Dr. Stukus Video: Biologic for Food Allergies, Pollen’s Nasty Toll

in Asthma, Features, Food Allergy
Published: May 7, 2024

It’s May Awareness Month, and Dr. Dave Stukus and Allergic Living’s Gwen Smith sit down for an illuminating conversation on food allergies and asthma. 

In this video, they cover a range of issues, including:

  • The newly approved biologic food allergy therapy (omalizumab).
  • Who’s a candidate for the treatment, plus other therapy options.
  • Progress on novel epinephrine nasal sprays and film.
  • How to get past auto-injector hesitation with your child.
  • Why pollen allergies are so much worse (and what you can do).
  • With asthma, good news on inhaler price caps; bad news on access.
  • What to do if there’s wildfire smoke and you have asthma.
  • They end on Dr. Dave’s allergy myth-busters. 

On the new and emerging food allergy therapies, Dr. Stukus says: “It’s fantastic that we have realistic viable treatment options.” If you haven’t been to your allergist lately to hear about, he counsels: “Please make an appointment. Things are changing!”

This video discussion was co-hosted by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (@AAAAI_org) and Allergic Living. Dr. David Stukus, Director of the Food Allergy Treatment Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, is AAAAI’s social media director.

Articles Referenced in Video:
Biologic for Food Allergies: Study Unveiled to Allergists
4 Epinephrine Auto-Injector Alternatives
Why Climate Change is Making Pollen Allergies Worse Than Ever