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Widespread incorrect use of epinephrine auto-injectors and asthma inhalers

Millions of Americans with severe allergies and asthma are prescribed medical devices to help relieve symptoms and sometimes, to treat potentially fatal allergic reactions.  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 5 years ago
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Painkiller reduces hypersensitivity to pain in patients with fibromyalgia

Patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia complain of chronic pain throughout their bodies, but often doctors have difficulty detecting what causes the pain, and therefore, how to treat it.  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 5 years ago
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Towards a new wheat allergy treatment for children

The study carried out by researchers from the Centre for Plant Biotechnology and Genomics (CBGP-UPM-INIA) along with the Allergy Department of the Hospital Infantil Universitario Niño Jesús...  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 5 years ago
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Allergy drug inhibits hepatitis C in mice

NIH study suggests alternative drug to treat virusAn over-the-counter drug indicated to treat allergy symptoms limited hepatitis C virus activity in infected mice...  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 5 years ago
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lump-in-my-throat

A 19-year-old-male with no known past medical history, presents in progressive respiratory distress shortly after undergoing a tooth extraction about 6 hours prior to presentation. Symptoms began initially as “a lump in his throat” and difficulty swallowing, but eventually progressed to mild dyspnea after 1-2 hours. Denies FB or allergies. On arrival he appears anxious and is breathing at 18 breaths per minute with an O2 saturation of 100%. There is no stridor at presentation. There is no intra-oral, facial, or obvious neck swelling. There is no skin involvement or abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. You suspect allergic reaction and give IM epi, IV steroids, benadryl and pepcid. ENT is consulted for scope.  
sinaiem.org
almost 5 years ago
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SGEM#36: Mac and CCBs (Macrolides and Calcium Channel Blockers)

Case Scenario: 67 year-old woman presents with a one week history of productive cough and no fever. She is a non-smoker and has no history of lung disease. Her past medical history is positive for hypertension and she is taking a calcium channel blocker. She has no allergies to medication. On exam she has no fever, oxygen saturation is 97% on room air, and has clear air entry. Xrays is reported as slight patchy infiltrate in right lower lobe possible early pneumonia.  
thesgem.com
almost 5 years ago
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Hay fever: Can airborne allergies be cured?

It's time to retrain the immune system. From hanging out in cowsheds to overexposure to the culprit – here are some ways that hay fever could be beaten  
feeds.newscientist.com
almost 5 years ago
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Hay fever: Do allergies change over time?

From asthma to shellfish allergies, hay fever may be just the start of a cascade of related conditions. What's more, we could become more susceptible with age  
feeds.newscientist.com
almost 5 years ago
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Hay fever: What happens when an allergy kicks in?

Allergens can get right up your nose, causing symptoms like sneezing and itchy eyes – and it's all down to your own immune system overreacting  
feeds.newscientist.com
almost 5 years ago
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Balloon Sinuplasty

Dr. Sam Pate, ENT specialist at Nebraska Medicine - ENT, ENT Allergy and Audiology, discusses why he loves his job so much and how balloon sinuplasty can hel...  
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almost 5 years ago
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Balloon Sinuplasty - YouTube

Dr. Sam Pate, ENT specialist at Nebraska Medicine - ENT, ENT Allergy and Audiology, discusses why he loves his job so much and how balloon sinuplasty can hel...  
youtube.com
almost 5 years ago
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Rhinix Nasal Filter Stops Seasonal Allergies at Nose's Door |

While drugs exist for those suffering from seasonal allergies, perhaps it's best to avoid pollen altogether. Researchers at the Aarhus University in Denmar  
medgadget.com
over 4 years ago
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Snake antivenoms for treating people who have been bitten by a snake, and have developed abnormal blood clotting | Cochrane

Many snake venoms cause coagulopathy in humans. Coagulopathy is a condition in which the person’s blood is unable to clot because the venom causes decreased levels of clotting factors. Coagulopathy increases the risk of bleeding. Antivenom is a treatment used to neutralise venom in people who have been bitten by a snake. There is some evidence from observational studies in humans which suggest that snake antivenom is helpful to people who have been bitten by a snake. However, the use of antivenom has some risks, and can cause allergic reactions.  
cochrane.org
over 4 years ago
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Warning over 'dodgy' allergy tests - BBC News

A leading scientist warns that not all allergy tests do what they say, and calls for more regulation of the sector.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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California ends vaccine exemptions on grounds of belief—will other states follow?

After a bitter battle, California has ended vaccine exemptions on the basis of religion or personal belief. Under the new law, signed by Governor Jerry Brown on 30 June, unvaccinated children in the state will not be allowed to attend school, day care programs, and nurseries, unless they have a medical reason, such as an allergy, for not receiving a vaccination. Previously, just two other US states, West Virginia and Mississippi, limited exemptions to medical reasons.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Fresh frozen plasma for patients undergoing surgery on the heart or blood vessels | Cochrane

Fresh frozen plasma is obtained from whole blood from blood donors. It contains a number of factors that help blood to clot. The risk of bleeding in open heart surgery or surgery on the main blood vessels in the body is high. Fresh frozen plasma is sometimes administered to these patients to reduce bleeding. It can be administered prophylactically (to prevent bleeding) or therapeutically (to treat bleeding). However, there are risks of side effects from fresh frozen plasma, such as severe allergic reactions or breathing problems.  
cochrane.org
over 4 years ago
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Fish oil (n-3 or omega-3) for pregnant mothers or breastfeeding mothers to prevent allergies in their young children | Cochrane

Fish and fish oil are the major sources of omega-3 long chain fatty acids. Dietary marine omega-3 fatty acid supplements during pregnancy may change the immune system of the newborn before allergic responses are established, particularly for those with a genetic predisposition to the production of the immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibody. Individuals with IgE-mediated allergies have both the signs and symptoms of the allergic disease and a positive skin prick test (SPT) to the allergen.  
cochrane.org
over 4 years ago
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Food allergy week #1 – what is food allergy? – Don't Forget the Bubbles

Brayden is a 3 year old boy who has been referred to your clinic due to concerns about food allergies. He has been having a lot of flare ups of his eczema. On only one occasion he developed some facial swelling and wheeze after ingesting peanuts. The GP was wondering if it could be related to specific foods.  
dontforgetthebubbles.com
over 4 years ago
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Food allergy week #2 – other types of food allergies – Don't Forget the Bubbles

Brayden is a 3 year old boy who has been referred to your clinic following one occasion where he developed some facial swelling and wheeze after ingesting peanuts. Not all food allergies present as classically as Brayden’s reaction to peanuts. In this post, we look at other types of food allergies.  
dontforgetthebubbles.com
over 4 years ago