Baz Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center https://bazallergy.com/ Tue, 03 May 2022 16:56:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.1.1 How to Alleviate Your Asthma This Spring. https://bazallergy.com/how-to-alleviate-your-asthma-this-spring/ Mon, 02 May 2022 18:47:57 +0000 https://bazallergy.com/?p=3896 The post How to Alleviate Your Asthma This Spring. appeared first on Baz Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center.

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Fresno, CA – If you’re wheezing, coughing, and breathless, chances are you’re one of the approximately 26 million Americans suffering from asthma. In recognition of May being National Asthma Awareness Month, Baz Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center, in partnership with the American College of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology, is sharing how to identify if one’s asthma is not under control and underscoring the most effective ways to treat the potentially life-threatening disease.

The Central Valley is considered an asthma hot spot due to frequent poor air quality. According to the American Lung Association’s “State of the Air 2022” report, Fresno, Madera, Merced, Stanislaus, Kings, and Tulare counties received failing grades for pollution across all three categories: ozone, year-round particle pollution, and short-term particle pollution. The cities of Fresno, Madera, Hanford, and Visalia ranked in the top four most polluted cities.

“It’s imperative that asthma sufferers avoid potential triggers and seek immediate care from an allergist upon worsening of asthma symptoms,” said allergist Dr. Malik Baz, Medical Director at Baz Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center. “Allergists can help improve the quality of life for asthmatic patients by creating personalized treatment plans that will result in reduced healthcare provider appointments due to sickness, fewer absences from work and/or school, and the ability to take part in more activities such as exercise.”

The following are metrics that indicate one’s asthma is not under control and that medical attention should be sought:

  • Experiencing asthma symptoms every day and frequently at night that limit one’s activities
  • Having a life-threatening asthma attack
  • Experiencing unusual or hard to diagnose symptoms
  • Having co-existing conditions such as allergic rhinitis or sinusitis that complicate asthma or its diagnosis
  • Being hospitalized due to asthma

Even though asthma cannot be cured, it can be controlled by seeing an allergist. Individualized treatment plans based on a patient’s lifestyle can be created and implemented to alleviate asthma symptoms even at night or after exercise; prevent the majority of asthma attacks; enable participation in all activities including exercise; eliminate emergency room visits and/or hospital stays; reduce the need for quick-relief medicines; and minimize the side effects from asthma medications.

Avoiding potential triggers can significantly reduce asthma attacks. The five tips below from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health will help reduce exposure to asthma triggers including dust mites, indoor and outdoor mold, pollen, and irritants.

  • Encase your mattress in a special dust-proof cover.
  • On a weekly basis, wash the sheets and blankets on your bed in hot water.
  • Repair leaky faucets, pipes, or other sources of water that have mold around them.
  • If you’re asthmatic and vacuum your floor, use a dust mask from a hardware store, a double-layered or microfilter vacuum cleaner bag, or a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter.
  • Consult your healthcare provider about whether you need to take or increase anti-inflammatory medicine during allergy season.

For more information about asthma and scheduling an appointment with an allergist, please visit our website at bazallergy.com.

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Dr. Sabry interviewed on Central Valley Today https://bazallergy.com/dr-sabry-interviewed-on-central-valley-today/ Mon, 05 Apr 2021 20:49:48 +0000 https://bazallergy.com/?p=3573 The post Dr. Sabry interviewed on Central Valley Today appeared first on Baz Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center.

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The Central Valley has some of the most challenging air qualities in the country, so it can be hard to tell if symptoms are just allergies or something worse.

Baz Allergy’s Dr. Angela Sabry spoke with Emily Erwin of  Central Valley Today about how to tell the difference between allergies and Corona virus and how to boost our immune systems during the COVID19 pandemic.

Click here to watch the full interview!

https://www.yourcentralvalley.com/central-valley-today/baz-allergy-asthma-and-sinus-center-on-allergies-and-covid19/

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Allergies or COVID-19? https://bazallergy.com/allergies-or-covid-19/ Tue, 30 Mar 2021 17:33:41 +0000 https://bazallergy.com/?p=3567 The post Allergies or COVID-19? appeared first on Baz Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center.

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Runny nose, itchy throat, watery eyes, fever…could it be allergies or COVID-19? People suffering from allergies know that it’s hard to differentiate between COVID-19 and allergy symptoms. As we’re in the midst of allergy season in the Central Valley, here’s how you can tell if you need to get tested for COVID-19 or make an appointment at Baz Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center for allergy treatment.

While allergies and COVID-19 share some similarities, there are notable differences such as sneezing; itchy, watery eyes; and the loss of taste and smell. While COVID-19 may cause a stuffy nose, it rarely causes the sneezing frequently associated with allergies. Itchy, watery eyes are a common allergy symptom, but are seldom related to COVID-19. If you experience sudden loss of taste or smell not associated with congestion, you most likely have COVID-19.

Look at the infographic below to see if more of your symptoms are caused by allergies or COVID-19. If you suspect that you’re suffering from allergies, asthma or a sinus infection, call our office at 559-436-4500 to schedule your appointment. You can also schedule your COVID-19 vaccine at our 7471 N. Fresno Street location at https://bazallergy.com/.

Source: Czink, Katharin, and Dina Bair. “Is it Covid or is it allergies? What to look for and when to get a test.” WGN-TV. 24 March 2021. Web. 25 March 2021.<https://wgntv.com/news/medical-watch/is-it-covid-or-is-it-allergies-what-to-look-for-and-when-to-get-a-test/>

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Food Allergies On The Rise https://bazallergy.com/food-allergies-on-the-rise/ Fri, 03 May 2019 18:45:39 +0000 https://bazallergy.com/?p=3077 For parents, day to day life is already filled with surprises, but could food allergies be one of them?  A story recently ran in The Mercury News, takes a look at two Bay Area families as they manage their kid’s food allergies.  According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, food allergies […]

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For parents, day to day life is already filled with surprises, but could food allergies be one of them?  A story recently ran in The Mercury News, takes a look at two Bay Area families as they manage their kid’s food allergies.  According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, food allergies in children have increased 18 percent between 1997 and 2007.  In a more recent study in 2018 conducted by Northwestern University concluded 1 in 12 kids have a food allergy.  What’s even more challenging for parents is some of these kids with food allergies don’t have any previous family history of food allergies.

To read the full article click here.

If you suspect you or your child might have a food allergy, call our office (559) 436-4500 for an appointment.

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Fatal Allergic Reaction to Toothpaste https://bazallergy.com/fatal-allergic-reaction-to-toothpaste/ Thu, 18 Apr 2019 22:12:07 +0000 https://bazallergy.com/?p=3072 As parents, we all try to keep our kids safe but when you have a child that has a food allergy, there is a whole new level of stress and worries.  Not only do you have to educate your child with the food allergy, you have to educate everyone that is a part of their […]

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As parents, we all try to keep our kids safe but when you have a child that has a food allergy, there is a whole new level of stress and worries.  Not only do you have to educate your child with the food allergy, you have to educate everyone that is a part of their lives.  Living with a food allergy is life changing because now before eating anything, you must read the label or ask how has the food been prepared.

What’s worse is, you don’t know how your body is going to react from one exposure to the next.  One reaction might be swelling or it could be a full anaphylactic reaction.  You just don’t know what to expect nor do you ever want to find out.

Here’s an article with a tragic reminder of how severe food allergies can be.  Denise was an 11-year-old who had a milk allergy, died from an accidental exposure to milk protein in a new prescription toothpaste.  Her mother Monique wants to get the message out to everyone, not to get comfortable even when you’ve been managing it for years.  To read this article click here.

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Mind over matter, can it help with your treatment? https://bazallergy.com/mind-over-matter-can-it-help-with-your-treatment/ Mon, 04 Mar 2019 18:37:56 +0000 https://bazallergy.com/?p=3056 Getting sick is bad enough, but sometimes the medications can make you feel even worse.  Having anxiety about the side effects of medications prevent people from finishing the recommended doses to not taking the medication at all.  Researchers at Stanford University wanted to take a look at if their was a change in the patient’s […]

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Getting sick is bad enough, but sometimes the medications can make you feel even worse.  Having anxiety about the side effects of medications prevent people from finishing the recommended doses to not taking the medication at all.  Researchers at Stanford University wanted to take a look at if their was a change in the patient’s mindset could it help with their treatment.  The researchers used a group of kids that were enrolled in a peanut allergy trial at Stanford.  Having an allergy to peanuts can be very stressful not only for the child but their parents as well.  The study group was split into two groups and differed by the message that they received.  One group was told a positive message saying the symptoms are a sign that your immune system is learning to desensitize which means the treatment is working.  While the other group was told the symptoms experienced can be an unfortunate side effect of the treatment process.

To read more about this article click here.

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Do you have a Cold or Allergies? https://bazallergy.com/do-you-have-a-cold-or-allergies/ Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:05:19 +0000 http://bazallergy.com/?p=2919 The post Do you have a Cold or Allergies? appeared first on Baz Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center.

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As allergy season nears and cold season winds down sometimes the question may arise, “Do I have a cold or do I have allergies?

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Selma office opens December 20, 2017 https://bazallergy.com/baz-allergy-selma/ Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:49:10 +0000 http://bazallergy.com/?p=2869 The post Selma office opens December 20, 2017 appeared first on Baz Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center.

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New office in Selma

We are excited to announce that our newest office located at 3000 Floral Avenue, Selma, will officially open on Wednesday, December 20, 2017!

The Selma office will offer the same quality treatment for allergy, asthma, and sinus related conditions as our other offices.

Selma is a great city located just 20 minutes north of Fresno.  Our office is in a newly refurbished space just west of South Highland Avenue, off the Floral Avenue exit off Highway 99 South.   We’re near Starbucks (yay!) and across from the Selma Square shopping center.

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Do Cats Cause Asthma? https://bazallergy.com/cats-cause-asthma/ Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:13:30 +0000 http://bazallergy.com/?p=2850 The post Do Cats Cause Asthma? appeared first on Baz Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center.

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Toddler allergic to dairy dies after given grilled cheese https://bazallergy.com/toddler-allergic/ Mon, 13 Nov 2017 22:12:55 +0000 http://bazallergy.com/?p=2830 A 3-year-old boy with a known dairy allergy died after eating grilled cheese at his New York City preschool. An adult at Seventh Avenue Center for Family Services in Harlem gave Elijah Silvera a grilled cheese sandwich last week despite the school “knowing and having documented that he has a severe allergy… more     […]

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A 3-year-old boy with a known dairy allergy died after eating grilled cheese at his New York City preschool.

An adult at Seventh Avenue Center for Family Services in Harlem gave Elijah Silvera a grilled cheese sandwich last week despite the school “knowing and having documented that he has a severe allergy… more

 

 

 

photo provided by the Silvera family

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