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Will Peanut Treatment Guard Against Peanut Allergy?

Posted 2 days ago by Drugs.com

SUNDAY, Nov. 18, 2018 – People with peanut allergy can protect themselves from an allergic reaction by consuming a small amount of peanut powder every day, a new study suggests. The "breakthrough" findings mean this new treatment is ready for review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the researchers added. "We're excited about the potential to help children and adolescents with peanut ...

Nearly 1 in 12 U.S. Kids Has a Food Allergy

Posted 2 days ago by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 – Almost 8 percent of American children have food allergies, and 1 in 5 of those kids suffers an allergic reaction severe enough to wind up in the hospital, a new study finds. "Childhood food allergies are relatively common and should be taken seriously, with 1 in 5 having a reaction that takes them to the emergency room every year," said lead researcher Dr. Ruchi Gupta, a ...

Can EpiPens Still Work After Freezing?

Posted 5 days ago by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 – Your EpiPen will still work after being frozen, researchers report. The epinephrine auto-injector can be lifesaving in cases of severe allergic reaction, and millions of Americans carry the devices. In this study, researchers "took 104 same-lot pairs of [EpiPens] and froze one of each pair for 24 hours, while the other was kept at recommended temperatures as a 'control,' ...

Dining Out With Allergies Is Tough, But These Steps Can Help

Posted 5 days ago by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 – When you have serious food allergies, eating at a restaurant can literally mean risking your life. But new research suggests you can take steps to protect yourself when dining out. In fact, the more steps you take to protect yourself from exposure to the allergic substance, the less likely you are to have an allergic reaction, the study found. The researchers asked 39 ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: FDA Alerts Patients and Health Care Professionals that Some EpiPen Auto-Injectors May Not Readily Slide Out of Carrier Tube

Posted 16 days ago by Drugs.com

[11/2/2018] FDA is alerting patients, caregivers and health care professionals that the labels attached to some EpiPen 0.3mg and EpiPen Jr 0.15mg auto-injectors, and the authorized generic versions, may block access to the auto-injector and prevent the ability to easily access the product.In a letter to health care professionals from Pfizer, the manufacturer of the Mylan EpiPen, the label sticker ...

Building Tolerance Helps Kids With Wheat Allergy

Posted 30 Oct 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Oct. 30, 2018 – Giving trace amounts of wheat to children with wheat allergy shows promise in treating the allergy, according to new research. The researchers started with 46 wheat-allergic children, average age about 9 years, and gave them trace amounts of wheat. The researchers gradually increased the amount, to desensitize the children to wheat. This process is called oral ...

Making Halloween Less Scary for Teens With Allergies, Asthma

Posted 22 Oct 2018 by Drugs.com

SATURDAY, Oct. 20, 2018 – Teens with allergies and asthma can enjoy Halloween as long as they take precautions, an allergist says. "There's no reason a teen with allergies should have to miss anything," said Dr. Bradley Chipps, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Teens usually know the drill when it comes to handling their food allergies, seasonal allergies or ...

Health Tip: Treat Your Child's Allergies

Posted 4 Oct 2018 by Drugs.com

-- If your child has seasonal allergies, you may be overwhelmed by the process of deciding on a treatment plan. The American Academy of Pediatrics says you should start with your child's pediatrician. The doctor may refer you to a pediatric allergy specialist, or suggest a treatment plan during an office visit. The academy offers these additional suggestions: Get your child tested so you know ...

Adamis Pharmaceuticals Receives FDA Approval for Its Lower Dose Symjepi Product

Posted 1 Oct 2018 by Drugs.com

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: ADMP) (“Adamis”) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has approved Adamis’ lower dose version (0.15mg) of Symjepi for the emergency treatment of allergic reactions (Type I) including anaphylaxis. Dr. Dennis J. Carlo, President and CEO of Adamis, stated, “The approval of the lowe ...

4 Ways to Protect Your Child From Allergic Reactions at School

Posted 19 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

SUNDAY, Aug. 19, 2018 – If your child has a food allergy, safety prevention belongs at the top of your back-to-school checklist. "Ensuring that parents and school personnel are all on the same page as far as preventing exposures and treating symptoms is critical to keeping food-allergic children safe," said Dr. B.J. Lanser, director of the Pediatric Food Allergy Program at National Jewish Health ...

Generic EpiPen Gains Doctors' Approval

Posted 17 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval Thursday of the first generic versions of the EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. has pleased medical experts, who hope it will make the lifesaving medication more affordable and available. "It's exciting for lots of reasons," said Dr. Michael Blaiss, executive medical director of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. ...

FDA Approves First Generic Version of EpiPen

Posted 16 Aug 2018 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 ...

Big Slice of Red Meat Allergies Tied to Tick Bites

Posted 31 Jul 2018 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 ...

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