ALLERGYSA BLOG

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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.   NEW…
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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…
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…