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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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Allergy advice for Holiday Parties

Allergy advice for Holiday Parties

Allergy advice for Holiday Parties Pollen allergy sufferers are celebrating the end of a long season of misery. However, the end of the year presents new allergy challenges. Holiday parties can be frightening for those with food allergies, and the colder weather forces increased exposure to indoor allergens/irritants such as pet dander, dust mites, mold, […]

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Shellfish Allergy Myth

Shellfish Allergy Myth

Do you have shellfish allergy?  Have you been asked this question when undergoing a radiology procedure/study?  There has been a longstanding myth that patients with shellfish allergy will also have reactions to radiocontrast dye.  During my allergy training many years ago I was taught that this is not true.  Unfortunately non-allergy medical professionals persist in […]

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What is on the horizon for allergy and asthma?

What is on the horizon for allergy and asthma?

“Medicine is more art than science” is a frequently mentioned quotation and just as true in allergy and immunology as in other fields of medicine.  Fortunately there are many new developments and discoveries which are shifting this balance toward a more scientific basis. In general, research is focused on what happens during an allergic response […]

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