• Toys for Tots 2014

    A&AS collects over four dozen toys and donates $1,000 to Toys for Tots.  Dr Mark Posner hands over a check to two representatives from the Marine Corp.  

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  • Understanding Common Allergies

    Some people suffer from allergies at certain times of the year. Others suffer throughout the year. 

    Flying Dandelion Seeds in the Wind

    Keep reading to learn more about common allergies so you can determine when to see an allergy doctor :

    Pollen Allergies

    Pollen is one of the most common allergens that affect people who live in all kinds of climates. If you are allergic to pollen and come into contact with it, you probably experience a runny nose or itchy, watery eyes. If over-the-counter medications do not help to alleviate your symptoms, you should schedule an appointment with an allergy doctor to identify your allergy triggers.

    Dust Mite Allergies

    Pollen allergies are seasonal and affect you outdoors. Allergy to dust mite can occur year round. These microscopic organisms exist in house dust and might cause allergic reactions throughout the year. If you are allergic to dust mites, you might experience similar symptoms as you would with the pollen allergies. You can cover your mattresses, pillows, and box springs with special dust mite covers. Make an effort to wash your bedding every week in hot water and wet dust frequently. Talk to your allergy doctor about your symptoms so he or she can help you find some relief.

    Mold Allergies

    Mold grows in wet, dark areas like the basement or the bathroom. Outside mold is present in grass fallen leaves. Have your leaves removed from the yard. If you have a mold allergy and are exposed to this fungus, you might experience excessive sneezing, congestion, and coughing. Keep your windows and doors closed, and keep the moist places in your home well ventilated to reduce your risk for coming into contact with mold.

    Fellowship trained, 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, option 2.