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Big Slice of Red Meat Allergies Tied to Tick Bites

Posted 16 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 ...

Adrenaline Shot Can Save Lives After Heart Stops, But at a Heavy Price

Posted 19 Jul 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 – An adrenaline shot can restart your heart if it suddenly stops beating, but a new trial shows that chances are you might not return to much of a life if you survive. People who suffered cardiac arrest and were resuscitated with adrenaline had an almost doubled risk of severe brain damage, researchers found. "We found adrenaline does not increase your chances of ...

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 ...

Affected by the EpiPen Shortage? Here's What to Do

Posted 9 May 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 – Production issues have made EpiPens hard to find in some areas of the United States, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday. The devices give a shot of epinephrine to people who are hit by severe allergic reactions. "Epinephrine is lifesaving, tightening the vessels to increase blood pressure, and opening constricted airways," explained Dr. Robert ...

Health Tip: Understanding Allergy Blood Testing

Posted 17 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Allergy testing may be recommended for people who suspect they react to allergens such as animal dander, food, dust or pollen. When you have an allergy, your immune system treats this type of harmless substance as a threat. To fight this perceived threat, your immune system makes antibodies called immunoglobulin E (IgE), the U.S. National Library of Medicine says. Measuring the levels of IgE ...

Summer Camp Tips for Kids With Asthma, Allergies

Posted 25 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

SATURDAY, Feb. 24, 2018 – Your children may already be looking forward to summer camp. But when it comes to kids with asthma or allergies, parents need to take extra steps in planning their outdoor experience. "Kids with allergies and asthma need an extra layer of preparation to ensure they stay healthy and enjoy their adventure," said Dr. Bradley Chipps, president of the American College of ...

Food Allergies: To Test or Not to Test

Posted 14 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 – About 5 percent of American children and 4 percent of adults have a food allergy, but many more are getting unnecessary testing. Specific blood and skin prick tests can help detect food allergies. But the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases recommends them only for people who've had immediate allergic reactions, have a certain type of ...

New Hope for Kids With Multiple Food Allergies

Posted 12 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 – A treatment for kids with more than one dangerous food allergy shows promise in early trials, researchers say. Almost one-third of people with a food allergy have reactions to more than one type of food. This can increase the risk of accidental exposure and life-threatening anaphylaxis, according to researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine. No treatment ...

FDA Approves Kaléo’s Auvi-Q (Epinephrine Injection, USP) 0.1 mg Auto-Injector for Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions in Infants and Small Children

Posted 28 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

Richmond, VA (November 20, 2017) kaléo, a privately-held pharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Auvi-Q (epinephrine injection, USP) 0.1 mg, the first and only epinephrine auto-injector (EAI) specifically designed for the treatment of life-threatening allergic reactions, including ...

Brush Up on Fall Allergies Before Tackling the Leaves

Posted 26 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

SUNDAY, Nov. 26, 2017 – Fall yardwork can stir up allergies, but there are ways to reduce the risk of flare-ups, an ear, nose and throat specialist says. "Know your triggers and avoid those triggers," said Dr. Do-Yeon Cho, an assistant professor of otolaryngology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. "First, find out if you're allergic to any seasonal pollens," Cho said in a university ...

Working With Your School Nurse

Posted 3 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Nov. 3, 2017 – Nearly 18 percent of kids have a chronic health condition, such as asthma or allergies. If your child is one of them, working successfully with your school's nurse will help keep him or her safe. Because a good chunk of a child's day is spent in school, it's important to communicate clearly and regularly with this key member of the administration. Start every school year ...

Kids' Food Allergies, Especially to Peanuts, Are on the Rise

Posted 27 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Oct. 27, 2017 – The number of U.S. children allergic to peanuts has increased by 21 percent since 2010, with nearly 2.5 percent of youngsters now having this type of allergy, a new study has found. Peanut allergies aren't the only ones on the rise, however. The researchers surveyed more than 53,000 households nationwide between October 2015 and September 2016 and found that rates of tree ...

Can Man's Best Friend Chase Away Eczema, Asthma?

Posted 27 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Oct. 27, 2017 – Parents of children struggling with eczema or asthma might think that having a dog would only make it harder to control their child's condition. But two new studies suggest man's furry best friend might actually provide some protection against allergic diseases. The first study contends that having a dog in the house before you're even born may help keep eczema at bay at ...

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