allergic reactions

FDA warns Pfizer’s Meridian over EpiPen flawsFDA warned about an injunction or seizure if Meridian Medical Technologies, a division of Pfizer, does not correct its problems with the EpiPen (epinephrine auto-injector).
Inconsistent Labeling of Sulfites Could Cause HarmA tricky labeling system could be affecting your patients.
FDA approves EpiPen rivalAdamis’ epinephrine injection promises to be a lower-cost alterative to EpiPen.
Contact dermatitis and common culpritsDermatologists should note that a new contact allergen is becoming a more prevalent cause of irritation as it is now found more frequently in personal care and laundry products, which are resulting in a greater number of contact allergies now than fragrances and dyes.
EpiPen adoption in U.S. schools soars after passage of federal lawBefore passage of this legislation, only four states mandated access to epinephrine in schools. Now nearly every state has passed such a law.
3 post-Halloween dermatologic woes and how to treat themThe ghosts, ghouls and goblins might be gone, but the skin problems from costumes, makeup and accessories will likely fuel post-Halloween visits to dermatologists. We asked dermatologists to comment on what colleagues are likely to see this time of year and how best to treat those skin conditions. Learn more
Metal implant allergy could result in skin cancerA new study provides the first mechanistic insight into the tumor-promoting role of chronic allergic contact dermatitis in skin cancer development.
Sunscreen allergies contribute to photosensitivity in childrenIt’s no secret that chemicals used in sunscreens can cause photoallergic contact reactions in adults. However, there’s sparse research on the extent to which sunscreen chemicals cause photoallergic reactions in children.
Technology fuels skin reactionsNew sources of pediatric contact dermatitis are found in many of the products used by children, parents and even dermatologists. Recognizing these and other emerging allergens could spell fast, effective relief for pediatric patients, as well as prevent misdiagnoses and long-term unnecessary treatments, an expert says.
Nonpharmacologic care for ocular allergiesAllergic diseases have greatly increased in industrialized countries. About 30 percent of people suffer from allergic symptoms, and from 40 to 80 percent of these have ocular symptoms.1 We all prescribe topical medicines for our patients with ocular allergies; their use has become almost second nature. These medications do a truly remarkable job of helping our patients who suffer from seasonal or perennial ocular allergies. I like to temper these pharmacologic recommendations with some common sense ideas that will complement the pharmacological treatment and greatly alleviate the patient’s symptomatology.