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Are asthma and acid reflux related?

Are asthma and acid reflux related?   Many people have asthma, and many are also affected by acid reflux, or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Research has shown that GERD is more common in patients with asthma, and can worsen asthma symptoms. GERD has actually been identified as an underlying reason for more difficult-to-treat asthma.   […]

Sensitive Skin or Chemical Allergy?

  ___________________________________________________________________________________ Many people describe having “sensitive skin” and often having problems with various toiletry or personal care products such as soaps, lotions, cleansers, shampoos, and make up products. Various skin reactions can occur and cause redness, itching, rashes, blisters, hives, or irritation. Sometimes, it is just mild irritation, but other times, the symptoms can […]

Oral Food Challenges

Allergy testing is not perfect, and sometimes we can see false positives to foods that someone has no history of reaction to or have never ingested. In other times, the reaction could have been related to someone else and a patient or allergist is not sure if the food was the cause. In patients with […]

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 […]

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. […]