Entries by Robert McDermott, MD

AAIR Welcomes New Doctor

AAIR is proud to announce the addition of Dr. Regan Pyle, DO to its practice. Dr. Pyle is a Colorado native who enjoys life in the high country. “It is a dream come true to practice allergy and raise my family in the mountains,” said Dr. Pyle. With the goal of providing compassionate, high-quality care […]

What is Ragweed?

A primary culprit of fall allergy symptoms is Ragweed. A single ragweed plant can produce millions of pollen grans and because these pollen grains are very light weight, they travel very easily through the air. Allergy symptoms, such as itchy, red, watery eyes, runny nose, and sneezing occur when your body’s immune system treats the […]

Changes in Springtime Allergies

Have your springtime allergies decreased lately?  Our cold weather, rain and snow has likely provided some relief! Do not be fooled.  All of this moisture may be setting us up for a severe grass season which typically starts in June. Keep the bedroom windows shut at nighttime and this may help.

Groundbreaking Peanut Research

Recently, a new study out of Europe was recently presented at the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology annual meeting. This interesting study demonstrated that infants that are high risk for food allergies (infants with atopic dermatitis or egg allergy) and fed peanut between age 4 and 11 months of age are less likelihood […]

AAIR Welcomes New PA Ken Baird

Ken Baird brings a variety of life experience to his position as Physician Assistant at AAIR. After graduating from the University of Utah in Psychology he had the great opportunity to work with troubled youth in the Boulder Mountain / Capitol Reef area of Central Utah. What a growing experience, and as a life changing […]

Asthma Triggers and Management: Tips to Remember

If you have asthma, the airways in your lungs are usually inflamed. During an asthma flare-up these airways get even more swollen, and the muscles around the airways can tighten. This can trigger wheezing, cough, chest tightness and shortness of breath. An allergist / immunologist, often referred to as an allergist, has specialized expertise to […]

Outdoor Allergens: Tips to Remember

Seasonal allergic rhinitis, commonly referred to as hay fever, affects millions of people worldwide. Symptoms include sneezing, stuffiness, a runny nose and itchiness in your nose, the roof of your mouth, throat, eyes or ears. These allergic reactions are most commonly caused by pollen and mold spores in the air, which start a chain reaction […]

Children and Food Allergies

Does season of birth affect the likelihood of being sensitized to food allergens?  The number of children with food allergies is increasing and the reason for this increase is not well understood. Likely several factors contribute, and previous studies have examined the influence of vitamin D status, timing of food introduction, and season of birth. […]