skin allergy, and if you’re one of them, you know how frustrating it can be to come in contact with an allergen. As your allergy clinic in Katy, Houston ENT & Allergy has treated countless patients who were suffering from itchy, dry, or irritated skin. Your skin is your first defense against allergens or irritants, and it’s important to understand why it reacts the way it does to certain stimulants. In this blog, we’ll look at a few skin allergies and hopefully by the end, you’ll better understand their causes and how to prevent them.… Read More

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