Treatment for food allergy patients in Elgin, IL

Treatment for food allergy patients in Elgin, IL

At Advanced Allergy and Asthma Associates, our professionals are here to help patients in Elgin, IL, and beyond, with a variety of allergy services. We offer diagnosis and treatment of food and environmental allergies. Additionally, for patients who have food allergies, we offer emergency solutions including epinephrine delivery devices.

What is an Epi injectable pens?

An Epi injectable pen is an epinephrine delivery device that is used when patients with a food allergy develop a reaction. For some patients, allergies may cause their throat to close and make it impossible to breathe. Epinephrine is a medication that almost immediately provides relief, and allows the patient time to get to a physician for an evaluation after they have come in contact with their specific food allergen. Drs. Noga Askenazi, and Eugenia Hahn finds that the epinephrine delivery device is the best treatment for food allergies when they occur.

What are the benefits of epinephrine?

There are many reasons patients who have been diagnosed with food allergies may choose to use epinephrine delivery devices. This medication is:

  • Readily available
  • Great for emergencies
  • Easy to use
  • Simple to obtain from a doctor

Epinephrine is the first line of defense when patients have a life-threatening allergic reaction not only to food, but to insect bites or certain types of medications. While the medication may have some minor side effects, such as sweating, increased heart rate, and nervousness, it can be extremely beneficial when needed. Patients who use their device will still need to see their doctor immediately following the incident for an evaluation.

Ready to discuss treatment for your allergies or asthma?

The team at Advanced Allergy and Asthma Associates, Drs. Noga Askenazi, and Eugenia Hahn are here to assist patients in the areas of Crystal Lake, and Elgin, Illinois. Call (847) 888-8802 today to book a consultation appointment with a member of our team and learn about treatment options for your overall health and wellness. We encourage patients to visit our Elgin, IL area practice at 2445 Westfield Drive, Suite 501 or visit our other locations in Crystal Lake for comprehensive care and effective solutions!

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Dr. Noga Askenazi | Dr. Eugenia Hahn | Meredith Cirrincione | Tonilyn Hatch

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.

Tonilyn Hatch is a Board-certified Physician Assistant who has been working as a PA in Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology for the past 10 years. She has a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from Midwestern University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Brigham Young University. Also, she is a Member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and AAPA: Association of PAs in Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. As a lifelong allergy and asthma patient herself, she understands the effects these health issues can have on daily life. She prides herself in taking time to educate her patients on their medical conditions and then developing personalized treatment plans for each of her patients. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, relaxing at home, spending time with her nephews in Arizona and niece in New Mexico, and attending sporting events.