Early November 2015, the FDA approved a new medication for the treatment of severe, persistent asthma called Nucala (mepolizumab). It is an injectable medication that is given once a month in the doctor’s office. Nucala is indicated for people 12-years-old and over who have difficult asthma that is not controlled by their usual medications.
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This past week in Athens, TN, a beloved music professor in that community died suddenly from an allergic reaction to a wasp sting. His tragic death reminds all of us who care for patients with anaphylaxis of the very serious nature of this disease.
You know it's coming - as the temperatures begin to rise, so will the pollen count! Here are some tips for surviving those high pollen count days.
A recent study published in The Journal of Pediatrics reports that the use of a Food Allergy Blood test panel often results in misdiagnosis in children who are tested for food allergies.