Fatal or Near-Fatal anaphylaxis occurs in a small percentage of allergic reactions.  These are avoidable if factors that increase its risk are identified.  Allergy/Immunology experts in the recent American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) meeting on March 2012 in Orlando, Florida presented the latest information on anaphylaxis.  Read on anaphylaxis

Not All Rhinitis is Allergic Rhinitis is the term for inflamed nasal membranes. A fair number of people think that allergies are the only cause of rhinitis. See the different types of rhinitis

OTC Epinephrine Inhalers to be Phased-out The US Food and Drug Administration announced that over the counter Epinephrine inhalers will no longer be available after December 31, 2011. Read more

Fall Allergy Capitals 2011 The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) releases their ranking of top allergy capitals for spring and fall. See the list of top 10 Allergy Capitals for the Fall 2011

 

Generic Singualir Recently Approved by the FDA.  The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the generic preparation for Singulair (montelukast).  Singulair generated $4.1 billion in sales for Merck in 2010.  Read the FDA press release

September is “Mold Awareness Month ” Mold is known to increase respiratory problems especially in those whose mold allergies cause asthma, sinus or nasal allergic reactions.  Learn how to prevent mold in your home.

7 Tips on How to Get Asthma Medications Cheap or Free. Asthma is best treated by taking your controller or preventive inhalers consistently.  For many the challenge is getting the medication because they can be very expensive. Here are some tips.

The Latest on the Flu Vaccine. One really important healthy practice that all asthma patients should do is to get their annual flu shots.  Continue reading

Flu Vaccine and Egg Allergy-Can the flu shot be safely given? Getting the flu shot is very important in those who suffer from asthma, COPD and other chronic illnesses.  Be informed

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