What’s New with the Flu Shot for the 2018-2019 Season?

By: Katherine Tsai, MD and Lacey Sanchez, NP-C Even though seasonal influenza (flu) viruses can be detected all year long in the United States, they are most common during the fall and winter. The height of the flu season is October through March. Now is the time to receive your Flu shot before the end of… Read more »

Relationship of Asthma and Allergies

Asthma and allergies often go hand-in-hand and there can be a clear relationship between these two conditions. Asthma-The Low Down Asthma is a disease of the branches of the windpipe (bronchial tubes), which carry air in and out of the lungs. Asthma is a chronic disease involving the airways in the lungs and affects up… Read more »

Difficulty swallowing when eating? You may have EoE.

Do you need to eat slowly and chew carefully to prevent food getting stuck?  Do you have continuing heartburn or difficulty swallowing despite treatment with prescription strength proton pump inhibitors, such as omeprazole? You may have a condition called eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), a chronic allergic inflammation of the esophagus, which can lead to narrowing of… Read more »

Medscape Medical News: FDA Extends EpiPen Expiration Dates

From Medscape Medical News via Medscape.com: FDA Extends Some EpiPen Expiration Dates to Fight Shortages Megan Brooks DISCLOSURES August 21, 2018 In a move meant to help ease shortages of EpiPen (epinephrine) autoinjectors, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended by 4 months the expiration date of specific lots of 0.3-mg products marketed by Mylan and… Read more »

Ozone: What is it?

What is it? Ozone, or trioxygen (O3), is a gas that is concentrated in the atmosphere to absorb most of the sun’s harmful (UV) rays. If you could see it, it would be a pale blue gas that smells like chlorine. It has industrial and consumer applications related to oxidation. This same oxidizing potential causes… Read more »

Back to School – Food Allergy Updates

Hellooo, August (already?)! It’s back to school time and as you prepare your child for the academic year ahead, it is also important to re-visit food allergies so he or she is educated about his diagnosis and can stay safe. Four things to get the conversation rolling include: 1. Empowerment – keep talking to your… Read more »

Why Do My Eyes Itch?

Do you have watery, red, puffy or itchy eyes? You may have allergic conjunctivitis, a very common inflammation of the “conjunctiva” – the clear thin membrane which covers the eyeball and the inner side of the eyelids. Seasonal symptoms can be caused by pollens from trees, grasses and weeds. Year-round allergens include dander, which is… Read more »

Mosquito Bites 101

Summer time is a time to enjoy the outdoors. However, when one has allergies that can be difficult, at times. Many helpful blogs have been posted to help in this regard. Besides allergies, there’s another pesky problem which can spoil our summertime, outdoor, fun – mosquitoes! In addition to transmitting diseases such as Zika, West… Read more »

2018 Food Allergy Heroes Walk

Please join Team CAAC at the 2018 Food Allergies Heroes Walk! Who: Join Team CAAC What: The Amazing FARE Walk When: August 11th, 2018 at 8:30 am Where: Washington Park, Denver Why: Because you want to hang our with your Colorado Allergy & Asthma providers and staff! You can register here. See you there!