It’s winter. Tree branches are bare, snow sprinkles the ground and the sound of children sneezing and sniffling fills the air. Is it a cold or could it be allergies? While many don’t associate the winter months with allergies, several indoor allergens, particularly from furred animals, molds and dust mites, may cause bothersome eye and […]
Recognizing and Preventing Winter Allergy Symptoms
Holiday Allergy Tips
Allergy and asthma flares are difficult at any time of the year, but especially during the holiday season. So, what can you do? Avoid Triggers in the House Nothing says the holiday season like a Christmas tree. Unfortunately, trees can be a big cause of wheezing and sneezing. Although it’s commonly thought to be from the smell, […]
Hurricanes Irma and Harvey Could Worsen Fall Allergies
Allergies in the fall are almost as bad as spring. And if you have them, then you already know it’s no fun going outside.But Hurricanes Irma and Harvey have only made things worse for allergy sufferers. Chief Meteorologist Todd Howell says that’s because a hurricane is like a vacuum. “It sucks up not only the […]
Researchers are Moving Closer to Peanut Allergy Cure
Scientists say they have taken a major step forward in finding a cure for peanut allergies. A new study, published in the journal The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health, finds that a new therapy being used to treat peanut allergies has kept patients from experiencing an allergic reaction to peanuts over a four-year period. The report was a follow-up […]
Could a Tick Bite Make You Allergic To Red Meat?
Many people have heard about illnesses from ticks, like Lyme disease, but a doctor at the University of Virginia is studying how a certain species of tick can leave you with an allergy to meat. Doctor Thomas Platts-Mills has been researching the Lone Star Tick for almost twenty years. He found that patients who reported […]
How Does Weather Influence Your Allergies?
Weather determines if seeds will sprout, if flowers will bloom and where pollen will spread, so it can play a major role in aggravating the symptoms of allergy sufferers. “The best weather for allergy sufferers depends on what you are allergic to,” said Dr. Cristina Porch-Curren, fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & […]
It’s Food Allergy Awareness Week!
If you think you or a loved one may be suffering from a food allergy, schedule an appointment with one of our Board Certified Allergists and get tested today!
600,000 Albuterol Inhalers Recalled
GlaxoSmithKline is recalling more than 590,000 albuterol inhalers. Three lots of Ventolin HFA 200D inhalers have been voluntarily recalled due to a potential issue with the delivery system, a spokesman for the British pharmaceutical company said. The affected lot numbers are 6ZP0003, 6ZP9944 and 6ZP9848. The devices have been recalled from hospitals, pharmacies, retailers and […]
FDA has issued recall alert for EpiPen and EpiPen Jr.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting consumers to Meridian Medical Technologies’ voluntary recall of 13 lots of Mylan’s EpiPen and EpiPen Jr (epinephrine injection) Auto-Injector products used for emergency treatment of severe allergic reactions. This recall is due to the potential that these devices may contain a defective part that may result in […]
FDA approves Odactra for house dust mite allergies!
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Odactra, the first allergen extract to be administered under the tongue to treat house dust mite (HDM)-induced nasal inflammation. See below for highlights from the press release: -First allergen extract to be approved for oral (under the tongue) use – For treatment in patients 18-65 years of […]