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No allergy at all !

...t Ohio State University. "They're often prescribed antihistamines that don't help the problem." A recent study of 246 patients showed researchers that nearly two out of three patients treated for allergies were not allergic. Sixty-five percent of the patients tested negative for allergies; the blood samples from o...

The superior steroids

...pray in the study. Unlike inhaled corticosteroids, antihistamines like Claritin are not very effective in blocking the allergic response once it has begun....

Nasal Spray Beats Antihistamine

... with seasonal allergies are advised to take their antihistamines or steroid nasal sprays daily, "most patients are probably not compliant,'' according to Dr. Robert M. Naclerio and his colleagues at the University of Chicago in Illinois. They note that little research attention has gone to how well these treatment...

Herbal treatment not to be sneezed at

...rbal treatment called butterbur is as effective as antihistamines with less side effects. A team headed by Andreas... with participants reporting side effects from the antihistamines but not from the butterbur. The study was one of an increasing number of randomised controlled...

Panel suggests selling allergy drugs OTC

...t no side effects and are equally effective as the antihistamines that are available over the counter today." said Robert Seidman, WellPoint's chief pharmacy officer. Anti-allergy medications have been linked to side effects in some users that include reduced alertness, nausea and headache. By prescription, the ...

How to determine allergies?

...nd out what it is. Over-the-counter saline sprays, antihistamines and corticosteroids may also be helpful....

Herbal treatment should be estimated

...rbal treatment called butterbur is as effective as antihistamines with less side effects. A team headed by Andreas ... with participants reporting side effects from the antihistamines but not from the butterbur. The study was one of an increasing number of randomised controlled trial...

A way to eradicate allergy

...t Ohio State University. "They're often prescribed antihistamines that don't help the problem."// A recent study of 246 patients showed researchers that nearly two out of three patients treated for allergies were not allergic. Sixty-five percent of the patients tested negative for allergies; the blood samples from...

Cough Syrups No More Effective Than Sugar Water

...n of the upper respiratory tract. Older-generation antihistamines can effectively manage nasal drip and running nose. Although cough syrups may provide a moderate amount of relief, they are ineffective in treating the underlying cause, in the opinion of Dr. Michael Alberts, a leading pulmonologist. Another sugges...

Effective Vaccine Found For Dust Mite Allergy

...e current treatments for hay fever allergy such as antihistamines and inhaled steroids, suppress symptoms temporarily. The Cytos vaccine is thought to give a permanent cure as it consists of an empty virus filled with DNA designed to trigger a response from the immune system. The DNA sequence is similar to that o...

Clopidogrel Allergy Can Be Tackled By Methodical Desensitization

...ring the desensitization process were treated with antihistamines and other anti-allergy medications. All patients were able to complete desensitization and safely take a daily 75-mg dose of clopidogrel at home without experiencing delayed allergic reactions. Dr. Walker noted that patients who had the most severe...

Voluntary Error-Reporting System Ensures Patient Safety

...owed by pain relievers and sedatives (15 percent), antihistamines for allergies (15 percent), nutritional supplements and vitamins (11 percent), gastrointestinal medications (8 percent), cardiovascular medications (7 percent) and hormonal medications (6 percent). Authors on the paper are Miller, Lehmann and John ...

Antihistamine Could also be used as a Potential Antimalarial Drug

...lso reported with existing malaria drugs and other antihistamines now sold over the counter. Astemizole is currently still used in 30 countries, including Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam where malaria is endemic. Human studies are planned to evaluate the effectiveness of astemizole directly in asymptomatic malaria...

Allergy OTC Medicines–Speak With Your Pharmacis

...ine could be sufficient by itself. However, many antihistamines have the ability to make people drowsy. Certainly,...e to consider are drug interactions. “Since many antihistamines have a sedative side effect, other medications that also have sedative effects such as anti-anxiety ...

Allergy Drugs More Harmful Than Helpful for Chronic Ear Inflammation

...usion, are more likely to be harmed than helped by antihistamines and decongestants, a new review of studies has fou...eceived decongestants alone or in combination with antihistamines were no more likely to be cured within one month than children who received a placebo. The same resu...

Yes, Chicken Soup Can Help

...the antihistamines. Often used to treat allergies, antihistamines aren’t the best for colds because they dry up nasal membranes and slow the mucus flow that helps rid your nasal passages of germs. Cough medications might not help. Nonprescription cough medications are considered safe, but many doctors, including ...

WBC in Lung Produces Histamine: Study

... to human beings," cautions Caughey. "Nonetheless, antihistamines may deserve more of a look as therapeutic options in lung and airway infection." He says the study also has implications for other types of airway infection "in which there are a lot of white blood cells – cystic fibrosis, for example, which can be...

Drug Risks Must Be Balanced Against Benefits, Researchers

...ying after the use of six drugs: smallpox vaccine; antihistamines for the treatment of allergies for four months out of every year; aspirin for cardiovascular protection; clozapine to treat schizophrenia; Tysabri, a multiple-sclerosis drug; and Vioxx, the now-retired painkiller. These were then compared to variou...

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