Pollen and Spring Allergies – by Dr. Edan Sarid

SPRING IS HERE, AND POLLEN TOO! In Colorado, a variety of pollen’s and other airborne irritants are abundant this time of year.  Pollen’s are the way plants and trees reproduce and these tiny particles can be present in tremendous, even visible, volumes during the warmer months. Typica …

Epipen Recall- by Dr. Edan Sarid

DID YOU KNOW THAT CERTAIN LINES OF THE EPIPEN AUTO-INJECTORS WERE RECENTLY RECALLED? Mylan, the company that produces Epipen, issued a recall of certain Epipens due to possible defects in the auto-injector devices.  Make sure to visit www.mylan.com/epipenrecall to see if your Epipen is recalled a …

Chronic Illness and Missing School – Words from a Patient

Being chronically ill is definitely a challenge especially when you are missing a lot of school.  When I was younger I missed a lot of school due to illness and infusions.  Trying to keep up with the missing school assignments was a struggle at times. I diagnosed with CVID at 11 years old. My par …

Diet and Inflammation – An HAE Patient’s Perspective

I have Hereditary Angioedema which causes edema or swelling when I have flares. Since, I already struggle with having excess swelling in my body I thought it would be a good idea to do everything I could to help reduce the inflammation that I have.  I already receive infusions twice a week which i …

The difference between an Allergy and a Sensitivity – Dr. Edan Sarid

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Dr. Edan Sarid: Many people can have adverse reactions to a variety of triggers – including foods, airborne irritants, topical products or medications. But how do you know if you are truly allergic or just ‘sensitive’ to the irritant? An allergy is an immune-mediated reaction caus …

Staying Healthy During Winter – an IVIG patient Testimonial

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IMMUNOe and Horizon Patient Testimonial As much as I love winter time being immune deficient definitely makes it harder.  The kids being in school means germs are more prevalent around the house.  That adds another level of complexity trying to stay healthy.  Unfortunately germs are a part of li …

My HAE Flare Warning Signs – A Patient’s Testimonial

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My HAE Flare Warning Signs I’m beginning to see behavioral patterns I have before I get an HAE (Hereditary Angioedema) flare.  I always thought these were just odd personality quirks that I have, but now I can see correlations to my behavior and the onset of a flare.  I find it is beneficial fo …

What is an Immunologist?

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  An immunologist is a medical doctor specializing in disorders of the immune system. A healthy immune system is required to prevent infections, manage inflammation and maintain the body’s general healthy balance. Dysfunction of the immune system can lead to recurrent infections or chron …

Warning Signs of Primary Immunodeficiency – Dr. Edan Sarid

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What are warning signs of Primary Immunodeficiency (PIDD)? How many infections is too many? “Immune system defects can present themselves in many ways. Evaluation by an Immunologist is advised if infections are frequent or complicated. Warning signs include 2 or more serious bacterial infecti …

A Discussion of Nickel Allergy – Dr. Kevin O’Brien

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Did you know you can get “hand eczema” from nickel allergy, even if you are staying away from metal on you, because of nickel in the food you eat? Females tend to know they are nickel allergic because they get a rash from “cheap” earrings. Males are often not as aware that they even have &h …