The Carolina Asthma & Allergy Center Pollen and Mold Counter will return February 15, 2022.
According to the American Lung Association, 37 million Americans live with chronic lung disease like asthma or COPD. For these individuals, becoming infected with SARS-CoV-2, the pandemic virus that causes COVID-19, can seriously exacerbate the symptoms of their underlying condition. As we continue to learn about the pandemic...Read More
When most people think about air pollution, they think about smog or car emissions. But the air inside your home can be just as dangerous, especially for individuals with asthma and allergies. Pollutants like pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, and chemical odors can worsen symptoms, making it...Read More
Many of us say it is our New Year’s resolution to get in better shape or become healthier. During the first weeks of a new year, it is very common to see gyms flooded with new members or have many people trying new workouts at home. You too...Read More
When an asthma attack occurs, your bronchial tubes – the pathways that let air enter and leave the lungs become inflamed and the muscles surrounding the bronchial tubes – tighten. This results in narrowing of the air passages, making breathing very difficult. Other symptoms may also appear including...Read More
If you have asthma and/or allergies, you might be a little hesitant to fully engage in all the holiday cheer. While family and friends are out merrymaking, you must wonder, will scented candles or the smell of pine from a Christmas tree trigger your asthma or allergies? Or...Read More
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 Center’s Gray Norris, MD board-certified Allergy and Immunology physician shares his thoughts on asthma and anxiety:...Read More
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 that reproduces via spores. Spores are airborne particles that grow in wet or damp environments. Mold can...Read More
Those who have asthma are aware that the condition is incurable. However, there may be stretches of times where asthma attacks and other symptoms don’t flare up. While these are nice periods of relief, this doesn’t mean your asthma has disappeared. Instead, going months between episodes is a testament...Read More
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. Be sure all staff members responsible for your child (classroom teacher, lunchroom staff, school nurse,...Read More
May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. This time of year, we spend a lot of time talking about allergies, and testing and treatment options for various allergies. However, let's not forget about asthma! Richard P. Silton, MD speaks in this video on the benefits of asthma testing,...Read More
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