Entries by Michael Park

Generic Advair Finally Approved

  FDA OKs 1st generic version of popular Advair asthma inhaler By LINDA A. JOHNSON  January 30, 2019 The first generic version of the popular Advair asthma inhaler has been approved by U.S. regulators. The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved Mylan’s version in three strengths for ages 4 and up. The inhalers are used […]

Humidifiers And Indoor Allergies

aaaai.org/conditions-and-treatments During the winter, dry indoor air is often the cause of chapped lips, dry skin and irritated sinus passages. The moisture from a humidifier can soothe dry sinus passages. However, if you have indoor allergies, dust and mold from the humidifier may cause more harm than good. The number one indoor allergen is the […]

Is It A Cold Or Is It An Allergy?

By Michael Blaiss, MD ONE OF THE GREAT THINGS about winter is that there’s no pollen in the air. All the leaves have fallen off the trees, and the grass is brown and may even be covered with snow, allowing sufferers of hay fever a reprieve from their nasal symptoms. So, you may be asking, “Why […]

Do you have a cough that won’t go away?

Citation:  acaai.org/allergies/allergy-symptoms/cough? Signs of Allergies Most people have experienced a cough caused by a cold or flu — the kind of cough that comes on strong for a few days during an illness, and then tapers off as you start to feel better. But what if you have a cough that just won’t go away? […]

Almost Half of Americans to Skip Flu Shot This Year

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/906135 Megan Brooks December 2018 More than 40% of Americans have not been vaccinated against influenza this year and don’t plan to get vaccinated, despite repeated warnings about the potential dangers of the flu, as well as last year’s record-high number of deaths from flu, a new survey indicates. The survey included 1202 interviews with a nationally […]

The Flu

Things you need to know about the flu.  https://acaai.org/asthma/conditions/flu Overview Unlike other viral respiratory infections, such as the common cold, the flu can cause severe illness and life-threatening complications. In 2010 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that from 1976 to 2007, between 3,000 and 49,000 people died annually from flu-related complications, with […]

Currently Available Versions of Injectable Epinephrine in the US

Based on our research, this is the latest summary of currently available versions of injectable epinephrine in the United States as of December 2018. Auvi-Q (Kaleo) $700 EpiPen (Mylan) $600 generic EpiPen (Mylan) $300 generic EpiPen (Teva) $300 generic Adrenaclick (Impax) $110 Prices reflect the LIST PRICE for a 2-pack and do not include coupons […]

Hives

Hives, also known as urticaria, affects about 20 percent of people at some time during their lives. It can be triggered by many substances or situations and usually starts as an itchy patch of skin that turns into swollen red welts.

Christmas Trees and Allergies

Christmas Trees and Allergies – https://acaai.org/allergies/types-allergies/pine-tree-allergy “While pine tree allergy is relatively uncommon, there are two main allergens of concern that come from pine trees: pine nuts and pine pollen. Pine nuts (pignoli) are the edible seeds of certain species of pine trees, and are used in a variety of foods, including Italian pesto. Pine nut […]

Allergy Injections Can Help Eczema

Allergy injections and eczema – https://acaai.org/news/your-severe-eczema-may-best-be-treated-allergy-shots “SEATTLE (November 16, 2018) – If you’ve suffered with severe atopic dermatitis (eczema) for a long time and have tried what you think is every available option for relief, you may want to consider allergy shots. A medically-challenging case being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology […]