Tag Archives: allergy therapy

SYSTEMIC REACTIONS UNCOMMON WITH SCIT

FCAAIA Notes: I have posted many articles on the safety and efficacy of allergy shots.  This report confirms that allergy shots are a very safe treatment.  However, it also addresses the risk of systemic allergic reactions to sublingual (under the … Continue reading

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AUVI-Q RETURNING TO MARKET IN 2017

FCAAIA Notes: Until now, I have only posted articles about a specific brand of a medication if it is the only one available in its class.  However, the absence of Auvi-Q has been a real problem from many patients, especially … Continue reading

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IMMUNOTHERAPY IN ALLERGIC RHINITIS AND LOWER AIRWAY OUTCOMES

FCAAIA Notes: I have written about the upper-lower airway connection in this blog many times.  Most young people with asthma have allergies and 20-60% of those with allergies will develop asthma.  The two conditions can be thought of as the … Continue reading

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STUDY INVESTIGATES THE EFFECTIVENESS OF ALLERGY IMMUNOTHERAPY TO PREVENT ASTHMA IN ALLERGIC RHINITIS

FCAAIA Notes: For all intents and purposes, one can usually consider allergic rhinitis and asthma as the same disease affecting different ends of the same airway. I frequently refer to the combination as “allergic airway disease”.  The conditions have the … 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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SCIT FATAL AND NEARFATAL SURVEILLANCE STUDY RESULTS

FCAAIA Notes: The title of this article is misleading, because it implies a great safety risk with allergy shots. We know that allergy shots (subcutaneous immunotherapy, SCIT) are extraordinarily safe, but not risk free.  Most significant reactions occur within 30 … 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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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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ALLERGIC CONJUNCTIVITIS

FCAAIA Notes:  I have posted little about allergic conjunctivitis on our website because there is not a whole lot of new information to report.  However, this is a very nice review about the differential diagnosis of conjunctivitis and treatment options … 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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