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Why Elgin area residents should visit an allergy clinic for allergy and asthma symptoms

At Advanced Allergy and Asthma Associates, we provide accurate diagnosis and effective treatment for all our patients from Elgin and beyond. Our team of physicians and nurses has expertise and experience in the identification, diagnosis, and treatment of various allergies.

What is an allergy?

An allergy is a reaction to a substance that is typically harmless to non-allergic individuals. These allergens can vary and include anything from foods to dust to insects. Research published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that at least one in five Americans suffer from allergies.

Symptoms of Allergies:

  • Watery, itchy eyes
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Hives
  • Rashes
  • Fatigue

Common treatment for allergies

Our goal is to help patients by properly identifying the allergens and prescribing medications that can prevent or eliminate symptoms.

After performing specialized tests, we can provide patients with the answers to help prevent allergic reactions. One of the most effective forms of treatment is avoidance of the allergen.

What is asthma?

Asthma is a respiratory condition. Patients who suffer from asthma experience inflamed, narrow and swollen airways which can make breathing difficult. Asthma can range in severity from minor to affect everyday life. Asthma can also lead to life-threatening attacks.

Symptoms of Asthma:

  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Fast breathing
  • Wheezing
  • Chest tightness
  • Anxiety
  • Throat irritation
  • Increased heart rate

Common treatments for asthma

Asthma is most commonly treated using rescue inhalers to treat symptoms or control inhalers to prevent them. Patients with more severe asthma may require longer-acting inhalers or medications.

At Advanced Allergy and Asthma Associates, our patients receive high quality care and specialty testing to accurately identify specific allergens and effectively control asthma. If you are in the Elgin area and want relief from your symptoms, contact us today to learn more about our testing and treatment services.

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Dr. Noga Askenazi, Advanced Allergy & Asthma Associates

Advanced Allergy & Asthma Associates

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

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.