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Anxiety and food allergies:  Three ways to cope

Anxiety and food allergies:  Three ways to cope

Food can be one of the more enjoyable components of family gatherings, holidays, and celebrations.  However, for those with life-threatening food allergies, these situations can cause extreme anxiety. Sadly, anxiety and food allergies can go hand-in-hand. There are, however, ways to cope.  If you or someone you love has a food allergy, you probably take […]

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Midwest Allergy is proud to offer the most modern allergy therapies

Midwest Allergy is proud to offer the most modern allergy therapies

The allergy/immunology specialty is benefiting from an explosion of novel modern allergy therapies. In addition to traditional subcutaneous immunotherapy (allergy shots), we have FDA-approved sublingual desensitization products (tablets dissolved under the tongue) available to treat various inhalant allergies.  Grass and ragweed tablets have been available for a few years, and the FDA recently approved a […]

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More Choices Available for Epinephrine Auto-injectors

More Choices Available for Epinephrine Auto-injectors

For those with food allergies, 2017 started with more competition entering the market for Epinephrine auto-injectors. The branded Epipen increased cost to $600-700 per two-pack in 2016, which was an increase of 400-500% from 2008. This was distressing for many of my families that needed multiple two-packs of Epinephrine auto-injectors for school, home, grandparents and aftercare.  Mylan, […]

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School food policies: Columbus educators are making changes

School food policies: Columbus educators are making changes

If your child has food allergies, navigating school can be difficult. Class parties, food used in lessons, lunchtime: Depending on the school food policies, it can be stressful to make sure your child is included. But there is some good news on the horizon. Some school districts in Central Ohio are working to change their […]

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New Therapies for a New Year

Research into the ways the immune system functions in allergic disease has yielded several new therapies for allergies and asthma and eczema. Some of these biologic therapies are being used presently at Midwest Allergy to treat specific patients with asthma and other conditions.   Nucala (mepolizumab) and Cinqair (reslizumab) are both humanized monoclonal antibodies that […]

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