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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
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
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
People often mistake asthma for COPD, or vice versa. It is understandable why. These chronic health conditions share many similar symptoms, both affect the respiratory system, and both tend to present with other underlying health conditions (comorbidities). But while they can be similar in presentation, COPD and...Read More
45 percent of Americans said it was their New Year’s resolution in 2018 to get in better shape or lose weight, according to a Statista study. During the first weeks of a new year, it is very common to see gyms flooded with new members. While things may...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
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 be...Read More
During this COVID-19 pandemic, almost everything in our lives has ground to a halt. Almost. While a lot of things stopped or closed or changed, a few things didn't. Allergies didn't stop. Asthma didn't stop. And the board-certified asthma and allergy specialists at Carolina Asthma &...Read More
While you do your best each day to avoid the triggers that might kickstart your asthma symptoms, you can’t always prepare for everything. For instance, you might engage in physical activity that’s more vigorous than predicted. The air quality around you might suddenly and unexpectedly change due to...Read More
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