Want to know how to improve your make-up skills during allergy season? Look at this YouTube:
Here’s the article link. Early allergy in Tulsa! Look at Tulsa which is in the “high” range for this Spring’s pollen count!
Schools are quite paranoid about giving any medication on their watch. The liability for giving sunscreen when you don’t need it? Zero. This is very similar to the use of epinephrine in a school aged child with food allergy. You certainly don’t want to withhold epi and risk anaphylaxis or death, when the risk of giving the EpiPen is negligible even if you don’t need the drug. Maybe our policies in schools will change after a large malpractice case gets media attention for NOT giving epinephrine at the appropriate time for peanut allergy.
Ok, another study about the dangers of food allergy (yesterday in USA Today). You would think the occurrence of food allergy to KNOWN allergens (peanut & milk) would decrease given all the attention given to accidental ingestion. Evidently, this is not the case. Explanations? Maybe we’re afraid of giving epinephrine. In my personal experience, giving epinephrine is analogous to “waving the white flag.” It doesn’t have to be nor should it be when treating children with suspected food allergy. As I tell my nurses, “give the epi, then call the doctor!”
Think you can be allergic to your spouse? Just this week in the clinic, a middle-aged woman presents with a rash found only when she wears her wedding ring. No other jewellery gives her problems except for the ring when worn > 2-3 days. Although nickel allergy can cause this scenario, this woman probably has occlusion dermatitis or “wedding ring allergy.” Any accumulation of soap and water underneath the ring will cause this type of dermatitis in sensitive individuals. Want to learn more?
Insurance is now a part of our lives, especially health care providers. Expensive medications such as omalizumab (Xolair™) are rarely approved for use unless patients and physicians complete an extensive application for benefits. Here is a list of medical articles that support the use of Omalizumab in the treatment of asthma:
1. Storms, W, et al. Omalizumab and asthma control in patients with moderate-to-severe allergic asthma: A 6-year pragmatic data review. Allergy and Asthma Proceedings 2012 33:172-177.
What other medication do we have available that produces these results without the use of oral steroids? But don’t take it from me, see for yourself.
My transcriptionists are not only good at what they do, but when they hear me talk as much as I do, it’s almost family.
I am reading a book called, Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl by Sandra Beasley, and I thought of you.
Stephanie, thanks for the suggestion and I’m sure many of our readers will also enjoy the book. You’ll have to ask her permission to “friend”, but here’s her link—>profile.php?id=1192230038&sk=photos
Here’s the link from Amazon about further information on the book: Book on Allergies from Amazon
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