Thursday, December 20th, 2012

by slashallergies

The opportunity for in-office allergy testing and treatment
In an age when many physician practices face tightening business margins, some are exploring new services they may be able to offer patients. One such area is the in-office treatment of patients who suffer from allergic rhinitis.

Mountain cedar allergy or a cold? Here’s why it matters and what to do
“A cold,” he said in his email, “is a viral infection often accompanied by fever, sore throat and aches. Allergies are associated with itchy eyes and occur at the same time every year. Colds go away in a week, while allergies stay as long as the pollen remains in the air or until allergy sufferers begin treatment.”

Cluster immunotherapy: Allergy shots for faster relief
Allergy shots deliver proven, long-term relief from allergy symptoms. Though effective in treating allergies, an allergy shot regimen requires time commitment from the patient over a series of months and years. Chicago allergy doctor, Brian Rotskoff, MD of Clarity Allergy Center, is pleased to offer an accelerated alternative to traditional allergy shots. Cluster immunotherapy (CIT), a concentrated grouping of allergy shots, is a faster route to immunity from allergic rhinitis (hay fever), allergic asthma, childhood nasal allergies, environmental allergies, and pet allergies.

HAL allergy completes patient enrollment for its phase II trial with Sublivac Fix Phleum Pratense
HAL Allergy B.V. today announced that it has successfully completed patient enrollment in its Phase II trial with SUBLIVAC® FIX Phleum pratense. This combined dose tolerability and dose range finding study will characterize the dose-response relationship of SUBLIVAC® FIX Phleum pratense in order to support the optimal dose in terms of clinical efficacy and safety for further investigation in Phase III studies.

Food allergy survival skills class set in Pequot
Kay Paulus from Lakes Area Food Allergy Support will present a Food Allergy Survival Skills class from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at Pequot Lakes High School. Do you suffer from food allergies or know someone who does? If so, you’ve already learned that they affect nearly every aspect of a person’s life. From label reading, kitchen safety and cooking with ingredient substitutions, to dining out, family/social events, child care, school and travel, avoiding allergens can feel overwhelming.

Dr. John: Calcium deposits, cold allergy, pacifier bacteria
It’s essentially an allergy to the cold and a person suffering from this develops hives whenever exposed to cold temperatures whether it’s the weather outside, cold water or even the cold refrigerators in grocery stores. If exposed to a lot of cold, like swimming in cold water, a person can even suffer from an anaphylactic reaction, which can be very serious or even fatal.

Health Matters: Allergy treatment options
Dr. Khetarpal recommends antihistamine medications such as Claritin, Allegra and Zertec, most commonly used due to their non-sedative side effects. Benadryl, nasal sprays, leukotriene inhibitors, shots and drops under the tongue are also popular.

Research and Markets: Birch pollen allergy – Pipeline Review, H2, 2012
Research and Markets has announced the addition of Global Markets Direct’s new report “Birch Pollen Allergy – Pipeline Review, H2 2012″ to their offering. ‘Birch Pollen Allergy – Pipeline Review, H2 2012′, provides an overview of the indication’s therapeutic pipeline. This report provides information on the therapeutic development for Birch Pollen Allergy, complete with latest updates, and special features on late-stage and discontinued projects. More info.

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