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Reactions to Radiocontrast Dye

Have you ever had an allergic reaction to radiocontrast dye, also referred to as iodinated contrast? These reactions typically occur when contrast agents, commonly iodine-based, are administered to enhance the visibility of specific tissues or organs during procedures like computed tomography (CT) scans or angiography. Adverse reactions are generally categorized as either immediate or delayed. […]

Vasomotor (non-allergic) Rhinitis

Vasomotor rhinitis, also known as non-allergic rhinitis, is a condition characterized by chronic nasal symptoms without any specific allergic triggers. Unlike allergic rhinitis, which is caused by an immune response to allergens, vasomotor rhinitis is associated with abnormal nasal blood vessels and nerve sensitivity. Symptoms of vasomotor rhinitis are very similar to those of allergic […]

Five Reasons why Food Allergy Action Plans are Important

Five Reasons why Food Allergy Action Plans are Important   A food allergy action plan is an important tool for individuals who have food allergies, especially in settings such as schools, childcare facilities, or any place where a person may be at risk of exposure to allergens. The plan outlines specific steps to be taken […]

The 411 on Allergy Testing

There are many ways that allergies can be evaluated, and some people are not familiar with the different types of tests available. The way that allergy testing is performed has changed slightly over the years, allowing the procedure to be relatively painless for most people. Let’s review the different types of testing done 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 […]

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 […]