Teal Pumpkin Project (Food Allergy Reasearch and Education - FARE)

Check out Dr. Gharfeh's segment with KCEN earlier this week on the importance of spreading food allergy awareness this Halloween.

Dr. Gharfeh's News Interview Link: https://www.kcentv.com/video/news/local/teal-pumpkin-project-in-central-texas/500-d4d5c6ad-fe4d-49c3-a0f8-1c48dc321b7b

And if you are participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project, don't forget to head over to https://www.foodallergy.org/educat…/teal-pumpkin-project/map and register your home. This will give trick or treaters a heads up on the allergy safe neighborhoods to visit tonight. 

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Skin Care: part one

As promised, I wanted to take a few moments to address something we see in the Allergy clinic on a daily basis — sensitive skin. Almost all our patients, especially those who also have asthma and allergies, have some degree of sensitive skin. The severity of each patient’s skin sensitivity varies, and many of our patients struggle with the most severe form of sensitive skin — eczema.

Why Allergy and Asthma Care of Waco?

Our primary goal is to improve your quality of life by determining what triggers your allergy and asthma symptoms, providing extensive education on how to modify your environment to better control exposure to allergens, and providing you with other treatment options such as medications and immunotherapy (allergy injections).

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