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CHARLOTTE POLLEN UPDATE: Dr. Klimas – 10/19/2017

by John T. Klimas, M.D. Date: 10/19/2017 With color to some of the trees and crisp clear air, real fall weather has finally come to Charlotte. This week’s pollen counts have been very low, More»

Chronic Stuffy Nose: Is it Allergies or Sinusitis?

Sometimes, despite aggressive allergy treatment, nasal congestion persists.  It’s possible that the culprit is sinusitis. Sinusitis is characterized by inflammation of the nasal passages and sinuses.  Swelling can cause sinus drainage passages More»

Mold: A Trigger for Asthma and Allergy

Asthma is a serious disease that affects your ability to breathe. Many people who suffer from asthma have symptoms with exposure to mold. Mold and mildew are fungi, a type of organism More»

Back to School Asthma and Allergy Checklist

School is back in session! If you haven’t already, be sure to review the Carolina Asthma and Allergy Center back to school checklist: 1. Inform your child’s school of any food allergies. More»

Waverly Office Expansion

Our Waverly office is now open for office visits and allergy shots Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week. Also, please join us in welcoming Dr. Collura to the Waverly location!

How to Keep Your Charlotte Seasonal Allergies in Check

Warm weather is here and residents of Charlotte are looking forward to enjoying outdoor activities, such as swimming, playing tennis, golf, sailing, hiking. But all of this can be interrupted if you More»

Asthma and Anxiety: Learn How Asthma & Anxiety Relate to One Another

Unfortunately, anxiety can heighten an asthma sufferers’ asthma symptoms. For those with asthma, both adults and kids, there is more going on during an asthma attack than constricted breathing. Carolina Asthma and Allergy More»

Common Allergies and How to Get Relief from Them

When your body is exposed to a substance that your immune system doesn’t recognize, your immune system sends out an alert that an abnormal and threatening element is invading your body. What More»

Kids and Food Allergies

Did you know that 1 in 13 children have food allergies? Yes, it’s true. Sometimes, narrowing down which foods your child may be allergic to can be tough, so, we’ve put together More»

Asthma & Allergy Center of Lake Norman is now Carolina Asthma & Allergy Center

On April 3, 2017, offices of Asthma & Allergy Center of Lake Norman in Mooresville and Huntersville become part of Carolina Asthma & Allergy Center. As members of the CAAC family, Christina More»

Do I Have Hay Fever Or Spring Allergies?

Are you sneezing all the time? Do your eyes itch? Perhaps your mouth or skin also are itchy. If you answered yes, it is likely that you have a medical condition known More»

How to Choose an Allergy Physician

Have Allergies? Need an Allergist? Do you suffer from colds that are unusually long? Do you experience sneezing, congestion, & itchy eyes during spring and fall? Have you recently bought a body More»

Do I Have Pinkeye or an Allergy?

… Or is There a Difference? Both are forms of a common kind of eye infection known as conjunctivitis which is an inflammation of the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is found on the More»

What is Cystic Fibrosis?

There are several different diseases that have occupied prominent positions in the spotlight of the national media in recent years. One of these diseases is called cystic fibrosis. While many people have More»

How to Help a Person Having an Asthma Attack

Seeing a person suffering an asthma attack is a frightening experience for both the person having the attack and any onlookers. You shouldn’t feel helpless watching a friend or loved one struggle More»

Are Allergy Shots Right for You?

With winter here, allergy sufferers can heave a collective sigh of relief as their allergies to pollen and other common outdoor allergens become limited. But, when spring comes around and flowers bloom More»

How To Tell If Your Child Has Food Allergies

New parents should be aware that one out of every 13 children has a food allergy. Food allergies run the gamut from a mild reaction to a severe reaction that could be More»

Video of Food Allergy Symposium Presentations

  “The Future of Food Allergy Treatment” – Presented by Carolina Asthma & Allergy Center Keynote speaker Dr. Wesley Burks, one of the nation’s leading experts on food allergy research and treatment. More»

CHARLOTTE POLLEN UPDATE: Dr. Klimas – 11/16/2016

by John T. Klimas, M.D. Date: 11/16/2016 While the ragweed and other weed pollens are out of the air, high levels of mold persist. There is also a good amount of smoke in More»

Food Allergy vs Food Intolerance

You probably know people who are intolerant or sensitive to certain foods, including nuts, dairy, or gluten, but what does it mean to have a food allergy? Often food intolerances or sensitivities More»

Rhinitis and Hay Fever

What Is Rhinitis? Rhinitis can be an extremely uncomfortable condition. With symptoms like postnasal drip, sneezing, and a stuffy or runny nose, this medical condition can make you less productive at work, More»

3 Ways to Cure Dust Mite Allergies

Your house may look immaculate, but a tiny, trouble-causing invader may lurk where you can’t see. Dust mites — and their waste — are one of the leading causes of allergies and More»

Peanut Allergy Does Not Mean All Nuts Are Off the Table

If you have a peanut allergy, do you also need to stay away from tree nuts? Not necessarily! While some people are allergic to both peanuts and tree nuts, that’s not the More»

Living Better Through Allergy Season

by Richard C. Herring, M.D. When we think of spring, we think of flowers blooming, nice weather, outdoors, sports. But all of this can be interrupted if you are one of over More»

Are You Allergic to Your Pet?

Your pet contributes to your life in so many ways, bringing you joy and unconditional love. But is your pet also contributing to your allergy symptoms? Allergies to our furry friends are More»

CHARLOTTE POLLEN UPDATE: Dr. Klimas – 7/15/2016

by John T. Klimas, M.D. Date: 7/15/2016 Believe it or not, not only do we have hot and sticky weather (high mold count) but our pollen collector has detected Saharan dust. We had More»

CHARLOTTE POLLEN UPDATE: Dr. Klimas – 6/10/2016

by John T. Klimas, M.D. Date: 6/10/2016 We are into the late spring/early summer period with grass pollen and especially high mold counts. While there also is a small amount of other pollen, More»

CHARLOTTE POLLEN UPDATE: Dr. Klimas – 5/19/2016

by John T. Klimas, M.D. Date: 5/19/2016 Between the rainy spells that we have had this week there is grass and tree pollen.  The rain will obviously knock out the pollen, but mold More»

CHARLOTTE POLLEN UPDATE: Dr. Klimas – 5/6/2016

by John T. Klimas, M.D. Date: 5/6/2016   The grass pollen was higher earlier in the week and has dropped due to the rain. Oak and hickory tree pollen are still present and More»

CHARLOTTE POLLEN UPDATE: Dr. Klimas – 4/28/2016

by John T. Klimas, M.D. Date: 4/28/2016 This week’s pollen count shows still a moderate amount of tree pollen, along with grass and a small amount of weeds. The answer to last week’s More»

Dr. Roopen Patel Explains Spring Allergies on WSOC-TV

Wish Lindsay The Best Through Her Allergy Treatment!

If you’ve landed on this page, then you’ve probably been following Lindsay from the Ace & TJ Show as she works to cure her lifelong allergies allergies.  Lindsay is making tremendous progress More»

Expanded Clinic and Shot Room Hours for Uptown Clinic

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Lake Norman Office Open Five Days a Week Starting September 14, 2015

The Carolina Asthma & Allergy Center Lake Norman location will be open each weekday, effective September 14, 2015. Due to patient demand the office and shot room will now be open on More»

About Us

Serving the Charlotte area since 1952, Carolina Asthma & Allergy Center is the area’s largest asthma and allergy practice made up entirely of Board Certified physicians. We deliver patient-focused care to all ages. More»

Carolina Asthma & Allergy Center Unveils Two New Charlotte-Area Offices

After months of planning and construction, and with the Spring allergy season in full bloom, Carolina Asthma & Allergy Center announces the opening of two offices, each on May 26, 2015. The More»

Spring Allergies 101: from Charlotte Magazine, featuring Dr. Klimas

Check out this article from the March issue of Charlotte Magazine!

Drs. Klimas and Collins Complete Grand Rounds at Levine Children’s Hospital

Two Carolina Asthma & Allergy Center physicians recently participated in Grand Rounds at Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte. Dr. Klimas participated on February 4, 2015, and spoke to his peers on “Managing More»

Meet Our Providers

Serving the Charlotte area since 1952, Carolina Asthma & Allergy Center is Charlotte’s largest asthma & allergy practice that is comprised entirely of board-certified physicians. We deliver patient-focused care to all ages. We More»

Celebrating Dr. Klimas’ Participation in Physician’s Reach Out

Announcing our New Uptown Clinic!

      Call your current Carolina Asthma & Allergy location if you’re interested in receiving your treatment at our new Uptown Clinic.      

Sign Up and Sign In to our NextGen Patient Portal

Carolina Asthma & Allergy Center is pleased to introduce our new patient portal.  Our NextGen patient portal offers many new features compared to our previous portal, and it directly integrates with our More»

Patient Testimonial: Jeanne Deiger

Earlier this year, it struck me that I’ve spent too much time not enjoying the springtime by allowing myself to continue to suffer from allergies. So, I made an appointment with Dr. More»

Primary Care Physicians: Make Plans Now to Attend the Charlotte AHEC Allergy & Asthma Symposium

You can earn 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1™ credits on February 22, 2014, by attending “A Primary Provider’s Guide to Successful Treatment of Allergy & Asthma Sufferers.” For more information – or More»

How to Avoid Common Holiday Allergies

by John T. Klimas, M.D. The holiday season is here and allergy and asthma sufferers should be extra careful as they decorate the house, prepare for feasts, or make plans for travel. Before decorating a More»

University Office Open Five Days a Week, Beginning November 4th

Effective the week of November 4th, Carolina Asthma & Allergy Center’s University office will be open five days a week. We’ve expanded our hours at University to better serve our patients. To More»

Dr. Klimas and Dr. Norris Named 2013 Top Doctors by Charlotte Magazine

Charlotte magazine’s 2013 Top Doctors have been announced, and our own Dr. Klimas and Dr. Norris have been awarded a listing in the Allergy and Immunology category. Area physicians are mailed a link More»

The ABCs of Allergies

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America reports that an estimated 50 million Americans – one in five – suffer from allergies at some point in their lives. Allergies rank fifth among More»

Dr. Patel Interviewed About Allergy Season on WBTV

Check out this news segment on Charlotte television station WBTV, in which our own Dr. Roopen Patel speaks about the fast-approaching allergy season and how people can cope with it.

Don’t Allow Allergies and Asthma to Keep You Indoors this Spring

by Richard C. Herring, MD When we think of spring, we think of flowers blooming, nice weather, outdoors, sports. But all of this can be interrupted if you are one of over More»