Do Pets Really Reduce Kids’ Allergy Risk?

Is it possible to prevent allergies and asthma in children by having a pet? This is a million-dollar question!  There have been several studies that have been conducted world-wide trying to answer this difficult question.  So far, there is no clear answer.  The question is difficult to study. There are many factors, both genetic and… Read more »

Weather Delay – 3/14/19

Please be advised that all Colorado Allergy & Asthma Centers’ locations will be on a delayed start Thursday, 3/14. All locations will be opening at 9am.   We thank you for your patience during this time.   Please be safe!

Weather Closure – 3/13/19

Please be advised that all of Colorado Allergy & Asthma Centers locations will be closing at 12pm today due to the forecasted storm. If you haven’t been contacted to reschedule your appointment, please call the office after 9am tomorrow. We are planning on opening tomorrow per normal schedule but will inform you of any late… Read more »

Humidifiers, Moisturizers and Air Filters—do they really help?

Low relative humidity in an environment like ours causes a number of issues: dry eyes, skin, throats and noses. This dryness makes us prone to itching. Once the skin barrier is broken, it can become inflamed, bleed or become infected.  Localized or systemic infection can then occur. We’ve all had the wintertime cold, the runny… Read more »

Taking charge of your asthma in 2019

10 Tips for Keeping your Asthma on the Right Track 1) See your allergist regularly and as recommended 2) Make sure you understand what your medications are for and how to use them properly Asthma medications can be confusing with some inhalers or pills meant to be used regularly and others meant to be used… Read more »

Pet Allergies 101

As a reminder, allergies come in many forms. The most common allergens are pollen, dust mites, mold, animal dander, insect stings, latex, and certain food and medications. For this post we are going to focus on animal dander otherwise known as pet allergies. Fido is causing your allergy symptoms The most common way patients find out about this… Read more »

Is this rough, bumpy rash on my arms an allergy?

Keratosis Pilaris What is it? Keratin is a protective protein found in you skin barrier. In individuals with keratotis pilaris (KP), a keratin plug (and sometimes a twisted hair) causes plugging of the hair follicle and creates a bump on the skin’s surface. Many people with KP also experience redness around their hair follicles. Very… Read more »

The Truth Behind At-Home Allergy Testing

Are you dealing with old allergies in this new year and want to find some relief? You aren’t alone. That said, allergy testing can be daunting, and coming to see an allergist in an office is not always convenient. Searching Google, one might come across a variety of alternate testing methods, including food IgG testing,… Read more »

What is Vocal Cord Dysfunction?

Vocal cord dysfunction (VCD) is a condition where the vocal cords “close” when they should be opening, specifically with inspiration.  When this occurs, a person may experience shortness of breath, throat and chest tightness, coughing, intermittent hoarseness, and a wheezing sound from the throat called stridor.  These symptoms can lead to a person feeling anxious,… Read more »

Lung Function Testing-Breathe Better, Live Better

Sometimes, despite seemingly good medical treatment for your asthma, your airway function just isn’t up to par. Or how about the opposite:  Maybe you feel your breathing is actually pretty good, but your breathing test reads like that of someone who is decades older.  Perhaps you don’t smoke but your health care providers keep telling… Read more »