With the recent media coverage about the rising cost of EpiPen, we asked Atlanta Allergy & Asthma physician Dr. Lily Hwang to talk about who needs this drug and how to make sure you have access if it is medically necessary.
As students load up their backpacks with notebooks, paper, and pencils and head back to school, there is a group of students thinking about additional items - like an inhaler, an epinephrine injector or instructions for the school nurse on what to do in the case of an allergy or asthma attack.
Patients with allergies have symptoms triggered by a variety of factors. One of the major culprits here in metro Atlanta is pollen. Allergists need to know what pollens are in the air and how they may impact their patients in order to effectively treat them.