FP Essentials™

Allergy and Asthma

Edition #472 | September 2018

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In This Edition

  • Describe the terminology and classification of allergic rhinitis and allergic conjunctivitis.
  • Identify risk factors for the development of allergic rhinitis and allergic conjunctivitis.
  • Discuss the differential diagnosis of and diagnostic criteria for allergic rhinitis and allergic conjunctivitis.
  • Summarize the management options for allergic rhinitis and allergic conjunctivitis.
  • Describe the categories and most common types of food allergies.
  • Describe the tests used to diagnose food allergies.
  • Summarize prevention and management options for food allergies.
  • Discuss the timing and manifestation of symptoms in anaphylaxis.
  • Summarize the current controversy surrounding the prices of epinephrine autoinjectors and alternatives.
  • Describe the roles of epinephrine, albuterol, antihistamines, and corticosteroids in anaphylaxis management.
  • Discuss the role of immunobiologic drugs and their recommended uses in asthma management.
  • Describe bronchial thermoplasty and its recommended use in asthma management.
  • Identify the roles of asthma action plans and mobile technology in the self-management of asthma.
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