FDA Approved Peanut Allergy Treatment

FDA Approved Peanut Allergy Treatment The FDA recently approved Palforzia, a drug developed by biopharmaceutical company Aimmune Therapeutics, to treat peanut allergies. Though this is the first FDA-approved drug of its kind, the science and methodology behind it is nothing new. In fact, several practices, including Advanced Specialty Care, have been successfully offering food allergy desensitization, or Oral Immunotherapy, for many years but that doesn’t make the FDA approval any less significant. The approval of an Oral Immunotherapy product is exciting news for Allergists and Immunologists as this further validates and recognizes the success and benefits of this treatment and…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog

Can you receive the flu shot if you have an egg allergy?

Many individuals with egg allergies are still following the outdated protocol of not receiving a flu vaccine due to their egg allergy. Based on the 2018-2019 recommendations from the CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, individuals with a known egg allergy may receive the flu vaccine shot or nasal spray and those recommendations have not changed for the current 2019-2020 flu season. The Link Between Flu Vaccines and Eggs For over 70 years, the most common method of manufacturing flu vaccines has been through the process of incubating and “growing” the flu…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog

Tips for Staying Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

It's the start of a new year and a new cold and flu season. Here are some preventative measures you can take to reduce your chance of getting sick and reduce spreading germs: Get Your Flu Shot The best way to limit the spread of the flu is to get the flu vaccine. Although the vaccine will not cover every strain every year, it can prevent you from getting sick from the flu. It has been shown to reduce hospitalizations and deaths related to the flu. Even in those who get sick from the flu, the vaccine often reduces the…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog, Ear, Nose & Throat

Advanced Specialty Care Fall 2019 Newsletter

In this newsletter, get Fall allergy tips, RSVP for a free open house and complimentary cosmetic consultation, learn about treatments for thinning hair, take advantage of a spider vein treatment special and more! Free Cosmetic Open House $300 Spider Vein Treatment Special Fall Allergy Tips Hearing Loss & Developmental Delays in Children Does Your Child Suffer From Chronic Sore Throats? Treat Thinning Hair with PRP Same-Day Dermatology Appointments Accomplished Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Stacey June, Joins Advanced Specialty Care Free Cosmetic Open House: November 7th in Ridgefield | 4-8 pm Mix, Mingle & Experience the Latest in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, Dermatology…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Allergy & Asthma, Audiology, Blog, Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, Dermatology, Ear, Nose & Throat, Hand Surgery, News & Events, Skincare & Laser

A Potential New Drug to Treat Peanut Allergy

Food allergy affects a very large number of people and has a significantly negative effect on the quality of life for these individuals and their families. Each year peanut allergic reactions are associated with more deaths from a food allergy than any other food. For many years the mainstay of treatment for food allergy has been an avoidance of the food and prescription of emergency medicine such as an epinephrine auto-injector (examples include the EpiPen or AUVI-Q) to treat accidental consumption of the food. Several years ago our practice began a program to treat peanut-allergic individuals in order to increase…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog

What is Eosinophilic Esophagitis?

Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an allergic reaction of the food tube to either foods or inhalants. The allergic reaction causes swelling, inflammation and long term scarring of the esophagus, the food tube connecting the mouth and stomach. According to the American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders, eosinophilic esophagitis is a rare disease, but increasing in prevalence with an estimated 1 out of 2,000 people affected. What are the Symptoms of Eosinophilic Esophagitis? Initially, eosinophilic esophagitis was most often see in infants, but more recently, it's been seen with increasing frequency in adults. In the early stages of this condition, patients often…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog, Dr. Richard Lee

Allergies to Bees, Wasps, Yellow Jackets & Other Stinging Insects

Have you ever been stung by a hornet, wasp, yellow jacket or bee? These are responsible for most of the serious insect sting reactions in the northeastern United States, ranging from mild to life threatening anaphylaxis. And flying hornets and wasps aren't the only insects capable of stinging. Fire ants are also known to cause severe allergic reactions from their stings. Increased time outdoors in the summer and wearing short sleeved clothing can make you more vulnerable to a potential stinging insect encounter. Insects generally sting in self-defense or to protect their nests or hives though this act of self-defense…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog

ASC Summer 2019 Newsletter

Stay up-to-date on the latest practice news delivered to your inbox with special offers, announcements, upcoming events and more! In this newsletter, take advantage of a limited time MicroNeedling special, RSVP for a free open house on non-invasive fat reduction, read about almond desensitization, get summer health tips & more! $100 Off MicroNeedling or Buy 2 MicroNeedling Treatments, Get 1 Free* Receive $100 Off Any Regular or PRP MicroNeedling Treatment $100 Off a Single MicroNeedling Treatment Or, Buy 2 Full Price MicroNeedling Treatments & Get 1 Regular MicroNeedling Treatment Free Must buy 2 Treatments at Full Price Book your MicroNeedling treatment by July 31 with Sarah Tullo, Dermatology APRN, or…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Audiology, Blog, Cosmetic Surgery, Dermatology, Ear, Nose & Throat, Hand Surgery, News & Events, Plastic Surgery, Skincare & Laser

7 Tips for Managing Your Asthma

It’s believed that over 26 million Americans, both adults, and children, are affected by asthma and it's no surprise that asthma is also one of the leading causes of absence from school and work. Although there is no cure, there are many ways to manage your asthma so you can live a healthy and productive life. Here are 7 simple tips to help you manage your asthma symptoms! Know your triggers and avoid them Triggers like allergens and irritants can make your asthma symptoms worse by irritating your airways. The best way to control asthma is to know what your triggers are and how…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog

ASC Spring 2019 Newsletter

Stay up-to-date on the latest practice news delivered to your inbox with special offers, announcements, upcoming events and more! In this newsletter, take advantage of $100 off your first Botox treatment with our Spring special, learn about the warning signs of skin cancer, RSVP for Dr. Soni's upcoming cosmetic surgery seminar and more! $100 Off Your First Botox Treatment* We get it... and we can treat it! Advanced Specialty Care’s Leading Ladies of Botox know exactly how to banish your wrinkles, smooth lines & leave you looking refreshed! These ladies aren't only licensed & certified medical providers-they’re also experienced injectors trained by Allergan, the manufacturer of Botox.…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Audiology, Blog, Cosmetic Surgery, Dermatology, Ear, Nose & Throat, Hand Surgery, News & Events, Plastic Surgery, Skincare & Laser
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