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Allergy

  • Aqua, Aqua Everywhere!

    This has to be one of the coldest winters for an extended period of time in the Texas panhandle this year.  Usually we have the extreme cold snaps and get to 15 degrees or lower  with the winds making the wind chills much colder for a few days.  Then we could be back into the […]

    Continue Reading February 20, 2014

  • Might you have mites?

    Mites?  On my eyes?  You got to be kidding me?!  Aren’t those little bugs like chiggers or lice?  Well…….yes.   They are technically a parasite that we all have on our skin.   I know, it sounds gross.  Perfect with Halloween coming up don’t you think?  Scary, little monsters eating our dead skin cells and […]

    Continue Reading October 3, 2013

  • Red eye my eye

    Okay, I’m going to say it ONE MORE TIME.   Please do not use “red eye” reliever drops.  You know the ones, they often go by the trade names of Visine, Murine, Cleareyes, etc…   Here’s why: Red eye reliever drops work by shrinking or constricting blood vessels.  The smaller the blood vessels are,  the […]

    Continue Reading September 26, 2013

  • Allergy eyes in the Texas Panhandle

    During harvest time, there are usually plenty of dry, dusty conditions in the Texas Panhandle.  With the combines going and the wind picking up the dust and pollen, we see an increase in the amount of swollen, itchy, red eyes.   Many people have allergies to corn, milo or cotton pollen that get stirred up […]

    Continue Reading November 8, 2011