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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
Are Allergy Shots Right for You?
If you have allergies, regular shots (immunotherapy) are designed to make you less sensitive to allergens over time. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology says you may be a candidate for allergy shots if: Your symptoms are moderate-to-severe and your allergy season lasts a few months or more. You want to avoid long-term […]
CVS Cuts Price of Generic Competitor to EpiPen
A generic competitor to Mylan’s EpiPen is now available at CVS for about one-sixth the price. CVS will charge $109.99 for a two-pack of the generic version of Adrenaclick, a lesser-known treatment than EpiPen, which can cost more than $600, the Associated Press reported. The products are auto-injectors that contain the hormone epinephrine and provide emergency […]
New Study Suggests Introducing Peanut Mush to Infants!
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 […]