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FAQ About Penicillin Allergy

1.      What are the signs and symptoms of penicillin allergy?   People who are allergic may have any of the following symptoms within an hour of taking the drug:   Hives (red welts) Swelling, commonly of the lips, eyes, tongue, hands, or feet. Shortness of breath or wheezing In severe reactions, fainting can occur 2.      […]

Your FAAC Providers care about your health and encourage you to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine

Your FAAC Providers care about your health and encourage you to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine COVID-19 vaccines are safe   ·   COVID-19 vaccines were developed using science that has been around for decades. ·  COVID-19 vaccines are not experimental. They went through all the required stages of clinical trials. Extensive testing and monitoring have shown […]

UPDATED FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE COVID-19 VACCINE

WHY SHOULD I RECEIVE A VACCINE AGAINST COVID-19? Protection! For yourself, your family, your friends, and your co-workers. A COVID-19 vaccination will help keep you from getting COVID-19 or keep you from becoming seriously ill if you get COVID-19. Receiving a COVID-19 vaccination is the pathway towards stopping the pandemic. FOR MOST PEOPLE, THE BENEFITS […]

6 Tips for Managing Food Allergies in Schools during the Covid-19 pandemic

It is back to school time! I know we are all wondering what this new school year will bring in terms of schooling and managing food allergies during the Covid-19 pandemic. There is always a flurry of things that we need to do to keep our children safe, for those who have children with food […]

Are you allergic to Penicillin? PERHAPS NOT!

Chances are you or someone you know has a penicillin allergy. Penicillin and its derivatives are the most common cause of drug-induced anaphylaxis, accounting for some 500 deaths per year in the United States. However, 10 times as many people think that they have a penicillin allergy. Did you know for every 100 people with […]

Fire Ants – Wasp – Bees, OH MY!

Fire Ants – Wasp – Bees, OH MY! Spring in Texas brings to our minds beautiful bluebonnets and wildflowers. But spring also brings fire ants, wasp, hornets, and bees, which are not only annoying at picnics but also can be dangerous for venom allergic people. The wingless member of Hymenoptera Order is the Fire Ant, […]

UPDATED FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE COVID-19 VACCINE

WHY SHOULD I RECEIVE A VACCINE AGAINST COVID-19? Protection! For yourself, your family, your friends, and your co-workers. A COVID-19 vaccination will help keep you from getting COVID-19 or keep you from becoming seriously ill if you get COVID-19. Receiving a COVID-19 vaccination is the pathway towards stopping the pandemic. FOR MOST PEOPLE, THE BENEFITS […]

Food Allergy vs. Food Intolerance

I often find that the terms “food allergy” and “food intolerance” are used interchangeably. But really……. they are not the same thing. Food Allergies  A true food allergy results when one’s immune system overreacts to an ordinarily harmless food. This is caused by an antibody called Immunoglobulin E (IgE).  After production, IgE binds to allergy […]

Mountain Cedar “AKA” Texas’s Wintertime Misery

Mountain cedar, also known by its Latin name Juniperus ashei, is a drought tolerant native evergreen tree that causes winter/spring allergen in Texas. Although it is common in Mexico, in the USA, it is primarily found in Texas. The name Mountain Cedar originated from its highest density in the Hill Country area.  Its name is […]