Oral Immunotherapy for Food Allergies

Food allergy is an adverse immune response to certain foods that occur in certain individuals. Typically individuals may present with any combination of the following: itchiness, hives, flushing, swelling of the lips, face, throat, wheezing, lightheadedness, fainting or low blood pressure. Management of food allergies involves strict avoidance of the food and treatment of accidental…

Sublingual Immunotherapy

There are many ways of treating environmental allergies, and several common ones include antihistamine medications and allergy shots or a combination of the two methods. However, new research is suggesting that sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) may be an option for treating hayfever symptoms associated with specific weed, grass, and dust mite triggers. Currently, subcutaneous allergy immunotherapy,…

Top Doctor 2018

We are proud to announce that our very own Dr. Krikor Manoukian has been recognized as a Top Doctor in California for 2018. Please check out the link below for more information on this award.     http://pressrelease.healthcare/news-releases/leading-adult-pediatric-allergist-and-immunologist-krikor-manoukian-md-is-to-be-recognized-as-a-2018-top-doctor-in-california-top-doctor-awards.html

Eczema

Eczema is a common skin condition that affects about 30% of the US population. It is characterized by dry, scaly patches on the skin that can be itchy and irritated. Eczema is more often diagnosed in childhood, but it can affect adults as well. Flare-ups of eczema tend to occur in the winter and summer…

Chronic Cough

As we are transitioning out of the most recent flu season and into allergy season, many individuals find themselves with a cough that has continued to linger and refuses to go away. If you have been coughing for over 8 weeks and no amount of cough medicine, cough drops, or tea has helped, there may…

Food Allergies

Food allergies among children, as worrisome as they may be to parents, are very commonplace. Nearly 1 in every 13 children under the age of 18  in the United States are affected by food allergies, with nearly 15 million people affected nationwide (kidshealth.org). We at AIRE Medical Group understand the parental concern of properly identifying…

Allergen Immunotherapy

What is Allergen Immunotherapy? Allergen immunotherapy, better known as allergy shots, is a form of treatment for patients to become desensitized to environmental allergens that are causing symptoms of rhinitis (runny nose, sneezing, nasal congestion, itchy and watery eyes) as well as conjunctivitis (itchy & watery eyes), or allergic asthma. Immunotherapy is a cost-effective, beneficial…