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Elgin specialists identify, deploy safest treatment for allergy sufferers with a wide range of medical backgrounds

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You may have heard that allergy and asthma are not treatable conditions; however, this is misleading. You can stop, decrease, control, and even prevent the symptoms that have brought you to this website and to the specialists at Advanced Allergy & Asthma Associates and Food Allergy Center of Illinois.

You can get relief and improve the quality of your life with a number of different symptom treatment options. That said, there are a number of considerations associated with the proper treatment for you. In some cases, no one treatment may be sufficient for your case. For instance, you may require both a quick-relief option such as an epinephrine delivery device as well as long-term control medications.

One of these considerations is pre-existing medical problems. Anytime you have a chronic medical problem and introduce another medication, you run the risk of unwanted side effects and complications. Reactions to these drugs can occur if you have the following types of conditions, including:

  • Hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism
  • Diabetes
  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Liver or kidney diseases
  • Glaucoma
  • Prostate problems
  • Heart disease

Isolating just one of these serious conditions, heart disease, some OTC medications have been associated with side effects such as an increased heart rate or elevated blood pressure. These drugs may have been bought off the shelf with the understanding of easing common symptoms such as allergy eyes; only patients unknowingly exacerbate existing cardiovascular problems with them. The combination of decongestants and high blood pressure can potentially trigger big problems by constricting blood vessels throughout the body, not only those tubes related to the swollen membranes of the nose responsible for those disruptive symptoms.

Since Drs. Noga Askenazi and Eugenia Hahn have made allergy and asthma relief their life’s work, they are equipped to match the best, safest medications and therapies to you and your unique medical history and situation. The treatment should not be worse than the symptoms you are already experiencing. To find out more about the best allergy treatment for you, schedule an appointment at our office in Elgin 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.