Allergen testing in Crystal Lake and Elgin, Illinois

Allergen testing in Crystal Lake and Elgin, Illinois

Seasonal allergies can make school or work feel impossible, and they can also trigger asthma. If allergies are affecting your quality of life, Dr. Askenazi and staff can help. Advanced Allergy & Asthma Associates offers allergy and lung function testing to patients in Crystal Lake and Elgin, Illinois. We want to provide relief to patients who suffer from allergies.  Please visit our website to find out the daily pollen count to help manage your daily symptoms.  

Allergies and pollen count

More than 50 million Americans suffer from hay fever each year. Allergies are triggered when your body identifies an ordinarily harmless foreign substance, such as pollen, as a threat. This will trigger an immune response, and you may suffer from sneezing, headaches, watery eyes, and respiratory issues. While some people only suffer from mild allergies, others deal with constant sneezing, difficulty sleeping, and painful headaches.

Dr. Askenazi or Meredith can perform an allergy testing to identify your triggers and diagnose the extent of your problem. Once you’ve identified your triggers, you can adjust your lifestyle and prepare for hay fever based on the activity of common allergens, such as ragweed, mold, and tree pollen. They can also work to reduce your symptoms through a safe, effective treatment plan.

Immunotherapy allergy treatment

While there are medications that can help your symptoms, they can also carry unwanted side effects. Luckily, there are advanced ways to provide long-term results that reduce your need for allergy medication.

Immunotherapy allergy treatment involves progressive dosing with allergens that trigger your immune system. These treatments are generally recommended for people who suffer from allergies for three months a year or more. During the initial treatment, you’ll come to the office for allergy shots once a week. Each dose will have slightly more of the allergen, and over time you’ll reduce your visits to about once a month. During that time, your body’s immune system improves, and you can expect to start feeling benefit within a year.


Call us at (847) 888-8802 or Schedule an Appointment today.

Start your treatment plan today

Hay fever can change your enjoyment of the outdoors and make going outside miserable during the nicest times of the year. If you suffer from allergies, don’t hesitate to reach out for help. In addition to allergy treatments, Dr. Askenazi and staff will also educate you about ways to enjoy the good weather and change your living space to be allergy-friendly, including the use of air filters for your space and cleaning tips to help you sleep better at night and feel better during the day.

They will also help you improve your routine for fighting allergies. To learn more about our allergy treatment options, contact our office in Crystal Lake or Eglin Illinois today at (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.