Entries by AZSneeze

Ragweed Season

Ragweed season is in full swing, and about to hit its peak in the desert.  Many allergy sufferers deal with ragweed allergy, and the ragweed pollen season in Arizona is very long.  Ragweed is extremely allergenic, releasing up to a billion grains of pollen per season! What is ragweed? Ragweeds are flowering plants in the […]

Notice of Data Security Incident

10/1/2015 – 6/15/2020 Arizona Asthma and Allergy Institute Provides Notification of Data Security Incident Peoria, AZ – Arizona Asthma and Allergy Institute (“Institute”) announced today a data security incident that may have impacted limited protected health information belonging to Institute patients. The Institute takes the privacy and security of all information very seriously. The Institute […]

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 […]

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. […]