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REVISITING THE SAFETY OF LABAS IN CHILDREN WITH SEVERE ASTHMA

FCAAIA Notes: Twenty years ago the SMART study suggested a risk of long-acting beta agonists (LABA) use, However, the rail was associated with the use of LABA alone and NOT with the concurrent use of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS). Study after … Continue reading

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ECZEMA: DAILY “SOAK AND SMEAR” OR STEER CLEAR?

FCAAIA Notes: There are many types of “eczema” so the term is more a description, than a diagnosis.  Atopic dermatitis (AD) is the type of eczema studied in this paper. AD is among other things a condition involving water loss … Continue reading

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INADEQUATE HEALTH INSURANCE LEADS TO DISCONTINUATION OF SCIT

FCAAIA Notes: There are only 2 proven and natural cures for airway allergy: Avoidance of the allergens and allergy shots. As effective as injections are, we recognize they are an inconvenience.  Studies from many years ago show that in the … Continue reading

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MOST PED OTC LIQUID MED LABELS ADHERE TO FDA DOSING GUIDELINES

FCAAIA Notes:  Ever since warnings about lack of efficacy data and appropriate doses arose, we frequently hear, “You can’t give young children those medications”. This article indicates that you CAN give these medications.  Doses should be adhered to unless you … Continue reading

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UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF PROBIOTICS AND PREBIOTICS IN PREVENTING ALLERGIC DISEASE

FCAAIA Notes: I posted this article for you because it portends something about which we will read more in the future. The role of the human microbiome (the microorganisms that normally live in and on us) is a topic of … Continue reading

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THE MISUSE OF ASTHMA DRUGS

FCAAIA Notes: National Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of asthma were last updated about 3 years ago (EPR-3) and more than 20 years since the first set was published. Every guideline ever published (including those from Europe) stresses the … Continue reading

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ORAL MILK ALLERGY THERAPY LOSES POWER OVER TIME

FCAAIA Notes: Because most milk allergy is out grown by early school age and because most of those who do not out grow it can tolerate milk in baked products, the proportion of children with milk who might benefit over … Continue reading

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ALLERGY RISK GROWS WITH LONGER U.S. STAY

FCAAIA Notes: We know that the incidence of allergies has increased dramatically over the last few decades.  Theories abound as to why.  Often, when there are multiple theories that all have supporting data it is quite possible that several factors … Continue reading

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FOOD ALLERGY DIETS STUNT KIDS’ GROWTH

FCAAIA Notes: The title of this article is misleading.  With so much research being published every day, it is important to read for detail, not just conclusion.  In fact, in this study, even the children with multiple food allergies had … Continue reading

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