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Summer Picnics and Insect allergies

No one likes to see bugs at their picnic, but those with allergies often have more to worry about than a fly near their sandwich. A bite can trigger life-threatening reactions for many people. Here’s what to look out for and how best to keep yourself safe. Stingers The most concerning responses to bites often […]

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7 Tips for Spring Gardening With Allergies

Spring is in the air — which can mean misery for those living with allergies. But for those who want to see flowers bloom in their backyards, it’s possible to have your garden and enjoy your sanity too. By paying attention to the climate and remaining mindful of the times when you tend personal crops, […]

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AsthmaNC - Asthma Tips for Winter Weather

7 Asthma Tips for Winter Weather

The chill of winter can bring on the wheeze of asthma for many patients. Here are some tips on what you can do to keep control on the condition as the air grows colder. Bundle Up: Cold, dry air will make airways tighten and bring added risk to those with asthma. Wear scarves and face […]

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10 Cookbooks That Respect Your Allergies

10 Cookbooks That Respect Your Allergies

Allergic to everything? That’s fine. Browse through these 10 cookbooks created by the experts—chefs, moms and pediatricians—to create mouth-watering recipes to keep kids safe and parents sane.

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Living With Animals and Allergies - AsthmaNC

Living with Animals and Allergies

Pets are like members of the family, and you can’t kick a loved one out of the house just because they trigger your allergies, right? Most allergists recommend that a pet causing allergy problems for its owner should be removed from the home. However, many owners can’t part with cats and dogs they have loved […]

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Throw a kiddie birthday party with allergy-safe snacks

Throw a kiddie birthday party with allergy-safe snacks

Don’t let food allergies be a party pooper! From allergy-safe snacks to ‘free-from’ cakes and non-edible giveaways, here’s a guide to planning a kid-approved, allergy-free birthday party Whether it’s a barbecue, picnic, or princess-themed party, when it comes to planning a birthday party for your kids, creating a plan for allergies and intolerances has become […]

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Navigating the holiday season with allergies

Navigating the holiday season with allergies

Getting out and about during the holiday season presents certain challenges for those living with allergies. Whether it is a trip to the mall shopping for presents or traveling to spend time with friends or families, here’s a few tips to help you breathe easy through the holiday season. Burning candles and scented sprays What’s […]

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Thanksgiving feast free of allergy anxieties

Thanksgiving feast free of allergy anxieties

The holidays can prove a daunting time for those with food allergies and parents watching what their children eat. But it’s easy to put together a safe feast for Thanksgiving if you just pay attention to labels, stick to natural ingredients and be mindful of the recipes and ingredients that flow from your cornucopia. 1. […]

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food allergies north carolina nut free halloween

Don’t let your nut allergies give you a fright this Halloween

Have nut allergies made Halloween extra spooky? This year, have an allergy-inclusive Halloween with candies, chewing gum and lollipops that won’t drive you ‘nuts’! While giving out goodies to the flock of trick-or-treaters on Halloween, do you fret over their allergy? You’re not alone. Today, since most neighborhoods prefer only factory-wrapped treats over home-baked treats, […]

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Asthma-Less Workouts

Wheeze-Less Workouts

Don't let asthma get in the way of your relationship with fitness (unless your physician advises you otherwise). The key is to do the right kind — and amount — of exercise. Here are 10 asthma-friendly workouts that won’t take your breath away. Would you believe that a sizable number of athletes suffer from asthma? […]

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Eosinophilic esophagitis

What is Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)?

Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by symptoms of esophageal dysfunction and increased eosinophils in the esophagus. Eosinophils are a type of white blood cell that is important for fighting parasitic infections. In allergic conditions such as asthma, environmental and food allergies, eosinophils can increase in certain areas of the body and […]

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coronavirus

Coronavirus Update

May 6, 2020 - Update Important COVID-19 Notice: Asthma & Allergy Specialists is dedicated to the care and safety of our patients. Please review this message to see how we have enhanced our safety and care protocols to better serve you. As we move back to normal operating hours on Monday, May 11 - we […]

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Traveling with Food Allergies

Tips for Traveling During the Holidays When You Have Food Allergies

Having a child with food allergies may place some strain on family vacation and travel. Fear of the unknown and the need to stay close to the comfort zone can make traveling with food allergies quite difficult.

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Teal Pumpkin Event

Teal Pumpkin Project Event - Oct 26

When? Saturday, October 26th, 10am – Noon Where? 14135 Ballantyne Corporate Place Charlotte, NC 28277 The Teal Pumpkin Project encourages the awareness of food allergies and promotes inclusion of all kids for Halloween. This is a ​FOOD FREE​ event where all kids who attend will have an opportunity to trick or treat for small toys, […]

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What is Urticaria (Hives)?

What is Urticaria (Hives)?

Urticaria, the medical term for hives, are itchy wheals on the skin typically caused by the release of histamine from allergy cells.

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antihistamine list

Antihistamine List

An antihistamine is a medication that is typically used for allergy symptom but may also be used for other disorders.

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Food for Thought on Food Allergy Treatment – April 4th at 6pm

We look forward to seeing you at our event on Thursday at 6pm, April 4th, 2019 at our Arboretum office! OIT: Food for Thought on Food Allergy Treatment with Dr. Douglas Johnston.

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Parents of Allergic Kids 5K

Food Allergy Institute of Charlotte is the premiere sponsor for the PAK 5k as part of the Greek Fest with Run for Your Life!

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How to Talk to your Child About their Food Allergy

Here are some tactics you can employ to make it an easier and more positive experience.

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Occupational Asthma

You can probably guess what occupational asthma is: asthma brought on by or made worse by certain work settings. But could you be at risk?

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AsthmaNC - Asthma Tips for Winter Weather

7 Asthma Tips for Winter Weather

The chill of winter can bring on the wheeze of asthma for many patients. Here are some tips on what you can do to keep control on the condition as the air grows colder. Bundle Up: Cold, dry air will make airways tighten and bring added risk to those with asthma. Wear scarves and face […]

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Living With Animals and Allergies - AsthmaNC

Living with Animals and Allergies

Pets are like members of the family, and you can’t kick a loved one out of the house just because they trigger your allergies, right? Most allergists recommend that a pet causing allergy problems for its owner should be removed from the home. However, many owners can’t part with cats and dogs they have loved […]

Read More
Asthma-Less Workouts

Wheeze-Less Workouts

Don't let asthma get in the way of your relationship with fitness (unless your physician advises you otherwise). The key is to do the right kind — and amount — of exercise. Here are 10 asthma-friendly workouts that won’t take your breath away. Would you believe that a sizable number of athletes suffer from asthma? […]

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Occupational Asthma

You can probably guess what occupational asthma is: asthma brought on by or made worse by certain work settings. But could you be at risk?

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Asthma and Pregnancy

Asthma and Pregnancy

If you’re a mom-to-be, it is vital that you keep your asthma under control. It is important to avoid triggers and take your asthma medications as prescribed.

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Acute Asthma Exacerbation

Acute Asthma Exacerbation

Have you experienced shortness of breath simultaneously with a tight pain in your chest? If so, you’ve probably experienced an acute asthma exacerbation.

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Allergy Induced Asthma

Allergy Induced Asthma

In allergy induced asthma, the allergen triggers a response that starts in the immune system.

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Asthma Management

Asthma Management

Top medical professionals agree that Asthma patients are best managed by physicians with specialized training.

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Summer Picnics and Insect allergies

No one likes to see bugs at their picnic, but those with allergies often have more to worry about than a fly near their sandwich. A bite can trigger life-threatening reactions for many people. Here’s what to look out for and how best to keep yourself safe. Stingers The most concerning responses to bites often […]

Read More

7 Tips for Spring Gardening With Allergies

Spring is in the air — which can mean misery for those living with allergies. But for those who want to see flowers bloom in their backyards, it’s possible to have your garden and enjoy your sanity too. By paying attention to the climate and remaining mindful of the times when you tend personal crops, […]

Read More
AsthmaNC - Asthma Tips for Winter Weather

7 Asthma Tips for Winter Weather

The chill of winter can bring on the wheeze of asthma for many patients. Here are some tips on what you can do to keep control on the condition as the air grows colder. Bundle Up: Cold, dry air will make airways tighten and bring added risk to those with asthma. Wear scarves and face […]

Read More
10 Cookbooks That Respect Your Allergies

10 Cookbooks That Respect Your Allergies

Allergic to everything? That’s fine. Browse through these 10 cookbooks created by the experts—chefs, moms and pediatricians—to create mouth-watering recipes to keep kids safe and parents sane.

Read More
Living With Animals and Allergies - AsthmaNC

Living with Animals and Allergies

Pets are like members of the family, and you can’t kick a loved one out of the house just because they trigger your allergies, right? Most allergists recommend that a pet causing allergy problems for its owner should be removed from the home. However, many owners can’t part with cats and dogs they have loved […]

Read More
Throw a kiddie birthday party with allergy-safe snacks

Throw a kiddie birthday party with allergy-safe snacks

Don’t let food allergies be a party pooper! From allergy-safe snacks to ‘free-from’ cakes and non-edible giveaways, here’s a guide to planning a kid-approved, allergy-free birthday party Whether it’s a barbecue, picnic, or princess-themed party, when it comes to planning a birthday party for your kids, creating a plan for allergies and intolerances has become […]

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Navigating the holiday season with allergies

Navigating the holiday season with allergies

Getting out and about during the holiday season presents certain challenges for those living with allergies. Whether it is a trip to the mall shopping for presents or traveling to spend time with friends or families, here’s a few tips to help you breathe easy through the holiday season. Burning candles and scented sprays What’s […]

Read More
Thanksgiving feast free of allergy anxieties

Thanksgiving feast free of allergy anxieties

The holidays can prove a daunting time for those with food allergies and parents watching what their children eat. But it’s easy to put together a safe feast for Thanksgiving if you just pay attention to labels, stick to natural ingredients and be mindful of the recipes and ingredients that flow from your cornucopia. 1. […]

Read More
food allergies north carolina nut free halloween

Don’t let your nut allergies give you a fright this Halloween

Have nut allergies made Halloween extra spooky? This year, have an allergy-inclusive Halloween with candies, chewing gum and lollipops that won’t drive you ‘nuts’! While giving out goodies to the flock of trick-or-treaters on Halloween, do you fret over their allergy? You’re not alone. Today, since most neighborhoods prefer only factory-wrapped treats over home-baked treats, […]

Read More
Asthma-Less Workouts

Wheeze-Less Workouts

Don't let asthma get in the way of your relationship with fitness (unless your physician advises you otherwise). The key is to do the right kind — and amount — of exercise. Here are 10 asthma-friendly workouts that won’t take your breath away. Would you believe that a sizable number of athletes suffer from asthma? […]

Read More
What is Urticaria (Hives)?

What is Urticaria (Hives)?

Urticaria, the medical term for hives, are itchy wheals on the skin typically caused by the release of histamine from allergy cells.

Read More
antihistamine list

Antihistamine List

An antihistamine is a medication that is typically used for allergy symptom but may also be used for other disorders.

Read More

Parents of Allergic Kids 5K

Food Allergy Institute of Charlotte is the premiere sponsor for the PAK 5k as part of the Greek Fest with Run for Your Life!

Read More

How to Talk to your Child About their Food Allergy

Here are some tactics you can employ to make it an easier and more positive experience.

Read More

Allergy vs Intolerance

What is the difference between an allergy vs intolerance? Read on if you want to find out!

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seasonal allergies

Charlotte Allergy Season (If There is One)

Dr. Humphries has some suggestions of how you can alleviate allergy symptoms in the long Charlotte allergy season.

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Eczema

Allergic Skin Reaction: Is it Eczema?

Is your skin itchy, red or dry? Does it leak fluid that crusts over when scratched? 


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Hay Fever

Rhinitis Symptoms & Treatment

Rhinitis is more commonly referred to as Hay Fever. The name Hay Fever came about because symptoms would strike during hay harvesting season, when these pollens would be in the air.

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Understanding Pollen Counts

Understanding Pollen Counts

What exactly is a pollen count and how does it related to your allergies?

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How do Allergy Shots Work?

How do Allergy Shots Work?

A form of long-term treatment that decreases symptoms for many people with allergic rhinitis, allergic asthma, conjunctivitis (eye allergy) or stinging insect allergy.

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10 Cookbooks That Respect Your Allergies

10 Cookbooks That Respect Your Allergies

Allergic to everything? That’s fine. Browse through these 10 cookbooks created by the experts—chefs, moms and pediatricians—to create mouth-watering recipes to keep kids safe and parents sane.

Read More
Throw a kiddie birthday party with allergy-safe snacks

Throw a kiddie birthday party with allergy-safe snacks

Don’t let food allergies be a party pooper! From allergy-safe snacks to ‘free-from’ cakes and non-edible giveaways, here’s a guide to planning a kid-approved, allergy-free birthday party Whether it’s a barbecue, picnic, or princess-themed party, when it comes to planning a birthday party for your kids, creating a plan for allergies and intolerances has become […]

Read More
Thanksgiving feast free of allergy anxieties

Thanksgiving feast free of allergy anxieties

The holidays can prove a daunting time for those with food allergies and parents watching what their children eat. But it’s easy to put together a safe feast for Thanksgiving if you just pay attention to labels, stick to natural ingredients and be mindful of the recipes and ingredients that flow from your cornucopia. 1. […]

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Best Way to Potentially Prevent a Peanut Allergy

Best Way to Potentially Prevent a Peanut Allergy

The number of children in the United States with peanut allergy has tripled in the past 10 years.

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How to Help your Kids Make Healthy Food Choices

How to Help your Kids Make Healthy Food Choices

You’ve probably experienced, at least to some degree, a child pitching a fit about eating a new food, but this doesn’t have to be the case.

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