Most Patients Who Report a Penicillin Allergy are Actually not Allergic when Tested.
As many as 10 percent of the general population reports a penicillin allergy.
Within the last couple years, the paradigms for the evaluation of treatment of peanut allergy have changed. It was once thought that delay in introduction of highly allergenic foods would decrease the development of food allergies.
An update on the practice parameters for administering the flu vaccine to egg allergic patients will be published in the latest issue of Annals of Allergy Asthma and Immunology coming out January 2018. Previously there was concern about trace amounts of egg protein that may be in certain influenza
This past week, the US Food and Drug Administration ruled to remove the Black Box Warning about asthma-related deaths for medications that contain both inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) and long acting beta-agonists (LABA) because data has shown these medication are both safe and effective.
As our understanding of asthma expands, we are realizing that not all asthma is the same. New therapies are emerging to help provide personalized precision medicine for asthma treatment. Biologics are a newer, non-steroid treatment for certain types of moderate to severe asthma. These drugs block the action of inflammatory mediators that cause asthma in a very specific way.