May 12, 2017 by Contributor in Allergies

Allergies Getting Worse? Blame Climate Change

Latest Allergies News THURSDAY, May 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) — If you’re sniffling and sneezing a lot more lately, you’re hardly alone. Climate change is making seasonal allergies worse, an expert says. “With the combination of increased temperature and carbon dioxide, we are seeing a dramatic change, and allergy sufferers

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May 11, 2017 by Contributor in Allergies

loratadine and pseudoephedrine (Alavert Allergy & Sinus, Claritin-D, Claritin-D 24 hour)

What is loratadine and pseudoephedrine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Loratadine/pseudoephedrine is a combination of two drugs, an antihistamine (loratadine) and a decongestant (pseudoephedrine). Loratadine is a long-acting antihistamine that blocks the actions of histamine that causes some of the symptoms of allergic reactions. Histamine is released

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May 09, 2017 by Contributor in Allergies

Expired EpiPens May Still Help Save a Life: Study

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Allergies News TUESDAY, May 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) — EpiPens — devices used to rescue people during a severe allergic reaction — can remain effective years after their expiration date, a new study reports. An evaluation of almost 40 expired, unused EpiPens brought in by

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May 03, 2017 by Contributor in Allergies

Climate Change May Worsen Sneezin’ Season

Latest Allergies News TUESDAY, May 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Think your spring allergies are worse than ever? You could be right, and climate change may explain it, an allergy expert says. Dr. Margaret Co, director of allergy and immunology at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, N.J., says global warming

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May 01, 2017 by Contributor in Allergies

Summer Camp Prep for Kids With Allergies, Asthma

Latest Allergies News SATURDAY, April 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Heading to summer camp for the first time is always a little unnerving. But for a child with allergies or asthma, there are special concerns. For these children, a few precautions can make summer camp a safe and fun experience,

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April 14, 2017 by Contributor in Allergies

Health Tip: Keep Indoor Air Clean

Latest Allergies News (HealthDay News) — Indoor air may contain allergens that make you sneeze and wheeze, and your eyes turn red. The Mayo Clinic says here’s what you can do to clean up the air inside your home: On days when there’s a lot of pollen floating around outside,

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