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Here’s What People With Allergies Should Know About Covid Vaccines

Here’s What People With Allergies Should Know About Covid Vaccines By Katherine J. Wu, The New York Times – 12/18/2020 Allergic reactions reported in two health workers who received a dose of Pfizer’s vaccine in Alaska this week have reignited concerns that people with a history of extreme immune flare-ups might not be good candidates for Continue Reading

Dealing with food allergies

About our Food Allergy Doctors Since 1951 the food allergy doctors at Allergy & Asthma Specialists have been successfully treating children in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, and throughout Hampton Roads who suffer from a food allergy or severe food allergies caused by peanuts, milk, shellfish and other foods.

Bee Sting Allergy

Local pain and swelling Local pain and swelling are expected after a bee sting and not a cause for concern. Also large local reactions, while painful, are not dangerous as long as they do not involve the airway. Neither of these two reactions identifies patients at increased risk for anaphylactic reactions to bee stings other Continue Reading

The Diagnosis of Asthma

  Of course, many patients will attribute their poor exercise tolerance to their age, their weight, or their sedentary lifestyle, and certainly these contribute significantly to their underlying condition. Asthma needs to be included in the differential diagnosis (along with heart disease). Once you suspect asthma, pulmonary function testing (spirometry) by an asthma doctor can Continue Reading

Allergy & Asthma Specialists provides asthma training to Chesapeake Public Schools K-12 nurses

The seminar covered: • How to recognize Exercise Induced Asthma and what to do. • Activities that put student-athletes at greater risk for developing asthma. • Approximately 70% of asthmatics suffer from allergies. • Treating allergies results in improved asthma control. • Albuterol may become weight-based because of our child obesity problem. • The consequences Continue Reading

Food Allergies

Some even develop tolerances to peanuts. Oral Allergy Syndrome is an interesting subclass of Food Allergies in which patients develop mild oral and perioral pruritis, tingling, and angioedema to certain raw fruits and vegetables because the fruits and vegetables share allergenic proteins with unrelated plant pollens. For instance, patients with birch pollen allergy may develop Continue Reading

Clinic provides asthma training to Virginia Beach PE Teachers & Nurses

A community partnership between Virginia Beach City Public Schools and Allergy & Asthma Specialists is helping educate PE Teachers and nurses at all grade levels about Exercise Induced Asthma and mimic Exercise Induced Asthma. The in-service training consisted of six seminars at various Virginia Beach public schools from August – October. The seminars were conducted Continue Reading