Blog Articles

Yes, food allergy can be treated

For decades, the standard of care for food allergy was avoid eating that food and, if the allergy was severe, carry an EpiPen to use in case of accidental ingestion.
Jan 31st, 2019

Update on nose sprays

The most popular type of preventative nose sprays for allergy contains small amounts of steroids.
Apr 23rd, 2019

Update on dog allergy

Allergy shots work great for dog allergy, if your allergist is following the latest Practice Parameters for Allergen Immunotherapy.
Dec 1st, 2018

Air filters

“What kind of air filter should I buy for my allergy?” The answer is “it depends on what you’re allergic to.”
Nov 1st, 2018

Two quick pathways to allergy relief

Rapid allergy desensitization procedures such as Rush or Cluster are safe, effective options that are covered well by insurance companies and get your dose of shots where you receive relief much more quickly.
Oct 1st, 2018

Goodbye, black box warning

After much feedback from allergists and pulmonologists, the FDA finally removed the black box warning on ICS/LABA combination inhalers in 2017.
Sep 1st, 2018

Five-syllable words

Doctors often seem to have their own language, speaking in scientific medical terms.
Jul 1st, 2018

The itch that rashes meets its match

Atopic dermatitis, or eczema, is a miserable condition. Itching brings on the scratch, which spreads the rash, and a vicious cycle ensues. Many rashes itch, but with eczema, the rash does not appear until after you scratch it.
Jun 1st, 2018

Why allergy shots don’t work

Many allergists continue to follow recommendations made 30 or 40 years ago. We base our recipes on guidelines published in 2011. Maybe that is why we hear “these shots have changed my life” more often than “these allergy shots don’t work."
Apr 1st, 2018

Dust-mite tablets

Although SLIT tablets don’t work as well as allergy shots, they are a good option for allergic patients who cannot or will not take allergy shots due to fear of needles or frequent travel.
Feb 1st, 2018