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Anaphylaxis: symptoms, causes and diagnosisSubscription
Anaphylaxis normally develops suddenly and can be fatal if not correctly identified and managed.
Anaphylaxis: management Subscription
Anaphylaxis is potentially life-threatening; therefore, pharmacists must be able to immediately recognise symptoms and know how to treat patients.
Accurately diagnosing antibiotic allergiesSubscription
Diagnosing true drug allergy can be challenging and it is important that patients are managed appropriately.
How pharmacists and pharmacy professionals can diagnose this complex problem and advise parents and carers on options for management.
The vast majority of people with a penicillin allergy label are, in fact, not allergic, leading to significant healthcare implications. Experts say it is now time for a national “de-labelling” drive to help conserve vital antibiotics.
Applying daily emollient during the first year of life does not seem to prevent eczema in high-risk children and could increase the risk of skin infections, a study published in The Lancet has suggested.
Hay fever: OTC managementSubscription
More patients may seek advice on hay fever in the future since NHS England has advised GPs not to routinely prescribe products that are available over the counter for this condition.
A monoclonal antibody could help reduce symptoms of coeliac disease in people with the condition who are accidentally exposed to gluten, show study findings presented at Digestive Disease Week.
Fish oil and probiotic supplements during pregnancy may reduce infant risk of allergic diseaseSubscription
A systematic review and meta-analysis of maternal diets has shown that probiotic and fish oil supplements reduce infant risk of eczema and egg allergy.
Combined oral immunotherapy shows lasting effect against peanut allergy four years laterSubscription
In a report of the long-term outcomes of probiotics plus peanut oral immunotherapy, more than half of study participants were able to continue eating peanuts up to four years later.
The tyrosine kinase inhibitor ibrutinib can help to block allergic reactions and prevent anaphylaxis, a study finds.
Researchers find that only one-third of medical records accurately reflected patients’ reported allergic reactions to penicillin.
In children who received a probiotic at birth, some functional characteristics of regulatory T cells improved, study finds.
Use of sublingual allergen immunotherapy tablets reduces the risk of moderate or severe asthma exacerbation by around 30% compared with placebo, study finds.
Patients given H1 antihistamine ebastine showed significant reduction in pain score in randomised trial.