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Rachel L. Schreiber, M.D., FAAAAl

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Fall Allergies

September 9, 2015

For Fall allergy sufferers, the late summer and early fall bring weed pollen allergies.  In the DC area, Ragweed is one of the main pollens in the air.  But there are other (less well known, but equally important) weeds that can affect allergy sufferers in the fall.  In addition to weed pollens, we see a…

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Penicillin Allergy? Superwoman Allergist Says Maybe NOT!

November 11, 2014

Do you think you have Penicillin allergy?   Have you been told since childhood that you should avoid taking Penicillin?  I see many patients who have Penicillin listed as a drug allergy.  Most of the time, these patients are not referred to me specifically for Penicillin allergy; rather it is something I find out when…

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Pollen Vortex — Part 1 of 2

April 29, 2014

Have you heard that this winter’s polar vortex is turning into the spring’s pollen vortex?  It’s true!  In my office, every spring we gear up for the high pollen count spring season.  This year, we have a fun name (pollen vortex) to accompany the misery. The medical term for “hay fever” or pollen allergies is…

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