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What Every Parent Should Know About Food Allergy Tests for Kids Mar 15th, 2023

Don't be alarmed if your child reacts adversely after eating a specific food. Chances are they have developed an allergy to the food or an ingredient it contains.   It's not uncommon for children to develop food allergies. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that about one in...

Is Your Cold Actually a Sinus Infection? Feb 23rd, 2023

Getting a cold can be annoying and disruptive, which is why it’s comforting to know that the average cold is a temporary, short-term illness. But when a cold persists and doesn’t seem to improve with medication and rest, it may be a sign that your lingering cold has actually turned...

5 Common Causes of a Chronic Cough Jan 18th, 2023

A cough is considered chronic when it persists for eight weeks or longer. In children, a cough that lasts four weeks or longer is considered chronic. Chronic cough is much more common than you may think, affecting up to 20% of people in the United States at any given time....

What is Allergic Asthma? Dec 20th, 2022

Most people are familiar with what allergies are. And many people are familiar with asthma. But allergic asthma? Is there such a thing? Yes. And just like other types of asthma, its symptoms can be serious. At Allergy & Asthma Clinic of Maryland, board-certified allergist Vasif Kalfa, MD, offers custom...