At Fairfield County Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Associates, PC (FCAAIA), we believe educated patients are more in control of their asthma and/or allergies. Our goal is to help you get the best care possible. That's why we strive to share our knowledge and be accessible to you. We're here to help!
Our practice has been serving Fairfield County, CT for over 30 years. Our doctors are Diplomates of the American Board of allergy and Immunology. Adult and pediatric allergy, asthma and clinical immunology with offices in Norwalk, Greenwich, Stamford, and Ridgefield.
If you have an immediate emergency, please call 911 first.
All offices will close at 12:00 noon on Monday 12/31, They will be closed all day Tuesday 1/1/2019. The offices will resume their regular schedules on Weds. 1/2/19. Happy New Year!
Influenza vaccine (flu shots) will be available in the Norwalk, Stamford, and Greenwich offices on MONDAY, OCTOBER 1.
Please call to schedule an appointment for your flu shot.
We do not carry the “high dose” flu shots recommended for people 65 and older.
FCAAIA Notes: Chronic urticaria (hives present for 6 week or longer) is a frustrating problem although it is usually a completely benign condition. It is rarely from an identifiable and avoidable trigger. Antihistamines are the main stay of treatment but many patients do not so well enough with only one dose a day. Current guidelines for the care of chronic urticaria all agree that the doses may be pushed to 4 times the labelled dose. Frequently, patients need to “mix and match” to find the combination that works best for them, as there is never an antihistamine that is always best. Continue reading “ANTIHISTAMINE UPDOSING IN CHRONIC URTICARIA – IS THERE ENOUGH EVIDENCE?”
FCAAIA Notes: Despite the warnings of this article, chlorhexidine (an antiseptic used on the skin) is really quite safe. Nonetheless it can trigger severe allergic reactions. I have taken care of a few patients with chlorhexidine-induced anaphylaxis, none of whom I reported to the FDA (maybe I should have?). This suggests to me that the FDA’s awareness of 52 cases is a gross underestimate of the prevalence reactions.
Just because something is over-the-counter (OTC) it is not necessarily safer than prescription medications. Many OTC medications were once only available by prescription Continue reading “FDA: CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE MAY CAUSE ALLERGIC REACTIONS”
FCAAIA Notes: I firmly believe that patients and families with food allergy must “live their lives”. Far too often, I see people crippled by fear because of food allergy. A big part of my advice is, “Relax!” Do not let your food allergy control you; you should control your food allergy.
There is a misconception about the frequency of fatal food anaphylaxis. There are fewer than 100 (and perhaps as few as 20) food-anaphylactic fatalities per year in the United States. That does not imply we should be cavalier. In contrast, it is important to remain vigilant and diligent. Continue reading “EATING OUT WITH A FOOD ALLERGY IN THE UK: CHANGE IN THE EATING OUT PRACTICES OF CONSUMERS WITH FOOD ALLERGY FOLLOWING INTRODUCTION OF ALLERGEN INFORMATION LEGISLATION”
FCAAIA Notes: Just some fun facts to know and tell here. There are so many misconceptions about so many aspects of allergic disease that our patients frequently arrive with preconceived notions.
Many non-allergist physicians also hold tight to misconceptions. Continue reading “5 MYTHS ABOUT OCULAR ALLERGIES”