Our Nurse Educator

Posted On October 28, 2016

Nurse Educator Hello patients and future patients of Allergy & Clinical Immunology, Associates! My name is Beth, and I am the Nurse Educator at our practice, and a certified asthma educator. There are so many things to talk about in the world of allergy, asthma, and immunology that, quite frankly, we just don’t get the […]

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Allergies & Asthma – Preparing For Back To School

Posted On August 2, 2016

Back to School! With August fast coming to a close, schools are in high gear, preparing for students to come back to classes. With Back-to-school preparation comes a long list of items for many Pittsburgh parents, including school supplies, backpacks, lunchboxes and even teacher-requested items. One important thing to add to your checklist if your […]

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What is Asthma?

Posted On March 16, 2016

Defining Asthma! Asthma is a chronic disease of the airways in the lungs. The airways allow air to flow in and out of the lungs. When a person has asthma, the lining of the airways is inflamed or swollen, and may have increased mucus production. At times, the muscles around the outside of these swollen […]

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Do I have a cold, or is it my allergies?

Posted On December 23, 2015

Is it Allergies? Or is it a Cold? There are some similarities between cold symptoms and allergy symptoms, which can make it difficult for a person to tell the difference between the two. However, there are also important differences. Below are some of the ways you can distinguish between a cold and allergies. Underlying Cause: […]

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Winter Allergies!?!

Posted On November 15, 2015

Do You Have Winter Allergies? Do you ever find yourself looking forward to the winter season in order to get a break from your “seasonal” allergies, only to sneeze and cough your way through the holidays? Cold weather doesn’t necessarily mean that symptoms stop. Many people don’t realize that winter weather and the holiday season […]

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What is Influenza?

Posted On October 7, 2015

Influenza? Influenza, otherwise more commonly known as the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness that is caused by specific influenza viruses. The symptoms of having a flu include the presence of a high fever, chills, cough, and sore throat, as well as experiencing a running or clogged nose, muscle aches, headaches and fatigue. Some people […]

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What is Anaphylaxis?

Posted On September 10, 2015

Do you Know What Anaphylaxis is? Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that occurs suddenly and can progress very quickly. Common triggers for an anaphylactic reaction include food, insect stings, medications, and latex. An anaphylactic reaction is an emergency situation that needs to be treated immediately with a medication called epinephrine. At Allergy & Clinical […]

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Should Infants be Given Peanuts to Avoid a Peanut Allergy?

Posted On August 3, 2015

Avoiding Peanut Allergies! The possibility of children developing an allergy to peanut has been on a drastic incline for decades. Although it is not exactly certain why the increase has developed, results from a new allergy study suggest that the increase may actually be due to peanut avoidance. This recent study has revealed the truth […]

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Get a Jump on Ragweed Season

Posted On July 30, 2015

It’s ragweed Season. Most of us are enjoying the warmer temperatures that summer brings and still have many ‘fun in the sun’ activities planned for the month of August. Then it happens…… sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, red, itchy, watery eyes. A summer cold, right? Think again. In the heart of summer, it’s easy to […]

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Allergy Relief Tips for the Spring & Summer

Posted On June 9, 2015

Allergy Season Relief! The spring and summer seasons are a wonderful time to enjoy being outside in the warmer temperatures and pretty landscapes. It is also a time of year when billions of tiny pollens in the air can trigger allergy symptoms in millions of people. This condition is called seasonal allergic rhinitis and can […]

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Do I Have Asthma?

Posted On April 9, 2015

How to Know if You Have Asthma. If you have ever had wheezing, chest tightness, or difficulty breathing, you may have experienced an asthma attack. According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology (AAAAI), asthma is a chronic disease involving the airways in the lungs. If you have asthma, your airways are inflamed […]

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What are Allergy Shots and How do they Work?

Posted On March 2, 2015

Thinking About Getting an Allergy Shot At Allergy & Clinical Immunology Associates, we are proud to be the leading clinic for allergy shots in the Pittsburgh area. Allergy immunotherapy is the medical term for allergy shots. Our physicians are specialized experts in allergy & immunotherapy. A thorough history of a patient’s symptoms and triggers, a […]

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Managing Asthma this Winter

Posted On January 15, 2015

Winter Asthma Problems Successfully managing your asthma symptoms during the winter can present a challenge for many people. The cold, dry winter air and exposure to cold and flu viruses are just a couple of the potential triggers that can cause a flare-up of asthma symptoms. Asthma symptoms to be on the lookout for include […]

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Facts about Fall Allergies

Posted On October 22, 2014

Do You Have Fall Allergies? While many associate the spring with allergy problems, the fall season can be just as problematic. There are different triggers for fall allergies, and they can create many symptoms for those suffering from allergies. Below are a few facts about fall allergies that may help you understand more about what […]

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What is an Allergist and Why You Need One

Posted On October 18, 2014

Do You Need an Allergist? It is important to have an allergist to help you get through your allergies such as food, pets, or other allergens. An allergist is a physician who has specialized training and accreditation to evaluate, diagnose, and treat individuals with allergies, asthma, and other disorders of the immune system. This means […]

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