Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT)

Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT) is an amazing alternative to shots and we are one of the few allergy offices offering this therapy in Southern California. Allergen immunotherapy is a method of exposing the body to very small amounts of environmental allergens to which you are sensitive over an extended period of time so that you slowly become tolerant to those allergens and






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Does your child have exercise-induced asthma?

Does you child wheeze, cough, or seem very out of breath after exercise?  He or she may have exercise-induced asthma (or exercise induced bronchoconstriction).  This is relatively common condition, and one that if addressed correctly should allow your child to tolerate exercise and continue to play sports. First step is to see your physician and make the diagnosis. Albuterol (ProAir,






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The Asthma Diet-Fact or Fiction

What is asthma? • Asthma is a common chronic inflammatory disease of the lungs that can make it difficult to breathe due to inflammation and narrowing of the airways (see below). • Asthma currently affects 26 million Americans and 7 million children. Asthma is characterized by: o Inflammation of the bronchial tubes, reversible airflow obstruction and bronchospasm. • Asthma can






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Gluten and Your Health

Gluten-free has become a frequently seen buzz-word on packaged foods, restaurant menus and popular among those interested in health and fitness. Gluten has been attributed to a wide variety of ailments ranging from skin problems, fatigue, to migraine headaches and even autism. The truth is wheat is avoided world-wide and composed of various components including carbohydrates, lipids and proteins. One






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Aerospan New Asthma Inhaler With a Convenient Delivery System

Aerospan asthma inhaler is a great new asthma medication, recently approved for use in adults and children 6 years and older. Aerospan is an inhaled steroid medication used for daily preventative asthma care in adults and children. We expect it to have similar effect on asthma symptoms as currently available inhaled steroid controller medications. However, one thing that makes Aerospan






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Dust Mites

Dust mites are not just dust.  Dust mites are microscopic insects that live in mattresses and pillows and can also live in upholstered furniture/cushions and carpets.  They don’t bite and are harmless to most people.  However, their skin and feces are allergenic and can trigger asthma, nasal allergy, and eczema symptoms in those who are sensitive or allergic to them.






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Springtime Nasal Allergies

Spring is here!  Along with it comes the sneezing, nasal congestion, itchy nose, and itchy eyes that are familiar to many of you who suffer from seasonal nasal allergies. Some people also have asthma symptoms (cough, wheeze, difficulty breathing) that are triggered by springtime allergens. The allergens that most frequently cause springtime allergy symptoms are tree pollens that pollinate in






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Is your asthma out of control?

ASTHMA  Asthma is characterized by several symptoms, most notably cough, wheeze, or shortness of breath.  It is not a static condition, but rather a continuum, changing with your body and the environment around you.  There can be various triggers to asthma, including allergies, respiratory infections, strong scents/perfumes, smoke/pollutants, and exercise.   When well-controlled, you should be able to do everything






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Summer fun with food allergies

Summer is a time of picnics, barbecues and trips to the beach – outdoor fun and outdoor eating!  Here are some tips to help make your summer meals more enjoyable for your guests with food allergies. 1) If you are hosting the event, ask guests about food allergies before planning the meal. 1) If you make the food – write






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Fast food linked to severe asthma and eczema in children, while fruits and veggies are protective

A recent article from ISAAC (International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood) published by researchers from New Zealand showed a strong association between fast food consumption and asthma, nasal allergies, and eczema.   ISAAC is an ongoing worldwide study of the asthma and allergic diseases.  This particular ISAAC study surveyed 319,000 teenagers in 51 countries and 181,000 children ages 6 and 7






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Kids born in the US have more asthma and allergies

Just read an interesting article that again points to our urban lifestyle as a contributing to the increase of asthma and allergies in kids.   A new study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, shows that kids born outside the US are significantly less likely to have asthma and allergies. This survey-based study of over 90,000 children in the US showed that






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