Archive for December, 2011


  There is a very nice review about histamine and antihistamines in the most recent Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology by Drs. Simons and Simons. The review was to commemorate 100 years since the discovery of histamine as a mediator and 70 years since antihistamines have been available for clinical use. H1 antihistamines are […]

December 24, 2011 · fleickly · One Comment
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Indy’s Child- Peanut Allergy Post

 An article, Understanding Peanut Allergies: Considering the factors before you become peanut-free, appears in this month’s Indy’s Child. I was interviewed for a program called ‘Riley Speaks’ and this was a topic of great interest. A few things to add. I prefer the use of the term ‘peanut-safe’ in deference to ‘peanut-free’. The terms safe and […]

December 11, 2011 · fleickly · No Comments
Posted in: Allergies, Allergy in Children, Food Allergies, Interesting articles, Peanut Allergy, Pediatric Allergy

Egg Allergy and the Flu Vaccine

A notice today has taken a significant amount of uncertainty regarding egg allergy and the flu vaccine. We have seen a number of changes over the past few years. The flu vaccine-egg connection is going down the pathway that the MMR vaccination has taken. The most recent recommendation is that all children should get the […]

December 1, 2011 · fleickly · 2 Comments
Tags:  · Posted in: Allergy in Children, Egg Allergy, Influenza vaccine

A Great Day in the Clinic

Today was an exceptional day in the Allergy Clinic. I see three new patients in my afternoon session. Today, two of the three children had problems that I had published on and one had something that I also struggle with. During my fellowship in allergy, I worked with family in which 7 boys were affected […]

December 1, 2011 · fleickly · No Comments
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