Entries by AZSneeze

Is there such a thing as a hypoallergenic dog?

Q: Is there such a thing as a hypoallergenic dog? A: The answer is No! This may surprise you – There’s no such thing as a hypoallergenic dog breed! Many people think that dog allergies are caused by a dog’s fur, but the real source is a protein that’s found in the saliva and urine. […]

CHRONIC URTICARIA (CHRONIC HIVES):

Many patients at AAAI suffer from hives or urticaria. Hives are itchy welts that appear on the surface of the skin. They are caused when special cells in your immune system, called mast cells, release histamine. Sometimes mast cells are affected in deeper layers of skin and this causes swelling (angioedema), most commonly in the […]

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. […]

Asthma During Pregnancy

Asthma During Pregnancy Asthma is one of the most common medical problems that occurs during pregnancy. It can be potentially serious. Some studies have suggested that asthma complicates up to 7% of all pregnancies. About 30% of all women with asthma report their asthma  worsened while pregnant. But with the right treatment and care, you and your baby can […]