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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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Are Blueberries a Good Source of Antioxidants? by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Your Allergy Dude attended the Blueberry Festival at Roper Mountain Science Center today .  One of the vendors said to me, "Remember, blueberries are a great sourc ... Read on »
New Sunscreen Labeling by the FDA by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Because the Allergy Dude want his readers to practice excellent preventative care medicine, I have linked to three websites that provide useful information.  Each site make ... Read on »
What's difference between jam, jelly, and marmalade? by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Well, here goes the Allergy Dude again, down another rabbit hole.  I was in the store, doing my usual Sunday morning grocery shopping for my family, when I stopped to buy a ... Read on »
Have a healthy outing to Toccoa Falls, Georgia by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies This holiday weekend's healthy lifestyle outing was to Toccoa Falls, GA . Toccoa Falls is 90 minutes away from Greenville. There is a 5 minute walk up to the path ... Read on »
Smoking Cessation Aids by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies The Allergy Dude would like the list some sites for free assistance with quitting smoking.  He has been asked by many patients, as well as recommending the sites unsolic ... Read on »
Swimming and the Development of Asthma by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies The Allergy Dude strongly recommends everyone get routine aerobic exercise, provided they do not have a medical condition that prevents this.  For example, if you have asth ... Read on »
Which Grass is the Safest for Allergy Patients? What about Zyosia? by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies The Allergy Dude was asked this by a patient who was re-seeding their lawn. Interesting and relevant question.  I searched pubMed and all of my allergy journals and text ... Read on »
What is the Asthma Predictive Index? by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies The seeds for writing about the Asthma Predictive Index (API) were planted in a blog post The Allergy Dude wrote about 2 years ago .  After reading my 2011 issues of the Jo ... Read on »
Falls Creek Falls by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies The Allergy Dude wishes every one a Happy Memorial Day.  A long weekend wouldn't be complete without a hike to a waterfall.  I have to thank Ivey Knight, R.N., fo ... Read on »
Vitamin D and Allergic Diseases by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Low levels of vitamin D have been increasingly associated with the presence of an allergic disease (atopic dermatitis, allergic rhinitis, asthma) and obesity.  These observ ... Read on »
Intranasal Corticosteroids and Bone Mineral Density in Children by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies The Allergy Dude has written earlier about growth and corticosteroids , based mainly on studies from 1990-2000.  This topic is being actively investigated and within the U. ... Read on »
The Latest Data on Asthma 2011 by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies The Allergy Dude would like to highlight a report I recently read that summarizes the latest available data on the status of asthma in the U.S. from 2009.   The source is ... Read on »
FDA requires post-market safety trials for Long-Acting Beta-Agonists (LABAs) by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies The Allergy Dude found this during his daily searching for information on the internet about asthma.  The title above is the FDA's summary calling for information from the ... Read on »
What are the 2020 Healthy Peoples Objectives for Asthma? by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies The Allergy Dude is always striving to do his part to improve the quality and quantity of the lives of those with asthma.  The 2020 Healthy Peoples Objectives for Asthma ar ... Read on »
Wilderness First Aid courses at the Annual South Carolina Medical Association Meeting by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I attended the South Carolina Medical Association's Annual Meeting this weekend.  On Saturday, I learned more about the Electronic Health Records that ObamaCare has man ... Read on »
Drugs sales data and controlled substances 2010 by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies IMS Health, a healthcare information, has released its data for 2010 .  This article on Medscape by Daniel J. DiNoon is a good summary of IMS' data with commentary .  I ... Read on »
Outdoor (Easter) Adventures April 24, 2011 by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Cedar Falls Entrance I can't get out there. Once your allergies and asthma are under control, I strongly re ... Read on »
Sunscreen Allergy by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I just saw a mom who asked me a good question concerning her 5 year-old daughter. Could she be allergic to the sunscreen? It turns out that the daycare started putting su ... Read on »
List of Online Sites for Safer Eating by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies The Allergy Dude was asked by concerned parents this morning,"Where can we go out to eat, since my child has severe food allergies?"  Below are some websites that list resta ... Read on »
Greenville (South Carolina)'s Rank as an Allergy and Asthma Capital April 2011 by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies The Allergy Dude was asked by concerned parents this morning,"Where can we go out to eat, since my child has severe food allergies?"  Below are some websites that list rest ... Read on »