Tag Archives: allergic rhinitis therapy

OPTIMAL MANAGEMENT OF ALLERGIC RHINITIS

FCAAIA Notes: This is an up-to-date review of allergic rhinitis, its causes, triggers, treatments, co-morbidities, and natural history.

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EVIDENCE DOES NOT SUPPORT USING SLIT TO TREAT SARC

FCAAIA Notes: Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) in which melt-away tablets are placed under the tongue is an attractive idea because of its convenience.  In the United States, SLIT has only been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for grass … Continue reading

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PEOPLE DON’T USUALLY COMPLETE ALLERGY SHOTS OR DROPS

FCAAIA Notes: Guidelines for allergy shots recommend that patients stay on injections for about 5 years and then discuss the potential risks and benefits of stopping or continuing.  When patients start allergy shots in our offices, they come in every … Continue reading

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FDA CLEARS SUBLINGUAL RAGWITEK FOR RAGWEED ALLERGY

FCAAIA Notes: The last time I updated articles on this website, I posted news about FDA approval of sublingual (under-the tongue) treatment for grass allergy. (See “FDA OKs Oralair, First US Sublingual Allergy Immunotherapy”). The same caveats I noted then … Continue reading

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FDA OKS ORALAIR, FIRST US SUBLINGUAL ALLERGY IMMUNOTHERAPY

FCAAIA Notes: This the first and only sublingual (under-the tongue) treatment for allergies approved for use in the United States. It is only useful for northern grasses (prevalent in Connecticut).  It has no utility for any other allergen.  It is … Continue reading

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IMMUNOTHERAPY FOR ALLERGIES HALTS INFECTION

FCAAIA Notes: Another benefit of allergy shots! Bacterial infections of the upper airway (including sinus infections and ear infections) are a common co-morbidity, or complication of nasal allergies. In addition, people with poorly controlled allergies get more frequent, prolonged, and … Continue reading

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SAFETY AND TOLERABILITY OF SUBLINGUAL IMMUNOTHERAPY IN CLINICAL TRIALS AND REAL LIFE

FCAAIA Notes: We have posted several articles about the safety and efficacy of sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) for aeroallergen sensitivity.  In recent weeks, the FDA has approved sublingual tablets for grass and ragweed immunotherapy, affirming older European data proving that these … Continue reading

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CURRENT APPROACHES TO DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF RHINITIS

FCAAIA Notes: Rhinitis simply means “inflammation of the nose.” There are many types and causes of rhinitis including many kinds that are not from allergy.  This review is a short and simple summary of the differential diagnosis of common forms … Continue reading

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OTC NASACORT TO GET FDA PANEL SCRUTINY

FCAAIA Notes:  It won’t be long before you are able to buy intranasal steroid sprays over the counter.  Once one is approved, others are sure to follow in rapid succession.  It is likely that the decision by the FDA is … Continue reading

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