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30 08, 2013

Discovery Documentary on Food Allergies

2013-08-30T11:01:54+00:00 August 30th, 2013|

The Discovery Channel will premiere its newest medical documentary next month – “An Emerging Epidemic: Food Allergies in America.” The hour-long documentary, narrated by Steve Carell, explores the science of food allergy, what it is like to live with the disease, and the state of food allergy research, including the status of various treatments under study. The documentary [...]

13 08, 2013

Things you should know about controlling mold

2013-08-13T17:58:41+00:00 August 13th, 2013|

Mold is an organism classified as microscopic fungi that live on plant or animal matter and can grow on almost any surface, providing moisture is present. Molds need four things to grow: food, air, the right temperature, and water. They like dark, damp, warm environments and can grow on anything. Potential health effects and symptoms associated with [...]

8 08, 2013

Dripping Springs Clinic Opening Soon!

2013-08-08T14:01:52+00:00 August 8th, 2013|

Hill Country Allergy is pleased to announce the opening of our new clinic location in Dripping Springs, Texas!  Our office will begin seeing patients on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting October 1, 2013 for office visits, allergy shots, and skin testing.    We will be located on highway 290 west of the high school. Call 512-610-3110 to make an appointment!

24 06, 2013

A dog (but not a cat) at home affords protection against atopic dermatitis

2013-06-24T08:46:51+00:00 June 24th, 2013|

Published Online May 28, 2013 by aaaai.org The “hygiene hypothesis” assumes that a reduced exposure to infectious agents in early life can affect the development of the immune system, and has been proposed to explain the increasing prevalence of allergic diseases, including atopic dermatitis (AD). Along these lines, regular contact with animals, and thus increased exposure to [...]

6 06, 2013

Insect Allergies

2013-06-06T09:02:45+00:00 June 6th, 2013|

Insect allergies are allergic reactions to an insect bite or sting. Allergic reactions may occur in response to stinging insects such as bees, wasps, hornets, or ants or to biting insects such as mosquitos and ticks. The most common reaction to the sting or bite is swelling at the site of the sting or bite. The swelling [...]

10 05, 2013

Summer Hours and Office Closings!

2013-05-10T14:31:45+00:00 May 10th, 2013|

  Please make a note that Hill Country Allergy will be closed Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day Thursday and Friday, July 4 and 5 in observance of Independence Day In addition, the Marble Falls Clinic will be closed Wednesday, May 29 Wednesday,  June 12 Wednesday, July 3 Also, starting June 13, our Thursday morning [...]

23 04, 2013

Protecting Your Skin

2013-04-23T11:06:51+00:00 April 23rd, 2013|

As we enter into the summer season, we tend to spend more time enjoying the outdoors. Protecting yourself from the sun is important. If you have sensitive or allergy-prone skin, finding a suitable sunscreen may become daunting. Many ingredients in standard sunscreens can irritate your skin causing itching, rashes, and discomfort. The longer your skin is in [...]

7 03, 2013

Hay Fever

2013-04-01T14:13:49+00:00 March 7th, 2013|

Seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever) affects more than 35 million Americans. If you suffer from it, you may be experiencing sneezing, stuffiness, runny nose and itchiness in your nose, the roof of your mouth, throat, eyes or ears. These symptoms can be caused by numerous allergens such as pollens from trees, grasses, and weeds, pet dander from [...]