Neffy is a new epinephrine intranasal spray being developed to treat severe allergic reactions such as anaphylaxis. Currently epinephrine is given in an injectable form under the names Epipen, Auvi-Q and others. Recently and advisory council to the FDA recommended the approval of Neffy which has the same active ingredient as injectable epinephrine to be […]
Is Benadryl Safe to use, or is it Time to Move on?
Is Benadryl a safe medication to use? Benadryl or diphenhydramine has been available since 1946, before drugs were required to pass rigorous testing. Benadryl is commonly used and it is the most commonly recommended antihistamine for children over the past several years by physicians and pharmacists. Benadryl will frequently be chosen because of brand recognition […]
Airsupra for Asthma, a new rescue medication
Airsupra was recently FDA approved for rescue treatment for asthma. Airsupra is a combination product of albuterol and budesonide that is for as needed treatment of bronchoconstriction and to reduce exacerbations for those 18 years and older. Albuterol has been the mainstay for many years in the treatment of acute asthma exacerbations. Albuterol is a […]
What are the best foods for Asthma?
As an asthma doctor, I am often asked what are the best foods for asthma? Before we begin, it should be noted that no foods will help relieve an asthma attack. But your daily diet plays a role in your overall health to keep you healthy and reduce symptoms of asthma. Asthma is a chronic […]
Odactra vs. Allergy Shots vs. Allergy Drops
Odactra vs. Allergy Shots vs. Allergy Drops is an important question for patients with dust mite allergic rhinitis. Therapy can consist of oral antihistamines, nasal antihistamines and nasal steroids to manage the symptoms of allergic rhinitis. Although medications are effective, 62% of adults and 29% of children experience partial or poor relief of symptoms through […]
Tiger Woods Allergies, passed to his son Charlie
Tiger Woods allergies are something he’s dealt with his whole career. With a recent video out that show his similarities with his son Charlie, apparently he has allergies as well. From club twirls to fist pumps to allergies, even Tiger Woods can’t believe the similarities between him and his son, Charlie Back early in his […]
PEG Allergy and Vaccine Allergy
PEG allergy has become an important topic since the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. There are 2 messenger RNA vaccines that have been approved in multiple countries around the world. Pfizer Covid Vaccine and Allergy Moderna Covid Vaccine and Allergy There are 3 adenovirus vector vaccines as well. Johnson and Johnson Covid Vaccine and Allergy Since the vaccine […]
Allergy and Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
Is there a link between allergy and eustachian tube dysfunction? Symptoms of eustachian tube dysfunction are: fullness in the ears feeling like your ears are “plugged” changes to your hearing ringing in the ear clicking or popping sounds ticklish feelings in the ears pain The Eustachian tube is a small passageway that connects your throat […]
Pacifier and Allergies, is there a link?
The link between a pacifier and allergies has been researched in the past. Environmental microbial exposure plays a role in the immune system and the development and susceptibility to food allergy. Gut microbiome in food allergy A recent study sought to investigate whether infant pacifier use during the first year alters the risk of food […]
Allergic Reactions to Covid Vaccines an update
Allergic reactions to Covid vaccines have been discussed on our blog posts previously when both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines came out. Several months have passed now and we are here to provide an update. Pfizer Covid Vaccine and Allergy Moderna Covid Vaccine and Allergy Allergic reactions to vaccines in general are rare, occurring at […]