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Can Asthma Be Cured? Jan 9th, 2022

Asthma is a chronic lung condition that affects over 25 million Americans. While there’s currently no cure for the disease, there are treatment options available that can both manage your symptoms and prevent new ones from occurring. At Regional Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Center, you can find advanced diagnostic testing...

What's Triggering My Hives? Dec 8th, 2021

The lumps, bumps, stinging, and itching of hives are no fun. If you’re one of the 15-20% of people who experience them at some point, you’ll probably do just about anything to avoid recurrent flare ups. Understanding what causes hives can help you take steps to lower your risk for...

Choosing the Right Immunotherapy for You Nov 19th, 2021

It’s not uncommon for people to discuss their allergies freely. You might hear a co-worker complain that their allergies are acting up, or you might forgo outdoor social activities on high pollen days. Allergies are often the explanation for those who are dealing with itchy eyes, congestion, and sneezing. The...

The Danger of Food Allergies Going Untreated Oct 19th, 2021

About 32 million people have food allergies in America. Milk is the most common allergen for children, while shellfish is the most common allergen for adults. Other common food allergies include peanuts, eggs, treat nuts, wheat, and soy. Regardless of the food you’re allergic to, food allergies can be scary....

Understanding the Difference Between Atopic and Contact Dermatitis Sep 14th, 2021

Dreaming of an itch-free day? Eczema can cause itching so intense that it disrupts your daily routines and impacts your quality of life. But trying to find relief can be overwhelming. What type of eczema do you have? Which creams or treatments are designed to tackle your eczema? Our team...

Reasons Why You Shouldn't Ignore Eczema Aug 4th, 2021

Itchy, red skin patches that flake, ooze, and maybe even bleed: These are the hallmarks of unmanaged eczema, a common skin condition that can make you uncomfortable (and self-conscious, too).  The good news: With a healthcare provider’s help, even chronic eczema can be managed. The bad news: A lot of...

How Do I Know What I’m Allergic To? Jul 4th, 2021

If you have symptoms of allergies, but you don’t know what you’re allergic to, allergy testing can help. Without knowing what causes your allergic reactions, you may be needlessly exposing yourself to allergens. When you get tested to learn which substances trigger your allergies, your doctor can recommend the best...

A Closer Look at Allergy Shots Jun 13th, 2021

If you live with allergies, you can get lasting relief from your symptoms by getting allergy shots. Allergy shots help stop the immune system from overreacting to allergens. At Regional Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Center, with offices in Kingsport and Johnson City, Tennessee, and Abingdon, Virginia, we offer allergy shots....

Tips for Managing Asthma During the Summer Months May 4th, 2021

It’s not easy struggling to breathe. During an asthma attack, the airway walls swell, thus reducing the space through which air can pass. Attacks often have an activator, called an asthma trigger, and there are summertime conditions that can make living with asthma more challenging. You need a medical partner...

Stinging Insect Allergies: Get the Facts Apr 6th, 2021

When most people think of allergies, they usually think of hay fever or certain food allergies, like an allergy to tree nuts. But some people walk around not knowing when their allergy could strike because the catalyst is so small. Stinging insect allergies can be dangerous, so it’s important to...

What People with Asthma Need to Know About COVID-19 Mar 8th, 2021

You probably already know that COVID-19 can affect people in different ways. But it’s important to know what those ways are, especially if you have a chronic lung condition, such as asthma.  At Regional Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Center, our specialists want to keep everyone informed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic....

What Is Immunotherapy, and Can It Cure My Allergies? Feb 15th, 2021

Every year, more than 50 million Americans of all ages experience allergies, making it the sixth most common chronic health problem in the United States. If you’re a long-time sufferer, you know that your itchy eyes, runny nose, hives, and rashes are due to your immune system mistaking a benign...

How do Covid-19 Symptoms Differ from Those Caused by Seasonal Allergies, Colds, and the Flu? Jan 18th, 2021

It can be nerve-wracking to know there’s a new kind of bug going around, and we’re not exactly sure how it’s spread. Every sneeze, tickle in the throat, or muscle ache can make you wonder, “Do I have coronavirus?”  The medical teams at Regional Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Center with...