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What to Expect During an Outbreak of Hives Oct 15th, 2020

If you’ve ever suffered an allergic reaction, you might have experienced hives. These painful welts come in many different shapes, sizes, and colors, and they can be triggered by anything from food to a change in temperature. Outbreaks of hives are typically acute and fade quickly, but some cases can...

Home Solutions for Managing Your Asthma Sep 20th, 2020

Asthma is a common respiratory problem; in fact, one in 13 people suffer from this condition. If you’re one of the 25 million people who struggle because of your asthma symptoms, it’s time for professional help. At Allergy Relief Clinics in Richardson, Texas, Dr. Rafiquddin Rahimi is highly experienced in...

What Is Spirometry? Aug 9th, 2020

If you’ve been struggling to breathe, your doctor might recommend spirometry to help diagnose the issue. Despite the intimidating name, spirometry is a standard test that only requires you to breathe into a machine. Using the results of your spirometry test, your doctor can help you find a diagnosis and...

The Most Common Allergies Kids Have Jul 15th, 2020

It is estimated that around 50 million Americans, many of them children, have some type of allergy. Allergies can range from environmental or chemical to pharmaceutical or food-based. Being aware of common allergy triggers can help you protect your child against a life-threatening reaction. At Allergy Relief Clinics in Richardson,...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Jul 8th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

The Many Benefits of Telemedicine Apr 24th, 2020

Many Americans either don't live close to a doctor's office or health care facility, don't have transportation, or are experiencing a crisis that prevents them from physically going to a doctor's office. Currently, even in areas where access is normally easy, many health care providers have closed their offices to...

5 Causes of Hives Mar 1st, 2020

At Allergy Relief Clinics in Richardson, Texas, Dr. Rafiquddin Rahimi can help treat acute hive outbreaks, figure out what caused them, and help prevent them from coming back. Hives 101 Hives, also known as urticaria, are red, pink, or white welts that rise up from the skin and often sting,...

The Most Common Food Allergies Feb 1st, 2020

According to the FDA, more than 160 foods can cause allergic reactions in people with food allergies. However,  the law identifies the eight most common allergenic foods, from which many other ingredients are derived and which account for 90% of food allergic reactions. At Allergy Relief Clinics in Richardson, Texas,...

10 Tips for Preventing a Winter Eczema Flare-Up Jan 1st, 2020

Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a dry, itchy skin condition that often has no clear cause and no sure cure. Eczema often shows up in children, but many people outgrow it by the time they grow into adulthood. For others, however, eczema is a lifelong battle. At the...

Top 5 Hay Fever Symptoms You Don’t Want to Ignore Dec 1st, 2019

Nearly 20 million people a year are diagnosed with hay fever, also known as allergic rhinitis. This condition can make you feel properly miserable, and it can even cause long-term side effects, if not addressed.  At Allergy Relief Clinics in Richardson, Texas, Dr. Rafiquddin S. Rahimi can help diagnose and...

Why Fall Is Worst Season for Children's Asthma Oct 31st, 2019

Does your child struggle with asthma? Do their symptoms seem to get worse in the fall? After a summer of relatively low incidence of attacks, many parents are shocked when their child suddenly begins to struggle again. At the Allergy Relief Clinic in Richardson, Texas, Dr. Rafiquddin Rahimi believes in...

Board Certified Allergist v.s. ENT Oct 1st, 2019

Seeing a general physician or ENT for your allergy care may not get you the optimal care you need when it comes to treatment of allergic conditions, even though they may provide "allergy shots."   When a physician graduates from medical school and completes residency, he/she is then considered "licensed."  This is a permit...

Why Skin Testing Is Important to Really Understand Your Allergies Oct 1st, 2019

Millions of children and adults in the United States live with allergies to food, medicines, and substances in the environment. Allergies are more than a mere annoyance. Whether you deal with them seasonally or year-round, allergies can impair your quality of life. A simple test can check for allergies and...

Top Treatment Options for Hives in Children Sep 4th, 2019

Hives are a problem in which red, itchy welts show up on the skin. In children, hives can happen as an allergic reaction to certain foods, medications, or environmental triggers. In some cases, the cause of hives is unknown. Any child can get hives, but children with allergies are most...

How Does Spirometry Help Diagnose Asthma? Aug 14th, 2019

More than 25 million people in the United States are living with asthma, and most of them are children. People with asthma experience airway symptoms, including wheezing, coughing, tightness of the chest, and labored breathing. Proper diagnosis is key to effectively managing the condition and living well with asthma. Spirometry...

Summertime Tips to Cope with Eczema Flare-ups Jul 10th, 2019

Anyone living with eczema can attest to the impact this skin condition can have on daily life. The intense itching and cracking can lead to distress and prevent you from engaging in activities you enjoy. Although eczema isn’t life-threatening, people with eczema report higher levels of anxiety and depression than...

What Is the Difference Between Allergies and Hay Fever? Jun 17th, 2019

If your eyes start itching, your nose becomes congested, and you start sneezing and wheezing as soon as pollen season hits or when you’re indoors, chances are you have hay fever. The term ‘hay fever’ often causes confusion. Don’t let the name fool you. It doesn’t refer to a fever...

The Most Common Allergies Kids Have May 20th, 2019

Sneezing, itching, coughing, watery eyes, and wheezing. Children’s allergies come in all severities and can be triggered by everything from weather changes to certain substances in food. They can lurk in the bed in the form of dust mites or blow onto the playground in the form of pollen. Some...

Think you're allergic to penicillin? There's a good chance you're wrong May 2nd, 2019

Penicillin is the most commonly reported drug allergy. But the key word here is "reported". Only about 20% of this 10% have a true penicillin allergy – so the figure would be one in 50 rather than one in ten. People may experience symptoms they think are a result of taking penicillin, but are...

The Best Ways to Prevent Allergy Attacks This Spring Apr 24th, 2019

Ask anyone who suffers from allergy attacks and they’ll likely say it’s the most uncomfortable and irritating reaction from which 30% of U. S. adults and 40% of children suffer. Allergy attacks can happen all year round, but are more common in the seasons in which pollen counts are the...

Signs to Look Out for If You Think Someone Might Be Suffering from a Severe Allergy Mar 21st, 2019

For some people allergies are more than just a mild nuisance. Whether seasonal, indoor, or outdoor, allergies can get serious and make life miserable. If you suspect someone is suffering from serious allergies, it’s important to know the signs so that you can seek professional help. An experienced allergist can...

Eczema Explained: What Causes It and How Can I Improve it? Feb 8th, 2019

Living with eczema can be stressful and unpredictable. Flare-ups of dry, itchy patches of skin can strike seemingly out of nowhere. Though it typically comes and goes, eczema is a long-lasting skin condition that occurs when a trigger causes your skin to become inflamed. Even though it may seem out...

Best Tips for Managing Asthma Jan 25th, 2019

Breathing is an involuntary body function that many take for granted. For people with asthma, the very act of breathing can be a frightening experience. Roughly 25 million adults and children suffer from asthma. Although there is no cure, you can learn strategies to manage your symptoms so that you...

The Best Allergy Testing Method for You Nov 21st, 2018

Allergies are caused by a misfire in your immune system, which occurs when it overreacts to common substances in your environment that you inhale, ingest, or simply touch in the normal course of your day. Also known as allergens, your allergy trigger(s) could be grass, tree, or weed pollen. Or...

Back to School Tips for Kids With Allergies Oct 25th, 2018

With school back in session, there’s so much to think about – new classrooms, teachers, and potentially more homework than the year before. And if your kids have allergies, you have even more to consider than other parents. With a little extra planning, your kids can have a great school...

Can Everyone Get Allergy Shots? Sep 12th, 2018

Allergy shots (immunotherapy) work differently than the medications you take to control allergy symptoms. Those medications block the substances your body produces, such as histamine, that lead to the runny nose, itchy eyes, and other symptoms caused by your allergy.Immunotherapy essentially trains your immune system to respond normally to pollen,...

10 Tips for Traveling With Allergies and Asthma Aug 9th, 2018

If you’ve been successful in controlling your allergies or asthma for a while, odds are you’re taking your meds regularly, using your inhalers as prescribed, and steering clear of allergen-producing zones or activities when necessary.And when you’re traveling, you may throw all these measures out the window as your daily...

Everything You Need to Know About Bee Sting Allergies Jul 9th, 2018

Whether you’re working outside in your garden, having a lunchtime picnic in the park, or taking a hike under blue skies, you’re bound to have an encounter with bees. And most bees would prefer to get out of your way.However, some species are more aggressive than others and will go...

The Immense Convenience of Telemedicine Jun 20th, 2018

Beginning as a way to access patients located remotely, telemedicine has a history stretching back more than a half-century. It’s grown into a multifaceted and complex system that connects hospitals, doctors’ offices and patients, wherever they may be.  The technology explosion created huge opportunities for expansion of the broader telehealth...

10 Tips for Exercising with Asthma and Allergies May 24th, 2018

Asthma can make life difficult, but proper treatment and care can reduce your risk of an asthma emergency. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and a balanced diet with regular exercise are essential to managing any chronic illness, but asthma and allergies can make exercise a real challenge.Dr. Rafiquddin Rahimi, with Allergy...

gardening outdoors in spring Mar 20th, 2018

Blue skies, flowers blooming, leaf bugs sprouting are the signs that spring is here. Working Outdoors, weather it's yard work or tending to your garden, the task can be daunting for those with allergies.However, there are some things you can do in the meantime to relieve these symptoms.Consider wearing protective eye-wear and  face mask. This...

Food Allergies Jul 21st, 2016

Source: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: https://www.aaaai.org/conditions-and-treatments/library/at-a-glance/food-allergyFor most people, celebrations are fun events. But for parents of food allergic children, or even for food allergic adults, activities involving food can be filled with worry. This is because coming in contact with a food allergen has the potential to...