Tag Archives: Allergy

Emerade adrenaline pens: Warning over faulty allergy injectors

Allergy patients are being warned of a potential fault with Emerade adrenaline pens. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said some have blocked needles, so cannot deliver adrenaline. Around two in every 1,000 pens are thought to be affected. Patients are advised to follow the existing advice to carry two pens at all… Read More »

Egg Allergy? Don’t Let That Stop You From Getting Vaccinated

WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 — Allergies to vaccines are extremely rare and even when they do occur, allergists can safely administer vaccines, Canadian experts report. Immunoglobulin E (IgE) allergies that cause hives, swelling, wheezing or anaphylaxis occur in only 1 of 760,000 vaccinations. Such a reaction typically starts within minutes of a shot, is unlikely… Read More »

FDA Considers Making Food Labels Disclose Sesame to Help Allergy Sufferers

By Sumathi Reddy Sumathi Reddy The Wall Street Journal Biography @rddysum Sumathi.Reddy@wsj.com Nov. 12, 2018 10:08 a.m. ET An estimated 300,000 people in the U.S. suffer from a sesame allergy. Photo: Getty Images/iStock Sophie Schmults has never had Chinese food or hummus. She is careful with what hamburger buns she eats. And she is wary… Read More »