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.
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FCAAIA Notes: I do not want to see my patients with food allergy crippled by their dietary limitations. They and their families should live entirely normal lives with exception of avoiding the offending food(s).
I know accidents happen, so like the Boy Scouts, it is important to “Be Prepared”. Continue reading “KIDS WITH FOOD ALLERGIES OFTEN PUT AT RISK BY THEIR PARENTS”
FCAAIA Notes: If you surf the internet, read magazines at the grocery checkout, or talk to your friends and neighbors you are going to read or hear about all the bad things gluten does to you. What about walking through the grocery store or going to your favorite restaurant? There are dozens of “gluten-free” options. With all this exposure to the dangers of gluten, it must be REALLY bad for you right? Well, not for most people who don’t have Celiac Disease or non-Celiac gluten gastrointestinal disorders.
But, is it BAD to avoid gluten if you don’t need to? Continue reading “GLUTEN-FREE DIETS: HEALTHY OR POTENTIALLY TOXIC?”
FCAAIA Notes: It is encouraging that asthma is a less common cause of school absence and hospitalization than it was, but that doesn’t necessarily mean overall asthma control is that much better. Maybe we are treating more aggressively and earlier to avoid the necessity of hospitalization and thus getting children back to school sooner.
One of the best ways to avoid asthma exacerbations is to maintain the best possible control BETWEEN flares. Far too often, I see children and adults with asthma who think they are fine on a day-to-day basis but have frequent symptoms, poor sleep, exercise intolerance, and low lung function. Bodies are smart; Continue reading “CDC: PEDIATRIC ASTHMA CONTROL IMPROVING IN U.S.”
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?”