Tag Archives: allergy

Antihistamines and Your Heart Risk

Runny Nose / Vasomotor rhinitis

Every week I see allergic patients who are avoiding antihistamine medications because of a concern about their heart or blood pressure. But Most of this worry is outdated and unneeded. Firstly, let’s discuss the antihistamines themselves: (a) older generation antihistamines like diphenhydramine (Benadryl), hydroxyzine (Ararat, Vistaril) or chlorpheneramine (Chlor-Trimeton) are messier chemicals with more side […]

Convenient Allergy Drop Therapy From Home

pollen

Understanding sublingual immunotherapy – SLIT Allergy drop therapy is a trusted method to reduce sensitivity that is more convenient, safer, and as efficacious as traditional allergy shots.  To understand what sublingual immunotherapy is, an overview of allergy is helpful. This is briefly discussed below. An overview of allergy An allergic reaction is an exaggerated immune […]

Brain-Eating Amoeba Kills Second Neti Pot User -MedPage Today

via Medical News: Brain-Eating Amoeba Kills Second Neti Pot User – in Infectious Disease, Infection Control from MedPage Today. Wow!  Louisiana State officials are announcing they have linked a second death from amoebic meningitis to the use of the Neti Pot.  This is a terrible 100% fatal form of meningitis that happens when a particular amoeba, […]

Environmental Controls for Allergies

We joke that if your doctor suggests you get rid of your cat to control allergies, then you’re more likely to get rid of your doctor.  This is probably very true, however many of the things we can do to control our environment are fairly painless and may be things you haven’t thought of before.   Pet […]

Why aren’t Mold Counts Reported?

Mold and mildew are usually considered “indoor” allergens, meaning that while they do exist outdoors the inside of one’s home seems to be the biggest culprit.  Mold and mildew like dark and humid places – like the basement, around leaky pipes, under sinks, in baothrooms, in your flower pots.  Some AC units can harbor mildew […]