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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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Greenville's Rank as an Allergy and Asthma Capital in the U.S. June 2010 by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Here is how Greenville, South Carolina has been ranked in the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America's lists of the top 100 most challenging places to live in the U.S. fo ... Read on »
What's the latest on Generic Epinephrine auto-injectors? by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I think this letter summarizes the situation well .  Now for some practical comments.  This generic is identical to the Adrenaclick .  Note the instructions for use are n ... Read on »
Are Elidel and Protopic safe? by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies A mother asked me 2 days ago about the safety of Elidel and Protopic, because of a story in the media.  I am not aware of the story, but I am aware of the issue.  These t ... Read on »
How to Reduce the Invasion of Dust Mites Into Your Homes by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Here's some more about dust mites, for those wanting some new, fresher meaty facts to chew on.  Go down this page to dust mites and then fungi (molds).  Notice there are m ... 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 »
Cawthorne's Head Exercises for Dizziness by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Here's my answer.  This is a great table from an article by Scott Sicherer.  This is used with permission from the AAAAI and JACI.  The citation is "Sicherer SH. Cl ... Read on »
Coupons on the Internet by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I've been asked enough times about my heritage and if I know about the local Chinese society to provide this written answer.  Yes, I am a member and I joined when I came he ... Read on »
How many people on the U.S. have food allergies? by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Let's hear it for both Houses of State Government in South Carolina!  In a rare sign of unity and common snese, they both overrode the governor's veto and raised the ciga ... Read on »
Liquid Zyrtec, Benedryl, Tylenol, Advil Recall by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Today, I'd like to highlight a worthy cause called the American Lung Association Big Ride Across America 2010 .  I had the opportunity to meet Kristin Snyders, who is f ... Read on »
Patient Instructions for Inhaled Devices by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies While I am no longer a Member of the American College of Chest Physicians, it did publish some terrific patient instructions for inhaled devices .  So being the equal-oppo ... Read on »
Celebrate World Asthma Day 2010 on May 4th by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies World Asthma Day is an annual awareness-raising event organized and sponsored by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA). For more information please visit World Asthma ... Read on »
Goal of Allergic Rhinitis Management by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies First, what is World Allergy Day ?  This is a day selected by the World Allergy Organization to get allergic diseases to be recognized as a world-wide problem.  This was ... Read on »
What is the Relationship between Allergies and Migraine Headaches? by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I have had a headache for the past two days.  It feels like some one at unpredictable times is hitting the right side of my skull with a chisel about every 10-15 mi ... Read on »
Raise the Cigarette Tax in South Carolina! by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I am using today's article to urge the Governor, Mark Sanford, to sign legislation for a 50-cent per pack increase in taxes on cigarettes.  We have gone over the logic time ... Read on »
Which Inhalers are being Phased out by the FDA? by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies The speed at which information and misinformation from the Web continues to amaze me.  2 days ago, an elderly patient asked me what new medication will I be prescribing for ... Read on »
Insurance Mandated Limits on Prick and Intradermal Skin Testing by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies The best way to determine if a patient has allergies to a substance is to directly challenge the subject with allergens on the suspected tissue.  For example, to determi ... Read on »
What is really in Household Dust? by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies 1.  The composition of domestic house dust can vary widely, depending on the living occupants, what chemicals are used in the household, and what the environment outside i ... Read on »
What's that water you're drinking? by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies After climb walking the stairs for the ALA Climb Greenville, I was very dazed.  While I was sitting, I read the label of the bottled water was I gulping down.  Like I said I ... Read on »
What are HEPA and ULPA? by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I have just become aware of a higher grade of air filtration than HEPA.  It's called ULPA. High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) = 99.97% of particles 0.3 micrometers ... Read on »
Can Locally Produced Honey Reduce Your Allergy Symptoms? by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I have often been asked if eating locally produced honey can reduce your allergy symptoms. The idea is that the bees eat pollen produced from local flowers and then that s ... Read on »