Welcome to the Dallas Allergy & Asthma Center
Welcome to Dallas Allergy & Asthma Center (DAAC)! Our office is located in North Dallas and has been serving patients in the North Texas area for over 30 years.
Our physicians are board certified by the American Board of Allergy & Immunology and are actively involved in the teaching and training of medical students and residents, holding faculty positions at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, as well as working in the Parkland allergy and asthma clinics.
Our Mission: The physicians and staff at DAAC are dedicated to serving adults and children with allergy and asthma problems through careful and efficient care, taking into consideration the patient's physical needs and emotional well-being. We attempt to see that each patient receives the attention necessary to solve his or her immediate and long range allergy problems. We provide this care in a pleasant, professional and caring environment. It is important to us that our patients' needs are met. Our goal is to provide compassionate, quality medical care in a professional atmosphere. Our staff is comprised of highly trained individuals, dedicated to making our patients' visits as pleasant as possible.
Viral infections trigger wheezing in asthmatic patients. Get your flu shot, wash your hands, and stay healthy...and eat your veggies!
Holiday parties can expose you to allergens. Pre-medicate if you know dusty decorations, holiday candles, or the mold commonly found on natural trees bother you. Allergens like dairy, nuts, and wheat hide in holiday goodies so as your host what ingredients foods contain and carry your auto-injectable epinephrine.
With cold air and the heat on, you need to use more saline nasal spray and exercise. If you can't walk outside, go walk in the mall.
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Our physicians have been recognized by:
- D Magazine’s Top Doctors
- Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors
- Texas Super Doctors
Things to know this Winter Season
As winter approaches, people with seasonal allergies will be happy to know that most of the outdoor allergens disappear until springtime. However, with holiday gatherings, travel, and stress, there are some eye, nasal, and asthma triggers to be aware of.
Per the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (www.aaaai.org):
- Does your Christmas tree make you sneeze or cause shortness of breath? It’s unlikely that you are allergic to the tree itself, but the fragrance may be irritating. Some trees may also be home to microscopic mold spores that trigger asthma or allergies, causing symptoms like sneezing or an itchy nose. Use an artificial tree or, if you must have the real thing, let the tree dry in a garage or enclosed porch for a week and give it a good shake prior to bringing it inside.
- Follow directions carefully when spraying artificial snow or flocking. Inhaling these sprays can irritate your lungs and trigger asthma symptoms.
- If you leave your pet behind when traveling for the holidays, you may experience allergy or asthma symptoms on your return home. Dubbed the “Thanksgiving Effect” this phenomenon occurs when a person loses tolerance to her own pet after being away for a few days.
- Be aware that stress can lead to asthma attacks. Chemicals released by the body during stressful times can cause the muscles around your airways to tighten, making it difficult to breathe.
Interested in participating in a clinical trial?
We are always looking for possible participants in various asthma and allergy studies. If interested, please contact our office today to see if you might qualify for an ongoing study! Also, if you know of someone who may be interested in participating, please refer them to us—if they qualify and enroll in one of our studies, you will receive a $50 gift card as a “thank you” for the referral.