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FDA Approves First Generic Version of EpiPen

Posted 13 hours ago by Drugs.com

August 16, 2018 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first generic version of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr (epinephrine) auto-injector for the emergency treatment of allergic reactions, including those that are life-threatening (anaphylaxis), in adults and pediatric patients who weigh more than 33 pounds. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA gained approval to market its generic epinephrine ...

School Prep Includes Planning Allergy, Asthma Management

Posted 9 days ago by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 – Allergies and asthma can make the start of the new school year a challenge for kids who aren't prepared to deal with flare-ups, an allergist warns. "Every age group is different in how much they can handle when it comes to protecting themselves from flare-ups due to allergies and asthma while at school, as well as severe allergic reactions from food allergies," said Dr. ...

Big Slice of Red Meat Allergies Tied to Tick Bites

Posted 17 days ago by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 – Deer ticks are scary enough. Now, scientists have linked bites from the lone star tick to about one-third of all potentially life-threatening allergic reactions around Tennessee. A lone star tick bite can cause a severe immune system response to red meat – such as beef, pork and lamb – said study lead author Dr. Debendra Pattanaik. Lone star ticks, or amblyomma ...

Food Allergies Less Severe in Infants: Study

Posted 18 Jul 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 – A severe allergic reaction to food is much less serious in infants than in toddlers and older children, a new study concludes. "We found that infants, unlike older children, have a low-severity food-induced anaphylaxis, which should come as reassuring news to parents who are about to introduce their baby to potentially allergenic foods like peanuts," said study author ...

Health Tip: Caring for Your Epi-Pen

Posted 11 Jul 2018 by Drugs.com

-- An epi-pen may be a lifesaving injection for a person with severe allergies. But the device must be cared for and stored properly. Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) suggests how to care for your epi-pen: Store it away from direct light. Store it at room temperature. Do not refrigerate it or allow it to freeze. Do not store it in a car, since temperatures can fluctuate drastically. ...

Many With Severe Allergies Don't Carry an EpiPen: Study

Posted 21 Jun 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, June 21, 2018 – Issues with cost or lack of training mean that more than half of U.S. adults at risk of a severe allergic reaction didn't use a lifesaving EpiPen or other epinephrine auto-injector during a recent attack. That's the finding from a new study of more than 900 adults with potentially life-threatening allergies. The researchers said 52 percent didn't use their prescribed ...

Health Tip: Create a Food Allergy Plan

Posted 20 Jun 2018 by Drugs.com

-- If you've been diagnosed with a food allergy, it is important to develop a food allergy plan so you and others know what to do in an emergency. Milder symptoms of food allergy include itching, sneezing, hives or rashes. More severe symptoms, such as trouble breathing or swallowing, may indicate a life-threatening emergency, the Food Allergy Research and Education website says. Here are the ...

Allergies More Common in Kids With Autism

Posted 8 Jun 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, June 8, 2018 – Children with autism are more likely to also have a food, respiratory or skin allergy, new research suggests. What's not clear from the new study, however, is whether there's a common cause behind these conditions. "More research is needed to determine whether there is a causal relation between allergies and autism, or something else causes both conditions," said senior ...

Be Smart When It Comes to Spring Allergies and Asthma

Posted 25 May 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 – Lots of things grow in the spring, including your risk of severe allergic reactions and asthma attacks. So people need to take preventive measures and know when to seek medical care, an emergency physician says. "Spring tends to bring more people to the emergency department," Dr. Paul Kivela, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians, said in a college news ...

Health Tip: Manage a Latex Allergy

Posted 17 May 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Latex may be found in products such as balloons, dishwashing gloves, waistbands, rubber toys, pacifiers, rubber bands and tape. If you have a latex allergy, exposure can cause a reaction ranging from sneezing, coughing, a rash and chest tightness to anaphylactic shock. The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests how to manage a latex allergy: Avoid direct contact with latex. If you ...

The Other Opioid Crisis: Shortages at U.S. Hospitals

Posted 2 May 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, May 2, 2018 – U.S. hospitals are running short of the injectable opioids and anesthesia drugs that most surgery patients need during and after their procedures, a new survey shows. More than 98 percent of anesthesiologists responding to the survey said they regularly experience shortages of these drugs. And recent efforts by the federal government to curb the opioid crisis – by ...

Even Living Near a Farm Might Help Prevent Allergies

Posted 1 May 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 – While allergists have long known that farm life helps prevent allergies in kids, new research shows the benefit might even extend to adults who live near a farm. The findings "are indicative of potentially beneficial health effects of living in close proximity to farms," said a team led by Dr. Lidwien Smit, of Utrecht University in the Netherlands. One U.S. expert said the ...

Health Tip: Protect Yourself Against Color Additives

Posted 23 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Cosmetics and personal care products may contain color additives that could harm your health, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. While personal care products manufactured in the United States are regulated by the FDA, imported products may contain unregulated dyes, the agency says. The FDA advises: Approval of a color additive for one use does not mean approval for other uses. For ...

Got Asthma? Avoid Allergens

Posted 22 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

SATURDAY, April 21, 2018 – If you have asthma, it may help to reduce your exposure to allergens. Previous research has shown that roughly two-thirds of all people with asthma also have an allergy, allergy experts say. "What many people don't realize is that the same things that trigger your seasonal hay fever symptoms – things like pollen, dust mites, mold and pet dander – can also cause ...

Spring Sneezin' Season Has Sprung

Posted 13 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 – If you suffer from allergies, you already know that pollen is in the air – even in the parts of the United States with unseasonably cool temperatures. So what kind of allergy season can we expect this year? Will we see a return of the pollen vortex? Might we have a blooming bombogenesis of pollen? Don't scoff: There is some evidence that climate change and ...

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