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Dr. Wada has been featured in a variety of well known publications including NPR, US News & World Report, Popular Science & Reader's Digest.  

 

 

In the Press

Dr. Wada has been featured in a variety of well known publications including NPR, US News & World Report, Popular Science & Reader's Digest.  

GPs Have Many Misconceptions About Allergies

General physicians who are not board-certified in allergy and immunology have gaps in their knowledge about allergies that could have serious consequences for their patients, according to the results of a new survey.

November 20, 2014

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Should You Get A Steroid Shot For Your Allergies?

Discover why steroid shots are considered the 'last resort' for allergy relief in this comprehensive guide featuring expert insights.

March 17, 2020

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Holidays' Pitfalls for Those With Food Allergies

Navigate holiday gatherings with food allergies using these expert tips, and learn why it's crucial to be vigilant about 'familiar' foods.

December 24, 2018

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6 Insects That Can Make You Sick This Summer

Stings and bites from these small bugs aren’t just annoying. They can cause big health dangers, too.

July 6, 2019

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People with Penicillin Allergy More Likely to Develop Serious Infections

Researchers say alternative medications given to allergic patients don’t work as well as penicillin, leaving those people more vulnerable to harmful infections.

July 18, 2018

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A Medical Take on the Word of the Year: Gaslighting

Unravel the complexities of medical gaslighting, physician burnout, and the broken healthcare system from an insider's perspective, and explore proactive strategies for restoring the physician-patient relationship.

December 13, 2022

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The 15 Most Common Winter Illnesses, According to Doctors

Watch out for these common winter illnesses that tend to take over the season.

December 5, 2019

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The Real Deal Behind Chrissy Teigen's Crazy Lips Tweet

A deep dive into Chrissy Teigen's altitude sickness-induced angioedema, exploring possible triggers, treatments, and the importance of consulting with a board-certified allergist.

August 20, 2019

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After millennia of allergy treatments, here’s what actually works

From ancient herbal remedies to modern immunotherapy, the battle against allergy and asthma symptoms has spanned millennia; as pollen counts rise due to climate change, understanding and effectively deploying these treatments is more important than ever.

Apr 8, 2019

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Tips during fall allergy season

As fall allergy season is predicted to lengthen, Dr. Kara Wada emphasizes the importance of understanding local allergens, adopting preventive medication routines, and debunking myths such as the effectiveness of local honey in immunity, while sharing practical tips to minimize exposure and manage symptoms effectively.

Oct 28, 2021

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These Are the Signs of a Mosquito Bite Allergy, According to a Doctor

The reaction is bigger than the typical itchy bump.

Jun 8, 2022

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Here’s What to Put on a Bee Sting for Quick Relief, According to a Doctor

A cold compress is a good start.

Jun 24, 2022

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Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases

Learn more about these rare genetic disorders that affect the immune system.

Mar 6, 2023

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The Best Air Purifiers for Mold, Smoke, and Other Allergens, Tested and Reviewed

Experience relief from chronic asthma by improving air quality in your home with these top air purifiers.

Aug 18, 2022

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Seasonal Allergies Attacking? This MD-Approved Facial Massage Can Help

Combating seasonal allergies requires understanding the cause, early use of medications, and adopting techniques such as facial massages to alleviate sinus-related symptoms, alongside maintaining hygiene practices.

Mar 31, 2022

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FDA Says TikTok’s Benadryl Challenge Is Dangerous—Here’s What to Know

A 13-year-old in Ohio recently died after attempting it.

Apr 20, 2023

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The Truth About Allergies Causing Fevers, According to Doctors

A high body temperature is often a sign your body is fighting off an infection.

May 12, 2023

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4 Common Things You Should Avoid If You’re Allergic to Nickel

In the quest to avoid nickel, a common allergen, Dr. Kara Wada recommends alternatives such as ceramic-coated cookware, gold or plastic mouthpieces for instruments, protective covers for electronics, and jewelry made of surgical-grade stainless steel, platinum, yellow gold, or sterling silver, while also advocating the use of a nickel spot tester for uncertainty.

Sep 27, 2022

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Burnout and bias? Or medical gaslighting?

Five years into my practice as an academic allergist/immunologist, my perceptions continue to evolve. Though once primarily informed by my mentors’ wisdom, I continue incorporating my experiences as both physician and autoimmune patient to guide my practice. Though we all know medicine isn’t like it used to be, nostalgia is bittersweet. In its wake, the real question remains: how are we going to respond to ongoing changes and fight for …

Jan 25, 2022

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5 science-backed strategies an allergist-mom is using to protect her family’s health

Like most parents, my children are my world. I would do anything to protect them and keep them healthy. It is Darwinian. Instinctual.
Most of us get by with a combination of sage advice from generations past interspersed with a “know better do better” approach. Personally and professionally, I encountered this duality pretty quickly. In March 2016, my husband and I hopped on a plane to Los Angeles with our 4-month-old …

Jan 25, 2022

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3 misperceptions and myths about food allergies

Recently, singer and musician Halsey shared her recent allergy testing results on TikTok along with the news of her recent diagnosis of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS), and Sjogren’s Disease. Pictured were the telltale red welts we inflict day in and day out in allergy clinic with our scratch tests and a long list of foods to which she was possibly allergic.
Halsey has a history of being …

May 20, 2022

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5 things I would never do as an allergy and immune system expert

Jumping on the recent TikTok trend of medical professionals sharing the things they would never do given their knowledge and expertise, I am sharing the five things I would never do as a board-certified allergist-immunologist.

Aug 11, 2022

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Healing clinician-associated trauma: a call for connection

Our modern existence is a state of perpetual disconnection.

Earbuds in. Staring down at our screens. Avoiding eye contact.

Disconnected from each other and ourselves, we go about our lives in adult parallel play.

Numbing any hint of uncomfortable feelings with more Netflix or scrolling.

The social, political, and health consequences of this existence have accelerated over the last three years. As a result, the physician-patient relationship is more fractured than ever. Physicians are …

Feb 22, 2023

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Nose-brain connection: The surprising link between allergies and mental health revealed

Artificially separating the body from the mind has been one of the biggest missteps of modern medicine. Over the last few years, we have increasingly read studies confirming the mind-body connection, the gut-brain axis, and now we are learning more about the nose-brain connection.
Given the direct proximity between our nose and our brain, this connection shouldn’t be much of a surprise. The olfactory nerve, cranial nerve 1, wires directly to …

May 25, 2023

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Unconventional health care, flawed studies, and biases: Navigating the complexities for optimal well-being

Artificially separating the body from the mind has been one of the biggest missteps of modern medicine. Over the last few years, we have increasingly read studies confirming the mind-body connection, the gut-brain axis, and now we are learning more about the nose-brain connection.
Given the direct proximity between our nose and our brain, this connection shouldn’t be much of a surprise. The olfactory nerve, cranial nerve 1, wires directly to …

Jun 1, 2023

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How modern lifestyle changes are disrupting our immune systems

In addition to a steep increase in prevalence, in recent decades, we have seen an evolution in the ways our immune system misbehaves: eosinophilic esophagitis, mast cell disorders, and early onset colon cancer, among many others. This data alone should remind us that we are an ever-evolving species. With our rapidly changing lifestyle over the last century, it shouldn’t be surprising that we are seeing some sort of physiologic hangover.

Jun 9, 2023

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Allergic Diseases. Lifestyle medicine. Role as Physician & Autoimmune Patient.

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Dr. Kara writes about all things allergy, autoimmunity, and anti-inflammatory living topics. She discusses and shares her knowledge of the prevention and treatment of allergies and autoimmunity through evidence-based but naturally-minded philosophy.

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My Partnerships


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