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    Allergy and Asthma Specialists is an official drop off location for Toys for Tots!

    Last updated 8 days ago

    Please help fill our collection boxes by bringing a new unwrapped toy to any of our eight locations now through December 8th.  “Like us” on Facebook and Allergy and Asthma Specialists will donate a DOLLAR for every LIKE to Toys for Tots.  Thank you for your generosity.

    A&AS COLLECTS 2,069 POUNDS OF SWEETS FOR SOLDIERS!!

    Last updated 9 days ago

    • Blue Bell staff sends off van loaded with Sweets for the Soldiers.
    • Patients donate candy at the Doylestown office!
    • A happy patient holds his money as he weighs his Halloween candy.
    • 15 year old Hannah Gardner coordinated a collection of nearly 300 pounds of candy.
    • Paul Fly Elementary delivered 200 pounds of candy as a school fundraiser.
    • Van driver loads his van with candy to be delivered to the soldiers.

    A&AS bought back patients’ Halloween Candy delivered to any of its 8 office locations for $1.00 a pound.  2,069 pounds of candy was purchased and delivered to the Philadelphia Liberty USO at the National Guard Armory.  The candy will be distributed to soldiers in the United States and overseas.  Some of the children donating their candy included notes of gratitude to the soldiers. 

    The three top collecting A&AS offices were Blue Bell collecting 774 pounds, Jenkintown with 442 pounds and Collegeville with 272 pounds. 

    A great big thanks to all the staff and patients for their hard work and generosity!

    A Brief Overview of Hives

    Last updated 25 days ago

    If you’ve ever experienced an allergic reaction, you’ve likely noticed red itchy areas on your skin. These are called hives, and tend to vary in size and intensity based on a number of factors. If you’re concerned about the development of hives, consider visiting an experienced allergy doctor.  

    Hives are an allergic reaction to insect stings, food, latex, medication, and other allergy triggers. If you’re unsure of what triggers your hives, the allergy doctors at Allergy & Asthma Specialists can help with trigger identification. Hives go away on their own most of the time, though hives that last for more than six weeks are a cause of concern. Treatments for hives include antihistamines and steroids in severe cases.   

    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.

    Desensitizing Children for Peanut Allergies

    Last updated 1 month 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 1 month 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.

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