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Allergy Clinic

The Allergy Clinic is staffed by nurses who are available to provide services for students requiring allergy immunotherapy. The clinic staff work with outside allergists and physicians to provide continued care for patients receiving allergy injections. Allergy immunotherapy will ONLY be administered AFTER the initial dose or doses have been given by the student's allergist.

Scheduling hours
Beta blocker interactions
Peak flow
Wait requirements
Cost
From your allergist
Storage of extracts
Ordering of extracts
Pregnant patients
Responsibility

Scheduling hours

Allergy immunotherapy will ONLY be administered AFTER the initial dose or doses have been given by the patients allergist.  Allergy injections will be given by appointment on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.  You may set up a standing appointment time to come during the semester to coincide with your class schedule.  If you miss your appointment, call and reschedule.  You will be charged for all failed appointments. To make an appointment, please call Lafene at 785.532.6544 or stop by the appointment window in the health center lobby. Your cooperation is appreciated.

It is mandatory for all new allergy patients to have one Lafene Health Center physician consult after being admitted to the allergy clinic. Failure to comply will delay allergy injections until this visit is completed.

Beta blocker interactions

Beta blockers will not be used with allergy immunotherapy. They can be a potential problem because the medications counteract the effects of adrenalin, which is used to treat the severe generalized reactions to the allergy immunotherapy injection.

ADVISE YOUR PHYSICIAN IF YOU ARE TAKING ANY OF THESE MEDICATIONS OR SOME OTHER MEDICATIONS YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT:  Blocadren, Brevibloc, Corgard, Inderal, Normozide, Sectral, Tenoretic, Tenormin, Visken, Lopressor, Inderide, Inderal-LA, Normodyne, Kerlone, Cartrol, Betapace, Trandate, Levatol, Zebeta, Coreg.  A complete list is provided upon admission.  

Peak Flow

Peak Expiratory Flow Rate is measured before and after an injection to assess for reaction.

Wait requirements

After each injection, there is a 30 minute wait. Clients may go to see a doctor, get a prescription filled or make an appointment while waiting. Going to the Physical Therapy department or leaving the building is prohibited. This is a safety procedure so we may note any reactions and render needed treatment. 

Cost

Health fees must be paid before using the Allergy Clinic. Fall/Spring enrolled student patients receiving allergy injections during the summer shall not be required to pay the "summer health fee". Those individuals not paying the summer fee are not eligible to receive any other service other than the allergy injections. Scheduled charges for the injections shall apply.

From your allergist

Before injections are begun, we need in writing the following information:

  1. Detailed dosage and schedule.
  2. Date of mixture or expiration date.
  3. List of allergens.
  4. Instructions regarding missed injections or for times when off prescribed schedule.
  5. If your doctor has prescribed an EpiPen®, you are required to bring it with you to your appointment.

These requirements may be mailed or faxed to:  YOUR NAME, Lafene Health Center, Allergy Clinic, 1105 Sunset Avenue, Manhattan, KS  66502. This information will be placed in your allergy chart kept in the Allergy Clinic.

Storage of extracts

Extracts are to be stored in the refrigerator in the Allergy Clinic, but at your own risk. We cannot be responsible for misplaced or broken extracts. Only current extracts may be stored at Lafene. Any extracts not in use for more than 6 months or those that have expired will be discarded by Lafene staff.

Ordering of extracts

Ordering will be completed by nursing staff with your assistance as necessary.

Pregnant patients

If a woman becomes pregnant while receiving allergy immunotherapy, she will have to return to her allergist for her injections during her pregnancy.

Responsibility

Students are responsible for keeping on schedule, checking arms regularly after injections, and reporting any problems before the next injection.

Failure to comply will negate any future use of the Allergy Clinic.

Revised: 01/23/2013

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Student holding inhaler

785.532.6544
by appointment


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