Dust Mites are microscopic creatures related to other mites and ticks in the class of Arachnidan. They live where human beings live, and where the humidity is optimal for their life cycle. Dust mites cause allergies in millions of Americans. Dust mites are invisible to the naked eye. What dust mites lack in size they make up in sheer numbers.
*Asthma causes inflammation in the airways and the Flu can worsen asthma symptoms and trigger asthma attacks.
*People with asthma are more likely to develop pneumonia after having the flu than those who do not have asthma.
The physicians and staff at the Allergic Disease & Asthma Center, P.A. (ADAC) understand how allergies and asthma can affect your daily life. They have compassion for the suffering experienced by our patients.
Original article from Fox Carolina
GREENVILLE COUNTY, SC (FOX Carolina) –
Christine Wiethop gets an allergy shot once a week.
“I would usually get a reaction in my mouth that kind of an itch or tingling, my tongue could actually go numb,” Wiethop said.
There are three factors that affect the pollen count: wind, temperature, and humidity or rain.
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The FDA declared the shortage Wednesday, saying there were supply disruptions.
Patients who need the life-saving medicine may have to look harder or turn to a different brand.
Dr. Emmanuel Sarmiento, an allergy and immunology specialist in Greenville, says some patients are already calling him with concerns.
by Rebecca Howerton
Asthma affects 300 million people worldwide, causing 250,000 annual deaths—almost all preventable, according to the World Health Organization. To increase awareness, diagnosis, and treatment of this chronic disease, in 1998 the Global Initiative for Asthma designated the first Tuesday in May World Asthma Day.
The theme for World Asthma Day 2018,
“Biologic therapies” target specific receptors within our immune system, preventing the cycle of inflammation from beginning. There are multiple biologic treatments for asthma available at present, including Xolair, Nucala, Cinqair, and Fasenra, and several that are expected to be available in the near future. These medications have proven to decrease asthma exacerbations,
As tree pollen blankets the landscape in its annual springtime ritual, allergy sufferers everywhere are reaching for the tissues and antihistamines.
Allergies are common — about 50 million Americans have some kind of allergy, from hay fever to hives, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. And the numbers have been rising for decades.