An update to the 2010 guidelines has been made based on a review of 64 publications including LEAP (Learning About Peanut allergy) trial. There are 3 different risk levels and the higher the risk, the earlier peanuts need to be introduced. For those at the highest risk (severe eczema or egg allergy) peanut mush should be introduced at […]
New Study Suggests Introducing Peanut Mush to Infants!
Mylan’s Cheaper Generic EpiPen Hits the Market
Drugmaker Mylan is rolling out a generic version of its emergency allergy treatment EpiPen at half the price of the brand name option. The company’s been under fire this year for its astronomical pricing of an inexpensive drug and has attracted Congressional inquiries. The EpiPen is filled with epinephrine and when injected can counter the […]
How the Holidays Can Affect Your Allergies
Are the Holidays Making You Sneeze?? Allergens could be lurking around this holiday season. Common allergens can include scented candles, smoke from a fireplace, mold spores from fresh pine trees and also seasonal flowers like poinsettias. You might also sneeze a little more from getting those dusty holiday decorations from the attic or basement. If your allergies […]
Food Allergen Labels Can be Confusing!
Shoppers are often confused by food labels that warn of potential allergens, and the consequences can be serious, new research suggests. “Up to 40 percent of consumers who either themselves have a food allergy or a child with a food allergy are purchasing products with precautionary allergen labels,” said lead researcher Dr. Ruchi Gupta. She […]
A Clean Home Could Reduce Your Child’s Asthma Symptoms!
Reducing indoor allergens and pollutants can help control children’s asthma, reducing their need for medication, according to a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Many things in the home contribute to asthma symptoms and attacks, said report co-author Dr. Elizabeth Matsui. Dust mites and mold top the list, along with furry pets, smoke, […]
Teal pumpkins to make Halloween safe for kids with food allergies!
Halloween can be extra scary for kids with food allergies. Chocolate is frightening if you’re allergic to milk, and a candy bar with nuts can be deadly. With eggs, soy and wheat also common allergies in kids, according to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. finding treats without tricks can be a challenge on […]
Research has Shown Antibiotics Before Age 2 May Be Linked to Allergies
Taking antibiotics at a very young age could increase the risk of certain allergies later in life, new research suggests. “Early life exposure to antibiotics is related to an increased risk of both eczema and hay fever later in life,” said Fariba Ahmadizar of Utrecht University in the Netherlands and colleagues. The researchers analyzed dozens […]
Steep Rise in EpiPen Prices is Cause for Concern Among Allergy Sufferers
A steep increase in the price of the EpiPen, a lifesaving injection device for people with severe allergies, has sparked outrage among consumers and lawmakers who worry that parents won’t be able to afford the pens for children heading back to school. With a quick stab to the thigh, the EpiPen dispenses epinephrine, a drug […]
EpiPens Now Legal in Ohio Public Establishments!
EpiPens now legal for Ohio public facilities! Restaurants, swimming pools and other public places now will be able to carry doses of a life-saving allergy drug thanks to a recent change in Ohio law. Doses of the hormone epinephrine, which can save to those having a severe allergic reaction, should become available in some public […]
Helpful Tips Before Sending Your Kids to Summer Camp!
Are you sending your kids to summer camp?? The biggest worry for some kids as they head off to summer camp is whether their IPad will get a connection in the North Woods. Others have far graver concerns, including nasal allergies, asthma and food allergies. Parents of kids with these conditions have to do homework […]