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Dr. Porch and Dr. Lee along with the staff at COASTAL ALLERGY CARE will be performing free asthma screening tests on September 29,2018 from 9Am-12PM. This screening will be done at Pleasant Valley Fields in Camarillo for AYSO kids and families. Get the word...

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Food Allergy Advances including Xolair, OIT, and EPIT.

Food Allergy Advances:  Oral Immunotherapy, Peanut Patch (EPIT) Etc. It is very exciting to see advances in food allergy treatment.  Currently the only FDA approved “treatment” includes food allergen avoidance and epinephrine auto-injectors.  However, there are new treatments which are on the cusp of...

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FDA removes black box warning from ICS-Laba medications.

I completely understand why many asthma patients would be concerned when we recommend a medication that carries a risk of asthma related death. It seems counterintuitive to prescribe a medication for asthma that actually carries a warning that the medication could increase your risk...

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Worried that asthma will limit your life? Believe it or not there are SUPERSTARS that live with asthma!

Did you know there are many high achieving athletes and performers who suffer from asthma? Some examples include singer PINK, Hall of Famer and football legend Jerome Bettis, six time Olympic track and field medalist  Jackie Joyner-Kersee, and international soccer super-star  David Beckham. Do you...

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Anaphylaxis and epinephrine autoinjectors

Let the experts at Coastal Allergy Care evaluate your Systemic, Anaphylactic, or Anaphylactoid reactions. Our Board Certified Allergist/Immunologists offer state of the art evaluation AND interpretation of your results. This may involove skin testing, blood work, or challenges (food/medication) to try and identify the...

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Allergic to PENICILLIN, other antibiotics, or other medications? Maybe not! Read on…..

Have you ever been told you’re allergic to penicillin – and then spent years avoiding penicillin and warning your doctor not to use it when treating an infection? Many people think they’re penicillin-allergic, but recent studies show that a large majority of those who...

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Is it a Cold or is it Allergy?

The age old question……”Doctor, is it a cold or allergies?” As allergists we are frequently asked, “How can I tell the difference between a cold and allergies?” Attached is a link to an article from the Chicago Tribune. In this article several allergists, including...

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Pollen Counts

At Coastal Allergy Care we help our patients identify what they are allergic to. We may do allergy testing to try and figure out what is triggering  our patient’s allergic rhinitis, asthma, and/or sinus problems. If we identify specific allergens like dust mites, molds,...

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New Asthma Treatments

New Asthma Treatments (anti-IL-5) In recent years we have seen an explosion in biologic medication, such as Enbrel and Humira. The majority of these medications are used to treat various autoimmune diseases like Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Inflammatory Bowel disease etc. Omalizumab(Xolair) or anti-IgE therapy...

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Dust Mites

Dust mites are the single leading cause of asthma in the world. Mites are also known to cause urticaria/hives, eczema/atopic dermatitis, hay fever/allergic rhinitis, and other allergic manifestations.

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