When to see an allergist who serves the St. Charles, IL area

When to see an allergist who serves the St. Charles, IL area

Allergic conditions may affect the skin, eyes, nose, throat, and even the lungs. Some people have allergies from the time they are quite young. Others develop allergic responses to environmental elements, foods, or medicines over time. The difficulty with allergies is that if you aren’t familiar with the nature of the allergic condition, symptoms may be missed or mistaken for something they are not.

For many, it is not until they begin working with a skilled allergist in the St. Charles, IL area that they discover the true extent of their symptoms. An allergist may also be called an immunologist, a Board certified physician who has chosen to focus on the diagnosis and treatment of immunological diseases and allergies.

Dr. Askenazi, and Dr. Hahn are nationally recognized allergists and can help determine if your symptoms are related to allergies and, if so, determine the source of the allergic response. This may be food or some other trigger. In addition to investigative efforts, they are also able to administer innovative forms of treatment to alleviate symptoms. Studies performed on asthma patients have shown that those under the care of a doctor specializing in allergy treatment experience fewer trips to the emergency room and are less likely to require hospitalization related to asthma. Chronic sinusitis, headaches and cough are often related to chronic inflammatory disease with underlying allergies.

Determining when you may need to see an allergist is the big question. Many people are referred to an allergist by their primary physicians. However, there are millions who attempt to treat conditions with over the counter medications, and still more who never realize their unpleasant symptoms are due to allergies.

Recognizing the need for specialized treatment can be life changing. Here are some of the reasons that might compel you to see an allergist:

  • Breathing difficulties or asthma that limits your quality of life, keeping you from work, school, or exercise.
  • You have been hospitalized after an asthmatic episode.
  • You get frequent sinus infections or have nasal symptoms that negatively affect your lifestyle.
  • Allergic rhinitis or asthma does not respond to non-prescriptions or current prescription medications, or such remedies produce undesirable side effects.
  • You notice symptoms, either mild or severe, after consuming specific foods or a food group.
  • Skin is regularly irritated, with itchiness or rash.
  • You experience hives.
  • Bee stings or bug bites produce a severe reaction.
  • You have eczema – patches of skin that are extremely dry and itchy, red, or scaly.

The Advanced Allergy & Asthma Associates/Food Allergy Center of Illinois is a practice committed to results through personalized care. Their team treats patients from St. Charles, Geneva, and surrounding cities. Dr. Askenazi, and Dr. Hahn look forward to meeting you. Contact them at (847) 888-8802 to experience the finest in allergy treatments.

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Dr. Noga Askenazi | Dr. Eugenia Hahn | Meredith Cirrincione | Tonilyn Hatch

Dr. Noga Askenazi is a nationally recognized asthma and allergy specialist who is board certified in pediatric and adult allergy. Her areas of special interest are innovative treatment of rashes, sinusitis, food allergies, asthma and immune disorders. She was past President of the ISAAI (Illinois Society of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology), works on state and national committees for advancement of the allergy field and is a consultant for Advocate, AMITA, Northwestern amongst other health care systems. Her joy is helping patients reach their goals after together determining best treatments. Her staff and patients are a chosen family, and she invests in their happiness. She enjoys gardening, biking and cooking to good music.

Dr. Eugenia Hahn is a highly recognized board certified allergist and immunologist who treats patients of all ages. Her areas of special interest are food allergy, eczema, and asthma. She is president of the Illinois Society of Allergy & Asthma, a National Committee leader of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, a member of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology working on new treatment options for patients. She is a consultant for Advocate, Northwestern, AMITA, Northwest Community healthcare systems amongst many others. Her patients mean everything to her as she takes pride in finding the why behind the problem. She enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

Meredith Cirrincione is a board certified Physician Assistant and specializes in treating allergies, with a focus on asthma, rashes, environmental allergies, chemical and food allergies. She holds a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from The Chicago Medical School - Rosalind Franklin University of Health Sciences. She is a Fellow member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants, and the Association of PAs in Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. She likes to approach things holistically. She is a strong patient advocate and adored by her patients. She enjoys singing, reading, cooking, and the great outdoors.

Tonilyn Hatch is a Board-certified Physician Assistant who has been working as a PA in Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology for the past 10 years. She has a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from Midwestern University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Brigham Young University. Also, she is a Member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and AAPA: Association of PAs in Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. As a lifelong allergy and asthma patient herself, she understands the effects these health issues can have on daily life. She prides herself in taking time to educate her patients on their medical conditions and then developing personalized treatment plans for each of her patients. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, relaxing at home, spending time with her nephews in Arizona and niece in New Mexico, and attending sporting events.