Allergy & Immunotherapy : Rules for Pilots
FAA Policies on Pharmaceuticals for Airmen
Guidance is compiled and interpreted by professional pilots and physicians at FlightPhysical.com from the 2014 AME Guide, FAA and FDA web data (www.FAA.gov & www.FDA.gov), instructions specified in the Aeronautical Information Manual, Federal Air Surgeon Bulletins from 1999-2015, and 14 CFR Part 61 and Part 67 (the FARs).
- Code of Federal Regulations for Airmen
Medical History: See Item 18.e., Hay fever or allergy.
The applicant should report frequency and duration of symptoms, any incapacitation by the condition, treatment, and side effects. The AME 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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