San Antonio Ranked The #5 Most Challenging U.S. City To Live In With Pollen Allergies

  • May 22, 2018
  • By:
  • AllergySA

San Antonio has been ranked the #5 most challenging U.S. city to live in with pollen allergies, according to the Spring Allergy Capitals Report from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA).

The city jumped from the 22nd spot in 2016 to the 5th spot in 2018 because of the report’s findings on the following factors:

EpiPen Shortage Notice

  • May 11, 2018
  • By:
  • AllergySA

There is currently a supply shortage on EpiPen® and EpiPen Jr® due to manufacturing delays. Mylan has released a statement explaining that product is still available, and they are able to assist in locating alternative pharmacies.

AllergySA is committed to providing quality care in a timely and caring manner and will continue to update our patients as information is available.

If you are having trouble filling your prescription, please contact our office at (210) 616-0882 to speak with a medical assistant.

May 1st is World Asthma Day

  • May 01, 2018
  • By:
  • AllergySA

May 1st is World Asthma Day. If you're living with asthma, know that you're not alone. You can control your asthma by taking the right medications and knowing your triggers. The board-certified allergists at AllergySA are here to help. Contact us at 210-616-0882.

Preparing for Summer Allergies and Asthma

  • May 30, 2017
  • By:
  • Allergy SA

Are you prepared for allergies and asthma this summer? Learn more from Allergy SA's Medical Director Joseph D. Diaz, M.D. as featured on San Antonio Living.

Book Now at 210-616-0882.


Breakthrough Treatment for Eczema

  • Apr 27, 2017
  • By:
  • Allergy SA

Dupixent (dupilumab) injection, the first biologic agent to treat adults with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis (eczema) has been approved by the FDA. Allergy SA is redefining the treatment of eczema by providing Dupixent for new and current patients.

Watch Allergy SA's Medical Director, Joseph Diaz M.D. discuss this new treatment option featured on KSAT 12:


Local Elementary Students Compete with Animal Allergy Alert App

  • Feb 09, 2017
  • By:
  • Allergy SA

This week, Dr. Diaz was invited to speak with the Robotics Team of Spicewood Elementary. This talented group of students from the Southwest Independent School District are preparing for a competition where they will present their project titled the Animal Allergy Alert App.

Cold vs. Allergies

  • Dec 29, 2016
  • By:
  • Allergy SA

Are you reaching for the tissues with a runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing several times a day? Before you go straight for the cold medicine aisle in your local pharmacy, here are some tips to help you determine if your symptoms are being caused by a common cold or seasonal allergies.

A common cold is caused by a virus and will generally last 7 to 10 days. Symptoms include a sore throat, coughing, sneezing, and a runny or stuffy nose. Fever, fatigue, aches and pains may also be experienced.

Dr. Joseph D. Diaz Voted to Best Doctors in America® List

  • Dec 14, 2016
  • By:
  • Allergy SA

It is with great honor that we announce Dr. Joseph David Diaz has been named to the Best Doctors in America® List.

San Antonio Magazine recently published an excerpt of this list including 407 local doctors in 62 different specialties. As described in the article, the Best Doctors in America® list includes, “the nation’s most respected specialists and outstanding primary care physicians in the nation. These are the doctors that other doctors recognize as the best in their fields.”

Pumpkin Soup

  • Nov 16, 2016
  • By:
  • Allergic Living Magazine

Makes: 6 servings

Free of: All Top Allergens and Gluten-Free


  • 8 cups vegetable stock [Look for allergen-free, gluten-free brand]
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 cups baking pumpkin, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 1 cup carrots, diced
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Preparing for Mountain Cedar Season

  • Nov 10, 2016
  • By:
  • Allergy SA

With the change in weather also comes a change in the allergens that fill our air. Mountain cedar season is on its way with December, January and February being its heaviest months. Mountain cedar grows naturally in this region and is considered to be the most allergenic tree in Central Texas.

Common symptoms of “Cedar Fever” include sneezing, nasal blockage, runny nose and itchy and watery eyes. Other symptoms can include fatigue, mild headache, sore throat, partial loss of smell and the sensation of ear plugging.