• FDA Approves Allergy Pills

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    The allergists of A&AS are the area’s experts in oral immunotherapy  It is very exciting that the FDA has approved immunotherapy tablets for grass and ragweed. The grass tablets are known as Oralair and Grastek. The ragweed immunotherapy tablet is known as Ragwitek. 

    The allergists of A&AS are the area’s experts in new allergy treatment and were involved in the clinical development of immunotherapy tablets.

    To determine if the new immunotherapy tablets are right for you, make an appointment to see your Allergist.

    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. 

  • Allergy & Asthma Screenings!

    Dr Eva Jakabovics and nurses Joanne and Jackie performed asthma screenings at the Warminster Shop Rite on Thursday April 17.  The program is sponsored by Doylestown Hospital Health Connections. 

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  • A&AS Presents the Fourth Annual BREATHE Allergy and Asthma Conference

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    A&AS Allergists are the area’s go to source for the treatment of Allergies and Asthma

    On April 4, the allergists and staff of A&AS presented the fourth annual BREATHE Allergy and Asthma Conference for primary care physicians and nurses at the Whitemarsh Valley Country Club. Organized by Elizabeth Bailey, MSN, CRNP, the conference attracted over 150 attendees to hear Doctors Sandy Desai, Matt Fogg, Christine Malloy, Stan Forman, Annie Khuntia and Bill Spiegel share with primary care providers the latest and greatest in the treatment of allergies and asthma.

    Keynote speaker Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro informed the crowd of the many health care assistance programs offered by the county.   

    The staff nurses, Joanne, Kate, Ann, Ruth and Marcia held an all day hands on demonstration workshop 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!”

    Continuing Education Credit certificates were distributed to all participants at the end of the program.

    Plans are already being made for the Fifth Annual Breathe conference in march of 2015.

    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.

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  • The Philadelphia Center for Treatment of Aspirin Allergy

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    Aspirin, also known as salicylic acid, is one of the most common over the counter medications taken for fever, pain, and the prevention of heart disease.  For most persons with asthma, taking aspirin has no effect. However, for some persons with asthma, ingesting aspirin can cause the asthma to worsen and exacerbate nasal and sinus congestion.  

    The Philadelphia Center for the Treatment of Aspirin Allergy treats patients with aspirin allergy or sensitivity.  William Spiegel, MD, Director of the Philadelphia Center for the Treatment of Aspirin Allergy, manages the desensitization of aspirin sensitive asthmatic patients in a safe, controlled medical setting.   

      Visit our website or give us a call at (610)825-5800 for any additional questions.

  • Diagnosing Vocal Cord Dysfunction

    Vocal cord dysfunction occurs when the vocal cords cannot move properly, affecting speech and breathing. Problems with vocal cord function are often confused with asthma because these two conditions cause similar symptoms. Diagnosis from an asthma and allergy specialist can determine the cause of your symptoms so you can seek effective treatment. 

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    What Are the Symptoms of Vocal Cord Dysfunction?

    Vocal cord dysfunction may cause a variety of symptoms, which include difficulty breathing, coughing, wheezing, and a feeling of tightness in the throat. You may also experience involuntary changes in your voice or hoarseness when trying to speak. Because these symptoms can also be caused by allergies, asthma, inhalation of irritants, and other illnesses, you may mistake the cause of your symptoms for another condition. It’s important to visit a doctor for a diagnosis if you experience persistent difficulty breathing or changes in your throat or voice.

    How Is Vocal Cord Dysfunction Diagnosed?

    The first step in diagnosing vocal cord dysfunction is to visit your doctor and discuss your symptoms. Tell your doctor how long you have been experiencing symptoms and whether they are consistent or change over the course of the year. While allergies and asthma are triggered by environmental changes, vocal cord dysfunction causes more consistent symptoms over time. If your doctor suspects you could be suffering from vocal cord dysfunction, he may also recommend a diagnostic test such as spirometry or laryngoscopy. Spirometry testing measures your ability to inhale and exhale air. It is a common diagnostic tool used to evaluate asthma and the efficacy of treatment. A laryngoscopy exam uses a small, flexible camera to view your vocal cords from inside your throat. This painless exam can expose issues with the vocal cords that will lead to diagnosis and treatment of vocal cord dysfunction.

    Allergy & Asthma Specialists offer diagnosis and treatment of allergies, asthma, and lung function at eight convenient locations throughout King of Prussia. Call us today at 1 (800) 86-COUGH to find out more about your treatment options. You can learn more about the conditions we treat by reading through our blog.