Sakes Alive! I’ve got Hives!

by Dana Dalbak, PA-C, Midwest Allergy Sinus Asthma About 20% of individuals will experience hives at some point.  For some, a few transient, itchy spots are a nuisance.  For others, persistent lesions with severe, body-wide itching that prevents sleep becomes...

Allergy Shots: Could They Help Your Allergies?

Dana Dalbak, PA-C What are allergy shots? Allergy shots, also called allergen immunotherapy, is a form of long-term therapy to relieve allergy symptoms.  Allergy shots contain tiny amounts of the specific substances that trigger your symptoms.  These are called...

The Itch that Rashes!

By Dana Dalbak, PA-C Atopic dermatitis, commonly called eczema, is ruefully known as the “itch that rashes”.  Patients with this skin condition suffer with itchy, inflamed skin.  The itching, which can be intense and miserable, often develops first.  Though scratching...