Anticholinergic agents are effective for resolving a runny nose. It is ap - 1 proved, at one strength, for the common cold and is the drug of choice 1 for such conditions as runny nose related to cold weather (skier’s nose) | and/or runny nose related to eating or just excessive postnasal drip. The 1 side effects include headache and nosebleed, but these are very rare. 1 One agent is ipratropium (Atrovent).
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
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