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IMMUNOTHERAPY PATCH DESENSITIZES PEANUT ALLERGY

FCAAIA Notes: The “peanut patch” is not FDA approved and is not commercially available. Let’s assume it is someday.  Then, what might we expect from it?  Use of the patch will not “cure” peanut allergy, nor will it be a … Continue reading

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SKIN PATCH SAFE, MODESTLY EFFECTIVE FOR PEANUT ALLERGY

FCAAIA Notes: Epicutaneous immunotherapy (EPIT) has been under study for peanut desensitization for quite some time.  It is still a long way from market. EPIT appears effective in protecting peanut allergic patients from small accidental ingestions.  Some patients even tolerated … Continue reading

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FDA APPROVES MEPOLIZUMAB (NUCALA) FOR SEVERE ASTHMA

FCAAIA Notes: Most asthma can be well controlled with reasonable amounts of the usual medications with which you are familiar…inhalers, nasal sprays, antihistamines, leukotriene modifiers, and/or allergy shots.  AI small percentage of patients has such brittle disease that all these … Continue reading

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ORAL IMMUNOTHERAPY FOR EGG ALLERGY

FCAAIA Notes: I have written about food oral immunotherapy (OIT) many times in this column.  This is another study indicating that OIT to food, in this case egg, is not 100% effective, is not a permanent cure if not continued … Continue reading

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