Coping with Winter Allergies
Written By Anyssa Garza, PharmD, BCMAS It’s getting chilly out and, just like clockwork, you’re back sniffling again. But before you write off that stuffy nose as just another cold, you may want to consider that the culprit could actually be winter allergies.
Got Hay Fever? Allergy Shots May Help
What can cause a runny nose, red and itchy eyes, sneezing, fatigue and cough — all without a fever? If you guessed hay fever, you probably know the frustration of seasonal allergies. But there may be some relief where that is concerned.
Anaphylaxis: An Unpredictable Danger
Anaphylaxis can occur within seconds of exposure to an allergen like a peanut or a bee sting. But new evidence suggests that many US schools may be ill-prepared to deal with such events.
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.
FDA Approves OTC Flonase
To ease the symptoms of allergies, many people turn to nasal sprays. These allergy patients will soon have a new over-the-counter option.
Note to People with Allergies: Pollen Peaks at Different Times
People with allergies know that the severity of their symptoms can change during the day, and based on new research, there may be a pattern to when allergies will be at their worst.
New Rx Approved for Grass Pollen Allergies
Some allergy patients might be able to spend this spring a little more comfortable than usual. A new form of allergy medicine was recently approved in the US.
The Geography of Hay Fever
Red, running noses and watery eyes are all too common for those living with hay fever allergies. But kids in some states may deal with hay fever more than others.
Relief for Red, Itchy Eyes
For anyone with allergies, dealing with watery and itchy eyes can be very uncomfortable. Fortunately, if you don't have anti-allergy medication on hand, relief from these symptoms may still be possible.
Allergies Got Your Nose? Try Acupuncture
When allergies are bad, some people may feel like there's no escape from an itchy, runny nose. But an ancient Chinese medical practice might be another way to relieve those stuffy nostrils.