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The leaders in Allergy & Asthma Care.

We pride ourselves in taking the time to understand each patient’s concerns and work effectively alongside our highly skilled support staff to make certain we provide the highest quality care available.

Allergy Partners of the upstate

is a member of the nation’s largest single specialty practice in Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Our dedicated Physicians will develop a comprehensive treatment program to bring your life into balance.

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  • Increased severity of allergic reactions in women: Is estrogen to blame?
    May 8, 2015
    Previous research indicates that women tend to experience more severe allergic reactions - anaphylaxis – than men. The reason behind this has remained somewhat of a mystery, however, a new study published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology suggests estrogen could be to blame.
  • Ask the Expert: “I have hives. I must have allergies.”
    April 28, 2015
    Your Allergy Partners physician would likely respond to the above statement with a cautious “maybe.” Hives, like many of the responses of the body, can be caused by many stimuli, not just allergies. Take, for instance, the similar example of sneezing. Sneezing is a common allergic symptom; however, we all know that non-allergic stimuli can cause sneezing, from infections due to the common cold to irritants in the air (pepper, for example). In a likewise fashion, hives can be due to allergic and non-allergic causes.
  • Intranasal influenza vaccination is well-tolerated in egg allergic children with asthma or recurrent wheeze
    April 23, 2015
    Nobody likes getting a shot, especially children. However, US health guidelines recommend annual influenza vaccination of children, especially those with asthma, and including those with egg allergy. Live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) is an intranasal vaccine administered via the nose licensed for use in children. However, this vaccine contains egg protein and it is currently suggested that it not be used on children with egg allergy. Furthermore, North American guidelines recommend against its use in children with asthma. Thus, asthmatic or egg allergic children receive a traditional flu shot
  • Food Allergen Panel Testing Often Results in Misdiagnosis of Food Allergy
    April 14, 2015
    Food allergies have become an increasing public health issue. Recent studies now indicate that nearly 1 in 13 children are diagnosed with food allergy. Food allergies are triggered when the immune system make a special type of antibody, called IgE, directed against foods. On re-exposure to the food, the IgE antibody can trigger severe, even life threatening allergic reactions.
  • Do I Have Food Allergy?
    April 10, 2015
    Do I Have Food Allergy? Food allergies are due to an immune system reaction that occurs soon after eating a certain food. They affect about one in twenty Americans, with cases occurring at any age, but most commonly in babies and young children. While any food may cause an allergic reaction, eight types of food account for about 90 percent of food allergies: milk, egg, soy, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish and fish.
 

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