Entries by AZSneeze

Back to School 2020

No matter if your child is attending school online, in-person, or hybrid of both – returning to school is looking different for everyone this year. In addition to navigating the changes due to Covid-19, allergy and asthma families may have additional challenges or concerns this year. Here are some tips and thoughts if your child […]

Vocal Cord Dysfunction

  ___________________________________________________________________________________ Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD), also known as Paradoxical Vocal Fold Movement (PVFM) occurs when the vocal cords do not move or open properly. Sometimes, VCD can be confused with asthma because their symptoms and triggers are very similar. Symptoms of VCD can include shortness of breath, chronic cough, throat clearing, wheezing, loud whistling […]

Coronavirus (SARS-CoV2/COVID 19) Update

May 1, 2020 Arizona Asthma and Allergy Institute Coronavirus (SARS-Cov2/COVID 19) Update #7 Dear patients of AAAI, Your health and the health of our staff is our highest priority! COVID-19 cases persist in Arizona. Many of our patients are at higher risk for complications from the virus. As a result, we are providing the following […]

Vasomotor Rhinitis

Vasomotor Rhinitis   Vasomotor rhinitis is a condition that causes chronic sneezing, congestion, or runny nose that can be triggered by pollutants like a dusty environment, odors, foods or beverages, or weather changes. These symptoms can often seem like typical allergic rhinitis (hay fever) symptoms. About 50% of patients with allergies will have some type […]

How can you tell if food could be causing your eczema?

In eczema, or atopic dermatitis, the skin is dry, irritable, sensitive and prone to inflammation and infection. The natural course of eczema is to see periodic flares in symptoms – whether there is an identifiable trigger or not. Because of this, it can be very tricky to determine if a food is causing the eczema […]

Allergies, Asthma and Back to School

The beginning of the school year is an exciting time for many, but it can also be a time of anxiety for children who have asthma or allergies.  Help your child walk confidently into school this year, knowing that they are prepared as possible. 1. Keep on top of medication before the school year starts. […]

Monsoon Season Allergies

The monsoon season is an eerily beautiful time of year that brings with it storms and sweet relief from the scorching summer heat. Unfortunately, with the monsoons also come monsoon season allergies, infection and issues with digestion for many. Whipping winds with pollen, dirt and dust particles are the perfect recipe to aggravate your allergies. […]