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Asthma & Flu Don’t Mix: 3 Ways to Stay Safe

Administrator · 03/22/2016 ·

The flu has become so common that we all know someone who has been affected. Seniors and small children are typically categorized as a high risk for developing flu-related complications. But those with Asthma are also considered high risk.

If you have asthma and catch the flu, the virus can affect your lungs, triggering asthma symptoms.

"Flu season has lasted longer than expected this year," states Dr. Levin. "People with asthma have a higher risk for a serious flare-up, which could lead to emergency attention or even hospitalization," he added.

Here's how to protect yourself and lessen the risk of catching the flu.


1. Get a Flu Shot.

If you haven't yet, call your local health clinic and get vaccinated. To ensure greater protection, advise your entire household to get the flu shot. Unfortunately, FluMist, the nasal flu vaccine, is not indicated in asthma due to risk of triggering asthma symptoms.


2. Practice Good Hygiene.

Taking preventative measures can help to stop the spread of the flu. Wash your hands, don't share eating utensils or cups, and keep your hands away from your face when you're in public areas.


3. Create an Action Plan.

In case you get sick, ask your doctor to help you make an action plan. Follow this plan for daily treatment to control asthma long-term and to handle worsening symptoms. If your child has asthma, make sure that his or her action plan is on file at school or at the daycare center.

Remember, your doctor is here to care for you. If you notice flu symptoms, call us right away. Your asthma may worsen and you will benefit from attentive treatment.

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Dr. Todd Levin Accepts Bulldog 100

Administrator · 02/12/2016 ·

Athens, Ga. - The University of Georgia Alumni Association has released the 2016 Bulldog 100. This annual program recognizes the fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni. Nearly 400 nominations were submitted for the 2016 list.

The 2016 Bulldog 100 includes businesses of all sizes and from industries such as veterinary medicine, IT consulting and pest control. Several areas of the country are represented, including companies from as far north as New York and as far west as California. 

Congratulations to Chattanooga Allergy Clinic's Dr. Todd Levin and Dr. Marc Cromie for achieving this honor again!

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CAC Named to the Bulldog 100

Administrator · 01/31/2016 ·

Athens, Ga. - The University of Georgia Alumni Association has released the 2016 Bulldog 100. This annual program recognizes the fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni. Nearly 400 nominations were submitted for the 2016 list.

The 2016 Bulldog 100 includes businesses of all sizes and from industries such as veterinary medicine, IT consulting and pest control. Several areas of the country are represented, including companies from as far north as New York and as far west as California. 

Congratulations to Chattanooga Allergy Clinic's Dr. Todd Levin and Dr. Marc Cromie for achieving this honor again!

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Miss Georgia Congratulates Dr. Marc Cromie on Best Allergist Win

Administrator · 01/22/2016 ·

Miss Georgia congratulated Dr. Marc Cromie after he received the Times Free Press Best of the Best Allergist North GA for the 6th year in a row.  Thank you to all Dr. Cromie's patients, friends and family for helping him win this award again this year.

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Dr. Todd Levin Allergy and Immunology Certified for 10 More Years!

Administrator · 12/01/2015 ·

Congratulations to Dr. Todd Levin! He passed his Allergy and Immunology Maintenance of Certification exam which means he is certified for 10 more years!



  

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