Crystal Lake area patients ask about trouble breathing and coughing due to allergies

At Advanced Allergy & Asthma Associates, Inc, we understand how bothersome it can be when allergies cause chronic coughing and trouble breathing. These problems due to allergies in patients around the areas of Elgin and Crystal Lake, IL, can significantly impact one’s quality of life. If you are dealing with constant problems due to seasonal or environmental allergies, we can help!

Chronic cough

Chronic coughing can not only be a nuisance, but it may be a sign of other coexisting conditions that may require attention to improve one’s health, sleep, and overall quality of life. Coughing is the body’s normal reaction to irritants that impact the lungs. The body coughs to help in clearing away phlegm, pollutants, and irritations from the airways. While some small bouts of coughing are normal, there is a point when a cough lasts too long and becomes a troublesome, chronic issue. Any cough that lasts longer than six weeks may require medical attention. Determining the cause of the cough is the first step in getting a proper diagnosis and discussing treatment options.

Difficulty breathing from allergies

Patients who have allergic reactions to their environment may not only deal with coughing but may experience difficulty breathing. Trouble breathing may be a sign of a more serious condition such as asthma. Asthma can be a life-long condition for some patients and may require treatment to reduce the signs and symptoms. Patients who are having trouble breathing on a daily basis may start to avoid exercise or socialization and may be putting their health at risk. By visiting with the team at Advanced Allergy & Asthma Associates, Inc, patients can get a proper diagnosis of their condition and speak to Drs. Noga Askenazi, Eugenia Hahn, and Physician Assistant Meredith Cirrincione about the benefits of treatment.

What treatments are recommended?

Patients who have a chronic cough or trouble breathing from allergies may require treatment to help put their minds at ease and reduce the conditions that impact their daily lives. For patients with difficulty breathing, conditions such as asthma may be present. Asthma is often treated with medical inhalers to reopen airways and help patients breathe properly. Patients who have a chronic cough may also have an underlying condition that requires an evaluation. Coughing may also indicate that a patient has been infected with COVID-19, or coronavirus, and may need further testing, evaluation, and treatment. Knowing the difference between COVID coughs and coughing due to allergies can be determined with the assistance of a medical professional at Advanced Allergy & Asthma Associates, Inc.

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Crystal Lake and Elgin, IL area patients, struggling with chronic cough and difficulty breathing from allergies are strongly encouraged to book an appointment at Advanced Allergy & Asthma Associates, Inc, to find a solution that works for them. If you are interested in requesting a visit, we invite you to call (847) 888-8802 to schedule a time at either of our two practice locations in the community. We accept new patients and look forward to meeting you!

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Advanced Allergy & Asthma Associates

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.