Residents of Illinois seek highly effective allergy and asthma treatments

Residents of Illinois seek highly effective allergy and asthma treatments

Allergies can diminish the quality of life of adults and children. A number of allergens can lead to various symptoms. Fortunately, the caring team of doctors at Advanced Allergy & Asthma Associates and Food Allergy Center of Illinois can help. In addition to treating allergies, they treat allergic diseases such as asthma. Our team provides safe and effective treatments in our offices in Crystal Lake and Elgin

Providing relief to allergies

We offer immunotherapy allergy treatment which involves shots that help the body adjust to an allergen. Although the shots do not cure the allergies, they can help improve symptoms and reduce allergic reactions. It is important to explore treatment if allergy medications have not worked or symptoms last more than three months a year.

Treatment involves visiting the doctor one or twice a week for several months. A shot will be administered in the upper arm, containing a tiny amount of the allergen, which could be pollen, pet dander, dust mites mold, or bee venom. Eventually the dose will gradually increase. Then, there is usually a shot every two to four weeks for four to five months. Over time, allergy symptoms could disappear.

Treating asthma

Asthma causes inflammation and narrowing of the airways. Periods of coughing, shortness of breath, tightening of the chest, and wheezing are known as asthma attacks. These attacks are often, though not always, brought on by inhaling allergens. Since allergies and asthma often coexist, lung function tests may be recommended. A spirometry device measures a number of functional indicators to pinpoint the source of breathing troubles, including but not limited to asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema.

We will develop a treatment plan to meet the individual needs of the patient. Over-the-counter medications and products may be prescribed to relieve symptoms. Another treatment method could involve making changes to lifestyle. Avoiding or minimizing exposure to an offending allergen can improve quality of life.

In excellent hands

Advanced Allergy and Asthma Associates and Food Allergy Center of Illinois have the training and expertise to identify the right treatment for you. If you are suffering from allergies or asthma, schedule a consultation with one of our doctors today by calling (847) 888-8802.

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Meredith Cirrincione | Dr. Noga Askenazi

Amy Schack, a distinguished board-certified Physician Associate, brings a wealth of expertise to patient care. Specializing in allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, asthma, and rashes, Amy is renowned for her commitment to excellence and compassionate approach. With a background in immediate care and orthopedics, she holds a Master's in Physician Assistant studies from Midwestern University and a Bachelor of Science from Northern Illinois University. A member of esteemed professional associations, including the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Association of PAs in Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, Amy Schack instills confidence, ensuring you can trust her unwavering dedication to your health and well-being.

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.

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, Ascension Health, 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.