Relieve Allergy Blog

Facts and Myths about the COVID-19 Vaccination

As an Allergist & Immunologist, I was recently asked to write a paper about the “Myths of the COVID-19 vaccination.”  Therefore, the end of this article contains some of the more common ideas patients have presented to myself or my colleagues with my response.  As a physician and having performed research myself, it seemed imperative [...]

2021-02-09T23:50:18+00:00February 9th, 2021|

Pregnancy, Lactation, and the COVID-19 vaccine

Should the pregnant patient get a COVID-19 vaccine?  CDC currently cites this as a personal choice, with incorporation of the obstetrician for assistance in making the decision.1 Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine indicates there is little data but that “A safe vaccine is generally considered one in which the benefits of getting it outweigh the risks.  [...]

2021-01-30T18:55:44+00:00January 30th, 2021|

Vaccine vs Infection: COVID by the Numbers

Many are questioning whether they should receive the COVID-19 vaccination, especially since it is relatively new and mRNA vaccinations, while they have been in use, have not been widely used in the population.  Below is an attempt to provide a comparison, as much as possible, to assist in rational decision-making.  Medicine is very much an [...]

2021-02-24T21:56:47+00:00January 26th, 2021|

BYO…Mask?

When entering our clinic, we are mandating all patients wear masks…but why?  To do our part… You are right!   Most of our allergy patients are young and healthy and yes, the statistics are weighted for your survival and in fact asymptomatic recovery.  35% of patients will contract Coronavirus and it will come and go without [...]

2021-01-27T18:09:11+00:00June 12th, 2020|

T.G.I. Friday! Fridays are Back!

We are back Friday's from 9 am to noon!  We are still scheduling shots to allow for social spacing. Thank you to all of our patients who have been so understanding with us during this time. You are the best part of Relieve Allergy!

2021-01-27T18:33:16+00:00May 22nd, 2020|

Welcome to the Jungle!

As many of my dear patients know, in this time of social isolation, my family has taken on numerous hobbies in order to avoid boredom. To her credit, one of the best ideas my teenage daughter has had is gardening. If nothing else, she keeps the mess outside. For some reason, nearly every idea she [...]

2020-04-25T00:06:20+00:00April 25th, 2020|

CATS v. DOGS

What I have learned about cats during the pandemic…. Those of my patients that know me well know me as a dog person.  To date, I have not been able to replace Doogie and Mojo because they are irreplaceable in my heart. In the past, when I get the (very common) patient that tells me [...]

2020-04-17T18:13:43+00:00April 17th, 2020|