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Understanding When Rush Therapy Is Appropriate Feb 3rd, 2021

Tired of living with allergies and the medications needed to keep your symptoms at bay? And what if your medications don’t even help anymore? It could be time to consider allergy shots. This treatment, also known as immunotherapy, is the closest option to a cure when it comes to managing...

Is Asthma Curable? Jan 14th, 2021

Approximately 1 in 13 people live with asthma, a condition that causes swelling in the airways. When these respiratory attacks occur, they can cause frightening and even life-threatening symptoms, like:  Difficulty breathing Wheezing Coughing Tightness in the chest Fortunately, asthma treatments have advanced so much in recent years, you can...

How Many of These Food Allergy Symptoms Do You Have? Dec 9th, 2020

Over 50 million Americans have allergies, making them the sixth leading cause of chronic illness. Of all of those cases, food allergies affect an estimated 4% of adults and 4-6% of children. They can begin at any time in life, and the symptoms can range from mild to severe. So...

Is Immunotherapy Safe? Nov 9th, 2020

If you live with allergies, it’s easy to get tired of managing them with medications day after day — especially if your drugs no longer work the way they used to. Fortunately, immunotherapy, also known as allergy shots, can help where medications fall short. Our skilled allergists at Advanced Allergy...

How Common Are Food Allergies? Oct 14th, 2020

Allergies involve an abnormal response from your immune system to something harmless that it perceives as a threat. While a vigilant immune system helps fight off an infection — like the cold or the flu — an allergic response can be uncomfortable and even life-threatening, depending on the trigger and...

Medical Conditions That Cause Hives Sep 9th, 2020

Hives are hard to ignore. These patches of itchy, swollen skin can range in size from a tiny pinpoint to a large, uncomfortable rash the size of a dinner plate.  When you have acute hives, they usually last for less than 24 hours. But they can also come in waves,...

5 Benefits of Allergy Shots Aug 17th, 2020

Whether you suffer from seasonal allergies, bee stings, or atopic dermatitis, the symptoms they bring can make life miserable. But you don’t have to hide out to avoid your symptoms anymore, even if your previous medications no longer help. Our team at Advanced Allergy & Asthma understands the importance of...

Common Eczema Triggers Jul 14th, 2020

Approximately 1 in 10 -- or 31.6 million Americans -- will develop eczema at some point in their lives. This uncomfortable skin condition can affect anyone regardless of age or ethnicity, but it often begins before age five and can become a life-long problem. It's also common for eczema symptoms...

Can Air Conditioning Cause Sinus Congestion? Jun 25th, 2020

It’s hard to imagine surviving warmer weather without the cooling power of air conditioning. However, turning on the AC to beat the heat can trigger sinus issues or exacerbate existing problems. At Advanced Allergy & Asthma in Ogden, Utah, our team specializes in acute and chronic allergies, asthma, and other...

Know the Signs of an Allergic Reaction to Insects May 7th, 2020

April showers may bring May flowers, but they can also trigger bouts of allergies and the return of unwanted visitors, like stinging insects. When you have allergies, your immune system has an abnormal reaction to certain substances it comes in contact with, like pollen and dust. These responses aren’t isolated...

10 Tips for Buying an Air Purifier to Clear Wildfire Smoke Apr 1st, 2020

Thinking of buying an air purifier to help get rid of the wildfire smoke in your home? Believe it or not, not all air purification systems are equal. At Advanced Allergy & Asthma in Ogden, Utah, our skilled team of allergists recommends keeping these ten things in mind when buying...

Allergic to Metals? Know the Unexpected Places They Can Lurk Mar 9th, 2020

When you think of allergy triggers, the first things that probably come to mind are ragweed, pet dander, and foods. But allergies to metals are also very common and affect anywhere between 30-55 million Americans. Like other forms of allergic contact dermatitis, metal allergies can trigger uncomfortable symptoms where your...

How You Can Start Preparing for Spring Allergies Now Feb 18th, 2020

When you suffer from seasonal allergies, the mere thought of spring can send a shudder up your spine. But you don’t have to go into hiding when the pollen and mold counts start to rise; our experienced team can help. At Advanced Allergy & Asthma in Ogden, Utah, our board-certified...

Can You Develop Food Allergies as an Adult? Jan 14th, 2020

One of the best parts of transitioning from adolescence to adulthood is knowing yourself better. You’re more familiar with your personal preferences, the demands of life, and your own body. At least, that’s the ideal scenario. But food allergies can throw you for a loop when they develop later in...

5 Tips for Preventing a Winter Eczema Flare-Up Dec 16th, 2019

The cold temperatures and dry air of winter causes a lot of people to have dry, itchy skin. For the more than 31 million people in the United States who have eczema and have dry, itchy skin all year long, winter can be especially brutal.   Eczema is an umbrella term...

What Is Immunotherapy and Can It Cure My Allergies? Nov 25th, 2019

If you have allergies, you’re not alone. This common problem is the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the United States, and it affects more than 50 million Americans. Because the prevalence of allergies is also constantly on the rise, an ever-increasing number of people can expect to develop...

Who Let The Dogs In? Oct 1st, 2019

Many people do not realize that allergy and asthma triggers lurk inside their homes. Severe allergy season is here, which means you will probably spend significant time indoors. Unfortunately, you may not realize that allergy and asthma triggers may be lurking inside your home. Spending more time indoors increases your...

Peanut Allergy Cure – Is it Ready for Prime Time? Oct 1st, 2019

Peanut allergy affects approximately 1% of children and adults in the United States and the prevalence is increasing. Peanut allergy causes the majority of life-endangering or fatal allergic reactions to foods in this country. Fear of accidental peanut exposures has a very negative impact on the quality of life for...

Dr. Sullivan - The Spread of Ebola Oct 1st, 2019

In an interview Channel 2 News, Dr. Sullivan discusses increasing evidence indicating Ebola virus can be spread from an infected person to healthcare workers and others when a patient coughs. Effective protective masks must be added to precautions for exposed people.

What Immunotherapy is Right For You? Oct 1st, 2019

Allergen immunotherapy, also known as allergy shots, can help people who suffer from allergic rhinitis (nasal allergy), allergic conjunctivitis, and allergic asthma caused by allergens such as pollen, mold, animal dander, and house dust mites. Patients who receive immunotherapy are safely injected with small but increasing amounts of specific identified allergens...

Ignoring the Flu Can Be Deadly Oct 1st, 2019

On December 20, 2009, 32-year-old actress Brittany Murphy died of flu related complications in her Beverly Hills, California home. Five months later her husband, Simon Monjack, was found dead in the same home with the same cause of death – flu related complications. Ignoring the flu can certainly be deadly. Far too often, confused with the common cold, the flu (influenza)...

New Allergy Breakthrough Oct 1st, 2019

Asthma is a disease of the lungs characterized by intense inflammation of the airways. Recent research has shown that the bright red cells, eosinophils cause much of the damage to the lungs in severe asthma. Eosinophils are made in the bone marrow and travel throughout the body via the blood....

EpiPen Recall Issued Worldwide Breaking Specialty News Oct 1st, 2019

ACAAI has been informed by Mylan of the voluntary recall of certain lots of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr because of a potential defect could make the device difficult to activate in an anaphylactic emergency. The EpiPen and EpiPen Jr devices recalled were manufactured from December 2015 and July 2016. Please see...

Asthma Inhaler Recall: Nearly 600,000 Inhalers Affected Oct 1st, 2019

GlaxoSmithKline is voluntarily recalling more than 593,000  asthma inhalers in the U.S. “There is possible risk that the affected inhalers could potentially not deliver the stated number of actuations.” The recall, approved by U.S. FDA, is due to a defect that may cause them to deliver fewer doses of the...

FDA announces voluntary recall of Montelukast tablets by Camber Pharmaceuticals due to incorrect dru Oct 1st, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers and health care professionals about a voluntary recall of one lot of Montelukast Sodium Tablets – lot number MON17384, expiration 12/31/2019 – by Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Piscataway, N.J. Sealed bottles labeled as montelukast sodium tablets, 10 milligram, 30-count bottle from Camber...