Montelukast (Singulair): Risks and Benefits

By: Nicole Rae, PA-C The Benefits Montelukast (Singulair) is a drug that has been used to treat allergies and asthma for years.  It helps to treat sneezing, nasal congestion and eye symptoms in patients with allergies.  It also helps to treat inflammation in some patients with asthma. Montelukast is a pill taken once daily and… Read more »

COVID-19: Common Sense Thinking

By: Jerald W. Koepke, MD This pandemic will not be over for many months. All the stay at home orders were successful in stemming the tide, but common sense says that they have left a large number of vulnerable people ready to be infected. So, another surge, or 2, or 3 is inevitable. Some interesting… Read more »

Appointments During COVID-19

By: Kara Crosby, DO The last few months we have all been focused on the novel coronavirus and reducing its spread by social distancing.  Colorado Allergy and Asthma Centers is proud to have adapted to these changes by adding telehealth visits to assist in these efforts.  While we are still offering telehealth visits, we recognize… Read more »

What is Coronavirus Antibody Testing?

By: Martha Steffen, PA-C Coronavirus antibody tests have been recently made available to patients. These tests were thought to enable detection of previous infection with the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19). The goal in testing was to determine prior infection and potential immunity from re-exposure to the virus. Businesses and governments were optimistic that this… Read more »

COVID-19 and Asthma: What Patients Need to Know

By: John James, MD One of the more common questions medical providers at CAAC have been receiving from our patients with asthma is how will the current COVID-19 pandemic affect symptoms of asthma and what, if anything, should be done about management. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is scary for all people, but for… Read more »

Help for Dry Hands During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By: Erin Kempe, DO As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the CDC has recommended increased handwashing as well as the use of hand sanitizer whenever handwashing is not feasible.  This can certainly help prevent the spread of disease, but can also result in dry, irritated hands.  Here are some tips for keeping your hands… Read more »

COVID 19: Considerations for Children

By: Andrea Jones, MD Do children get COVID-19? Children of all ages can get COVID-19, although they appear to be affected less commonly than adults.  As of April 2020, children accounted for less than 2% of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States.  According to the CDC, the age distribution of COVID-19 cases in… Read more »

Coronavirus / COVID-19 – Update

We are open and here for you! We are open to our regular schedule including Saturdays. Our full schedule can be found here. Please note all clinics are closed for shots at 4:30pm on weekdays. While we are continuing telemedicine visits, we have opened up our in-person clinic appointments as well. If you require a… Read more »

Peanut Allergy: More than avoidance

Peanut allergy is on the rise.  Roughly 2% or 1.2 million children and teens in the U.S. are estimated to have peanut allergy.  This is more than a 20% increase from 2010. Peanut allergy is typically life-long and is the leading cause of food-related allergic reactions.  Until this point, strict avoidance and management of reactions… Read more »

My Throat Feels Itchy After Fruits/Veggies- Am I Allergic?

Have you ever eaten a fruit or vegetable and noticed that your tongue/throat feels itchy or tingly? If you have seasonal allergies or “hay fever”, you may be experiencing a common phenomenon called oral allergy syndrome (OAS). Sometimes our bodies get confused and think that the protein of certain fruits and vegetables look exactly the… Read more »