Allergy and Immunology News of the Day

Health News of the Day is a daily summary made from the selected links I post on Twitter. It is in a bullet points format with links to the original sources which include 350 RSS feeds that produce about 2,500 items per day.

People with difficult-to-control asthma are often not taking their anti-asthma medication as prescribed by their doctor. Even when prescribed high doses of inhaled steroids, 5% of adults with asthma remain difficult to control. Women were most apt to be lax in taking their asthma controller medication as prescribed. Among 51 asthma patients who were supposed to be using oral steroids, blood tests showed that 45% were nonadherent http://bit.ly/2Ak9ce -- Difficult asthma may be due to difficult patients http://is.gd/4zFka

Recombinant Major Cat Allergen, Fel d 1, becomes available for immunological investigations, diagnosis and treatment http://bit.ly/v0eac

New antihistamine bilastine 20 mg as effective as levocetirizine 5 mg for treatment of chronic idiopathic urticaria http://bit.ly/4bt89z

The Longest Wheal Diameter Is the Optimal Measurement for the Evaluation of Skin Prick Tests http://bit.ly/3SETBH

Allergy Treatment Pyramid http://bit.ly/AbFMQ

Anaphylaxis action plans http://bit.ly/3SBXWm and Food Allergy Action Plan http://bit.ly/5KryG

If you have asthma, be sure to get the injectable influenza vaccines, not the vaccine nasal spray - AAAAI http://bit.ly/4rQEEQ -- Live attenuated influenza vaccine (nasal spray) not recommended for patients with asthma - it can trigger exacerbation http://bit.ly/4rQEEQ

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