Pets May Cause Havoc for Allergic and Asthmatic Patients Keeping domestic animals as household pets is a universal activity. Pets provide companionship, security and a sense of comfort. Children often learn responsibility and lessons about life and death from pets. However, people with allergies should be cautious in deciding what type of animal can safely […]
Oral Immunotherapy or Oral Induction of Tolerance (OIT) is a form of desensitization which involves gradually consuming increasing amounts of the food allergen over weeks and months resulting in desensitizing allergic individuals to these foods. Studies have shown that the OIT process can be done safely and effectively. The number one goal of OIT is safety: […]
Food Allergy Awareness Week is May 14-20 and you are invited to join us at Market Street in Flower Mound, Texas on May 17 for a special event. Our registered dietitian and team will offer food demonstrations along with sample allergy-friendly meals and snacks. There will be Q & A sessions and more! Don’t miss it. […]
Do you have trouble breathing or does your chest feel tight when you exercise? Do you wake up during the night coughing? Is it difficult to take a deep breath? If you answered yes to any of these questions you might be suffering from asthma What Exactly Is Asthma? Asthma is a chronic lung disease […]
Biologics offers hope for those who may continue to suffer from asthma symptoms after treatment. The goal of biologics is to treat asthma at the cellular level. Biologics are made from a variety of natural sources. “Biologics is definitely something that has piqued the interest of physicians, including allergists, throughout medicine,” said Kevin Murphy, MD, ACAAI. […]
For some people, physical activity is the only trigger necessary to cause an asthma episode. Exercise-induced bronchospasm (EIB) occurs when the airways in your chest become narrow and constricted within a few minutes after beginning exercise. The episode usually reaches its peak of severity about 5 to 10 minutes after starting exercise, and may continue […]
World Asthma Day takes place on the first Tuesday in May. People with asthma and organizations dedicated to asthma control and education join together to increase awareness about asthma and improve the lives of all people with asthma. Click here to learn how you can use the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Asthma Awareness Month […]
Each year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) declares May to be “National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. Click here to visit their website for resources and tools to bring healthy messages to work, school and home. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers the Asthma Awareness Month Toolkit to take […]
A voluntary recall of select lots of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr® Auto-Injectors was announced March 31, 2017 by Mylan N.V. for Meridian Medical Technologies, a Pfizer company and Mylan’s manufacturing partner. This recall is being conducted as a result of the receipt of two previously disclosed reports outside of the U.S. of failure to activate the device due […]
Asthma is a chronic lung disease that results in narrowed and inflamed airways. In infants and toddlers it is often called reactive airway disease (RAD). It typically appears in childhood and may persist lifelong, although a large percentage of children outgrow asthma. Asthma cannot be cured but for those who do not outgrow it, proper […]
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