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Prophylactic azithromycin in immune deficiency

A 36 month multi-centre clinical trial of using prophylactic azithromycin in adults with primary antibody deficiencies with chronic respiratory pathologies such as bronchiectasis, COPD, asthma and recurrent hospital admissions found that there was significant benefit and reduced exacerbations of their respiratory infections and hospitalisations and improved quality of life. The trial azithromycin dosage was 250mg [...]

By |2019-07-27T10:46:10+02:00July 27th, 2019|Airway Allergy|0 Comments

Emerade adrenaline auto injector fault

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) in the UK has put out a Drug Alert dated 11th July 2019 regarding Emerade adrenaline auto injectors failing to give a dose of adrenaline due to blockage of the syringe needle. Although the number of faulty auto  injectors reported has been very low (1 in 400), [...]

By |2019-07-19T17:35:50+02:00July 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Skin germ makes eczema worse

The common skin bacterial germ called Staphylococcus Aureus has been recognised as a common trigger for suddenly worsening eczema in children. Children with eczema have a deficient skin barrier to common allergens and bacteria, and their skin also becomes more extensively colonised by the staphylococcus. This staphylococcus releases an endotoxin which can cause deterioration and [...]

By |2019-07-07T14:55:02+02:00July 7th, 2019|Skin Allergy|0 Comments

Walnut allergy

Allergic reactions to tree nuts are becoming more common. Walnut allergy diagnosis has been on a rapid increase now becoming a very common sensitising nut in children. Now found in 4% of children and 0.5% of adults and affects 34% of all tree nut allergic individuals (data Thermofisher). The allergenic protein in the Walnut (Jug [...]

By |2019-06-21T11:12:55+02:00June 21st, 2019|Food Allergy|0 Comments

Summer allergies

Now that Summer is getting back into full swing, allergy sufferers are going to need to be vigilant and start taking the antihistamines.  Grass pollens are likely to cause hay fever and allergic rhino-conjunctivitis as the weather warms up. Wasps are going to get more active.  First sun exposure is likely to cause Prickly Heat [...]

By |2019-05-25T08:21:51+02:00May 25th, 2019|Skin Allergy|0 Comments

Total IgE is unreliable marker for allergy

Historically, Total IgE measurement on a blood sample was used as an entry level test to identify allergy prone patients. However over the years it have become apparent that Total IgE levels can vary in both allergic and non allergic individuals. Some patients with significant nasal allergies may in fact have relatively low Total IgE, [...]

By |2019-05-03T12:00:22+02:00May 3rd, 2019|Allergy Testing|0 Comments

Beware Pollen Bomb due to hit London

The sudden hot weather due to hit Southern England and London this Easter weekend will act as a massive stimulus to grass and trees to pollinate and erupt with a very high pollen release called a "Pollen Bomb". This will be most unpleasant for Allergic Rhinitis and Hay Fever sufferers, and they should start taking [...]

By |2019-04-19T08:23:17+02:00April 19th, 2019|Airway Allergy|0 Comments

Hay Fever nasal light therapy

Local Pharmacies are marketing small devices that shin red light into the nose as a treatment for hay fever and rhinitis. There has been a lot of interest in the role of Rhinophototherapy using narrow band red light phototherapy and its ability to stabilise the nasal mucous membranes. Some patients report positive results with this [...]

By |2019-03-24T12:27:27+02:00March 24th, 2019|Airway Allergy|0 Comments

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) can be very debilitating with abdominal discomfort, bloating, excess wind and frequent loose stools. IBS can severely affect quality of life (QOL). Various hypotheses have been put forward as causes for this chronic condition including stress, disordered bowel flora and sensitivity to gas forming carbohydrates in the diet such as fermentable FODMAPs [...]

By |2019-03-11T22:27:19+02:00March 10th, 2019|Food Allergy|0 Comments

Eat right 4 blood type

Ever since naturopath Dr Peter D'Adamo published his book "Eat Right 4 Your Type" in 1996, there has been intense media interest in the concept that certain blood group individuals respond better to high plant versus high protein and paleo diets. The book makes interesting reading and although the diets are healthy and all avoid [...]

By |2019-03-02T15:01:06+02:00March 2nd, 2019|Food Allergy|0 Comments