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Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Auvi‑Q® Due to Potential Inaccurate Dosage Delivery

Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Auvi‑Q® Due to Potential Inaccurate Dosage Delivery   Dear Colleagues, It has come to the AAAAI’s attention that Sanofi US has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of Auvi-Q® (epinephrine injection, USP) due to potential inaccurate dosage delivery. Sanofi US is conducting this recall with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and […]

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Taking Your Food Allergies Out to Dinner

By: Michael Pistiner MD, MMSc This article has been reviewed by Thanai Pongdee, MD, FAAAAI Restaurants serve more than just food. They also serve an important role in our social activities. According to the National Restaurant Association (NRA), 44% of adults report that restaurants are an essential part of their lifestyle. However, if you or […]

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Food Allergy Versus Food Intolerance

This article has been reviewed by Thanai Pongdee, MD, FAAAAI Some of the symptoms of food intolerance and food allergy are similar, but the differences between the two are very important. Eating a food you are intolerant to can leave you feeling miserable. However, if you have a true food allergy, your body’s reaction to […]

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New policy regarding introduction of peanuts in high-risk infants

By: Dr. Grace Ryu Many of you may have heard about the groundbreaking study in New England Journal of Medicine early this year.  The results of the Immune Tolerance Network’s “Learning Early About Peanut” (LEAP study) demonstrated support for early, rather that delayed, introduction of peanut in high-risk infants.  This early introduction prevents the subsequent […]

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What happens when you visit an allergist?

By: Dr. Don McNeil A patient who chooses to visit one of our offices or is referred to our office by another physician may not be aware of the process. A patient who is well informed ahead of the visit will better understand the sequence of events and why. The following is a description of […]

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Common Eye Symptoms Could be an Allergy

Typical allergens affecting the eyes include pollen and mold spores, animal dander and dust mites. So if you have been diagnosed with any of these allergies, then symptoms may develop in your eyes. Most people suffering from eye allergies have problems in both eyes. Symptoms usually appear quickly, soon after the eyes come in contact […]

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Composting and Food Allergies: Take care of the environment and yourself

As we become more environmentally conscious, earth-friendly practices like composting are gaining popularity in homes and community settings. That poses an interesting question: Is composting food waste safe for people with food allergies? For a food to cause a significant allergic reaction, it must gain access inside the body. This can be through ingestion, contact […]

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Stinging Insect Allergy Update: Skin Reactions to Insect Stings

By: Dr. Deborah Ortega-Carr There are two types of allergic reactions that occur after an insect sting or bite. Local reactions typically cause itching, burning and swelling that subsides in hours. Systemic reactions cause symptoms distant to the sting site and can be very severe including hives, widespread swelling, shortness of breath,, nausea vomiting, dizziness […]

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Health Care Changes: Allergy and Immunology

  Cost of Allergist Still a Value at Midwest Allergy  Health care delivery is a rapidly evolving industry, and all specialties have been affected, including allergy and immunology. Practices like Midwest Allergy are continually trying to adhere to new guidelines mandated by our government, insurance companies, and allergy/immunology governing boards. Unfortunately, patients ultimately feel the […]

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Feel Better. Live Better. See an Allergist / Immunologist: Tips to Remember

Feel Better. Live Better. See an Allergist / Immunologist: Tips to Remember

Allergist / immunologists are specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of allergies, asthma and other diseases of the immune system. Allergists practicing in the United States have completed medical school, at least three years of residency in pediatrics or internal medicine, then at least two years of specialized training in allergy and immunology. To be […]

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