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Keeping the Holidays Allergy and Asthma-Free

Posted 21 Dec 2017 by

THURSDAY, Dec. 21, 2017 – Allergies and asthma can be worse than the Grinch when it comes to ruining your holiday spirit. "People may not want to admit their allergies and asthma interfere with their holiday fun, but the truth is, symptoms can occur any time of the year," said Dr. Bradley Chipps, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. "If you keep in mind some ...

Intersect ENT Announces FDA Approval of Sinuva (mometasone furoate) Sinus Implant, a New In-Office Treatment Option for Recurrent Nasal Polyps

Posted 13 Dec 2017 by

MENLO PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 11, 2017-- Intersect ENT, Inc. (NASDAQ: XENT), a company dedicated to transforming care for patients with ear, nose and throat conditions, today announced that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Sinuva (mometasone furoate) Sinus Implant, a new targeted approach to treating recurrent nasal polyp disease in ...

Sniffing Out the Best Allergy Treatment

Posted 28 Nov 2017 by

TUESDAY, Nov. 28, 2017 – Seasonal allergies make life miserable for millions of Americans. So, in a bid to ease some of that discomfort, experts from two leading groups of allergists created a task force that has just issued new practice guidelines on the best ways to quell those bothersome symptoms. The consensus? For most people, nasal steroid sprays are the way to go, according to the ...

Many Food Allergies May Develop in Adulthood

Posted 27 Oct 2017 by

FRIDAY, Oct. 27, 2017 – Is the roof of your mouth itchy after a peanut butter sandwich? Does your skin break out in hives after you've cracked your way through a lobster dinner? It's possible you're one of the many adults who developed a food allergy as an adult, a new study says. Researchers surveyed adults with food allergies and found that nearly half said that one or more of their allergies ...

Optinose Announces FDA Approval of Xhance (fluticasone propionate) Nasal Spray for the Treatment of Nasal Polyps

Posted 21 Sep 2017 by

YARDLEY, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- September 18, 2017 – Optinose, an ENT / Allergy specialty pharmaceutical company, announced today that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Company’s New Drug Application (NDA) for Xhance (previously referred to by the development name OPN-375) for the treatment of nasal polyps in patients 18 years of age and older. It is estimated that up to 10 m ...

How to Fight Fall Allergies

Posted 28 Aug 2017 by

SUNDAY, Aug. 27, 2017 – People who suffer from allergies may start sneezing and wheezing in the fall, but there are things they can do to ease their seasonal misery. "If it feels as though your allergy symptoms flare up earlier and earlier every year, you're probably not wrong," said Dr. Stephen Tilles, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). "Climate change ...

Scientists Gain Insight Into Allergies

Posted 2 Aug 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 2, 2017 – Scientists report they've pinpointed which immune system cells trigger allergies. The discovery may someday lead to a blood test that improves treatment, they suggest. These cells "represent a common enemy to every allergic individual that we can now easily track," said study author Erik Wambre. He's an immunology researcher at Seattle's Benaroya Research Institute at ...

Quitting Smoking Can Bring Healthier Sinuses Years Later: Study

Posted 13 Jul 2017 by

THURSDAY, July 13, 2017 – Smoking can wreak havoc on your sinuses, but new research shows symptoms reverse within 10 years after quitting the bad habit. Researchers believe the findings may provide new motivation for smokers to stop smoking. "If patients tell me that they are smoking, I now have direct evidence to say that the same symptoms that are making them miserable are exacerbated further ...

Climate Change Delivers 'Double Whammy' to 4 in 10 Americans

Posted 12 Jul 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, July 12, 2017 – Four in 10 Americans live in areas where they face a climate change-linked "double whammy" of smog and high ragweed pollen levels. That's the conclusion of a new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Washington, D.C., was the worst of these "hot spots," the findings showed. People in areas with high levels of ozone smog and ragweed pollen are at ...

A Sufferer's Guide to Easin' Sneezin' Season

Posted 14 Jun 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, June 14, 2017 – When seasonal allergies strike, what remedy is right for you? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has some answers. An allergy is your body's reaction to a substance it considers an invader. The body reacts to that invader by releasing chemicals called histamines, which cause the sneezing, wheezing and itchy, watery eyes that make life miserable, the FDA explains. ...

Shifting Weather Can Unleash Pollen 'Superburst'

Posted 2 Jun 2017 by

FRIDAY, June 2, 2017 – The changeable weather that many areas of the United States experiences may lead to a pollen "superburst" – and for allergy sufferers that may mean misery, a sinus specialist cautions. "It promises to be a nasty spring," Dr. Jordan Josephson, from Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, said in a hospital news release. Usually, pollens come in waves. First, trees, then ...

Nearly 4 Percent of Americans Suffer From Food Allergies

Posted 31 May 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, May 31, 2017 – Millions of Americans have had to swear off shellfish, eggs, peanuts or soy to avoid allergic reactions that can range from stomach cramps to life-threatening swelling of the airways, new research shows. Approximately 4 percent of Americans have a food allergy, with women and Asians the most affected, the study found. "Recent reports suggest that food allergies are on ...

Ready for Spring Allergies?

Posted 30 Mar 2017 by

THURSDAY, March 30, 2017 – Spring routinely spells misery for allergy sufferers, but a recent survey reveals that most patients don't try to manage their symptoms until it's too late. The survey asked more than 1,000 adults with seasonal allergies and more than 500 parents of children with seasonal allergies how they prepared for the high pollen counts that come with warmer weather. The survey ...

FDA Approves Odactra - New Treatment for Dust Mite Allergies

Posted 2 Mar 2017 by

THURSDAY, March 2, 2017 – A new treatment for dust mite allergies has won approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Odactra is a year-round, once-a-day tablet that's dissolved under the tongue. It's approved for use in people aged 18 to 65. "House dust mite allergic disease can negatively impact a person's quality of life," said Dr. Peter Marks, director of the FDA's Center for ...

Think You're Allergic to Penicillin? Check Again

Posted 6 Feb 2017 by

MONDAY, Feb. 6, 2017 – Many people who think they're allergic to penicillin don't really have an allergy to this antibiotic, a pediatric expert says. And anyone who thinks they have had an allergic reaction to penicillin should undergo an allergy test to ensure they really need to avoid these important drugs, Dr. Min Lee advised. She is a pediatric allergist at UT Southwestern Medical Center at ...

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