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Allergy and Asthma

Our allergists provide care for your allergies, asthma and conditions that affect the immune system's ability to defend the body against foreign or abnormal cells. The main treatment goal is your satisfaction when your condition is under control and quality of life is improved.

Hometown Health Blog

Is it an allergy or a common cold?

It's common to deal with a sore throat, runny nose or cough during winter. Taking a close look at your symptoms can help you determine if you have a common cold or if allergies may be affecting you.

Richard Crockett MD By Richard Crockett January 26, 2024

Nasal polyps: Unassuming growths with a powerful effect

Nasal polyps are small growths on the lining of the nasal passages, often caused by chronic inflammation. Get answers to common questions about the tiny lumps that can cause big problems.

John Wheeler Jr., M.D. By John Wheeler Jr. August 30, 2023

'Bee' prepared for bee and wasp stings

Summer increases outdoor time — and the chance of coming in contact with bees and wasps. Stings can range from annoying to life-threatening. Learn how to avoid being stung and what to do if you are.

Adela Taylor, M.D. By Adela Taylor June 14, 2023

Allergy season is here: FAQ on managing symptoms

Allergies affect 25% of U.S. adults and are nothing to sneeze at. Symptoms can make you feel miserable. Here are answers to four FAQ about seasonal allergies and how to manage them.

Mansi Kanuga, M.D. By Mansi Kanuga April 20, 2023

Create an asthma action plan for your child

Asthma is a common chronic condition in childhood. Having an asthma action plan is helpful so key adults in your child's life understand it and what to do in an emergency. Here's what to include.

John Wheeler Jr., M.D. By John Wheeler Jr. March 24, 2023

Why should I be evaluated for a penicillin allergy?

People reporting a penicillin allergy have their allergy designation removed with allergy testing more than 90% of the time. Find out who should be tested and what to expect.

Adela Taylor, M.D. By Adela Taylor December 7, 2022

All about food allergies

Life at the dinner table looks different for people with food allergies, which often is confused with food intolerance. Understand the differences to help manage your meal planning.

Kjersten Nett LD By Kjersten Nett June 29, 2022

Combating allergies, asthma during COVID-19

Some seasonal allergy symptoms are similar those associated with COVID-19. Know the difference and when to seek medical care.

April 19, 2021

Say goodbye to springtime allergies

Spring is in the air, which can mean misery for allergy sufferers. Fortunately, you can treat yourself right with these tips and leave the tissues at home.

Richard Crockett MD By Richard Crockett March 25, 2021

Should my child with an egg allergy get the flu shot?

With flu season in full swing, there's still time to get a flu shot. But if your child has an egg allergy, you may be wondering if it's safe to be vaccinated.

Adela Taylor, M.D. By Adela Taylor December 18, 2019

Control your allergies to enjoy the fall season

Fall is a gorgeous time of year, but for many allergy sufferers, this can be the worst season as they suffer from symptoms that may include a stuffy and runny nose, itchy eyes, increased asthma attacks and more sinus infections.

Mansi Kanuga, M.D. By Mansi Kanuga September 16, 2014