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Your Flu Questions Answered

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Oct 24, 2018 12:46:19 PM

It’s that time of the year again, where cough and cold season picks up. Allergies and asthma go hand in hand and those symptoms are often made worse as viruses, such as the flu, are spread. For those with asthma, like many of our patients, they are at especially high risk for flu complications and even in those without, the flu can still be deadly.

As we head into flu season, Allergy & Asthma Specialist, Dr. Yogen Dave, answers some of the most common questions our patients ask about the flu and how to avoid it.

When is flu season?
Flu season typically starts in October, peaks in the winter, between December to February, but can run as late as May. The flu can be a debilitating disease, and unfortunately deadly as well. The CDC estimates that over 10 thousand people annually die from the flu, as well as leading to hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations yearly.

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Topics: Dr. Yogen Dave, Blog, Allergy & Asthma

Do I Have Hives?

Posted by admin on Dec 6, 2017 11:28:01 AM

You're noticing that you have welts or raised patchy areas on the skin that show up in a variety of shapes and sizes in different areas of your body. And they are intensely itchy! You may be suffering from urticaria, or hive.  These are very common, affecting up to 20% of the population at some point in their lifetime. But how can you tell that the rash you have are hives?

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Topics: Blog, Allergy & Asthma, Dr. Yogen Dave

How Do I Know If I’m Allergic To Something?

Posted by admin on May 10, 2017 10:31:26 AM


Many people experience allergy symptoms in the spring and fall. But allergic reactions to foods, pets and environmental factors can happen all year long. The key to avoiding allergic reactions is knowing what may be causing them – if it is an allergy at all. But finding the source of an allergic reaction can be challenging.

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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Dr. Yogen Dave

Cigarette Smoke And Asthma

Posted by admin on Jun 29, 2016 12:24:42 PM

By now, we are all well aware of the litany of concerns related to cigarette smoking, such as increased risks of heart disease, cancer, strokes, along with a number of other health related concerns. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, smoking contributes to over 480,000 deaths per year. For people with asthma, it can be an additional complicating factor.

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Topics: Blog, Allergy & Asthma, Dr. Yogen Dave

What Are The Signs Of An Asthma ‘Attack’?

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Mar 10, 2016 10:39:05 AM

Many of the people we see in our Norwalk asthma specialists’ office have asked about how they can better be aware of the early signs of asthma “attack”. Asthma is often described as a reversible disease, meaning that one can have periods of normal breathing mixed with exacerbations of mild to severe breathing difficulty. In some cases, asthma may lead to slowly worsening breathing trouble, but other times may cause sudden distress. Studies have shown that both children and adults have poor perception of when their asthma is causing breathing difficulty. Many with asthma are unable to identify when they are no longer breathing at their baseline. In light of this difficulty, it is important to know the symptoms and signs of an asthma attack.

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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog, Dr. Yogen Dave