REGARDING MASKS: We will still require masks in all of our offices. We will not issue mask exception letters. CDC recommends that people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. This includes active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response but this does not mean inhaled steroids - this is for those who take oral steroids daily at more than 20mg per day.
Warning signs of immunodeficiency include:
Eight or more new ear infections in a year.
Two or more serious sinus infections in a year.
Two or more months on antibiotics with little effect.
Two or more cases of pneumonia within a year.
Failure of infant to gain weight or grow normally.
Recurrent, deep skin or organ abscesses.
Persistent thrush in the mouth or elsewhere on the skin after age one.
Need for IV antibiotics to clear infections.
Two or more deep-seated infections.
A family history of primary immunodeficiency.
Most common immunodeficiency is IgA deficiency which occurs in 1 out of 500 people.
Although most primary immunodeficiency is present from birth, combined variable immunodeficiency can occur later in life causing recurrent infections in the adult population.
Allergists customize treatment after using specialized laboratory testing to diagnose immunodeficiency.
Asthma Allergy Centers offer pediatric allergy-immunology and clinical immunology services to patients suffering from conditions such as; asthma, allergic rhinitis, non-allergic rhinitis, chronic ear infections, nasal congestion, immunodeficiency, chronic coughing, eczema, dermatitis, allergies to food, pets and more. Located throughout Michigan, Asthma Allergy Centers have locations in; Adrian, Battle Creek, Coldwater, Jonesville, Holland, Kalamazoo, Niles, Paw Paw, Portage, St. Joseph, Three Rivers, Mishawaka, and Elkhart, Michigan.