TIPS & ADVICE: Triggers and Management for Asthma

By: Dr. Emmanuel U. Sarmiento, PA

If you have asthma, you can improve your quality of life and minimize symptoms by avoiding your asthma triggers and working closely with your doctor to develop your personalized Asthma Care Plan.

Patients with asthma have recurrent episodes of airflow limitation often from inflamed airways that become narrowed,


Warm weather is here and with it comes the increased risk of stings from both flying and crawling, stinging insects. Venoms from insects such as: honeybees, hornets, wasps, yellow jackets, and fire ants are generally a nuisance, and can be treated with home remedies. There are however, about 2 million Americans who have allergies to the venoms of stinging insects.

A new treatment for Peanut Allergies

Food allergies are affecting up to 50% more of some segments the U.S. population. According to the Center of Disease Control (CDC), while 1% of the overall population has a food allergy, 8% of children have a food allergy, which is a 50% increase compared to over 20 years ago. Peanut allergy is the most common cause of food triggers for life threatening reactions (called anaphylaxis) and deaths.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We at Allergic Disease and Asthma Center are doing our part to decrease the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Therefore, we are temporarily making changes to our schedules so that we may remain available to our patients while maintaining a healthy and safe clinic environment. 

Additionally, our E. Butler Rd. location will be closed on Wednesday afternoon through March 31,

Spring Allergies

Allergies cause millions of people around the world to be miserable from suffering. The body organs that can be affected from airborne triggers include the nose, ears, sinuses, throat, lungs, and eyes. The signs and symptoms of allergies include any combination of nasal congestion, sneezing or itchy nose, clear runny nose, itchy or congested ears or sinuses or throat,

World Asthma Day

Come join Allergic Disease and Asthma center (ADAC) celebrate the World Asthma Day on May 15, 2021 between 3PM-6PM at 1202 E. Butler Rd. Greenville SC, 29607. We will have vendors, snow cones and a lot of fun! We are also hosting the ADAC 1st Annual Asthma Essay Contest.

Rules for the Contest:

  1. Student must have diagnosis of asthma (current or previous)
  2. Consent form must be submitted with each essay:
    • Must be signed by the student and parent (if student is under 18 years of age.

Dust Mites

As we gear up for warmer weather, the tendency to do some Spring cleaning kicks in.  For those who have dust mite allergies this can be a problem.  Dust mites feed on shed skin cells and thrive in warm, humid environments.  They particularly like carpet, bedding and mattresses, pillows, drapes, and other fabrics.  Obviously you can’t eliminate all of these things from your home.  See our tips below to help avoid an allergy,

Mold Allergy

What are molds and where are they found?
Molds are fungi whose spores are in the air. They can be found outside and inside the home in war,. darlin environments.

What symptoms do you experience if you are allergic to molds?
When someone is allergic to mold and is exposed to too much,