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Got Eczema? How About Health Care?
Eczema is a frustrating problem — it itches, and you don’t look your best in sleeveless tops. And you may have trouble getting access to health care.
What Washing Dishes by Hand May Do for Your Child's Allergies
A simple decision like whether to use a dishwasher may affect your child's allergies.
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.
Getting a Handle on Hay Fever
The sneezing and watery eyes that come with hay fever affect millions each year. These patients and their doctors may now see a clearer path to easing symptoms.
Anticholinergics May Carry Surprising Risk for Older Adults
Medications for allergies, depression and incontinence can be lifesavers. However, they may have some surprising effects on mental health.
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.
Epinephrine May Be a Lifesaver
Epinephrine — sometimes called adrenalin — can save a life in the event of a severe allergic reaction. That's why new guidelines recommend epinephrine when a severe allergic reaction strikes.
Halloween Tips for Kids With Food Allergies
For parents of children with food allergies, one of the scariest parts of Halloween is the possibility of an allergic reaction to treats. But food allergies don't have to cramp your trick-or-treater's scary style.
FDA Adds Important Safety Information to Xolair Label
An FDA review of safety studies suggests a slightly increased risk of problems involving the heart and blood vessels supplying the brain among patients being treated with the asthma drug Xolair (omalizumab) than in those who were not treated with Xolair.