We are committed to our vision of providing best quality care and service possible. Advanced Asthma is located in the Washington Summit Medical Complex in the city of Watertown, New York. Our practice provides comprehensive allergy and asthma care for children of all ages and adults. Our efficient, knowledgeable and kind staff will help you feel relaxed as we work together to improve your health. Rest assured that you are receiving the finest quality medical care from professionals who have only your best interest in mind.
In 2010, Dariusz Chrostowski, M.D. made the decision to establish his medical practice in Watertown, New York, specializing in allergy, asthma, and immunology. Dr. Chrostowski, who is board certified in both pediatric and adult allergy and immunology, developed an outstanding reputation throughout the region for delivering high quality professional medical care.
We hope you enjoy visiting our warm, friendly office, designed and built with your comfort in mind.
Blood tests measure allergen specific IgE in your blood. Specific allergens may include dust mites, pet dander, or cockroaches. If high amounts of IgE are present in lab results, this may mean you have allergic asthma.
If your body has an allergic response to an allergen introduced to your skin, a reaction occurs. Redness, itching, and swelling may be observed at the site after about 15 minutes. With the “prick” or “scratch” test, allergens are pricked or scratched into your skin’s surface. Another form of skin test is done with an injection of an allergen just below the surface of the skin on your arm
Spirometry is the most common of the pulmonary function tests (PFTs), measuring lung function, specifically the amount (volume) and/or speed (flow) of air that can be inhaled and exhaled. Spirometry can be very helpful in in assessing conditions such as asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, and COPD.
Dust collects everywhere. All the time. To help keep your exposure to dust mites at a minimum, you may want to:
Even people with pet-free homes can have a problem with pet dander. This is because it can be carried in on people’s clothing. To help reduce your exposure to pet dander, you can:
Cockroaches like moist dark areas and anywhere they have access to food. To help keep them away, it’s a good idea to:
Your doctor will help you take steps to identify and avoid your allergy triggers. This is generally the most important step in preventing allergic reactions and reducing symptoms.
Allergy medications can help reduce your immune system reaction and ease symptoms. The drugs you use depend on the type of allergy you have. They can include over-the-counter or prescription medications in the form of oral medications, nasal sprays or eye drops. Some common allergy medications include corticosteroids, antihistamines, decongestants, and leukotriene modifiers.
For severe allergies or allergies not completely relieved by other treatment, your doctor may recommend allergy shots (immunotherapy). This treatment involves a series of injections of purified allergen extracts, usually given over a period of a few years. Allergen immunotherapy is the only active intervention that can alleviate allergy or asthma symptoms without the use of medications.
If you have a severe allergy, your doctor may give you an emergency epinephrine shot to carry with you at all times. Given for severe allergic reactions, an epinephrine shot (EpiPen, EpiPen Jr, Twinject, Auvi-Q) can reduce symptoms until you get emergency treatment.
Brutal winter suggests that the polar vortex may be replaced by a “pollen vortex,” leaving allergy sufferers sniffling and miserable.
Shower when returning inside to prevent contamination of your home and bedding.
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