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Allergy Counts at Advanced Allergy & Asthma Associates in Crystal Lake Illinois Area
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, Dr. Hahn, and Meredith 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 … Continue Reading

Allergy telehealth services provided by allergy & asthma doctor in Crystal Lake and Elgin, IL

Telemedicine is becoming increasingly common amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, but it has actually been used for many years by doctors and hospitals across the globe to provide care when people need it most. No longer just a solution for getting medical care when you are on a vacation or otherwise unable to physically get to your doctor’s office, telehealth services are an effective way of delivering and receiving allergy and asthma care. At Advanced Allergy & Asthma Associates in Crystal Lake and Elgin, IL, we are proud to offer this convenient, safe, and time-saving service to our patients. What are the benefits of telemedicine for … Continue Reading

Recommended tips for Spring allergy relief from Elgin, IL area allergist

At Advanced Allergy and Asthma Associates in Elgin, IL, we see many patients who struggle with seasonal allergies. When people think of seasonal allergies, they often associate them with springtime when new growth is occurring in trees, grasses, and flowers. Unfortunately, millions of Americans deal with allergies caused by tree and grass pollen throughout spring and into summer, typically between the months of March through June. These patients may experience problems such as itchy, watery eyes or runny noses. Visiting an allergist can provide patients with tips on dealing with fall allergies and how to seek relief. Tips for fall … Continue Reading

Learn about treatment options for sinusitis infection in Crystal Lake, IL area practice

At Advanced Allergy and Asthma Associates, our team of professionals are able to provide a wide range of treatment options for patients who are dealing with certain conditions, including that of sinusitis. This infection can develop in patients who have severe allergies in the area of Crystal Lake, IL. What is sinusitis? Sinusitis is sometimes referred to as a sinus infection. There are sinus cavities that reside in the center of the facial area that hold mucus. When these nasal passages become inflamed and infected, this can result in sinusitis. This condition can be extremely painful for many due to … Continue Reading

What are the benefits of visiting an allergist in the Elgin, IL area?

Many patients in the area of Elgin, IL who are faced with asthma or allergies may wonder about the benefits of visiting a specialist such as an allergist versus a traditional primary care physician. The team of Advanced Allergy and Asthma Associates – Drs. Noga Askenazi, and Eugenia Hahn are all here to provide specialty services to patients in and around the communities of Elgin, and Crystal Lake. What services are available with our team of allergists? At Advanced Allergy and Asthma Associates, we provide the services below: Allergy treatment Asthma diagnosis and treatment Lung function testing Specialty testing Skin … Continue Reading

Understanding and Treating Eczema in Illinois

Skin conditions such as eczema can affect children and adults alike. It is believed that anywhere from 10-20% of babies have eczema, and approximately 3% of adults and children do as well. Some babies grow out of the condition while others struggle with it off and on for the remainder of their life as a chronic problem. Knowing more about the condition and how it works can help patients in the Illinois area in better understanding it and treating it in a way that is both effective and efficient. The allergists at Advanced Allergy and Asthma Associates and Food Allergy … Continue Reading

Common Causes and Symptoms of Eczema in Elgin

Eczema is a condition that affects children and adults in the United States, and is a medical condition that results in the skin becoming irritated and inflamed. There are different types of eczema which means that allergists such as Drs. Noga Askenazi, and Eugenia Hahn need to provide individuals an appropriate diagnosis before being able to address the issue. At Advanced Allergy and Asthma Associates and Food Allergy Center of Illinois is Elgin, we understand that this condition is present in up to 20% of infants and 3% of adults and children. Some patients have mild issues with it early … Continue Reading

Patients in Crystal Lake ask Allergy Center: Why do some allergies strike in adulthood?

About half of all new allergies occur in adults, frequently in those in their forties. The most common causes of allergies that start in adulthood are pollen, dust mites, mold, and animal dander. Certain food allergies can emerge after years of eating the food with no reaction. Some allergies may seem to strike unexpectedly, but may actually be childhood allergies that have faded then reappeared. The allergy may also have been present but not diagnosed until the symptoms worsened. Symptoms may seem more severe in adulthood because of several factors: The immune system has become sensitized to the trigger, creating … Continue Reading

Patients in Elgin ask Allergy Specialist about immunotherapy for insect sting allergies

An allergic reaction to an insect bite can develop at any age, even if prior stings had no adverse reaction. Hymenoptera is the name for a severe reaction to insect venom, affecting about three percent of adults and one percent of children. The insects most commonly causing this condition are honey bees, hornets, yellow jackets, fire ants, and wasps. While an unpleasant sensation, venom stings most often create a mild reaction such as redness, pain, or swelling that may last up to a few days. Some patients, however, experience a systemic allergy to insect venom, which can be a life-threatening … Continue Reading

Patients in Illinois ask an Allergist, “How are food allergies diagnosed?”

Allergic reactions to foods may present in various ways, including hives, rashes, intestinal discomfort, shortness of breath, anaphylaxis, or allergic rhinitis. The allergy occurs through two interactions of the immune system. First, immunoglobulin E, (IgE) a form of protein that is referred to as an antibody circulates in the blood. For some individuals, this antibody will form in reaction to certain foods. This condition is generally inherited from parents, who may have experienced any form of allergy, including hay fever, asthma, or hives. When an individual eats an allergen food, the body forms excess amounts of the antibody, IgE, which … Continue Reading