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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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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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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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New study: Can you prevent peanut allergy?

New study: Can you prevent peanut allergy?

Contributed by Don McNeil, M.D. A recently sponsored expert panel from the NIH published the 2010 Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Peanut Allergy in the United States recommends the early introduction of peanut containing foods to prevent peanut allergies. This came about because, currently, there is no means of treating peanut allergy which […]

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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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