|Chelmsford, MA||North Andover, MA||Nashua, NH|
The offices will be closed
on Friday July 3rd
in observance of the
4th of July.
|Meet Our Doctors|
Our allergists are board certified in pediatric and adult Allergy and Immunology, and have trained at some of the top training programs in the country, including Harvard Medical School, National Jewish Respiratory Center and Albert Einstein Medical College. We participate in the Maintenance of Certification Program. Click here to read more about this program. Dr. Melamed and Liang have both been awarded the prestigious Top Doctor Awards for 2011.
Summer is Here!
The Season of Ice Cream, Sun, Fun
and New Allergic Threats
Although tree pollen counts are on the way down, patients are literally not out of the woods in terms of their allergies. A summer ritual for many families is their favorite ice cream stand. Food allergic patients are at risk of reactions as a result of cross contamination of scoops with tree nuts. Stinging insects are attracted to trash cans in these stands and the risk of a sting is probably higher for kids here than most other places.
Poor air quality is also an issue during the heat of midsummer and asthmatics are at an increased risk of flares during humid days when the mold count peaks for the year. Physical activities should be performed in the early morning or the evening.