Novartis remibrutinib Phase III trials met their primary endpoints and showed rapid symptom control in chronic spontaneous urticaria

This medication has not been approved by the FDA yet, but is very promising. There are injectable medications that are available today that are very helpful, but we need new oral, easy to use medications for some of our patients suffering from severe cases of chronic urticaria (hives). Highlights: https://www.novartis.com/news/media-releases/novartis-remibrutinib-phase-iii-trials-met-their-primary-endpoints-and-showed-rapid-symptom-control-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria

Does Every Spring Really Bring the Worst Pollen Season Ever?

Allergy sufferers just want tools to deal with symptoms It’s deja vu all over again as you turn on the evening news and hear, “It’s the worst pollen season ever!” You think, “Haven’t I heard this before?” But what you really want to know is how the pollen season will affect your allergy symptoms, and what you can do to …

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!  With the new year comes new opportunities for health goals and resolutions. For allergy and asthma sufferers, it’s the perfect time to get the wheezing and sneezing under control and commit to better breathing in the upcoming year.  Many people with asthma don’t know that allergists are specially trained to treat asthma symptoms. Studies have shown that, …

A little advance planning goes a long way to keeping everyone safe and healthy

Lots of people are looking forward to the holidays this year because, after skipping a year due to COVID, they’ll once again be able to gather with family and friends. You may be looking forward to holiday traditions and good food, but those with allergies and asthma might be concerned about dust-covered decorations, pet dander, food allergies and making sure …

Hidden Halloween allergy and asthma triggers are truly frightful

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL (September 18, 2019) – For some families, Halloween means being on guard for food allergy triggers like peanuts in tiny candy bars. Some fun-sized bars contain no labels to alert you to allergens, so parents must be on the lookout. The ingredients can change depending on the size, so while a full-size bar might be safe for …

Make sure your red, white and blue celebration is allergy- and asthma-free

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (February 20, 2019) – If red, white and blue equals hives, tissues and shortness of breath due to asthma, your Fourth of July celebration isn’t headed in the right direction. Independence Day and other summer celebrations should be filled with barbecues, flags and fun, not allergy and asthma triggers. “Summer is a time to be out enjoying …

Preparation is key as you head to college with allergies and asthma

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, ILL (May 1, 2019) – Feeling as though there are too many things to think about as you plan your transition from high school senior to college freshman? Here’s something else to consider: How will you handle your allergies and asthma in your new environment? “Many college freshmen have never been in charge of their health care before …

Confidence in asthma inhaler technique doesn’t match actual skills

Study reports 97 percent of kids don’t use them properly. ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL – (APRIL 30, 2019) – Many children with asthma think they are using their asthma inhaler medications correctly when they are not. This makes it very difficult to keep their asthma under control. A new study in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific journal of …