COVID-19 Updates

May 14, 2020 We are continuing to offer appointments with telehealth options via phone call or secure video call.  If you are coming into the office, for any reason, Birmingham Allergy & Asthma Specialists asks that you wear a face covering; this applies to both patients and guardians. A cloth mask that covers your nose and your mouth is fine in the office, if: 1) you are coming for an...
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Montelukast (Singulair) Warning – FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it is requiring a boxed warning for montelukast (Singulair) due to the risk of neuropsychiatric events, such as agitation, depression, sleeping problems and suicidal thought and actions. The actual incidence of neuropsychiatric events associated with montelukast is unknown. As with any drug, the risks vs the benefits should be weighed...
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Even Olympians Have Asthma

“As athletes compete in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, more than a few will be reaching for their inhaler to deal with asthma symptoms. Asthma is the most common chronic condition among Olympic athletes, according to a 2012 study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The study looked at athletes in the five Summer and Winter Olympic Games between 2002 and 2010 and found...
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Managing Food Allergies

“Sometimes, it seems like life is all about having a food allergy. For most people, eating is one of life’s great pleasures. But for food-allergic families, the need for constant vigilance can take the joy out of mealtimes and special occasions. If you’ve just been diagnosed or recently had an anaphylactic reaction, you may be having an especially tough time. Here are a few tips to help...
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Back to School and Food Allergies

“Many of us are preparing to send our children back to school, but for parents of the more than six million children with a food allergy, back to school means more than just buying supplies and clothes. As Serese Cole reports in Health Check, it means making sure your student is safe at school.” Read the full article here.
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