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7 04, 2017

Do you have an allergy to penicillin?

2017-10-13T16:11:32+00:00 April 7th, 2017|

Penicillin is a commonly used antibiotic that treats many different bacterial infections.  Approximately 10% of the population has been labeled with a penicillin allergy. Out of the 10% labeled with a penicillin allergy, 90% do not have a true allergy to penicillin. A penicillin allergy may be misdiagnosed due to a childhood illness that causes symptoms similar [...]

29 11, 2016

Good News for New & Expectant Parents!

2017-01-19T15:48:17+00:00 November 29th, 2016|

The latest recommendations from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology should make life a little bit easier for pregnant mothers and parents of infants and toddlers—and every little bit helps! It is no longer recommended that expectant mothers avoid highly allergenic foods (such as dairy, soy, wheat, eggs, nuts and seafood) during pregnancy OR during [...]

16 08, 2016

Back to School

2017-01-19T15:53:45+00:00 August 16th, 2016|

If your child suffers from allergies or asthma as you head back to school is the time to see the allergist. Below are some tips to ensure your child is ready for the new school year or the move off to college. Follow-up with your allergist to get an asthma and/or emergency action plan updated. This is [...]

19 07, 2016

Summer Skin Woes

2017-01-19T15:54:25+00:00 July 19th, 2016|

Summer weather creates the perfect climate for skin rashes to occur. The heat and sweat caused by the sun can be triggers for various rashes and outdoor activities can increase the risk of rashes from plants and stinging insects. Below is a list of common summer skin rashes and ways to reduce symptoms or avoid them altogether. [...]

19 04, 2016

Oral Allergy Syndrome

2017-01-19T15:54:32+00:00 April 19th, 2016|

Have you ever experienced itchy mouth after eating raw fruits or vegetables? Oral allergy syndrome, also known as pollen-food syndrome, is caused by the cross-reaction of proteins in pollen with raw fruits, vegetables, or tree nuts. Many of the proteins found in these foods are similar to pollen proteins confusing the immune system and increasing allergy symptoms. [...]

28 03, 2016

Spring is in the Air!

2017-01-19T15:55:57+00:00 March 28th, 2016|

The longer daylight hours, recent rains, warmer temperatures, and windy days bring on high pollen counts as many of the local tress, grasses, and weeds fill the air. These small pollen particles are inhaled irritating the upper and lower respiratory tracts causing allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and in some cases allergy induced asthma. Symptoms may consist of [...]

28 01, 2016

Help us Save Allergen Immunotherapy!

2017-01-19T16:18:24+00:00 January 28th, 2016|

Dear Colleagues,   It is important that patients understand their access to allergen immunotherapy is at great risk under the USP’s proposed changes to Chapter 797. To spread the word and allow patients to voice their concern to USP, the AAAAI has set up an online petition that patients can sign. The petition is available at: https://www.change.org/p/united-states-pharmacopeia-save-patient-access-to-allergy-shots [...]

15 01, 2016

Are You Ready for Cedar Season?

2017-01-19T16:16:58+00:00 January 15th, 2016|

Are you suffering from cedar allergies? With the New Year and cold windy weather comes cedar season. Over the past week cedar pollen counts have started to increase. If you are one of the many people affected by cedar pollen here are some tips to help decrease or alleviate your symptoms: Avoidance.  Avoiding cedar pollen is nearly [...]