• Sanofi US Recalls All Auvi-Q Epinephrine Injection

    Sanofi US Recalls All Auvi-Q Epinephrine Injection

    Sanofi US is voluntarily recalling all of its epinephrine injection (Auvi-Q) on the market because patients taking it for life-threatening anaphylaxis may receive an inaccurate and inadequate dose, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today.

  • The Rise of Deadly Insect Sting Allergies: Is There a Cure? Venom immunotherapy can make sufferers less allergic.

    The Rise of Deadly Insect Sting Allergies: Is There a Cure? Venom immunotherapy can make sufferers less allergic.

    If you think summer insects are done setting their sights on ruining your outdoor gathering, think again. August’s hot and dry climate is the perfect breeding ground for insects, especially yellow jackets. And for the millions of Americans allergic to insect stings, these late summer bugs can be deadly.

  • Ticks That Spread Red-Meat Allergy

    Ticks That Spread Red-Meat Allergy

    If Lyme disease isn’t reason enough to avoid ticks, here’s another: the inability to enjoy a burger. Odd as it seems, researchers say that bites from the voracious lone star tick are making some people allergic to red meat—even if they’ve never had a problem eating it before.

  • Life Saving Treatment for Fire Ant Allergy Underused

    Life Saving Treatment for Fire Ant Allergy Underused

    Two million Americans are allergic to insect stings, an allergy which sends more than 500,000 people to the emergency room annually. Yet, according to a new study, while fire ant allergy sufferers know allergy shots can save their life, more than 60 percent do not adhere to treatment guidelines.

  • A Potentially Deadly Reason to Seek Preventive Health Care - Seeing an allergist significantly lowers risk of severe anaphylaxis

    Emergency rooms are more crowded than ever, with more than 136 million people making a trip annually. Some of these trips may be preventable under the regular care of an allergist. Such care may also save lives. Researchers found 25 per cent of individuals who went to the emergency room or were hospitalized for anaphylaxis. . .

  • Ask the Allergist - Prevention of Peanut Allergy?

    I am pregnant and am avoiding eating all peanut products as I’ve been told this can decrease the chance of my newborn developing this allergy. Is this true?

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