Explaining Thunderstorm Asthma

Explaining Thunderstorm Asthma

Common asthma triggers are allergens (pollen, dust mites, mold), smoke, outdoor air pollution, fragrances, and infections like a cold or the flu. However, the weather can also be a trigger to some with asthma. In the winter, cold, dry air can cause asthma symptoms, which is why we recommend wearing a scarf around your nose

Fall Allergies

7 things you should know about fall allergies and asthma

Fall allergies, while the name seems to indicate it won’t start until the leaves start turning and the weather cools down, we begin to see patients experience symptoms in late summer as early as late July. Unfortunately, ragweed pollen starts blooming in July, and it is one of the most commonly associated with allergic rhinitis

IMPORTANT: What Patients Should Know About Coronavirus

What Patients Need to Know about Coronavirus

All offices are open during their regularly scheduled hours. Visit this blog to stay up-to-date on office updates and changes to our COVID-19 polices. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our offices.

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Test Your Asthma Knowledge: True or False

Take a quiz on Asthma! Test your knowledge on asthma! Is asthma a leading cause of school absences? Can allergies to dust mites and animal allergens trigger asthma? Take the quiz below to learn more!   For additional information on asthma, visit: Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America American Lung Association American Academy of Allergy Asthma

Asthma Attack

6 Triggers that Increase Chances of an Asthma Attack

Asthma is a chronic condition that inflames and narrows the airways in the lungs. When an asthma attack occurs, the inflammation and swelling of the airways worsen, and mucus production increases making it difficult to breathe. These symptoms can lead to wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath. Several triggers can make your asthma worse and

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Trick-or-Treating Safely with Allergies and Asthma

Food Allergy Awareness for Halloween Teal is becoming a more and more popular color for Halloween! The Food Allergy Community of East Tennessee started the Teal Pumpkin Project as a local food allergy awareness campaign; in 2014 it was launched nationally. The Teal Pumpkin Project “promotes inclusion of all trick-or-treaters” during Halloween events. Those participating

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Air Louisville Study Completed!

Improving Asthma in Louisville, Kentucky Over two years ago the Air Louisville study began. It tracked asthma inhaler usage in Louisville through Propeller Health Bluetooth sensors installed on inhalers. Family Allergy & Asthma partnered with Air Louisville to help distribute the sensors to patients with asthma. The sensors track when, where, and how many times the asthma

New Office Opening

New Office Opening in Zionsville, IN!

We are pleased to announce that on March 14, 2017, we will open a new office on the Northside of Indianapolis in Zionsville.  Ann Esquivel, M.D., is a board-certified allergist who will serve the Zionsville office.  She is an Indianapolis native who has been with Family Allergy & Asthma since 2016, seeing patients in Columbus,

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

How You Can Help This National Allergy and Asthma Awareness Month

It can be difficult for those who do not suffer from allergies and asthma to understand the daily management and obstacles faced by those who do.  Every May, the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America declares it National Allergy and Asthma Awareness Month to raise awareness for these diseases.  Why May?  May is typically peak

keep asthma under control this winter

Keep Asthma Under Control This Winter

Kentucky and Southern Indiana winters are notorious for their sporadic temperature changes, however it looks like winter is finally here to stay. Changing weather, especially when it comes with cold, dry air can make it more difficult to breathe. When cold, dry air enters the lungs it causes the airways to contract, which is dangerous