Quote of the Day - July 16th:
Particles of the allergen -- in this particular case, peanuts -- are small enough to actually float in the air, ... If they land on someone who is allergic, land in their eyes or in their nose, they can cause them an actual allergic reaction.
( Shari Gruener )

Air Purifiers (HEPA Filters)

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HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filters are capable of removing 99.97% of particulates as small as 0.3 microns. The specifications have become an industry standard in most critical medical and hi-tech applications. Continue reading…

Immunotherapy: Injections (Allergy Shots)

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Allergies cannot be cured by medicines.  Allergy medications only offer relief from the symptoms.  To cure allergies, or reduce the symptoms, the patient must undergo desensitization through allergy shots.  This process is called immunotherapy.  Continue reading…

Claritin etc. (Loratadine)

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Claritin (loratadine) is one of the most popularly prescribed antihistamines and is available over-the-counter.  It prevents sneezing, runny nose, stuffiness, itching and watering of the eyes in those with allergic rhinitis.  Continue reading…

Flonase etc. (Fluticasone)

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Flonase nasal spray which contains fluticasone is effective at easing inflammation in the nose and lungs.  It is prescribed for respiratory allergy symptoms such as runny nose, stuffiness, sneezing, nasal itching, sniffling, and congestion.  Continue reading…

Allegra (Fexofenadine)

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Allegra (Fexofenadine) is a second generation, minimally sedating antihistamine that produced fewer side effects than the first generation antihistamines (diphenhydramine and brompheniramine).  They are less sedating and are not known to cause dizziness or impairment of the cognitive function.  Continue reading…

Zyrtec etc. (Cetirizine)

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Cetirizine, which is sold under the trade name, Zyrtec, is a non-sedating second generation antihistamine.  An antihistamine prevents sneezing, wheezing, itching of the nasal passages, and itching of the eyes caused by allergic symptoms.  Continue reading…

Allegra (Fexofenadine)

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Allegra (Fexofenadine) is a second generation, minimally sedating antihistamine that produced fewer side effects than the first generation antihistamines (diphenhydramine and brompheniramine).  They are less sedating and are not known to cause dizziness or impairment of the cognitive function.  Continue reading…

Optivar (Azelastine)

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Azelastine ophthalmic solution is specifically prescribed to treat irritated, watery, itchy eyes caused by seasonal allergic conjunctivitis from airborne allergens (like pollen, pets, or dust).  It is sold under the trade name, Optivar.  Continue reading…

Acular etc. (Ketorolac)

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Acular (ketorolac tromethamine) is a non-steroidal medication used to treat itching and swelling of the eye brought about by seasonal allergies.  It is also prescribed to reduce inflammation following cataract surgery and used to alleviate pain and minimizes light-sensitivity following other eye operations.  Continue reading…

Alrex (Loteprednol)

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Loteprednol is a type of topical corticosteroid medication that inhibits bodily processes that cause inflammation and swelling of the eye following surgery and infection.  Also, it relieves itching, redness, burning, and photophobia brought about by seasonal allergic conjunctivitis.  Continue reading…

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