ALLERGYSA BLOG

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Refreshing, Allergy-friendly Recipes for the Summer

Kids are home for the summer and this heat is unreal. You need to keep them busy while you work from home. What do you do?   Family time can be a great and memorable time these days, and what better way to spend time together than by making…
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What is Eosinophilic Asthma?

Eosinophils are a type of white blood cell in our body that helps fight off parasitic infections and cancers. They also play a role in allergic reactions. They make up a small fraction of our white blood cells, and the number of eosinophils…
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10 Asthma Myth Busters

Asthma is an extremely common lung condition in the United States- approximately 26 million children and adults suffer from it. With so many people having this condition, there are bound to be rumors and myths that come with it. Today, we will…
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What You Need to Know About Palforzia

AllergySA is the first clinic in San Antonio to introduce Palforzia. We have, since, been named second in the nation to have a patient reach maintenance phase.  Since Palforzia has been successful, many parents are interested in this treatment…
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15 Allergy Friendly & Affordable Easter Candy

Easter is right around the corner and we want to make sure that you are fully aware of what your children will eat this weekend. We have made a list of 15 affordable Easter treats that exclude some of the most common allergens so you can…
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Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Issued for Emergency Use Authorization

UPDATE 4/13/21: The Texas Department of State Health Services is asking vaccine providers in Texas to pause all administration of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine following the CDC's recommendation as it investigates six reported…

COVID-19 Vaccine

AllergySA continues to monitor the approval of COVID-19 Vaccinations in the United States and the distribution/availability within our San Antonio community. We will continue to update our patients with information as we receive it.   Who…
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Is It Mountain Cedar Allergies or COVID-19?

  Are you feeling a slight sniffle, cough or headache? This winter brings an extra layer of worry for mountain cedar sufferers as they try to decipher the difference between mountain cedar allergies and COVID-19. The CDC has shared…
Peanut Allergy Patient
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First Patient Reaches Maintenance Phase of Palforzia® – New FDA Approved Peanut Allergy Treatment

Congratulations to Claire for being our first peanut allergy patient to reach the maintenance phase of Palforzia®. Palforzia® is the first and only standardized oral immunotherapy treatment approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration…
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…