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    Desensitizing Children for Peanut Allergies

    Last updated 1 day 14 hours ago

    Allergies make life difficult for millions of children and adults in the United States. Peanuts are among the most dangerous allergens, and are often associated with anaphylaxis and other severe allergic reactions. If you suspect that your child is allergic to peanuts, you might consider having an allergy doctor assist with desensitization.  

    Peanut Allergy Basics

    According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, roughly 400,000 school-aged children in the U.S. are allergic to peanuts. Contrary to popular belief, peanut allergies don’t necessarily last for a lifetime—about 20% of children outgrow their peanut allergies. Still, a peanut allergy is a very serious cause for concern, as even trace amounts can cause serious reactions in some children.

    Allergy & Asthma SpecialistsSM offers peanut sublingual therapy (SLIT)

    The allergists of Allergy & Asthma SpecialistsSM can alleviate the stress a peanut allergy can place on a family. In recent years, studies indicate successful results in peanut allergy desensitization.  At Allergy & Asthma SpecialistsSM, drops of peanut extract are placed under the tongue. Over time, the dose is gradually increased. This   decreases the patient’s risk of a serious reaction with accidental exposure to peanuts. Call 1-800-86COUGH, option 5 and ask to speak with a nurse about peanut SLIT.

    Fellowship-trained, Board-certified allergists/immunologists comprise the entire physician staff of Allergy & Asthma Specialists. Our allergy doctors 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 an appointment online at www.AllergyandAsthmaWellness.com or by calling 1-800-86COUGH, option 2. 

    Early Signs of Asthma

    Last updated 8 days ago

    An estimated 25 million Americans suffer from asthma, which is a disorder that causes the airways to swell. Asthma makes breathing very difficult for sufferers, and can be extremely dangerous if not properly diagnosed and managed.

    This video discusses a few symptoms of asthma. If you notice any changes in breathing, such as shortness of breath or hyperventilation, there’s a chance that you have asthma. Other symptoms include wheezing, sneezing, headache, stuffy nose, coughing, and an itchy throat. Asthma can also cause insomnia, mood swings, and a decreased tolerance for exercise.  

    Board-certified allergists/immunologists comprise the entire physician staff of Allergy & Asthma Specialists. Our allergy doctors 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 an appointment online at www.AllergyandAsthmaWellness.com or by calling 1-800-86COUGH.

    Sweets for Soldiers 2014!

    Last updated 13 days ago

    For the second year in a row we are proud to collect Halloween candy for the soldiers overseas! Help collect candy for our soldiers so they can celebrate the USA's spookiest holiday. Allergy & Asthma Specialists will buy your Halloween candy for $1 per pound and send it to  our overseas soldiers by way of the Liberty USO!

    What do trick or treaters need to do?

    1. On Halloween night collect candy, but be sure to tell people you are collecting for our soldiers.

    2. Sort the good stuff for the soldiers. Do not donate candy that is melted, crushed or the wrappers are torn.  Remember to keep a few good pieces for yourself.

    3. During the week after Halloween, take the candy to one of the eight Allergy & Asthma Specialists offices to be weighed. (See all locations at www.AllergyandAsthmaWellness.com)

    4. Receive one dollar a pound (we always round up) for your candy!

    Flu Vaccine is now available at all locations of Allergy & Asthma Specialists!

    Last updated 13 days ago

    For patients and family members of patients, schedule at 1-800-86COUGH, option 2.

    Allergy & Asthma Specialists: What Makes Us Extraordinary?

    Last updated 13 days ago

    Allergic disease and asthma can significantly affect one’s quality of life. If you suffer from allergies, asthma, recurrent infections or eczema, you should consider seeking treatment with the allergy doctors at Allergy & Asthma SpecialistsSM. We’ve been providing extraordinary care throughout the Philadelphia area for more than 25 years. Here are just a few of the reasons why we’re an excellent choice for the treatment of allergic disease and asthma.

    Convenient Locations and Hours

    Allergy & Asthma SpecialistsSM has eight convenient locations (Link to http://www.86cough.com/Locations/) in Center City Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs of Montgomery and Bucks counties.  Evening appointments are available until 7:40. 

    Distinguished Staff of Allergists

    We are proud to have a team of highly skilled allergists. Each of our 12 board certified allergists/immunologists have received fellowship training at top ranked institutions.   All are published authors in peer reviewed medical journals and have been involved in over 150 research studies.  Many of the allergists are nationally and internationally recognized speakers on the topics of allergic disease and asthma. In a commitment to maintain the highest practice standards, all 12 allergists meet weekly to discuss patient cases and the latest developments in the treatment of allergic disease and asthma.

    State-of-the-Art Medical Care

    The physicians and staff of Allergy & Asthma SpecialistsSM provide the most scientifically advanced, comprehensive medical care available.  Comprehensive care includes advanced skin testing options, computerized pulmonary function testing, high risk food challenges, peanut allergy desensitization, aspirin allergy treatment, and alternative integrative treatment.  In addition, the practice is the area’s most trusted source for two types of immunotherapy; allergy injections and allergy drops under the tongue. 

    Fellowship-trained, board-certified allergists/immunologists comprise the entire physician staff of Allergy & Asthma Specialists. Our allergy doctors 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 an appointment online at www.AllergyandAsthmaWellness.com or by calling 1-800-86COUGH, option 2.

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