Sucking your baby’s pacifier to clean it may prevent allergies

Sucking your baby’s pacifier to clean it may prevent allergies | Protective effect apparent during first year of life. | ACAAI Public Website EMBARGOED RELEASE: (November 16, 2018) SEATTLE (November 16, 2018) – If the thought of sucking your baby’s pacifier to clean it and then popping it in your baby’s mouth grosses you out, think again. New research being …

Simplify the holidays: Reducing stress could cut allergy and asthma symptoms

27 Nov 2018- Holidays and stress go together like hot chocolate and marshmallows. But what if you could reduce the overall stress that comes with the holidays? Maybe you could also cut down your allergy and asthma symptoms. “Studies show stress can cause a number of negative health effects, including causing more symptoms for allergy and asthma sufferers,” says allergist …

ACAAI warns against stopping use of your prescription asthma medication for Primatene Mist

8 Nov 2018- ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL (November 8, 2018) – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that it has approved Primatene Mist for over-the-counter (OTC) use for those with mild intermittent asthma. “Asthma is not a ‘do-it-yourself’ disease that you can treat yourself with OTC medications,” says allergist and pediatric pulmonologist Bradley Chipps, MD, president of the American …

Got teens with allergies and asthma? They want Halloween fun too

11 Oct 2018- Great tips for Halloween. ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL (October 3, 2018) – If you have a teenager in the house, long gone are the days when they started planning their Halloween costumes on the first day of school. But that doesn’t mean they don’t want to have a good time when Halloween rolls around. And that’s also true …

Get ready for fall allergies

3 Oct 2018- Here are some great tips for your fall allergies. “Fall can arrive with bad allergy symptoms,” says allergist Bradley Chipps, MD, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. “Many people don’t realize if they spend time preparing now, they won’t get hit as hard with sneezing, runny noses and itchy eyes when fall allergies …

What is shared decision-making and how does it work for allergists?

2 oct 2018- Interesting read. ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL (September 7, 2018) – If you and your doctor chat for a few minutes about treatment options for your allergy symptoms, is that considered shared decision-making (SDM)? It is not, according to a new article published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific publication of the American College of Allergy, …

New study shows eczema in African Americans is more difficult to treat

24 Sept 2018- Great new study. ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL (September 14, 2018) – Those who suffer with atopic dermatitis (AD) – also known as eczema – know it can be an uphill battle to find the right treatment. Symptoms include severe itching, scaly rashes, extreme dry skin and inflammation. And that battle can be more difficult for African Americans with …

Autoinjector shortage? Alternatives are available

20 August 2018- Here is some information on the Epinephrine Autoinjector Shortage. ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL – (Aug. 18, 2018) – Autoinjectors are in especially high demand as the new school year begins. Reports of a shortage of EpiPens have been surfacing lately as parents attempt to stock up on the epinephrine autoinjectors for school, home, backpacks and grandma’s house. The manufacturer …

Get ready for fall allergies because they’re headed your way

6 August 2018- A few simple tips will keep you sneeze and wheeze-free this fall.  You’ve just gotten your summer routine dialed in, and you have to think about how to keep fall allergies at bay? Yes. But the good news is if you start planning now, your allergy symptoms will likely be much less severe, and you’ll be able …