Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners
Pharmaceuticals (Therapeutic Medications)
Allergy - Immunotherapy
Medical History: See Item 18.e., Hay fever or allergy.
- Code of Federal Regulations
The applicant should report frequency and duration of symptoms, any incapacitation by the condition, treatment, and side effects. The Examiner should inquire whether the applicant has ever experienced any barotitis (ear block), barosinusitis, alternobaric vertigo, or any other symptoms that could interfere with aviation safety.
Aeromedical Decision Considerations:
See Disease Protocols - Allergies, Severe .
- For conditions controlled by desensitization, AME must warn the airman to not operate aircraft until four hours after each injection.
- Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) used for allergic rhinitis is not acceptable.
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