Children with pre-existing allergies should be screened for eosinophilic esophagitis

Children with known skin, food and respiratory allergies should be screened for an emerging, chronic food allergy called eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), a painful inflammation of the esophagus, the food tube between the mouth and stomach. Pediatric allergists who analyzed a very large group of children from birth to adolescence say that EoE should be considered […]

Majority of US adults prescribed epinephrine report not using it in an emergency

The most effective, life-saving treatment for a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) is epinephrine. Yet a new study shows in an emergency, 52 percent of adults with potentially life-threatening allergies didn’t use the epinephrine auto-injectors (EAI) they were prescribed. The new study, published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific journal of the American […]

Most adults with allergies do not use prescribed epinephrine even in emergency situations

The most effective, life-saving treatment for a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) is epinephrine. Yet a new study shows in an emergency, 52 percent of adults with potentially life-threatening allergies didn’t use the epinephrine auto-injectors (EAI) they were prescribed. The new study, published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific journal of the American […]

Health Tip: Create a Food Allergy Plan

— If you’ve been diagnosed with a food allergy, it is important to develop a food allergy plan so you and others know what to do in an emergency. Milder symptoms of food allergy include itching, sneezing, hives or rashes. More severe symptoms, such as trouble breathing or swallowing, may indicate a life-threatening emergency, the […]

24-hour Holter monitoring: What to know

What is 24-hour Holter monitoring? How to use it Tips and what to expect Understanding the results Next steps A Holter monitor is a medical device that records the heartbeat and checks for unusual signs. Doctors may order 24-hour Holter monitoring if they need more information about a person’s heart, after having used standard electrocardiography. […]