Category list : Allergy
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NHS England has set out plans to curb the prescribing of items such as silk garments, bath oils, blood glucose testing strips, and needles for pre-filled and reusable insulin pens.
Healthcare staff are being urged to ensure only patients with a true penicillin allergy are documented as such to protect them from hospital infections.
Patients who have a record of a penicillin allergy are at an increased risk of developing the drug resistant infection MRSA and healthcare-associated infection C difficile, according to researchers.
’This publication would be really helpful for anyone with a personal or professional interest in food allergies as it is well written and easy to understand.’
Most cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be linked to factors in childhood, according to a major new study, which highlights the need for early intervention and prevention.
A new online resource has been developed in the North West to help clinicians, parents and children themselves with a range of information about allergies.
Pollen breakdown and transmission in thunderstorms could trigger asthma attacks in patients with allergy, according to a leading respiratory expert.
Clinicians can now draw on new comprehensive guidance to help them treat patients with nut allergies with numbers affected by the condition continuing to rise.
Patients who report having a prior penicillin allergy have been found to have a 50% increased risk of developing a surgical site infection (SSI), according to US researchers.
New legislation has been passed in Westminster, allowing schools in the UK to keep spare adrenaline auto-injectors for emergency use.
Nurses should educate patients who are supposed to carry adrenaline auto-injectors due to their allergy risk “at every opportunity”, according to new guidance.
Skin tests traditionally used to predict allergies to amoxicillin, one of the most commonly prescribed antibiotics in children, are ineffective, according to Canadian researchers.
Hydrolysed infant milk formula does not appear to protect against allergic or autoimmune disorders and that feeding guidelines should be revised, according to UK researchers.
“The effects of eating peanut products as a baby to avoid the risk of allergy have been backed up by new research,” BBC News reports.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has issued draft diagnostics guidance recommending against the routine use, at present, of a new allergy test by the NHS.
“‘Good bacteria’ key to stopping asthma,” says BBC News.
A woman from Kent has praised nurses at a minor injuries unit for their quick reactions after she was stung by a hornet and went into anaphylactic shock.
“Men with hay fever are more likely to have prostate cancer – but those with asthma are more likely to survive it,” the Daily Mirror reports.
“Is YOGURT the secret to easing hay fever? Probiotics can ‘relieve sneezing and itchy eyes’,” the Daily Mail reports.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has published draft guidance recommending omalizumab (Xolair) as an add-on treatment for severe chronic spontaneous episodes of hives.