Food Allergy Prevention-Update

As of the writing of this article (October 2018), there is approximately a 400% increase in incidence of infants with severe food allergy in the past decade. Concerning as that is, there has been much advancement in food allergy research and education. In the past, the recommendation was to delay introduction to peanut until after… Read more »

Halloween Food Allergy Safety

  Halloween is typically a time for kids to dress up in their favorite costume, trick-or-treat, and eat way too much candy.  However, for others it is a time of increased stress and anxiety.  Many of the candies we come to love during the Halloween season contain the top allergens:  milk, egg, peanut and tree… Read more »

Vaccine Myths

With Influenza season just around the corner, let’s revisit some of the VACCINE MYTHS that still exist today. MYTH #1: Vaccines Cause Autism This myth came about in 1998 after a study was published in a reputable medical journal by British surgeon, Andrew Wakefield. The study suggested that the MMR vaccine (measles, mumps, and rubella)… 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 »

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!