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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.      […]

Best of Denton 2021 – Vote Family Allergy & Asthma Care

Earlier this spring, Denton Record-Chronicle readers nominated their favorite businesses. The top 3-5 nominees in each category advanced to the Final Voting round. Family Allergy & Asthma Care is honored to be nominated. Best of Denton 2021 voting begins May 31 and ends June 28. Cast your vote for Family Allergy & Asthma Care today! […]

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, […]

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 […]

5 Theories Which May Explain The Rise In Food Allergies

Did you know that 6 million children have food allergies in the US? 1 in 13 children are affected. Given the standard classroom size, that is two children per class! These statistics are alarming but very accurate! So how did we get here? The truth is, we don’t have one answer to explain this. The […]


It’s not too late to get your flu shot! Y’all it’s 2020! It is understandable that this time of year I would be writing a blog for FAAC patients about the importance of getting a flu shot.  I’ve been asking everyone since about mid-August: “Have you had your flu shot or are you planning to […]

Ten Tips to Celebrating Halloween with Food Allergies during the Covid-19 Pandemic

    It is tough enough on those with food allergies during this anticipated tradition of Halloween.  But.. this year, we all need to juggle managing our child’s food allergies, Halloween festivities and the “real boogeyman this year”-The COVID-19 pandemic. This year we have ghosts, the boogeyman, food allergies and the virus to juggle.  So, what […]

We would love to have your vote for Best of Denton County

Its time again to vote for Best of Denton County! We are honored that so many of you have taken the time to nominate our office, thank you! The providers and our amazing staff are committed to continue to provide you with compassionate quality care.  Thank you so much for trusting us to take care […]