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Featured Allergies Articles
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Descriptions of Featured Allergies Articles
An allergic reaction occurs when the body reacts to a substance that is usually harmless. This eMedTV article discusses the different types of allergies, their potential causes and symptoms, and the available treatment options.
Zyrtec is used to treat sneezing, runny nose, and other allergy symptoms. This eMedTV resource offers a complete overview of the medication, including information on the side effects, dosing guidelines, and other uses of this antihistamine.
Singular has been approved for the treatment of allergic rhinitis (runny, stuffy nose) and asthma. This eMedTV Web page presents a detailed description of the drug, including how it works, possible side effects, dosing information, and more.
Claritin is a common non-prescription drug used to treat a range of allergy symptoms. This page of the eMedTV Web site provides an in-depth look at the drug, including how it works, dosing information, side effects to be aware of, and more.
This eMedTV article discusses Allegra, an antihistamine used to treat allergies and chronic hives. The article includes information about Allegra's uses, dosages, side effects, and precautions.
Nasonex is a type of nasal spray that is used to treat allergic rhinitis and nasal polyps. This eMedTV article provides a detailed description of the drug, including how it works, possible side effects, dosing information, and more.
Flonase is a prescription nasal spray that is used to treat runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, and itching. This eMedTV page describes how Flonase works to treat allergic and non-allergic rhinitis and explains what you should know before using the drug.
Benadryl is an antihistamine medication approved for many uses, including treating allergy symptoms. This eMedTV segment discusses the drug's uses in more detail, explains how it works, and explains what forms and strengths this product comes in.
- Allergy Symptoms
This portion of the eMedTV library describes common allergy symptoms, such as sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, and a runny or stuffy nose. Other signs and symptoms, such as allergic shiners and anaphylactic shock, are also discussed.
- Allergy Relief
This section of the eMedTV archives explores various approaches to allergy relief, including medications, allergy shots, and the avoidance of pollen and other allergens. Of these options, only allergy shots offer potential long-term relief.
Quercetin is a flavonoid commonly found in supplements used for treating allergies and other conditions. This eMedTV article describes the effects of this product, explores its effectiveness, and explains what side effects may occur with treatment.
Sudafed is an over-the-counter decongestant used to relieve nasal and sinus congestion. This article from the eMedTV Web site describes how the medication works, explains when and how to take it, and lists some of its potential side effects.
Astelin is a prescription drug that is licensed to treat seasonal allergic rhinitis and vasomotor rhinitis. This eMedTV segment offers dosing information for the drug, explains how it works, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
The prescription medication Clarinex treats allergy symptoms, as well as chronic hives and itching. This eMedTV Web page discusses how the drug works and medical conditions to discuss with your doctor before taking it, such as liver disease.
- Food Allergy
A food allergy occurs when a food triggers an abnormal response by the body's immune system. This eMedTV article explains the difference between an allergy and food intolerance, how they are diagnosed, and being aware of cross-reactivity.
- Sick Building Syndrome
Sick building syndrome refers to acute health effects that may be linked to time spent in a building. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at the condition, including symptoms, possible causes, and measures that can help prevent the problem.
Goldenseal is an herbal supplement used for various conditions, such as allergies or infections. This page on the eMedTV site discusses the supplement's uses in more detail, explores how it works, and lists some of its potential side effects.
Veramyst is a prescription nasal spray that is used for treating common nasal allergy symptoms. This page on the eMedTV site explains how Veramyst works and further explores its effects, dosing information, and warnings and precautions.
- Mold Allergy
A person can develop an allergy to the molds and yeasts that are commonly found indoors and outdoors. This eMedTV segment offers an in-depth look at the specific types of molds that cause allergies, as well as several ways to prevent mold allergy.
Claritin-D is an over-the-counter drug that is licensed to treat nasal allergy symptoms. This article from the eMedTV Web site provides a more in-depth look at Claritin-D, including its uses, effects, and dosing guidelines.
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