Category Archives: Featured
A letter from our doctors regarding Singulair (Montelukast)
Dear Patients: Many of you are expressing concern regarding the recent FDA decision to put a black box warning on Singulair because of potential neuropsychiatric side effects, including depression, nightmares, and behavioral changes. These have been well known side effects … Continue reading
Info on Aimmune’s Drug, Palforzia, for Peanut Allergy
Recently, the FDA Allergenic Products Committee voted to approve Aimmune’s drug for reducing the severity of peanut allergies in children and teens. The drug’s brand name is set to be Palforzia and could receive full FDA approval early next year. … Continue reading
My allergies are miserable and my OTC meds don’t seem to be helping! When should I see an allergist?
This is a great question and one I get in clinic all of the time. I can also relate to how frustrating allergy symptoms can be when not treated appropriately. If you are requiring a daily antihistamine and feel that … Continue reading
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
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