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Common Signs of Asthma

Asthma affects your airways, making it difficult to breathe. A comprehensive treatment plan plays a key role in effectively managing asthma and reducing the risk of complications. Do you know the common indications that you might have asthma?

Nov 1st, 2021
Is That Rash Eczema?

Eczema is a treatable skin condition that requires special care to prevent skin irritation and further complications. Working with a health care provider is the best way to learn how to manage eczema.

Oct 1st, 2021
Telltale Signs of Hay Fever

If you find yourself sneezing at the first sign of spring, or having a runny nose when you step outside in the summer, you could have hay fever. What are other signs of hay fever, and what can you do about it?

Sep 1st, 2021
What You Should Know About the COVID Vaccine

COVID-19 vaccines are available and saving lives. This is a good time to meet with your allergy specialist to discuss the vaccine and have your questions and concerns answered.

Jul 11th, 2021
What To Do When Your Stuffy Nose Won't Go Away

A stuffy nose is more than a mere nuisance. It’s a sign that there’s a problem with the airflow in your sinuses. Swelling from allergies is a common cause. If you find yourself in this situation, an allergy specialist can help.

Jun 14th, 2021
Summertime Skin Care Tips When You Have Eczema

Life with eczema can be challenging, especially when temperatures soar in the summer. You can ease your eczema during summer months by adding a few rules of thumb to your care regimen.

May 3rd, 2021
What is Exercise-Induced Asthma?

Most people with asthma will have some symptoms triggered by exercise. However, some people have symptoms only during physical activity and may remain unaware of their condition.

Apr 5th, 2021
Allergies, Asthma, and COVID-19

Respiratory allergies, asthma, and COVID-19 cause symptoms that affect your breathing, making it difficult to distinguish between them. It’s wise to discuss your symptoms with your provider.

Feb 4th, 2021
Treatment for Your Hay Fever

Seasonal allergies are more than a mere annoyance. The sneezing, congestion, and itchy eyes can make it difficult to go about your day. Fortunately, treatment is available that can provide much needed relief.

Jan 11th, 2021
Does My Shortness of Breath Mean That I Have Asthma?

An asthma attack can feel frightening, but how do you know if asthma is responsible for your breathlessness? If you’re undiagnosed, scheduling a visit to a specialist is the best way to get to the root of your shortness of breath.

Dec 13th, 2020
Help for Your Child’s Allergies

Parenthood comes with its fair share of challenges, like finding out your child has allergies. What can you do? A visit to an expert allergist provides the knowledge, guidance and support you need to successfully manage your child’s allergies.

Nov 30th, 2020
Recognizing Adult-Onset Asthma

Receiving an asthma diagnosis for the first time in adulthood can come as a surprise. Learning about your condition and how to manage it can help you feel better and preserve lung function. Read on to learn the signs of adult-onset asthma.

Sep 13th, 2020
Symptoms of Contact Dermatitis

When you develop a skin rash, you might suspect it’s the result of an allergy. An allergic reaction is one type of contact dermatitis, yes, but it’s not the only one. Having your skin evaluated by an expert is key to getting the best treatment.

Aug 6th, 2020
Contact Dermatitis Due to Sunscreen

If you get a rash after using sunscreen, this may be due to contact dermatitis. Read on to learn about the different kinds of contact dermatitis, how sunscreen may trigger a skin reaction, and what you can do about it.

Jul 17th, 2020
Protecting Your Epinephrine Auto-Injector on the Go

When you have serious allergies, an epinephrine auto-injector is your lifeline, but taking your pen with you everywhere can feel like a hassle. That’s where PenGo comes in. Find out how PenGo protects your pen when you’re on the go.

Jul 9th, 2020
Immunotherapy and Your Child

If your child has allergies, antihistamines, decongestants, and nasal steroids are among the medicines that typically help to ease symptoms. Now consider immunotherapy, a treatment option that deals with the root cause of allergies.

Jun 22nd, 2020
Asthma and COVID-19: What You Need to Know

Viral infections can be a major driver for asthma flare-ups. Fortunately, COVID-19 does not appear to cause increased symptoms in people with asthma. Find out what you need to know about staying healthy amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 31st, 2020
Treatment Options for Sinusitis

Left untreated, chronic sinusitis can go on to harm your health. Consulting a specialist for a thorough evaluation is the best first step on the path toward getting the relief you need from bothersome sinus symptoms.

May 27th, 2020
Three Test Options for Diagnosing Hay Fever

If you think you have hay fever, the first step is finding out what you’re allergic to. Read on to learn how allergies are diagnosed, so you can get the treatment and relief you need.

Apr 1st, 2020
Stop Hiding: Eczema Is Preventable and Treatable

Living well with eczema means building an awareness of how things in your environment affect your skin. If you’re struggling with eczema, a health care provider who specializes in allergies and immunology can help.

Mar 24th, 2020
Top Five Food Allergies in Children

Your child may have food allergies from birth, or an allergy may appear seemingly out of nowhere. Read on to find out the top five allergies among children.

Feb 10th, 2020
Can Hay Fever Hit in Winter?

Patients with hay fever often dread spring and summer and look forward to winter for symptom relief, but what if your symptoms don’t go away as the seasons change? Professional help can get to the bottom of winter symptoms.

Jan 1st, 2020
5 Tips to Ease Winter Asthma Symptoms

Cold air and humidity are two major asthma triggers that make winter a tricky season for many people with asthma. Avoid aggravating your asthma symptoms by using these practical tips to get you through the winter.

Dec 5th, 2019
How to Treat Winter Dermatitis Flare-Ups

Living with eczema can be challenging, especially when it comes to managing winter flare-ups. With a few practical tips and guidance from a specialist, you can successfully ease eczema symptoms this winter.

Dec 1st, 2019
Acute vs. Chronic Sinusitis

You might feel like your sinuses exist only to get you sick, whether for a few days or for weeks on end. We're here to explain why this happens, and to help you stop feeling stuffed up and achy.

Nov 1st, 2019
5 Common Irritants that Cause Dermatitis

Nearly everyone experiences skin irritation at some point. However, if you find that you’re having frequent or bothersome symptoms, it’s time to see a professional to get to the root of your symptoms.

Oct 1st, 2019
How to Stay Active With Asthma

There are few health emergencies more frightening than an asthma attack. They can strike without warning, and suddenly you’re gasping for air. But you can learn how to manage the condition so you can continue living a full and active life.

Sep 1st, 2019
Is It a Cold, Sinusitis, or Allergic Rhinitis?

A cold can cause nasal congestion and a runny nose. Sinusitis shares overlapping symptoms, and so do nasal allergies. Could that cold be an allergy instead? Understand the signs that distinguish these conditions.

Jul 12th, 2019
Tips for Eliminating Dermatitis Triggers

Living with the intense itching of dermatitis can make life miserable. Like many chronic conditions, learning how to manage the problem can greatly improve your quality of life.

Jun 12th, 2019
Childhood vs. Adult-Onset Asthma

Not only can you develop asthma as an adult, it can actually hit you harder. Delays in diagnosis can make adult-onset asthma more challenging. An allergist and immunologist can provide answers and the right treatment.

May 30th, 2019
How to Know if Your Child Has an Allergy

Symptoms like sneezing, itchy eyes, and a stuffy nose can make your child feel grumpy and miserable. If your child has a cold that just doesn’t seem to go away, your child may have an allergy.

May 22nd, 2019
Comparing the Common Cold with Allergies

That runny, stuffy nose could be due to springtime allergies. Then again, it could be due to a cold. How can you tell the difference? Read on to discover how you can detect if you have a cold or are suffering from allergies.

Apr 25th, 2019
Treating an Eczema Flare-Up

Eczema flares can make life miserable. The intense itching and burning can interfere with school, work, socializing and everyday life. That’s why it’s important to learn that you can manage eczema, control flares and enjoy life.

Apr 25th, 2019
Can Adults Develop Food Allergies?

If you were never diagnosed with a food allergy in childhood, you could still develop one in adulthood. Adult-onset food allergy cases are actually fairly common. Learn more about them and what you can do to treat them.

Feb 3rd, 2019
Allergy Shots Really Work

The sneezing, sniffling and watery eyes that are hallmarks of many allergic reactions can make it difficult to get through your day. When other treatments fail to provide relief, allergy shots may be the answer you’ve been hoping for.

Jan 29th, 2019
Allergic to Metals? Know the Unexpected Places They Can Lurk

A bumpy red rash may indicate an allergic reaction. It can be easy to pinpoint if the rash occurs in places contacted by costume jewelry or a wristwatch, but it’s not always easy to identify a metal allergy since metals lurk in unexpected places.

Dec 18th, 2018
Is There Really Such a Thing as Hypoallergenic Dogs?

If you’re looking for a truly hypoallergenic dog as a companion, you’re searching for something that doesn’t exist. A protein that sticks to a dog’s dander causes most allergic reactions, and no dog is completely free of this protein.

Dec 18th, 2018
How to Tell If Your Itchy Rash is Eczema or Psoriasis

When red, itchy skin develops, you may be suffering from either eczema or psoriasis. Each is a chronic skin condition that often appears in cycles, alternating between active and dormant. Occasionally, outbreaks may require medical attention.

Nov 30th, 2018
Why Fall Is the Worst Season for Children's Asthma

Fall truly is the worst season for children’s asthma, and researchers have hospital records and studies to prove it. So why is such a wonderful season so difficult for children with asthma? Here are the top three reasons.

Sep 26th, 2018
How to Manage Fall Pollen Allergies

If you tend to experience a runny nose, sneezing, and itchy eyes in August or September, chances are you suffer the misery of fall pollen allergies. Here are four steps you can take to manage your allergies and reduce your symptoms.

Sep 26th, 2018
What to Avoid if You’re Allergic to Metals

Everyday items made of metal can trigger reactions in men, women, and children with metal allergies. Knowing what to avoid is crucial in preventing reactions and keeping your symptoms under control.

Sep 1st, 2019
10 Tips for Buying an Air Purifier to Clear Wildfire Smoke

Living in Redondo Beach comes with perks, but when nearby wildfires flare, air quality becomes a concern, especially for people with existing health issues. Here’s a useful guide for buying an air purifier rated to clean indoor air of wildfire smoke.

Oct 26th, 2018
Understanding Eczema

If you’re one of the 28 million people in the United States who’ve been diagnosed with eczema, you already know what it feels like. But understanding what causes eczema may help you manage this irritating and persistent skin disorder.

Oct 26th, 2018
Back to School Tips for Kids with Allergies

One in every 13 children has a food allergy, and hayfever and environmental allergies are even more common. A new school year brings with it plenty of worries, don’t let your child’s allergies be among them.

Aug 27th, 2018
Know the Signs of an Allergic Reaction to Insects

Insect stings almost always turn red, swollen, and itchy, so how can you tell the difference between a normal response and a life-threatening allergic reaction? Here’s the info you need to recognize the signs of an allergic reaction to insects.

Jul 24th, 2018