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Crystal Lake IL residents share community with allergist team specialized in identifying, treating allergic conditions

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You may have thought you were in the clear. After all, you never had an allergy as a child. Then, to your alarm, you began experiencing eyes so watery and itchy it’s sometimes tough to drive. You’re missing more work because of the unbearable itch, congestion and sneezing. You can’t run outside or enjoy sports as you did without the roof of your mouth itching uncontrollably, or the sinus pressure cuts your workout short. It wasn’t supposed to happen like this. You’re a grown-up, after all.

Shattering the myth

The truth is, half of new allergies occur in adults, most often after age 40. Frequently we have animal dander, pollen, dust mites, and mold to blame for our adult-onset allergy.

What you think is a “new” allergy may be a flare of an old allergy. The kids that so commonly develop allergies may find these disruptive symptoms subside, only to reappear later in life.

Maybe symptoms that were so mild you and your family never thought to see a doctor are now strong. Maybe the allergy itself has evolved, what started as an intermittent spring allergy, for instance, has become a more persistent mold or mite allergy. Perhaps you are simply more exposed to allergens now as an adult than you were as a kid; for instance, maybe your job or a career change is prompting you to be around latex, wood dust or grain, all common allergens.

Even relocating to a different home or part of the country can put you in close proximity to triggers you didn’t even know you had, such as chemicals coming from a nearby highway.

Just because you are older doesn’t mean you can’t develop allergies. It’s no excuse to suffer anymore.

Our allergists, Drs. Noga Askenazi, and Eugenia Hahn, can diagnose, treat, and help you prevent allergies and related allergic conditions. What’s more, as board-certified professionals, you can be assured at Advanced Allergy & Asthma Associates and Food Allergy Center of Illinois we are on the leading edge of safe and effective treatment options.

Medications and other therapies to treat your allergy may include:

  • Lifestyle changes centered on avoidance or minimizing exposure to the irritant
  • OTC or prescription antihistamines, decongestants, steroid pills, creams, ointments
  • Allergy shots or immunotherapy to change the immune system’s tolerance of, response to allergens

For the best allergy treatment, see an allergist. Crystal Lake IL residents, our compassionate and advanced approach to these specialized conditions is conveniently located on Route 176, just west of Route 31. Make an appointment to see us by calling 847 888 8802.

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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.