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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.

An Allergy Treatment That Goes Under the Tongue

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This article from the New York times informs on new techniques that can be used to treat allergies. Check it out!

Is Your Asthma Under Control?

If your asthma is not well-controlled, you may need to discuss other treatment options with your allergy doctor. If your asthma is reasonably under control, you likely experience symptoms and require your rescue inhaler no more than twice per week, with the exception of exercise. You should also be able to sleep normally and avoid visits to the emergency room.

To determine whether a physician would consider your asthma well controlled, watch this video. The board-certified allergy doctor in this video also explains the indicators that your doctor looks for to evaluate the management of your asthma.

Board certified allergists/immunologists comprise the entire physician staff of Allergy & Asthma SpecialistsSM.  These premier allergy doctors provide comprehensive allergy testing 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 or by calling 1-800-86COUGH.

Information About Allergy Medication And How To Respond To Anaphylactic Shock!

Allergy symptoms can range from the merely disruptive to the potentially fatal. With the right knowledge and medical care, you can live a safe and healthy life. Explore allergy detection and treatment by visiting the following websites: 

Allergy Relief

  • Epinephrine injection is the fastest, most effective treatment for anaphylactic shock. You can get more information about the use of this drug to treat life-threatening allergies on the official website of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.
  • If over-the-counter medication isn’t addressing your allergy symptoms, other treatments may be needed. ACAAI.org presents an overview of allergy treatment on this webpage.
  • Many seasonal allergies can significantly impact your quality of life. You can read more in this excellent article from AAAAI.org.

Get the gold-standard allergy and asthma treatment you need for a healthy, active, and enjoyable life at Allergy & Asthma SpecialistsSM. Our allergists and immunologists have more than 145 combined years of experience to bring you state-of-the-art medical care. Visit our website to learn more about allergies, asthma, and your treatment options, or call 1(800)86-COUGH with your questions.

Breathe Easy: A Look at Allergy Relief with Immunotherapy [INFOGRAPHIC]

Itchy eyes, runny nose, and respiratory issues: these are just a few of the symptoms that are a part of everyday life for people who suffer from allergies. One in five Americans deals with allergies, making it the fifth leading chronic disease in the country. If you are one of these people, relief may be just around the corner in the form of immunotherapy prescribed by your King of Prussia allergy doctor. Immunotherapy is suitable for allergy patients of all ages, including children. Don’t let allergies get you down—check out this infographic to learn more about how immunotherapy could help you. Please share to help your fellow allergy sufferers breathe a sigh of relief!

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How to Identify and React to Anaphylactic Shock

Anaphylactic shock is a severe and potentially life-threatening body-wide allergic reaction. This reaction may be brought on by many types of allergies, such as food, insect, or drug allergies. It’s important to recognize the symptoms of anaphylaxis and seek medical care as soon as possible in order to treat this serious condition. 

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Know the Symptoms

  • Anaphylactic shock is caused by the sudden triggering of an allergy. Its symptoms often occur within minutes of contact with an allergen. A sudden drop in blood pressure may cause dizziness or fainting. The narrowing of airways and swelling of the throat, mouth, or tongue in response to an allergen can cause difficulty or even inability to breathe. Other symptoms include hives or a rash on the skin, vomiting or nausea, a weak and racing pulse, and an impending feeling of doom or disaster.

Stay Calm and Seek Help

  • The most important thing you can do in cases of anaphylactic shock is to remain calm. Assess the situation and call an emergency number such as 911, or visit an emergency medical facility immediately for treatment. If anaphylaxis has caused the cessation of breathing or a heartbeat, CPR may be administered. Many people who are at risk for such a severe allergic reaction carry a one-use epinephrine autoinjector, sometimes known as an EpiPen. If an injector is available, use it as soon as possible by injecting the medication into the thigh.
  • Even if symptoms improve after an EpiPen injection, professional medical care to address the situation is still needed. Inform paramedics or doctors that you have administered epinephrine and keep the injector for identification if possible. You should also inform medical staff of the allergen and, if possible, how contact occurred.

Anaphylactic shock can be managed and prevented with the treatment available from the allergy doctors at Allergy & Asthma SpecialistsSM. We specialize in providing effective, state-of-the-art asthma and allergy treatment throughout Pennsylvania. Visit our website for more allergy and emergency information, or call 1(800)86-COUGH to schedule an appointment at one of our eight locations. 

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