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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 […]

SHOULD I STILL GET THE FLU VACCINE DURING COVID-19?

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 […]

FAAC COVID-19 UPDATE

Dear patients, FAAC strives to be a source of accurate, helpful information for our community. To that end, we would like to share the following information with our patients. In the spirit of caring for our community and assisting our healthcare colleagues on the front-lines of the current pandemic, FAAC is committed to staying available to you, our […]

What is Allergy Testing and how does it work?

When you have an allergy, your immune system overreacts to a substance (allergen) to which you are exposed. Allergy testing can provide useful information which an allergist can then use to treat your symptoms.

Chronic or Frequent Sinus Infections

Sinuses are hollow spaces in the bones of your face. The lining of the sinuses normally makes small amounts of mucus. Inflammation in the sinuses leads to swelling and extra mucus. Symptoms of sinusitis, also called rhinosinusitis, include: