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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.

Allergies 101

If you’re diagnosed with an allergy, it means that your body has an overactive immune response to a certain substance. Your immune system produces antibodies that incorrectly inform your body that a particular substance is harmful. When you’re exposed to that substance, you experience a reaction. The substances to which you are allergic are called allergens, or allergy triggers. Some of the most common triggers include pollen, mold, pet dander, insect stings, medications, and some foods.

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When exposed to an allergy trigger, you’ll experience symptoms such as a runny nose, itchy eyes, and congestion. The exact symptoms you experience depend on your specific allergy. Food allergies, for example, can cause swelling of the facial area. Some allergic reactions are life-threatening, which is why it’s important to understand and manage your allergies.

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.

A Look at the Medical Services Provided by Asthma & Allergy SpecialistsSM

If you suffer from asthma or allergies, it’s important to work with an allergy doctor or immunologist who understands your unique needs and can develop a customized treatment plan. The personalized treatment programs offered by the allergy doctors of Allergy & Asthma SpecialistsSM emphasize prevention measures and closely monitored medication. We understand that each patient has different needs, and our allergy doctors will work closely with you to tailor a treatment plan that is just right for you. Here’s a look at some of our services:

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Diagnostic Testing

  • Numerous diagnostic services are available at our state-of-the-art practice. Your allergy doctor might recommend allergy skin testing to determine your food and particle triggers. The allergy doctor uses a multitest applicator to apply allergen extracts on your arms or back. The results are available within 20 minutes. We can also test for allergies to aspirin, latex, antibiotics, and other drugs. The pulmonary function test is another common diagnostic measure that evaluates your lung capacity. This test can benefit those who experience wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, and related symptoms.

Immunotherapy

  • Allergy doctors often recommend immunotherapy to allergy and asthma sufferers. This is a highly effective means of “training” your immune system to tolerate your triggers. The allergy doctor administers precisely calculated amounts of allergen extracts by injection or orally. With either method, you can expect your symptoms to start diminishing within three to six months.

Aspirin Desensitization

  • If you have sensitivities or allergies to aspirin, you understand how frustrating it can be to treat common ailments like headaches. If you experience wheezing, shortness of breath, or even sinus infections and nasal congestion due to aspirin exposure, talk to your allergy doctor about aspirin desensitization.

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.

ABC Spot for New Treatment For Peanut Allergies Featuring Our Physician Dr. Matt Fogg

Health Check

In this video by 6ABC, our physician Dr. Matt Fogg and others discuss a new treatment for alleviating peanut allergies.

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.

Teen Battles Being Allergic to the Cold

Teen Battles Being Allergic

Watch this informational video by 6ABC about 14 year old Halle Kiel who is allergic to the cold.

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.

Tips for Managing Your Asthma Symptoms

Did you know that you’re more likely to suffer from asthma symptoms if you have allergies? Allergies can actually trigger your asthma symptoms when allergic reactions take place in the lungs and airways. Fortunately, allergy doctors can recommend treatments and lifestyle changes that can alleviate the symptoms of both conditions. Here’s a look at some of the recommendations your allergy doctor might make for asthma management:

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Understand Your Triggers

  • Work with your allergy doctor to identify your asthma triggers. Air pollutants, including tobacco smoke, fumes, and strong odors are common triggers for many people. Other triggers can include infections, certain medications, some foods, and vigorous workouts. Exposure to dry, cold air or emotional stress may also trigger an asthma attack. In addition, your allergy triggers might cause an asthma attack. These may include animal dander, dust mites, and certain foods. Once you have identified your asthma triggers, take steps to avoid them as much as possible.

Make Lifestyle Changes

  • It can be difficult to avoid all of your triggers. For example, exercise is necessary for a healthy lifestyle. Your allergy doctor may recommend a few lifestyle modifications to allow you to enjoy activities without having an asthma attack. When it comes to exercise, asthma symptoms most commonly occur with sustained aerobic activity—particularly if the air is cold and dry. During the winter months, exercise indoors. Choose sports that do not aggravate your symptoms as much. For example, instead of running, try swimming, which is generally well tolerated by asthma sufferers. Additionally, maintain a healthy weight with a well-balanced diet; those who are obese are more likely to have severe asthma symptoms.

See an Allergy Doctor for Treatment

  • The treatments prescribed by your allergy doctor form the cornerstone of your asthma management plan. Your doctor might prescribe inhaled corticosteroids or oral bronchodilators. There is no cure for asthma, but these treatments can help control it. Follow all dosage instructions carefully.

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.  

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