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Worst Cities for Spring Allergies for 2016
The arrival of spring might be a welcome break from the harsh winter weather, but the season’s change isn’t always good news for those who are sensitive to certain allergens and who live in these 10 cities. See if your city made the list.
Got Hay Fever? Allergy Shots May Help
What can cause a runny nose, red and itchy eyes, sneezing, fatigue and cough — all without a fever? If you guessed hay fever, you probably know the frustration of seasonal allergies. But there may be some relief where that is concerned.
Anaphylaxis: An Unpredictable Danger
Anaphylaxis can occur within seconds of exposure to an allergen like a peanut or a bee sting. But new evidence suggests that many US schools may be ill-prepared to deal with such events.
How to Cope with Winter Allergies
It’s getting chilly out and, just like clockwork, you’re back sniffling again. But before you write off that stuffy nose as just another cold, you may want to consider that the culprit could actually be winter allergies.
Allergy Home Remedies: What Does and Doesn't Work
When allergy season hits, many patients scramble for a way to keep symptoms at bay. If you're looking at home remedies, be sure to get the facts about their effectiveness.
Allergy Season in Full Bloom
When spring is in full swing, allergy season isn't far behind. But what can patients do to help keep themselves allergy-free this season?
Alcon Receives FDA Approval of Pazeo Solution for Ocular Allergy Itch Relief
Alcon, the global leader in eye care and a division of Novartis, has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of Pazeo™ (olopatadine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution) 0.7%, for the treatment of ocular itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis.
FDA Approves Treatment for Children With Allergic Rhinitis
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., (NYSE:TEVA) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved QNASL® (beclomethasone dipropionate) 40 mcg for the treatment of nasal symptoms associated with allergic rhinitis (AR) in children 4-11 years of age.
Asthma Inhalers, Allergy Devices Could Save Lives
In a severe allergy attack, patients may need to take medication fast — and using medication incorrectly could slow this process. Many patients may need more education on how to use their medications properly.
FDA Approves OTC Flonase
To ease the symptoms of allergies, many people turn to nasal sprays. These allergy patients will soon have a new over-the-counter option.