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 »

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 »

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!

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 »

Venom Allergy: Should I be worried?

With the onset of summer, more people are spending time outdoors.  Being outdoors means greater exposure to stinging insects.  Many people wonder “Am I at increased risk for a life threatening, allergic reaction to a venomous insect (venom allergy) because I have seasonal allergies”? The short answer is No. Just because you are allergic to… Read more »

Welcome Kara Crosby, DO!

Colorado Allergy & Asthma Centers, P.C. (CAAC) recently announced they will be adding another physician to their roster. Kara Crosby, DO joined CAAC in April of 2018 and has begun practicing at their Highlands Ranch location. Dr. Crosby is passionate about providing high quality care to her patients. She believes in evidence based medicine with… Read more »

Announcing Health iPASS

We are excited to announce Health iPASS, a new check-in and payment kiosk, at all Colorado Allergy & Asthma Centers (CAAC) locations beginning April 9th, 2018! Health iPASS offers a clear, easy, convenient way for you to check in for your appointment.  You can now view your insurance eligibility benefits in real-time and take care… Read more »

Food Allergy vs. Food Intolerance

Food allergy is an immune system reaction that occurs soon after eating a certain food. Even a tiny amount of the allergy-causing food can trigger signs and symptoms such as digestive problems, hives or swollen airways. Those reactions are also referred to as IgE mediated reactions. Whereas food intolerance can be due to not having enough of an enzyme to break… Read more »