Summer Dust Mite Allergy

While not everyone has a dust mite allergy, many are irritated by dust.  Dust consists of many things and includes not only dust mites, but skin scale, pollen, mold spores and fibers.  Dust mites are tiny, microscopic creatures that belong … Continue reading


Direct-to-Consumer Lab Testing is Here, But Should You Order Your Own Lab Tests?

By Matt C. Bell, MD FACAAI – December 13, 2018 I guess it’s just a sign of the times. Emails went out this morning advertising that one of the country’s largest labs is now offering direct-to-consumer laboratory testing without a … Continue reading


Flu Shots & Egg Allergies

This time of year we get many questions regarding the correlation between egg allergies and flu shots. These questions can come from patients, parents, teachers, and even school nurses. Below is a letter written from our very own Dr. Bell … Continue reading


Recent Study Reports a Link Between Food Allergy & Autism, Or Does It? A Cautionary Tale.

Recent Study Reports a Link Between Food Allergy & Autism, Or Does It? A Cautionary Tale. Matt Bell, MD If you have been in our office, or in the office of any doctor worth his/her salt, recently you have probably … Continue reading


Allergy Shots vs. Allergy Drops

We are starting to get more and more questions about this topic in our clinic – probably due to the numerous ENT surgeons and family practice doctors in the community that are prescribing and advertising “allergy drops”. Allergy drops (or … Continue reading


Benadryl Revisited

I am going to come right out and say it: The drug most closely associated with my field of medicine is one of my least favorite medications in all of medicine. Diphenhydramine (you probably know it by it’s brand name … Continue reading