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The physicians and caregivers at KCAA address asthma and allergies. We’re specially trained, and are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of these diseases. This unique focus means we’re able to stay on top of the latest treatments and research.
An allergy is an abnormal sensitivity to a substance. For most people, this substance causes no symptoms. But for folks with allergies, the immune system creates an antibody which, in turn, creates symptoms. Common allergy symptoms include head congestion, runny nose, sneezing, and itchy eyes.
These include nasal congestion and snoring. Non-allergic rhinitis – a reactive or sensitive nose – is also a common nasal condition.
These result from the immune system attacking harmless food proteins. The most common food allergies are peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, wheat, soy, fish, and shellfish.
We all experience stings, but some people can have a severe systemic reaction. This can result in hives, swelling, tightness in the chest, and difficulty breathing.
These common conditions occur when an allergen triggers a skin reaction. Skin allergies can cause eczema, hives, swelling, and rashes.
Adverse reactions to medication are common, but some folks have true drug allergies. Symptoms include rashes, itching, and respiratory problems.
Asthma is a chronic lung condition that inflames and narrows airways. Asthma can cause shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, and chest tightness. It can be triggered by allergens, irritants like cigarette smoke, weather changes, exercise, and respiratory infections.
Many lung conditions are related to allergies and asthma. These include exercise-induced asthma, cough, and vocal cord dysfunction, which can masquerade as asthma.
This is an inflammation of the sinuses. Symptoms include thick nasal discharge, congestion, postnasal drip, cough, and headache. Sinusitis often occurs after a cold.
Recurring infections may be a sign of primary immunodeficiency disease. This happens when part of the immune system is absent or doesn’t work properly.
The Walk-In Clinic is open to all established KCAA patients, check our hours and locations.
MON - THURS.
8:00 am - 11:00 am & 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 am & 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
TUE & THURS
8:00 am - 11:00 am
We continue to closely monitor the situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and are following the recommendations of The Center for Disease Control and state health departments.
Our doors remain OPEN and we ARE GIVING ALLERGY INJECTIONS ON A WALK-IN BASIS AS LONG AS YOU ARE FEVER FREE. For everyone’s protection, the KCAA walk-in clinic is closed for general patients. Patients not getting allergy injections will be seen by appointment only.
We want to remind you that it is important that you keep your underlying medical conditions under control. Poorly controlled allergies increase the risk of contracting any respiratory virus, as these are contracted when people rub their nose or eyes and spread to others by sneezing. Poorly controlled asthma is a major risk factor for poor outcome. Spirometry combined with medical history and exams are the best way to ensure your asthma is optimally managed and to make sure that you have a plan of action for when you get any viral illness.
Please be reassured that the health and well-being of our patients and staff continue to be KCAA’s top priority. We have taken many steps to keep our office as safe as possible. These include:
• Screening patients for fever. Anyone with a temperature 100.4 or greater within the past 48 hrs. is not permitted in our office. This is for the safety of other patients.
• Limiting visitors. Please make every attempt to only bring the patient unless no other option exists.
• Removing all magazines and reading material from our waiting rooms and exam rooms.
• Having allergy shot patients wait in their cars so our waiting room volume is kept minimal.
• Sanitizing our waiting room every 30 minutes.
• Having our staff wear personal protective equipment for the safety of patients and staff.
We want to encourage you to continue to come in for your allergy injections, especially with spring pollen in the air. Our providers are looking at our schedules in advance and cancelling appointments where the risk to the patient exceeds the benefit. If you are uncertain, please speak with one of our nurses.
We at KCAA remain committed to the health, safety and well-being of our patients!