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 […]
Researchers are Moving Closer to Peanut Allergy Cure
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 & […]
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 […]
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 […]
New Spring Allergy Treatment – Available Now!
How many of you heard that Punxsutawney Phil the groundhog says spring will come early? If he’s right and you’re an allergy sufferer, you know what this means, the sneezing, watery eyes, and runny nose will start early this year! Especially for those of you with grass allergies, but there is hope even with an […]
7 Tips for Fighting Winter Allergies!
Seven Tips for Fighting Winter Allergies Is your nose perpetually stuffy, your eyes itchy, and your head feeling like it’s about to explode? If so, you might have winter allergies. Largely synonymous with indoor allergies, their symptoms tend to peak in the winter months but people often confuse their symptoms with that of a cold […]
Signs You Have a Sinus Infection
Sinusitis or sinus infection is inflammation of the air cavities within the passages of the nose. Sinusitis can be caused by infection, allergies, and chemical or particulate irritation of the sinuses.Most people do not spread sinus infections to other people. Sinusitis may be classified as acute sinus infection, subacute sinus infection, chronic sinus infection, infected […]
Live Better With Asthma
By keeping your asthma under control and creating a plan for when attacks strike, asthma doesn’t have to ruin your health. The U.S. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute suggests that with help from your doctor, you should create an asthma action plan. It should include steps for taking medication, and what to do if […]
Do You Have a Latex Allergy?
Latex is a rubbery sap produced by trees that is used in many products, from balloons to rubber gloves. Latex allergy is common, and symptoms vary. The American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology mentions these possible symptoms: • Skin that appears red, scaly or itchy after touching latex. • A runny nose, sneezing, wheezing […]
Common Myths About Food Allergies
Food allergies are often misunderstood, even though societal recognition of, and education about, the condition is increasing. Have you heard, or believed any of these food allergy myths? “You’re ‘allergic’ to any food that gives you problems.” This statement is false, since there are several problems that can arise after eating specific foods, the majority of which […]