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.
If Lyme disease isn’t reason enough to avoid ticks, here’s another: the inability to enjoy a burger. Odd as it seems, researchers say that bites from the voracious lone star tick are making some people allergic to red meat—even if they’ve never had a problem eating it before.
The journal Science reports new information about the mechanism of itching. Many allergy patients are all too familiar with skin itching, sometimes as a problem in itself and, for others, as a major symptom of hives and eczema. As described in the report, the molecules and receptors involved in itching are now better understood, but translating these findings into treatments for affected patients will require more study.
Allergy and asthma treatment is constantly evolving. New discoveries about the immune system help us understand how illnesses such as nasal allergy, asthma, eczema, hives and immune deficiency develop in some people and lead to new ways to diagnose and treat these conditions. Interestingly, findings from basic research on the immune system can have far reaching implications, leading to improvements in the treatment of many types of illnesses. A recent Wall Street Journal article describes research that will likely have such implications.
Many of today’s school teachers opt for dustless chalk to keep hands and classrooms clean. But according to a recent study, this choice in chalk may cause allergy and asthma symptoms in students that have a milk allergy. Casein, a milk protein, is often used in low-powder chalk. When milk allergic children inhale chalk particles containing casein, life-threatening asthma attacks and other respiratory issues can occur.
Asthma is becoming an epidemic in the United States. The number of Americans diagnosed with asthma grows annually, with 26 million currently affected. According to a new study, nearly two-thirds or more of all asthmatics also have an allergy, which can make this spring season particularly bothersome. The study found that an astonishing 75 percent of asthmatic adults aged 20- to 40-years-old, and 65 percent of asthmatic adults aged 55 years and older, have at least one allergy.