Allergy and Asthma Insights Blog


Do I Need an Antibiotic?

12.05.2019

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...

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Biologic Drugs-What are they?

10.24.2019

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...

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Vocal Cord Dysfunction – What is it?

07.23.2019

Vocal Cord Dysfunction or VCD is a medical condition that can mimic asthma. In fact, many people are misdiagnosed with asthma, acid reflux, or psychological disorders before their diagnosis...

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I am so itchy!

07.11.2019

Pruritis is the medical word for itching. Itching can be a very frustrating symptom. Many patients are not able to sleep soundly, or enjoy their day if they are...

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Chronic Hives

05.22.2019 | Dr. Kara Crosby

Hives (urticaria) are red or skin colored itchy bumps that can come and go. Hives usually last from 30 minutes to 24 hours. Sudden hives are generally associated with...

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Skin Reaction to Scratching – What is it?

05.09.2019

Dermatographism, also known as dermatographia, literally translates from Greek meaning “writing on skin.”  Dermatographism, is a condition where the skin becomes red, raised, inflamed, and itchy after the skin...

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5 Ways to Improve your COPD

04.11.2019

COPD is a term used to describe lung diseases that can worsen over time; these diseases include emphysema, chronic bronchitis and certain types of asthma. COPD often develops in...

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