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What To Expect After Rush Immunotherapy Dec 1st, 2022

Immunotherapy is a tempting treatment for allergies, especially when you suffer from hay fever, allergic asthma, atopic dermatitis, or insect stings. However, it can feel like a big commitment because of the time it takes to reach the “maintenance phase” of your treatment. That’s where rush immunotherapy comes in. Unlike traditional allergy shots that take up...

5 Common Hives Triggers and How to Avoid Them Nov 1st, 2022

Skin rashes are a common problem. They’re so common it can be tricky to tell one issue from another! However, if you’ve ever had itchy red, pink, or flesh-colored bumps that appear suddenly and disappear just as quickly, it’s a good sign you could have hives. Approximately 20% of people develop hives at...

How Can I Determine My Food Allergies Safely? Oct 1st, 2022

It’s crucial to recognize that food intolerance or sensitivity can be incredibly uncomfortable. These reactions occur when you eat something that doesn’t agree with you, and it causes a physical response within your digestive system, like bloating, diarrhea, or an upset stomach. Unlike food intolerances, a food allergy causes your immune system...

Can I Treat My Rash With Over-the-Counter Medication? Sep 1st, 2022

Skin rashes can strike at any time, anywhere on the body, and for numerous reasons. And, when they do, it’s easy to want relief as quickly as possible — so why not make a quick run to the drugstore? The short answer is that over-the-counter medications can indeed treat some...

Are Allergy Shots My Best Option of Treatment? Aug 1st, 2022

Who wouldn’t want an opportunity to say goodbye to allergy symptoms once and for all? The good news is that that’s precisely the goal of allergy shots, or immunotherapy.  The goal of this form of allergy treatment centers around desensitizing you to the allergens triggering your symptoms. The result? Long-lasting allergy relief. However,...

Can My Diet Play a Role in My Eczema? Jul 1st, 2022

If you have eczema, you’ve likely experienced the ongoing struggles with red, inflamed, and itchy skin firsthand. But did you know they could be due to your diet? The Advanced Allergy & Asthma team in Ogden, Utah, can help you get to the bottom of your eczema triggers. Taking this step can ensure you...

How Immunotherapy Can Help You Minimize the Effects of Asthma Jun 1st, 2022

Believe it or not, more than half of the 25 million people living with asthma have allergies that trigger their symptoms. So, when they inhale an allergen, it causes swelling in the airways, making it difficult to breathe. A few of the most common allergic asthma triggers include: Dust mites Cockroaches  Pollen  Pet dander If this...

How Are Food Allergies Diagnosed? May 1st, 2022

There’s a lot of confusion around food intolerances, sensitivities, and food allergies because they all cause uncomfortable symptoms. However, when you have a food allergy, your immune system triggers your response to what you ate, not your digestive system.  While food sensitivities and intolerances can cause intense discomfort, the immune...

How to Prepare for Your Spirometry Test Apr 4th, 2022

If you need a spirometry test, your doctor wants to see how much air you have in your lungs and how quickly it flows. These measurements help evaluate lung function, which can identify: Blocked or narrow airways Lung conditions, like asthma, COPD, or interstitial pulmonary fibrosis Disease progression and severity...

5 Tips to Stop Allergies From Keeping You Awake at Night Mar 3rd, 2022

Anyone with allergies knows how miserable the symptoms can be, but they’re even worse when you can’t get a good night’s sleep. Unfortunately, allergies aren’t a problem you can turn off at the end of the day, which leaves people with allergies twice as likely to struggle with insomnia and...

How Does Penicillin Help with Infections? Feb 2nd, 2022

If you’ve ever taken a medication like Augmentin, amoxicillin, or ampicillin, you’ve had penicillin. These are just a few examples of drugs classified as penicillins. Doctors use these highly effective medications to treat existing bacterial infections and prevent them from developing. It isn’t an exaggeration to say that the discovery...

How Is Asthma Diagnosed? Jan 1st, 2022

Asthma is a common problem, impacting approximately 1 in 13 Americans. While it affects both adults and children, it’s the leading chronic disease for people under 18. When you have asthma, your airways swell, grow narrow, and sometimes produce more mucus than normal. These respiratory changes can make it difficult...

Treat Your Eczema with Immunotherapy Dec 8th, 2021

Atopic dermatitis, or eczema, is a common problem, impacting at least 1 in 10 Americans. During a flare-up, eczema leads to a wide range of uncomfortable symptoms, such as: Thick, cracked, scaly, or dry skin Itching, especially at night Raw, swollen, and sensitive skin from itching Patches of red to...

How Can I Determine What My Allergy Triggers Are? Nov 7th, 2021

Allergies are a common problem, impacting more than 50 million Americans. However, just because they’re common doesn’t mean they’re all the same. When you have an allergy, your immune system misfires, misinterpreting something harmless as a threat. Since everyone is different, that means your body could react to ragweed in...

When to See a Doctor About a Cough Oct 6th, 2021

A cough may seem like an annoyance, but it’s your body’s way of trying to protect your lungs. That’s because this natural reflex works to clear your airways from infection and foreign materials. However, certain coughs can indicate an underlying problem. Our Advanced Allergy & Asthma team has on-site diagnostic...

5 Common Causes of Hives Sep 7th, 2021

An estimated 20% of people will experience hives at some point in their lives. This skin rash — medically known as urticaria — can last for minutes, hours, or days, even becoming a chronic condition that lasts for months or years.  Hives often resemble bug bites, but they differ in...

Benefits of Allergy Shots Aug 10th, 2021

It’s hard to feel your best when plagued by allergy symptoms. Fortunately, whether you live with hay fever, atopic dermatitis, or allergy-triggered asthma, allergy shots can help provide relief. The best part? They even work if other medications and treatments have failed to manage your symptoms in the past. Our...

How Do I Know if I’m Allergic to Penicillin? Jul 13th, 2021

Having an allergy is a serious concern, especially when you have severe reactions that put your life at risk. However, it’s equally important to confirm the presence of an allergy so you can avoid complications, especially when it comes to medications like penicillin. Approximately 10% of Americans report having allergic...

What Is Spirometry? Jun 17th, 2021

When you have a breathing problem, one of the best ways to check lung function is through a test known as spirometry. This safe and painless process works to measure how much air you inhale along with how quickly and how much you exhale. Our Advanced Allergy & Asthma team...

Help! I’m Embarrassed About My Eczema May 18th, 2021

Eczema describes a group of chronic skin conditions affecting approximately 31.6 million Americans. The most prevalent form is atopic dermatitis, but there are seven types of eczema, and they each have their unique symptoms and triggers. In most cases, eczema peaks in early childhood. However, 1 in 4 people develop...

The Benefits of Rush Immunotherapy Apr 21st, 2021

If you struggle with allergies, nothing provides long-term symptom relief like immunotherapy. Unlike medications that only manage your symptoms, this approach exposes your immune system to your allergy triggers in a controlled way, which changes how your body responds to them. The result? Your symptoms disappear because your immune system...

Do You Have Any of These Signs of a Food Allergy? Mar 10th, 2021

Allergies affect over 50 million people Americans. But, even though they’re common, that doesn’t mean the bad experience you had after eating that pasta salad at lunch was due to an allergy. Our team of specialists at Advanced Allergy & Asthma in Ogden, Utah, offered these distinctions about food allergies...

How to Avoid Stinging Insects Honey Bees • Wasps • Yellow Jackets • Hornets Mar 10th, 2021

Honey Bees These bees travel in a straight line from flower to hive.  Stings usually occur when someone interrupts a bee in flight, or strikes a flower where a bee is working. Honey Bees are attracted to flower fragrances, bright colors and smooth-water surfaces.  Fragrant perfumes, colognes and powders also...

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...