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Allergies

Is Your Pillow the Source of Your Allergy Symptoms?

Your pillow, much as you love it, could be harboring dust mites that can cause allergy and asthma. Do you need to replace it?

Sloan Barnett & Kari Nadeau MD, authors of The End of Food Allergies
Podcasts

Show 1229: The End of Food Allergies

Strict avoidance is one way to manage food allergies, but it can be very difficult. Oral immunotherapy now offers an alternative approach.

dry nostrils
Allergies

Reader Regains Sense of Smell Lost to Flonase

Some anti-inflammatory nasal sprays have been linked to the loss of the sense of smell. One lucky reader celebrated its mysterious return.

woman with spring allergies blowing nose in a field of wildflowers
Allergies

Quercetin Is a Natural Way to Relieve Spring Allergies

The flavonoids quercetin and luteolin can dampen mast cell response to allergic triggers and ease symptoms from spring allergies.

Alan Greene, MD, expert at keeping kids healthy
Allergies

Show 1208: Keeping Kids Healthy in the Age of Coronavirus

How are parents and grandparents keeping kids healthy when they can't go to school or the playground? Dr. Alan Greene has suggestions for families, 4/18/20.

woman with spring allergies blowing nose in a field of wildflowers
Allergies

Can You Take Quercetin for Your Allergies?

Plants make some compounds to defend themselves that can be helpful for people, too. Should you be taking the flavonol quercetin for your allergies?

young boy with asthma using an inhaler
Allergies

Singulair – Montelukast Warning About Psych Side Effects

Singulair is sold as a generic allergy and asthma drug under the name montelukast. The FDA has just issued a montelukast warning about serious side effects.

a bottle of PredniSONE 1mg, short-term steroid use, prednisone side effects
Allergies

Prednisone Withdrawal: Can You Ever Stop Corticosteroids?

Corticosteroids are prescribed to millions of people for a variety of medical conditions. Many may not be told about side effects or prednisone withdrawal.

Several containers of household cleaners
Allergies

Are Household Cleaners Harmful to Babies?

Babies exposed to the fumes from common household cleaners during their first few months are more likely to develop asthma as youngsters.

a winter frozen mail box under snow
Allergies

Are Your Medicines Delivered in Cold Weather?

Do you get your medicines delivered? Many insurance companies require people to get their drugs through the mail. Are there concerns about cold temperature?

Woman scratching itchy arm
Allergies

Do Doctors Know About Zyrtec Antihistamine Withdrawal ?

Why doesn't the FDA require a warning about cetirizine - Zyrtec antihistamine withdrawal on the OTC drug label? Ditto for levocetirizine (Xyzal). Help FDA!

woman using nasal spray
Allergies

Should You Use NasalCrom for Your Allergies?

Decongestant nose sprays can be used for only a few days before you risk becoming dependent. Using NasalCrom for your allergies is an alternative.

assortment of full-fat cheese
Allergies

Will You Breathe Better by Cutting Out Dairy?

One reader found a way to greatly improve hay fever symptoms: cutting out dairy. Would this work against your sniffles and sneezes?

Young woman experiencing horrendous itching scratches her arm
Allergies

Can You Stop Zyrtec Without Horrendous Itching?

After some people have taken cetirizine (Zyrtec) or levocetirizine (Xyzal) for months or years, they may develop horrendous itching when they stop.

Woman using an EpiPen Epinephrine injector into her leg
Allergies

Will New Epinephrine Shot Be More Affordable?

Novartis has brought out a new epinephrine shot for emergency use in case of allergic reactions. Called Symjepi, it costs less than EpiPen.

Neti pot with sterile water and salt for rinsing sinuses
Allergies

Why Sterile Water Is Best to Flush Sinuses

You can use a saline solution made with salt and sterile water to wash out your nasal passages and clear your sinuses during allergy season.

David B. Peden, MD, MS, expert on seasonal allergies
Podcasts

Show 1166: How Can You Manage the Misery of Seasonal Allergies?

Seasonal allergies can make you miserable, but a combination of medication and common-sense measures can help you manage the symptoms.

young woman with sinus congestion
Allergies

Can You Ease Sinus Woes by Avoiding Dairy?

One reader found that dropping dairy products eliminated sinus woes. Could this be a symptom of a food allergy?

a woman with allergies or a cold blows her nose into a tissue
Allergies

Can You Overcome Allergies with Xlear?

Xlear nasal spray can help clear pollen from nasal passage to ease allergy symptoms. Saline solution may also be useful against allergies.

a lone star tick, tick bites
Allergies

Will Tick Bites Make You Allergic to Red Meat?

Scientists have found that tick bites from two species, not just one, can trigger alpha-gal allergy to mammalian meat.