Safety

Avoiding Cross Contact and its Severe Side Effects

August 21, 2019

Those with food allergies understand that when it comes to reactions, there is danger in many situations outside of simply eating their allergen. For those with a peanut allergy, there’s concern of peanut being hidden in a potluck dish or school birthday treat. There’s worry of peanut being in a restaurant prepared dish. There’s the…

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The Hidden Costs of Allergy to Employers: How to Crack the Code

July 10, 2019

When looking at the top healthcare costs impacting employers today, allergy is typically not top of mind. Cancer, diabetes, heart disease and musculoskeletal issues usually receive top billing, and are often easier to identify in employee groups. Allergy, on the other hand, is commonly hidden under related conditions and co-morbidities, making it difficult for organizations…

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20 Billion Reasons to Start Treating the Cause of Allergies

June 11, 2019

And no, that’s not an exaggeration. The top 200 medications, in terms of retail sales, were recently released for 2018. While the medications on this list treat a wide variety of conditions – from diabetes to cystic fibrosis – allergy made a not-so-surprising appearance on the list. Nine of the medications on the list, totaling…

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Epinephrine and education: Perspectives using the La Crosse Method

January 25, 2017

With the recent controversy over skyrocketing EpiPen prices, more patients and providers are scrutinizing when — or whether — the life-saving epinephrine device is needed for use with sublingual immunotherapy using the La Crosse Method Protocol. In the experience of the La Crosse Method Protocol authors, the safety of sublingual immunotherapy following the La Crosse…

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Can Allergy Drops Stop the Allergic March?

May 4, 2016

Understanding allergies is a complicated process – they affect each person differently, at various times of the year, or throughout his or her lifetime. Along with allergies, there are life-long conditions that may tag along, progress, and develop over time. This progression is known as the allergic march. The allergic march is also referred to…

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The Problem with Allergy Avoidance

January 27, 2016

Every time I see a headline about another fatal or near-fatal allergic reaction to food, it makes me sad. Then it makes me angry. With food allergy on the rise in the U.S., more food allergic people, and parents of food allergic children, have raised a red flag and demanded better answers and solutions. As…

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SLIT for Peanut Allergy: What we’re learning from clinical experience

November 18, 2015

When my father, Dr. David Morris, began offering sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) more than four decades ago, his motivation was to offer patients who were not having success with allergy injection immunotherapy another disease-modifying option. Initially, the patients who gravitated to SLIT were mold-allergic patients who were not helped by or unable to tolerate injection immunotherapy.…

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La Crosse Method Reviewed

August 25, 2015

In recent years, sublingual immunotherapy has continued to gain acceptance and understanding, leading to its international recognition as a viable alternative to subcutaneous injection for allergy in both adults and children.1 With the recent FDA approval of single antigen sublingual immunotherapy tablets, even more physicians are considering, referring or offering sublingual immunotherapy for their patients.…

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