Doctor’s Blog

How Do You Choose an Allergist?

Posted on: April 22nd, 2014 by Summit Shah

We know you have choices when it comes to picking an allergist., and we think there are a lot of reasons to pick Premier Allergy. First, we have eight convenient locations in the Columbus metro region. This makes appointments for your whole family easier, whether you are coming from school, work, or home.   We [...]

Take Charge of your Allergies

Posted on: April 8th, 2014 by Summit Shah

Have you been suffering from seasonal allergies for months or years, but were afraid to get tested for fear of needles or discomfort? What if we told you that we could give you a skin test without needles and get you results in just 20 minutes? Yes, you read that right. Our office provides allergy [...]

The Eight Most Common Food Allergies

Posted on: April 3rd, 2014 by Summit Shah

Food allergies are typically caused by eight common ingredients: milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish. These foods can initiate annoying skin reactions or life-threatening breathing problems. Because of the danger posed to those who are allergic to these foods, companies are required to display allergy warnings on their ingredients list.   [...]

Could A New Pill End The Suffering Of Ragweed Allergies?

Posted on: March 25th, 2014 by Summit Shah

Ragweed sufferers may now be able to find relief in the form of a one-a-day pill. Ragweed allergy is commonly referred to as hay fever, or by the medical term seasonal allergic rhinitis. Sufferers often experience stuffy noses, itchy, watery eyes, and congestion, sometimes so severe that they seek relief from an allergist. Midwest residents [...]

Is Rush Immunotherapy Right for You?

Posted on: March 20th, 2014 by Summit Shah

Immunotherapy is a medical term for the treatment of disease by inducing, enhancing, or suppressing an immune response. Not surprisingly, this type of therapy is often used for treating allergies. While other allergy treatments only target the symptoms of allergic reactions, immunotherapy is the only treatment available that actually reduces the body’s sensitivity to all [...]

Allergies and Genetics: What Role Do They Play?

Posted on: March 18th, 2014 by Summit Shah

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you are not alone. Millions of Americans deal with the runny noses, itchy, watery eyes, and congestion due to an allergic response to pollen and other foreign bodies in the air. An allergic reaction is simply a negative response by your body’s immune system to an often harmless substance. [...]

A Cure For Peanut Allergies?

Posted on: March 11th, 2014 by Summit Shah

People who suffer from allergies understand the fear of becoming violently ill, or even facing a life-threatening situation due to minute traces of a particular substance. These substances are often otherwise harmless, or even prevalent food items. Peanuts, for example, are a particularly common food allergy trigger, afflicting millions of Americans both young and old. [...]

Common Skin Disorders Sometimes Mistaken For Hives

Posted on: March 7th, 2014 by Summit Shah

Hives are itchy, red bumps that are a common condition for those who suffer from allergies. Those bumps may be quite swollen and can vary in size from being under an inch to as large as a few inches in diameter. They can appear on just about any area of the skin and may last [...]

Allergy Education Important for Kids, Teachers, and Parents

Posted on: February 28th, 2014 by Summit Shah

As anyone who deals with life-threatening allergies knows, allergy education is a critical part of the school curriculum. Not only do children need to learn about this serious issue, including the ability to identify it, seek help, and even treat it, but so do the adults around them. Teachers, other school staff, and parents should [...]

Get Relief Using Natural Allergy Remedies

Posted on: February 21st, 2014 by Summit Shah

Natural allergy remedies are a real source of relief for sufferers of all ages. Fortunately, since they don’t involve chemicals or drugs of any kind, most of them can be used on everyone from young children to senior citizens. If you’re looking for an allergy remedy that you can try yourself at home, consider this [...]