Immunotherapy should be administered in a setting that permits the prompt recognition and management of adverse reactions. The preferred location for such administration is the prescribing physician’s office. However, patients can receive immunotherapy injections at another health care facility … Continue reading →
Spring is over. Summer is here! For many people with springtime allergies, this is a relief. Unfortunately, the summer offers allergy issues of its own. While tree pollen is mostly gone, grass pollen is here and can cause all the … Continue reading →
Allergies are much more than just a runny nose. We all know they can cause the acute misery of sneezing, itchy eyes and nasal congestion, but they affect people in numerous other ways. One of the most common complications of … Continue reading →
The tree pollen is out, say both the pollen counters and my nose. Time to start back on your allergy medications. Remember- it’s much more effective to prevent allergies than to treat them when they are in full force.
The FDA advisory committee has recommended approval of two new sublingual tablets for the treatment of grass allergy. The FDA is not bound to follow the recommendation of the advisory committee, but it usually does. So, what does this mean … Continue reading →
The lead article in the Sunday’s New York Times is ostensibly about medication costs in general, but it focuses on allergy and asthma medication costs. I’ve blogged about this before, several years ago in fact, but the problem persists. Allergy … Continue reading →
Primum non nocere– First, do no harm- Hippocrates Most treatments in medicine are a balance of safety and effectiveness, risk and benefit. Allergy shots are no different. When done properly, they can be life-changing. They do, however, carry some risk, … Continue reading →