September 4, 2014
by Dr. John Overholt
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Ragweed Allergy and the New Ragweed Tablet

Fall in Tennessee means ragweed pollen season is upon us. Next to tree pollen in the springtime, ragweed is the outdoor allergen that causes the most acute misery in our area. Treatment options for ragweed allergy, just like other allergies, … Continue reading

June 20, 2014
by Dr. John Overholt
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Local Honey for Allergies: Sweet Relief or Just Sweet?

Local honey is very tasty. I love it on a bagel with peanut butter or in a good marinade. But should it be on your menu of allergy treatments, too? The notion that local honey can be utilized to treat … Continue reading

December 3, 2013
by Dr. John Overholt
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The Post-Antibiotic Era: Sinusitis

Part III of the appropriate antibiotic use series will deal with one of the most common diagnoses seen by allergists: sinusitis. Here are some staggering statistics. Sinusitis remains one of the top reasons for seeing a doctor in the U.S., … Continue reading

November 13, 2013
by Dr. John Overholt
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The Post-Antibiotic Era: Adult Upper Respiratory Infections

It’s no secret that antibiotics are becoming less and less effective. The Centers for Disease Control has launched a campaign to educate both doctors and the general public about antibiotic use and to cajole them into actually doing the right … Continue reading

October 31, 2013
by Dr. John Overholt
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Rapid Oral Peanut Desensitization Using Omalizumab

I don’t need to tell you, dear reader, that peanut allergy is a big problem. It’s incidence is increasing for unclear reasons, avoidance is difficult, reactions can be severe, even life-threatening, and there is no treatment available for general clinical … Continue reading

October 8, 2013
by Dr. John Overholt
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On The Safety of Allergy Shots or Why Can’t I Do This At Home

Primum non nocere– First, do no harm- Hippocrates Most treatments in medicine are a balance of safety and effectiveness, risk and benefit. Allergy shots are no different. When done properly, they can be life-changing. They do, however, carry some risk, … Continue reading