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Leukotriene blockers reduce mucosal inflammation. It is thought to be as effective as a second-generation antihistamine for the treatment of allergic rhinitis. However, the drug is not effective when used on its own. Instead, I use leukotriene blockers as an additional treatment for patients who do not have an adequate response to an antihistamine, a nasal corticosteroid, or both. This drug is also approved for asthma and can be helpful in patients with nasal polyps and/or aspirin allergy. The side effects are liver toxicity. One type is montelukast (Singulair).

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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
Systemic steroids are usually reserved for severe symptoms that do not | respond to other medications or for patients who cannot tolerate other ' drugs. In these cases, your physic
This initial hit of inflammation would probably lead you to believe that you had come down with a simple cold.