New Patient Forms

PATIENTS: Please be sure to complete and send or fax your new patient questionnaire and forms for your appointment 48 hrs prior to your appt. * Be sure to be off antihistamines 5 days prior to your appointment so we can perform accurate allergy skin testing.

Thank you for your help and patience.

 

Epinephrine dosing is 0.01mg/kg

As we get underway with signing off on school forms, we are often asked about the Epipen dosing.  The appropriate dosing is 0.01mg/kg however the devices (Epipen and Auvi Q) only come in 2 set doses, Jr 0.15mg and Regular 0.3mg.  If your child have a severe food allergy or a nut allergy, once your child’s weight is 44lbs (20kg), we recommend moving your child up to the next dose from the Jr to regular as underdosing can lead to fatality. The increased dose may cause some transient side effects such as increased heart rate and jitteriness.

LEAP Study: Preventing Peanut Allergy through Early Consumption

Exciting new study from England, LEAP study has shown that early introduction of peanuts (2 grams, about 8 peanuts) starting in infancy on a regular basis (3 times a week for 5 years) may be able to prevent the onset of peanut allergy for those at risk of developing a peanut allergy.  The study was the first of it’s kind.  Many more studies are needed to answer the numerous questions that have risen but it is a promising method that we are implementing in our practice. Recommend patients come in between 4 months and 10 months of age.

Dr. Bailey discussed this on a panel with the LEAP research physicians from London on the Diane Rehm Show  WAMU  88.5FM.