Welcome to Carolina Allergy and Asthma Consultants
If you or your child have allergies or asthma, you probably are used to frequent symptoms. With the help from our allergists, symptoms can be controlled or cured. We will work with you to determine what causes the problems and to develop a plan to provide the most effective treatments. The goal is to have you and your family lead a normal, healthy life, free of allergy or asthma symptoms.
Our Board Certified physicians provide comprehensive care for allergy and asthma problems in children and adults.
Our professional nursing and laboratory staffs provide friendly, compassionate, personalized care.
Our office and insurance staff will make your time with us a smooth and pleasant experience.
Food allergies are a growing food safety and public health concern that affect an estimated 4%–6% of children in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed The Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies, which provide practical information and planning steps to develop or strengthen plans for food allergy management and prevention.
All children should have flu shots, even if they have an egg allergy, and it’s now safe to get them without special precautions. This finding is from the latest update on the safety of the flu vaccine for allergic patients, published in the October issue of the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
The current recommendation from the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices is to observe children allergic to eggs for 30 minutes after a flu shot. Also to have the shot under the care of a primary care provider, if the reaction to eating eggs is only hives, or an allergist, if the reaction to eating eggs is more serious.
Ghosts and goblins aren’t the only scary things your children might encounter this Halloween. For parents of kids with food allergies, Halloween treats—from candy to cookies—can be frightening too.
Common allergens such as peanuts, tree nuts, milk and egg are often ingredients in Halloween treats. Some kids may experience a rash or red, itchy skin, vomiting, a stuffy, itchy nose, or diarrhea or stomach cramps if they eat a food to which they are allergic. For children who are severely allergic, a single bite of these foods may cause a life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis.
Before you shrug off your sneezing and runny nose to a summer cold, you may want to think twice. Even though it’s only August, hay fever season is here, causing misery for some of the 50 million Americans with allergies. One of the main culprits is ragweed, which starts to bloom in August.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has developed a three-minute animation that shows how the immune system responds to a food allergen and what you should do to avoid potential exposures.