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Yearly Archives: 2017

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What your primary care doctor may not know about penicillin allergy

What your primary care doctor may not know about penicillin allergy

A new study published recently in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology revealed that pharmacists had better understanding regarding penicillin allergy than general practitioners (non-allergist physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners).  The study involved obtaining 276 surveys that were completed by pharmacists, non-allergist physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners regarding penicillin allergy.  The surveyed […]

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Bullying and food allergies: Four things to do

Bullying and food allergies: Four things to do

Bullying and food allergies: The facts are upsetting. According to Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE), one-third of children with food allergies experiences bullying. How can we prevent bullying and food allergies? What can we do as parents? The fact is, we can do a lot! FARE’s “It’s not a joke” campaign is aimed at combating […]

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Midwest Allergy doctors named top Columbus allergy doctors

Midwest Allergy doctors named top Columbus allergy doctors

Who’s the best? We’re the best! A recent ranking named Dr. Philip Rancitelli and Dr. Debora Ortega-Carr top Columbus allergy doctors. Dr. Philip Rancitelli and Dr. Debora Ortega-Carr were recently named Top Docs for Allergy and Immunology by Columbus Monthly Magazine. Congratulations on being named top Columbus allergy doctors! At Midwest Allergy, we pride ourselves […]

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Ragweed Rash

Ragweed Rash

Ragweed time is here again.  While you might know about ragweed, maybe you don’t know about ragweed rash. Ragweed atopic dermatitis, otherwise known as ragweed rash, typically occurs during heavy pollen days during ragweed season, mid to late August.  The rash is often localized to the eyelids, sides of the neck and crease areas in the […]

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Cluster Immunotherapy, a type of Rush Immunotherapy

Cluster Immunotherapy, a type of Rush Immunotherapy

Rush immunotherapy (rush allergy shots) is a term used to describe any one of a number of different allergy shot protocols that have an accelerated “build-up” phase, in comparison to conventional or “traditional” immunotherapy.  Rush allergy shot protocols have become more popular and their safety and efficacy has been well studied in the past several […]

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