ALLERGYSA BLOG

COVID-19 Asthma Dilemma
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COVID-19 creates new dilemma for parents with asthmatic children

AllergySA's Medical Director, Dr. Joseph Diaz, was recently interviewed about how COVID-19 creates a dilemma for parents when your child has been diagnosed with asthma. While you may be ready to return back to work, finding childcare is…
Coronavirus information for patients
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Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As we continue to see the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19), we feel it is important to share with you what AllergySA is doing to help slow the spread while continuing to provide critical care to our patients.
Express News First Drug to Treat Peanut Allergies
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San Antonio Express-News: San Antonio Clinics to Offer First Drug To Treat Peanut Allergies

Dr. Lukena Karkhanis and AllergySA were featured on the front page the San Antonio Express-News on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 as one of the first clinics in San Antonio to offer the newly approved peanut allergy drug, named Palforzia. “This…
Dr. Karkhanis Palforzia Peanut Allergy News4
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New Peanut Allergy Treatment

  Dr. Lukena Karkhanis of AllergySA was interviewed by  News4SanAntonio.com on the first ever FDA approved treatment for peanut allergies named Palforzia. "[A peanut allergy] restricts where they can vacation, it restricts where…
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Is the Flu Shot Safe If I Am Allergic to Eggs?

With flu season just around the corner comes the very common question: “Can I get a flu shot if I am allergic to eggs?” Most types of influenza vaccine contain a very small amount of egg protein causing people to second guess the safety…
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Distribution Halted for Ranitidine (Generic for Zantac)

Distribution has been halted for generic Ranitidine after an announcement that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating medications containing ranitidine that may have a possible link to cancer. This generic medication…
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Ragweed Allergy

The primary reason for fall allergies in the United States is ragweed pollen. A ragweed plant only lives one season, but it is very powerful. A single plant can produce up to 1 billion pollen grains. These grains are very lightweight and float…
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Back to School with Asthma

As the summer comes to an end, preparing for school is the number one priority for parents around the globe. But, parents of children with asthma need to take extra measures to assure that their child’s health is top priority when at school.…
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Manejo de alergias alimentarias en la escuela

Es la temporada de regreso a la escuela y eso conlleva grandes responsabilidades para preparar a su estudiante para el año que viene. Para aquellos con alergias a los alimentos, prepararse para la temporada de otoño significa hacer un esfuerzo…
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Managing Food Allergies at School

It is back to school season and with that comes big responsibilities getting your student ready for the year ahead. For those with food allergies, preparing for the fall season means going the extra mile to have a safe and healthy school year.…
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5 Ways to Avoid An Insect Sting This Summer

We are officially halfway through summer which means a sting from a bee, hornet, wasp, or fire ant is more likely to occur while enjoying outdoor activities. In this blog, we’ll explore what to look out for if you do get stung and how to…
Boy drinking milk
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What you need to know about food allergies and your child

No parent wants to see their child suffer. As a parent, one of the worst fears is that one’s child will or has developed a food allergy. Whether inherited or not, food allergies are more common in children, with research showing that…