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Old Allergy Myths Die Hard

By Henry Ehrlich Dr. Jen Gunter, who blogs about her field, ob/gyn, had a piece on the persistent myth of shellfish allergy and the iodine in radiocontrast dye used for x-rays. She writes: From a nurse, “She can’t have providine prep, she has a shellfish allergy.” From the patient, “I can’t have the contrast because […]

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The Relevant Allergist

Dr. Paul Ehrlich When I ponder what role the allergist has to play in the contemporary medical environment, I don’t have to think about it very long before something comes up in the popular press or in practice that renews my sense of mission. To wit, there are many myths about allergies that take hold […]

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