GlaxoSmithKline is voluntarily recalling more than 593,000 asthma inhalers in the U.S. “There is possible risk that the affected inhalers could potentially not deliver the stated number of actuations.” The recall, approved by U.S. FDA, is due to a defect that may cause them to deliver fewer doses of the medicine than indicated. “There is […]
Special alert, if you have an EpiPen or EpiPen Jr device, check the lot number to ensure your pen isn’t on the recall list. If you need more information, please contact Mylan Customer Relations at 800-796-9526 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ACAAI has been informed by Mylan of the voluntary recall of certain lots of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr because […]
Asthma is a disease of the lungs characterized by intense inflammation of the airways. Recent research has shown that the bright red cells, eosinophils cause much of the damage to the lungs in severe asthma. Eosinophils are made in the bone marrow and travel throughout the body via the blood. The only known normal role […]
On December 20, 2009, 32-year-old actress Brittany Murphy died of flu related complications in her Beverly Hills, California home. Five months later her husband, Simon Monjack, was found dead in the same home with the same cause of death – flu related complications. Ignoring the flu can certainly be deadly. Far too often, confused with the common cold, the flu (influenza) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by […]
Allergen immunotherapy, also known as allergy shots, can help people who suffer from allergic rhinitis (nasal allergy), allergic conjunctivitis, and allergic asthma caused by allergens such as pollen, mold, animal dander, and house dust mites. Patients who receive immunotherapy are safely injected with small but increasing amounts of specific identified allergens over a period of […]
In an interview Channel 2 News, Dr. Sullivan discusses increasing evidence indicating Ebola virus can be spread from an infected person to healthcare workers and others when a patient coughs. Effective protective masks must be added to precautions for exposed people.
Recent research indicates that many individuals with peanut allergy can be desensitized, protecting them from severe allergic reactions from accidental peanut exposure. After increasing doses of peanut are given by mouth, a maintenance dose is needed regularly to maintain the desensitized state. The allergy is suppressed by the constant presence of peanut materials in the body, but the allergy is still present.
Severe allergy season is here, which means you will probably spend significant time indoors. Unfortunately, you may not realize that allergy and asthma triggers may be lurking inside your home. Spending more time indoors increases your exposure to indoor allergens such as pet dander, dust mites, mold spores and even cockroaches.