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! Posted 1/5/2021 With the news of the COVID-19 vaccine, we understand that you may have questions.  Will CAAC be giving the COVID-19 vaccine? At this time, we are not able to receive inventory and therefore are not providing the vaccine to our patients.  We are encouraging our patients… 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 »

Holiday Decorations and your Allergies/Asthma

Ahhh-Chooo! Do your holiday decorations make you sneeze? Not to worry we have some tips and tricks for our beloved allergy sufferers! Fact: Both real and artificial trees/holiday decorations can trigger allergic and non-allergic asthma and allergy symptoms. By sticking with a few simple rules, you too can rejoice in this upcoming holiday season with… Read more »

Do I Need an Antibiotic?

With cold and flu season in strong force, the question of if an antibiotic is necessary is important to address.  The majority of the time, an upper respiratory infection (URI), or “the common cold”, is a virus.  There are over 200 sub types of viruses that can cause an URI, the most common is a… Read more »

From Influenza Strains to a Universal Flu Vaccine

Flu Season At the time of this writing, the influenza season in Colorado is underway. Public Health experts reported a tough influenza season in Australia earlier this year, which may predict a similar upcoming pattern in the Northern Hemisphere. Every year, the World Health Organization tries to predict which influenza strains will predominate during the… Read more »

Biologic Drugs-What are they?

Have you heard the term “biologics” as they pertain to the management of allergies and asthma? What is a biologic? Are they just like any other medications? If your doctor prescribes a biologic medication and not a more typical drug, such as an antihistamine or nasal steroid, what is the difference? Biologics Overview Many people… Read more »