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Allergy & Asthma Specialists SM is a dynamic, state of the art Allergy/Clinical Immunology practice established in 1989. We promise to provide to our patients the most scientifically advanced allergy and asthma care in a personal, thorough, considerate and efficient environment in order to obtain the best possible health for every patient.

Mold Allergy: Don't Let It Ruin Your Vacation

Vacation season is here, but if you have mold allergies, your good times could get derailed. Mold can be found in many places – from your own home to rented beach houses or your favorite hiking spots – and the sniffles and sneezes associated with a mold allergy could leave you too sick to enjoy the season. Talk to an allergist about your symptoms if you think you have mold allergies, and consider the following tips for keeping your allergy symptoms in check.

Recognize the Signs

Like most allergies, mold can trigger sneezing, red and runny eyes, congestion, wheezing, hives, and a scratchy throat in those who are sensitive to it. If you experience these symptoms, see an allergy doctor. It may not be immediately obvious that mold is the trigger behind your symptoms, but an allergist can get to the bottom of your discomfort. You can help your allergy doctor solve the mystery by keeping a journal of your allergy symptoms, including when they occurred, how long they lasted, what you were doing, and if you recently had any medications or anything to eat or drink.

Reduce Your Exposure

Limiting contact with mold will help keep your symptoms in check. If your house is damp, use a dehumidifier. Always use the exhaust fan in the bathroom, and fix water leaks when they occur. Rip up any carpet that contains mold, and have someone in your family scrub your sink and garbage cans often. Avoid wet piles of leaves and debris outside.

Get Treatment

Your allergy doctor can help you find a treatment that works for your mold allergy, such as immunotherapy and medications that treat the symptoms. If you know you’re going on a vacation to a place where you could be exposed to mold, talk to your allergy doctor about precautions you should take.

Fellowship trained, board certified allergists/immunologists comprise the entire physician staff of Allergy & Asthma Specialists. Allergy doctors at this premier medical practice provide comprehensive allergy and asthma diagnostics and state of the art treatment, including three types of immunotherapy, at offices located in center city Philadelphia, Blue Bell, King of Prussia, Jenkintown, Doylestown, Lansdale, Pottstown, and Collegeville, Pennsylvania. Schedule today online at www.AllergyandAsthmaWellness.com or by calling 1-800-86COUGH, option 2.

Allergy & Asthma Specialists Featured on ABC 6

Allergy & Asthma Specialists and Dr. Lin were featured on ABC 6 to talk about fighting seasonal allergies. Watch the video here:

Find Allergy-Friendly Restaurants with this iPhone App

If you suffer from food allergies, finding a place to dine out may be difficult, since you may not know how food is handled in the kitchen—even if the menu features allergy-friendly options. With the AllergyEats app for the iPhone, you can easily search for food allergy-safe restaurants in the area so that you can enjoy meals out without fear of an allergic reaction. Restaurant ratings are based on user reviews, and directions are built into the app.

Managing food allergies is easier with the help of an allergy doctor who can teach you which foods to avoid and offer specialized treatments to minimize allergic reactions. For this type of care, visit Allergy & Asthma Specialists SM at one of our 8 convenient locations, including Philadelphia, Blue Bell, King of Prussia, Jenkintown, Doylestown, Lansdale, Pottstown, and Collegeville, PA. Schedule a consultation with us online or call 1(800) 86-COUGH, ext 2.

Managing an Anaphylaxis Emergency

If you have an allergy to certain medications, foods, or insects, you may be at a higher risk for severe allergic reactions that can lead to anaphylaxis. When anaphylaxis occurs, symptoms progress very quickly, and severe complications can arise without immediate treatment. With the tips below, you can manage an anaphylaxis emergency and minimize your health risks.

Be prepared for allergic reactions

Being aware of your triggers is integral to managing your allergies. Avoiding triggers is the most effective way to control anaphylaxis, though there are steps you can take to be prepared when you have an accidental exposure. You should wear identification jewelry indicating that you have serious allergies and get a prescription for injectable epinephrine along with an emergency plan from an allergy specialist.

Use Epinephrine for immediate treatment

Self-administration of injectable epinephrine will immediately help to relieve symptoms. In some cases, two doses will be needed to fully manage the reaction. Young individuals with severe allergies should have parents and teachers assist in their care and be a part of their emergency plan.

Go to the ER for monitoring

Even with immediate response using epinephrine, you must go to an emergency department for monitoring. After you receive emergency care, you will want to follow up with an allergist to learn ways to manage your allergies more effectively in the future. If you suffer from anaphylaxis once, you will be at risk for another severe reaction later on.

With care from the skilled physicians of Allergy & Asthma Specialists SM. you can keep severe allergies under control and avoid trips to the ER for anaphylaxis. Fellowship trained, board certified allergists/immunologists comprise the entire physician staff of Allergy & Asthma Specialists SM. Allergy doctors at this premier medical practice provide comprehensive allergy and asthma diagnostics and state-of-the-art treatment, including three types of immunotherapy, at offices located in center city Philadelphia, Blue Bell, King of Prussia, Jenkintown, Doylestown, Lansdale, Pottstown and Collegeville, Pennsylvania. Schedule an appointment today online at allergyandasthmawellness.com or by calling 1-800-86COUGH, ext 2.

Get to Know Dr. William Spiegel

Dr. William Spiegel M.D. is a Senior Physician and Director for Allergy & Asthma Specialists SM with more than 25 years of experience as an allergist/immunologist. He practices at the Blue Bell, Jenkintown, and Doylestown locations, treating patients of all ages.

After receiving his B.S. from Pennsylvania State University, Dr. Spiegel attended Temple University, where he received his M.D. With hospital privileges at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Lansdale Hospital, Abington Memorial Hospital, Doylestown Hospital, Mercy Suburban Hospital, and Einstein Medical Center at Montgomery, Dr. Spiegel is able to provide specialized care throughout the area. Dr. Spiegel has participated in a number of training programs and clinical research studies to further improve the care offered with Allergy & Asthma Specialists SM.

Fellowship trained, board certified allergists/immunologists comprise the entire physician staff of Allergy & Asthma Specialists SM. Allergy doctors at this premier medical practice provide comprehensive allergy and asthma diagnostics and state-of-the-art treatment, including three types of immunotherapy, at offices located in center city Philadelphia, Blue Bell, King of Prussia, Jenkintown, Doylestown, Lansdale, Pottstown and Collegeville, Pennsylvania. Schedule an appointment today online at allergyandasthmawellness.com or by calling 1-800-86COUGH, ext 2.

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