• Urgent Medication Recall Alert: Auvi-Q

    Important medication recall message. Sanofi is voluntarily recalling all Auvi-Q, for both the 0.15 and 0.3 milligram strengths with lot numbers 2299596 through 3037230, which expire March 2016 through December 2016. You can call Allergy & Asthma Specialists at 610-825-5800, option 3 to leave a message for a replacement epinephrine auto injector prescription or option 5 to speak with a nurse during office hours. Refer to Auvi-Q.com for further information.

  • Sweets for Soldiers 2015

    For the third year in a row we are proud to collect Halloween candy for the soldiers overseas! Help collect candy for our soldiers so they can celebrate the USA’s spookiest holiday. Allergy & Asthma Specialists will buy your Halloween candy for $1 per pound and send it to our overseas soldiers by way of the Liberty USO!

    What do trick or treaters need to do?

    1. On Halloween night collect candy, but be sure to tell people you are collecting for our soldiers.

    2. Sort the good stuff for the soldiers. Do not donate candy that is melted, crushed or the wrappers are torn. Remember to keep a few good pieces for yourself.

    3. During the week after Halloween, take the candy to one of the eight Allergy & Asthma Specialists offices to be weighed. (See all locations at www.AllergyandAsthmaWellness.com )

    4. Receive one dollar a pound (we always round up) for your candy!

  • Potential Good News About Peanut Allergies

    Food allergies such as peanut allergies can cause a life-threatening reaction, known as anaphylaxis. If your allergy doctor diagnoses you with a peanut allergy, you will be advised to avoid all types of peanut products, including peanut butter and peanut oil, as well as products that may contain traces of peanuts. Your allergy doctor can also show you how to use emergency medication in case you are inadvertently exposed to peanuts.

    As you’ll learn by watching this video, peanut allergies have been on an upward trend in the U.S. However, researchers now suggest that introducing peanut proteins to children early in life may actually help reduce peanut allergies. In this video, you’ll meet three-year-old Emma, who has a severe peanut allergy, and you’ll learn about this latest research.

    Allergy doctors at this premier medical practice provide comprehensive allergy and asthma diagnostics and state-of-the-art treatment, including three types of immunotherapy, at offices located in Philadelphia, Blue Bell, King of Prussia, Jenkintown, Doylestown, Lansdale, Pottstown, and Collegeville, Pennsylvania. Schedule an appointment with Allergy & Asthma Specialists today online at allergyandasthmawellness.com or by calling 1-800-86COUGH, extension two.

  • What to Know About SLIT for Food Allergies

    food allegies | king of prussia If you or your child has food allergies, your allergy doctor may recommend sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT). SLIT is not a cure for food allergies; however, it can increase the amount of the allergen that you are able to tolerate. This means that if you are inadvertently exposed to the allergen, you may not necessarily suffer a life-threatening allergic reaction. If your allergy doctor determines that you are a good candidate for SLIT, you will receive the first dose of the food extract in the clinic. The extract is placed under your tongue. You’ll hold it under the tongue for two minutes before swallowing it. Then, you’ll be closely monitored for signs of a reaction.

    After this first visit, you’ll take the same dosage of the extract every day at home. After two weeks, you’ll return to the clinic for an increase in the dosage. This process is repeated for about six to eight months until you achieve a maintenance dose.

    At Allergy & Asthma Specialists, you’ll find fellowship-trained, board-certified allergists and immunologists offering state-of-the-art allergy treatments, including sublingual immunotherapy. Call 1-800-86COUGH to schedule an appointment with an allergy doctor in one of our offices located in Blue Bell, King of Prussia, Philadelphia, Pottstown, Collegeville, Jenkintown, Doylestown, or Lansdale.