Palforzia: FDA approved first drug for treatment of peanut allergy in children.
January 31, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Palforzia [Peanut (Arachis hypogaea) Allergen Powder-dnfp] to mitigate allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, that may occur with accidental exposure to peanuts. Treatment with Palforzia may be initiated in individuals ages 4 through 17 years with a confirmed diagnosis of peanut allergy and may be continued in individuals 4 years of age and older. Those who take Palforzia must continue to avoid peanuts in their diets….
ALLERGY ALERTS: warmer weather is causing some tree pollen to release early-Moderate tree pollen levels
CHANGES IN SHOT HOURS:
Please follow us on Facebook for up to date changes and information.
Welcome to Allergy Associates of Northern Virginia, PLLC, the office of Dr. Sally Joo Bailey. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates regarding the practice, hours and allergy updates.
Sally Joo Bailey, M.D. is a Diplomat of the American Board of Allergy and Immunology Specializing in Adult and Pediatric Allergy & Asthma
Dr. Sally Joo Bailey is the current President of the Greater Washington Asthma, Allergy and Clinical Immunology Society (over 70 allergist members from Virginia, Maryland and DC) as well as the Founder of Capital Allergy Associates (over 100 allergist members nationally)-goal is to help independent allergist practice maintain the ability to provide the best allergy & asthma care.
Please welcome Melissa Wils-Owens, PAC. Melissa is a physician’s assistant who received her training at Eastern Virginia Medical School. She has experience from previously working in dermatology and general surgery. Thanks to the addition of Melissa to our team we are again able to offer shot hours til 4:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays as well as offer follow up appts sooner. She enjoys working with both pediatric and adult patients. She enjoys traveling, gardening, hiking, and baking.
We are conveniently located at the Virginia Hospital Center Complex in Arlington, Virginia. where we offer comprehensive adult and pediatric allergy evaluation, education and treatment of allergies, asthma, cough, congestion, postnasal drip, food allergy, eczema, hives, eye allergy, and chronic sinusitis. Our goals are to provide you with the highest quality of effective treatment of your symptoms. In reaching our goals, your symptoms of allergy, asthma and other allergic conditions should be minimized, leading to improved quality of life.
WTOP 103.5 FM : Stress can make spring allergies worse: http://www.wtop.com/41/3594482/Stress-can-make-spring-allergies-worse
Washington Post: Good bye polar vortex, hello pollen vortex: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/tidal-wave-of-pent-up-pollen-could-be-headed-our-way/2014/04/02/39e22592-b9e7-11e3-a397-6debf9e66e65_story.html
Closing and Changes: Updates on office hours, news, tips and more can be found on the AllergyNVA News page. Recent items are also listed in the right hand column.
Regular Shot Hours: Shot hours are Monday from 1pm – 4pm, Tuesday from 9am – 11:30am & 1pm – 4:30pm, Thursday from 9am – 11:30am & 1pm – 4:30pm, and Friday from 7:30am – 9am . Click here for further details about shots.
Cluster Shot Hours: by appointment only at 9:00am and 1:00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Patients can received 2-3 shot doses in one day. Must wait 1 hour bt each injection. There will be closer monitoring and more frequent vitals taken. Patients should take their antihistamines the day before, day of and day after.
Xolair, Nucala & Fasenra Administration: by appointment only, 9:00am -3:00pm during office hours. Please call the office 40 minute prior to arrival (703) 558-6040 and speak with a staff member (do not leave a voicemail) so that we may prepare your medication. Once mixed, the medication is only viable for a couple of hours.
Sick Policy: Please Note: patients who are ill, for example, has an upper respiratory illness (cold, RSV, croup, cough, or fever), please reschedule your appt. We have patients who are immune suppressed due to immune deficiencies and are more prone to serious complications even from the common cold. Please see your primary care physician or urgent care for acute illness.