Please note: only the patient being seen will be allowed in the clinic. We will accommodate 1 parent/guardian with pediatric patients. Also - face coverings are required while in the clinic. Our Edina clinic is now permanently closed.

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Prevention of Peanut Allergy

Recent research has found that early introduction of peanut during infancy may reduce the risk of developing food allergy. Read Dr. Nancy Ott’s article for more information.
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Penicillin Allergy

If penicillin allergy is listed in your medical record, chances are you are not  allergic. The vast majority of individuals with this label are not truly allergic. Testing for penicillin allergy is available. Ruling out penicillin allergy is  important to allow for the prescribing of this class antibiotics. This reduces the prescribing of antibiotics that are more likely to have side effects, increase emergence of resistant bacteria, and are much more expensive. To be evaluated you may schedule an appointment and indicate you are interested in penicillin testing.
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Is cleanliness to blame for increased allergies?

How often do you wash your clothes? How often do you shower? Wash your hands? Sanitize the kitchen? The dishes? The kitchen table? Could it be that too much cleaning is behind a growing rate of allergies among Americans? Allergy rates have steadily increased in the US over the past 20 years, and a theory known as "hygiene hypothesis" is gaining popularity in explaining why.
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What are dust mites?

What are Dust Mites?

If you've been waking up in the mornings with itchy, red eyes, it may be a dust mite allergy. Dr. Nancy Ott talks more about it on the Good Question.
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2 New Ways To Treat Your Allergies During Peak Season

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Allergy Peak season is always coming! Watch the following video from WCCO to find 2 new ways to treat your allergies.
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Dr. Hemalini Mehta Speaks on the Fall Allergy Season

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Watch Dr. Hemalini Mehta Speak on the following video from Channel 12 News. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEEkwIH4t-M  
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Allergies Aren’t Always Forever for Kids

Allan Stillerman, M.D.

Dr. Stillerman of Allergy & Asthma Specialists talk with the Star Tribune about how food allergies in children aren't always forever. "A quarter of Americans believe they have food allergies. But it's only 4 percent for adults, and for children at the heart of the problem who are 1 to 2 years old, it's 6 to 8 percent."
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Doctors & Activists Mark 40th Anniversary of the Clean Air Act

Richard P. Bransford, M.D.

"The cost savings in hospitalizations, lost productivity from workers that either are sick themselves with heart or lung disease from pollution, or have to stay home with sick kids because their asthma kicks in on a bad air day, it's really a cost-effective piece of legislation," Dr. Richard Bransford said.
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