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13 08, 2013

Things you should know about controlling mold

2013-08-13T17:58:41-05:00August 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!

2013-08-08T14:01:52-05:00August 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

2013-06-24T08:46:51-05:00June 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

2013-06-06T09:02:45-05:00June 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!

2013-05-10T14:31:45-05:00May 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

2013-04-23T11:06:51-05:00April 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

2013-04-01T14:13:49-05:00March 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 [...]

22 02, 2013

Attention people with Allergies

2013-04-01T14:14:38-05:00February 22nd, 2013|

SXSW is coming and you are going to want to be outside, or Spring break is rapidly approaching and it is time to get out and enjoy beautiful Austin Texas. As we approach spring there are a few things to keep in mind for Allergy sufferers.  Tree pollen is about to explode with the leading candidate being [...]