Author Archives: Allergy & Asthma Associates of Southern California

Can peanut allergy be prevented by introducing peanut early?

The question of when to introduce peanut is one that many of my patients and friends ask me. I asked myself the same question when I had my first baby girl.  At the time, I was completing a fellowship in allergy/immunology. … Continue reading

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Household indoor pollution linked to lung problems!

By Faith Huang, M.D. Adapted from article from ACAAI. According to a study by Dr. Raj Kumar, titled “The Association of Household Air Pollution with Allergic Respiratory Diseases in Children” that was recently presented at the American College of Allergy, … Continue reading

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Do I have asthma or chronic obstructive airway disease? Doctors are telling me I have both!

By Faith Huang, adapted from an article here. Some older adults with obstructive airway disease have overlapping characteristics of both asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Patients with asthma are used to symptoms of coughing, wheezing and shortness of … Continue reading

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‘Tis the season for Postnasal Drip!

Written by Faith Huang, M.D. Adapted from article by Dr. Harold Katz Postnasal drip tends to crop up during the holiday season—for many reasons!  Postnasal drip is when mucus runs down the back of your nose to your throat. Normally, … Continue reading

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‘Tis the season: beware of nuts in alcoholic beverages!

By Faith Huang This holiday season, it is important to be aware of food allergens that can pop up in unexpected places if you have food allergy to peanuts or tree nuts! I recently came across a nice article written … Continue reading

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