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Neil Kao Medical Doctor

Specialty: Allergy & Immunology
California
"Dr. Neil Kao's Allergy and Asthma Website" This website contains information I have found to improve the care of patients with allergic diseases, such as allergic rhinitis (hay fever), chronic sinusitis (sinus infections), asthma, atopic dermatitis (allergic eczema), urticaria (hives)... Full Bio
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2008 Center for Diseases Control and Prevention (C.D.C.) Influenza Vaccine Recommendations by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released their guidelines for 2008. The major change is the recommendation that children from age 5 years old to 18 years ... Read on »
2009 Centers for Disease Control Recommendations for Vaccinations by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, together with the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Fam ... Read on »
A day at work: seeing drug reps by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I'd like to share with my readers a side of work that rarely gets mentioned or shown on any move or television show about medicine - seeing drug reps. It's like they don't exi ... Read on »
A New Antihistamine Named Bilastine by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Bilastine is a new antihistamine that is beinginvestigated around the world. Bilastine will be taken orally for allergic rhinitis and in eye drops for allergic conjunctivitis. ... Read on »
Acupuncture and asthma in South Carolina by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies This is another good question. I was asked this last week by a woman who had chronic fatigue syndrome, food allergies, and asthma. I have a particular interest in this becau ... Read on »
ADAC Goes Greener and The Allergy Dude speaks out about Ozone by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Your Allergy Dude has been doing his bit for the environment.  Though I think I was a born recycler, doing Boy Scouts and the Leave No Trace Program has heightened ... Read on »
Affording Medications: Partnership for Prescription Assistance by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I was waiting in a local free medical clinic paying a courtesy call when I saw a brochure for the Partnership for Prescription Assistance .  Some comments: The website is ... Read on »
ALA Fight for Air Climb Greenville 2011 by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Not all topical corticosteroids are created equally! I saw a patient 2 days ago, with poorly-controlled allergic eczema, who commented the "creams were all the same.  None ... Read on »
Alcohol Content of Cold Medications by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I saw a man yesterday, whom I diagnosed with an acute bacterial sinus infection.  His symptoms were nasal/sinus congestion, clear drainage, sinus headaches, loud coughing a ... Read on »
Allegra Over-The-Counter by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Finally, Allegra has been approved for over-the-counter status on 1/25/11 . The manufacturer has set a target date of 3/25/11 to have Allegra available in most pharmacies. ... Read on »
Allergic Disease Asthma Center Immunotherapy Injection Clinic Hours by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies ALLERGIC DISEASE AND ASTHMA CENTER IMMUNOTHERAPY INJECTION CLINIC HOURS The times that patients can walk into our offices WITHOUT an appointment are listed below. ... Read on »
Allergic reactions to insect stings by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Many of us experience pain, itching, and swelling from insect bites and stings. These symptoms are reactions to chemicals in insect venom that irritate the skin and muscle t ... Read on »
Allergic Rhinitis and Asthma Lectures by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies This is a temporary notice. I have given many lectures on allergic rhinitis and asthma. I have been asked to post the slides. I want to post the slides, but the file size is ... Read on »
Allergic Rhinitis Lecture Followup by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I am happy to announce that I have found a way to present my lecture on Allergic Rhinitis on the web. I searched the internet and I found two sites: SlideShare and authorST ... Read on »
Allergy and Asthma Drugs with Black Box Warnings by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies There are five levels of warnings to the physician beginning with a list of adverse reactions and ending with the most serious – the Black Box. Unfortunately, the FDA has ne ... Read on »
Allergy Immunotherapy DVD script by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Hello, I am Dr. Neil Kao. Welcome to the Allergic Disease and Asthma Center. We are pleased you have chosen us to manage your allergy and/or asthma condition. We have a co ... Read on »
Allergy Report for February 2010 by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Here's your faithful reporter trying to get the ice and snow off of my car at home.  For those readers not familiar with South Carolina's weather, usually it ... Read on »
American Lung Association 2010 Upstate Oxygen Ball by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I'd like to take a moment to promote the American Lung Association's 2010 Upstate Oxygen Ball , which will be held on 11/12/10.  I know there are many worthy causes out ... Read on »
An old cough medicine repackaged: chlophedianol by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies While researching for other non-narcotic cough medications, I came across carbetapentane.  A Pubmed search produced very little evidence for its effectiveness or safety.  I ... Read on »
Analysis of 2009's Grass Pollen Season by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I have been asked enough times to write about 2009's grass pollen season. In severity, it was mild. In duration, it was average. Comment: the X factor was the weather. Rai ... Read on »