FRAGGE
ALLERGY & ASTHMA
CLINICS, PSC
Allergy Doctors
Serving 
Northern Kentucky & Cincinnati Area
FRAGGE ALLERGY & ASTHMA CLINICS, PSC
2300 Chamber Center Drive
Fort Mitchell, Kentucky 41017
Phone:  859 371 3797  Fax:  859 291 1438
fraggeallergy@gmail.com
CONGRATULATIONS.  CINCINNATI MAGAZINE 2015 TOP DOCTOR - ALLERGY/IMMUNOLOGY.
We are proud that Dr. Manuel Villareal is one of the 2015 CINCINNATI MAGAZINE'S TOP DOCTORS for Allergy & Immunology Specialists in their January 2015 issue.  He has been a Cincinnati Magazine Top Doctor since 2010.

You may request an appointment online.  When we receive your request we will check if there are any conflicts and confirm availability.  Our receptionist will then give you a call to confirm if your requested appointment is available. Click on the link  to REQUEST for APPOINTMENT ONLINE

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We are conveniently located at the Chamber Office Park area in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. It is really easy to get there. Take I-75 and exit at the Buttermilk Pike exit then go east. Then turn left once you see Oriental Wok or Graeter's Ice Cream into the Chamber Center complex. Click on to the link for a map to our new location.


CLINICAL TRIALS:  We are currently recruiting for volunteer subjects for several clinical trials:  ASTHMA and several COPD clinical studies. You may receive compensation for time and travel for participating in a clinical trial.
 Please call Abraham Research at 859 371 3797 for info.


Welcome

Fragge Allergy & Asthma Clinics, PSC provides physician sub-specialty care for patients in the Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati area suffering from asthma, allergy, pulmonary and some immunologic conditions.  Health and wellness are achievable in patients who suffer from chronic conditions such as asthma, allergies and COPD. Our doctors understand the negative impact these chronic conditions have on one’s productivity and quality of life.  Patients with conditions such as allergic rhinitis, asthma, COPD, chronic urticaria, chronic sinusitis, to name a few, give an individual a poor sense of well-being.  Knowing your diagnosis, understanding your problem, and having a plan is a good starting point in getting you back to a healthy path.

Mission Statement

It is the goal of Fragge Allergy & Asthma Clinics, PSC to be the premier physician specialist provider for asthma, allergic and immunologic diseases in the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati area. We strive to be attentive to your individual needs, and provide quality, evidence-based medical care.

SPRING ALLERGIES ARE HERE.
Pretty soon spring allergy sufferers will experience miserable itchy eyes, sneezing, runny nose, nasal blockage, lethargy due to tree pollen allergies.  This always starts in late March until early May in the Cincinnati-NKY area.  It is usually best to treat spring allergies before their symptoms develop.  Nasal steroids are the most effective in controlling all the nasal and ocular allergy symptoms.  OTC Flonase and Nasacort AQ nasal spary are both available for the treatment of allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis.  OTC antihistamines are also beneficial.  Patients with severe seasonal allergies could also benefit from allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots/injections or oral tablets).



Grass Pollen Allergy Tablets

Do you have severe grass pollen allergies? This presents as sneezing, runny nose, itching and swelling of the eyes and nasal stuffiness usually in mid-May here in the Cincinnati-NKY area.

Are you aware that one can receive sublingual immunotherapy tablets to treat grass and ragweed pollen allergies. This treatment is like receiving allergy injections, which allows one to develop an immunity or
immune tolerance to allergies, but now available in tablet form.

To attain that benefit one must start oral allergen immunotherapy tablets about 12 weeks prior to the specific pollen season. Grastek or Oralair for grass pollen oral immunotherapy tablets may be of benefit to you if you. These winter months would be about the right time to get started for the mid-May grass pollen allergies.

Egg Allergy and the Flu Shot

It is a misconception that those with egg allergies cannot get the flu shot.  The CDC has recommendations on what to do if for those with egg allergies and need to get the flu shot.  Learn more at www.AskYourAllergist.com



What are the typical Allergy Symptoms?

Allergies affect about 20% of the general population.  Allergy symptoms vary depending on the organ system involved or the degree of one’s allergic sensitivity.  Hay fever or Allergic rhinitis and allergic conjunctivitis affect the nose and eyes of which itchy nose and eyes, profuse runny nose and watery eyes, sneezing, nasal blockage, and sinus headaches are the typical symptoms. 

                            
When an individual has allergic asthma, they can have symptoms of coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness or congestion when exposed to air-borne allergens.

Patients who have food allergies develop generalized hives and itching, swelling, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and can even develop asthma symptoms when they ingest allergenic foods.  In severe cases of food allergies, a drop of blood pressure, or severe swelling causing closure of the airways can potentially cause death.  This are called anaphylactic shock or angioedema, respectively.


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