Mast cell stabilizers have an'anti-inflammatory effect because they inhibit the release of histamine, reducing the amount of histamines and other inflammatory substances released by the mast cells. These sprays must be administered every 4 hours, with the first dose given before the allergic reaction happens.
A bitter taste can occur, although this can be minimized
by tilting your head down after spraying. It can, but rarely does, cause nausea and/or nose bleeds. One type is cromolyn (Nasalcrom Nasal Spray), an OTC product.
Between 40 and 45 million Americans - about 15-20 percent of the population - have some type of allergy, most of which surface during infancy or childhood. The allergic march is a
Airborne irritants are found in pollution. Although it has been known for some time, the latest research shows the dramatic effects pollution can have on the body. For example, car
Perennial and seasonal allergies can affect not only your sinuses but your digestive system as well. The symptoms of GERD are not truly allergic but they can be related to a direct
Another category of allergies is allergic reactions to specific foods. Allergies to food can cause skin reactions like hives and eczema. As well, the food allergens can cause swoll
All of the medications listed earlier are meant to control allergy symptoms. Allergy desensitization (immunotherapy) via allergy shot administration is a safe and highly effective
Researchers are currently developing a new approach to allergies, using medication that is currently used for asthma patients. This is the administration of a humanized monoclonal