Back to School tips for Students with Allergies and Asthma

By: Angelina Lombardi, M.D.

School will be back in session in a few weeks and with that comes a great deal of anticipation and preparation by parents and students alike. There are school supplies to buy, teachers to meet, clubs and activities to join, and new and old classmates to see. On top of this already hectic list of things to do,

Steps to avoid summer colds

“Everything seems to be in bloom this June in many parts of the country. That can be nice for outdoors enthusiasts, but not so much for those who suffer from allergies. Along with itchy eyes and a runny nose, people with allergies often complain they catch every cold going around.

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Allergic Reactions to Insect Stings

By: Neil L. Kao, MD

Many of us experience pain, itching, and swelling from insect stings. These symptoms are effects from or reactions to the chemicals in insect venom that irritate the skin and muscle tissue surrounding the bite.  Remember the biologic purpose of insect stings is defending the hive by either causing pain or outright killing the attacker.

Summertime and Camping Season

By: Neil L. Kao, MD

It’s that time of year again for outdoor activities. There are plenty of risky situations for allergic reactions, but with good decision making and careful planning, these risks can be minimized.

Many parents are planning to have their child attend one of the many summer camps offered in the area.

Don’t Let Spring Pollen Prevent Outdoor Activities

By: Angelina Lombardi, MD

As winter fades and days become longer and warmer, many people have begun to plan outdoor activities such as gardening, home projects, picnics, sports, and trips. Although spring is a wonderful time of year for most individuals, it can be a nightmare for those who suffer from allergic diseases.

Top 5 Spring Allergy Mistakes to Avoid This Season

Do you sneeze and wheeze all spring long? If so, you may be making common mistakes that prevent you from keeping your allergy symptoms under control. The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) alerts allergy sufferers to avoid these five common mistakes:

  • Treating symptoms without knowing what you’re allergic to.