Sign In

    Pinpointing the Causes of Asthma Attacks

    Last updated 3 days ago

    Individuals with asthma have inflamed and swollen airways. When an asthma attack occurs, the inflammation worsens, which makes it difficult to breathe. When you visit an allergy doctor, you’ll learn that identifying your asthma attack triggers is one step in managing your symptoms. Some common asthma attack triggers include exercise, barometric pressure changes, and infections. Irritants such as cigarette smoke and allergens such as animal dander are other possible triggers.

    You can hear more about what occurs during an asthma attack by watching this video. This video uses simple diagrams to explain the link between inflammation and asthma attacks. It also discusses the role of bronchoconstriction in causing respiration difficulties.

    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 two types of immunotherapy, at offices located in Philadelphia, Blue Bell, King of Prussia, Jenkintown, Doylestown, Lansdale, Pottstown, and Collegeville, PA. Schedule today online or by calling 1-800-86-COUGH.

    Signs of a Reaction to an Antibiotic

    Last updated 13 days ago

    Medications, including antibiotics, have the potential to cause allergic reactions. In fact, antibiotics are the most common culprits of drug-related allergic reactions. An adverse reaction to an antibiotic may involve symptoms such as high blood pressure, coughing, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and facial swelling. If you experience an allergic reaction to an antibiotic, you’re likely to suffer from a rash, hives, throat swelling and tightness, and joint swelling. An allergic reaction to an antibiotic can occur within a matter of hours of taking the medication or may take weeks to develop.

    Allergic reactions to antibiotics can even be life-threatening. This is known as anaphylaxis. If you experience any of the symptoms of anaphylaxis, call 911 immediately. These can include the sensation of a lump in the throat, hoarseness, throat tightness, wheezing, trouble breathing, and chest tightness. Anaphylaxis can also cause a tingling sensation in the scalp, lips, hands, or feet.

    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 two 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.

    Eliminating Indoor Allergens in Your Home

    Last updated 17 days ago

    It’s common to experience allergic reactions during plant-pollinating seasons. Yet, many individuals suffer from symptoms such as nasal congestion and chronic cough throughout the year. Allergy doctors recommend taking steps to eliminate allergens within the home to improve symptoms. Common indoor allergens include dust mites, animal dander, and mold spores.

    Combat Dust Mites

    Cleaning the home frequently can help keep dust mites under control. Dust all of the furniture regularly while wearing a NIOSH rated N95 dust mask. Use a vacuum with a HEPA filter to remove dust from carpeting or consider swapping your carpet for hardwood floors. Avoid or minimize the use of throw rugs in the bedroom. Dust mites are also frequently found in curtains, bedding, and upholstered furniture. Wash the curtains and bedding every 10 days with hot water, and invest in allergy-proof bedding covers. Stuffed animals can also collect dust, so either keep them out of the bedroom or wash them often. Clean upholstered furniture with products that deactivate dust mites. Or, consider purchasing leather furniture or other furniture with a nonporous surface.

    Reduce Animal Dander

    Dusting and cleaning the fabrics in your home will help control animal dander as well as dust mites. However, there are some additional steps you can take to reduce allergic reactions to animal dander. Keep your bedroom door closed to prevent your pet from gaining access. You can also bathe your pet at least once per week to cut down on dander and use a HEPA air cleaner in your bedroom.

    Eliminate or Reduce Mold

    If you have reactions to mold spores, maintaining proper ventilation in your home is particularly important. Use exhaust fans in your kitchen and bathroom. During the warmer months, open the window in your bathroom while showering. Disinfect your home regularly, especially the bathroom, kitchen, and basement. You may need a dehumidifier or air cleaner to maintain proper ventilation in your basement.

    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 two 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.

    The Fifth Annual Breathe Allergy and Asthma Conference a Great Success!

    Last updated 1 month ago

    For the fifth year in a row, Beth Bailey, Nurse Practitioner at A&AS and Breathe V Program Director produced another successful Allergy and Asthma Conference for over 120 health professionals on March 20, 2015 at the White Marsh Valley Country Club in Lafayette Hill.  Moderated by Dr. Robert Anolik, five fellowship trained, board certified allergists of A&AS, Doctors Patrick Vannelli, Mark Posner, Nora Lin, and Shashank Sheth presented the latest and greatest about the treatment of allergies and asthma.

    Keynote speakers included Dr Jason Kim, Director of Outpatient Infectious Disease at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, presenting an update on lyme disease.  Another keynote speaker, Dr. Rachel Anolik, who in August will become the Director of Dermatology at Temple Hospital, spoke to the attendees about identifying abnormal skin lesions and preventative strategies. 

    Registered nurses Joanne, SueEllen, Kate and Ann staffed an all day hands on workshops on the use of spirometry, inhaler techniques, and skin testing procedures.

    Attendee Comment: “Conference is highly professional and exceeded expectations. Previously attended and want to come next year too!”

    Seven Continuing Education Credit certificates were provided at no charge and distributed to all participants at the end of the program

    Plans are already being made for the Sixth Annual Breathe conference in 2016..

    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 two 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 http://www.allergyandasthmawellness.com/ or by calling 1-800-86COUGH.

    • 1. Beth Bailey Welcomes all to Breathe V
    • 2. Dr Anolik Moderates the Discussion
    • 3. Dr Vannelli speaks about the management of allergic disease
    • 4. Keynote speaker Dr Kim discusses Lyme disease
    • 5. Conference Attendees
    • 6. Dr Lin takes a question about allergic rashes
    • 7.  Dr Posner explains immunological workups
    • 8. Dr Sheth discusses sublingual immunotherapy
    • 9. Keynote Speaker Dr Rachel Anolik discusses skin lesions.
    • 10. Dr Spiegel informs the crowd about allergists
    • 11. Joanne demonstrates spirometry
    • 12. Space devices demonstated at the workshops
    • 13. Inhaler Devices for demonstration
    • 14. Pharmaceutical Exhibit
    • 15. Pharmaceutical Exhibit
    • 16. Pharmaceutical Exhibit
    • 17. Pharmaceutical Exhibit
    • 18. Pharmaceutical Exhibit
    • 19.Pharmaceutical Exhibit

    Check Out GoodRx!

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Allergy & Asthma Specialists wants to help you find the lowest price on prescriptions right from your phone or iPad.
     
    We would suggest using GoodRx, a free, easy to use mobile apps feature:
    • Instant access to the lowest prices for prescription drugs at more than 75,000 pharmacies
    • Coupons and savings tips that can cut your prescription costs by  50% or more
    • Side effect, pharmacy hours and locations, pill images, and much more.

    For more information, visit their website.

Do you like Allergy & Asthma Specialists?



Links

  • Recent Posts
    • Loading posts... Spinner
  • View All
  • Recent Comments
    • Loading comments... Spinner
  • Popular Tags
    • Loading tags... Spinner