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 [...]
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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 [...]
For those of you who are loving this weather but cowering in fear over the tsunami of pollen in the air as you try to curb your isolation boredom with yet another walk outside, there is hope… Symptom reduction in allergy has three basic steps…avoidance (or reducing exposure), treatment with medications, and allergy shots. Reduce [...]
Environmental allergies, which are now increased for most spring allergy sufferers, are characterized by dry cough, sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion, and itchy red, runny eyes. Asthma symptoms may also be escalated this time of year for those patients with allergic asthma that responds to environmental allergens like grass, tree, and weed pollen. Symptoms of [...]
This is an unprecedented time. When did you ever think you would be relieved to be diagnosed with the flu? Did any of us think that in this first world country, we would debate the availability of masks and gloves…and toilet paper? Our collective anxiety is increased. But, what do we know? Who should be [...]