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Peanut Allergy Treatment Moves Toward FDA Approval

By Peter Schelden on 09/13/2019 3:24 PM Latest Allergies News Source: MedicineNet Health News A new pill designed to treat peanut allergies will be reviewed today by a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel. There are currently no FDA-approved therapies for any food allergy. The advisory panel will make its recommendation after discussing safety and […]

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Bee and Wasp Sting

Bee Sting Treatment When bees or wasps sting a person, they inject venom through their stinger into the skin of the victim. Wasps, yellow jackets, and hornets have stingers without barbs that are usually retracted upon stinging, and these insects can sting people multiple times. The honey bee has a barbed stinger that remains in […]

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Nosebleed

Nosebleed definition and facts Picture of mustache dressing The definition of a nosebleed is simply bleeding from the blood vessels in the nose. The medical term for nosebleed is epistaxis. Nosebleeds are common due to the location of the nose on the face, and the large amount of blood vessels in the nose. The most […]

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flunisolide nasal spray, Aerospan (Nasalide, Aerobid, Aerobid HFA are discontinued)

What is flunisolide nasal spray, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Flunisolide is a synthetic (man-made) corticosteroid. It is administered either as an oral metered-dose inhaler for the treatment of asthma (Aerobid) or as a nasal spray for treating allergic rhinitis. Corticosteroids are naturally- occurring hormones that prevent or suppress inflammation and immune […]

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epinephrine injection (Auvi-Q)

What is epinephrine injection (Auvi-Q)? What is Auvi-Q used for? Auvi-Q is an auto-injectable epinephrine-containing device used for self-administration during life-threatening allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis. Auvi-Q is an epinephrine auto-injector that talks the user step by step through the injection process. Epinephrine, the medicine contained in Auvi-Q, is an excitatory chemical naturally made by our […]

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Health Tip: Understanding a Deviated Septum

(HealthDay News) — The bone and cartilage that divide the inside of the nose is the septum. A deviated septum occurs when the nasal septum is off center, leaving the size of the nasal passageways unequal. Latest Allergies News Though a deviated septum can develop in anyone, injury or trauma to the nose are common […]

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desloratadine (Clarinex, Clarinex Reditabs)

What is desloratadine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Desloratadine is an oral, long-acting antihistamine that is similar chemically to loratadine (Claritin). It is used to treat the symptoms caused by histamine. Histamine is a chemical that is responsible for many of the signs and symptoms of allergic reactions, for example, swelling of […]

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beclomethasone dipropionate inhaler (Beconase AQ, QNASL)

What is beclomethasone aerosol inhaler? What is beclomethasone used for? Beclomethasone is a synthetic steroid of the glucocorticoid family. It’s prescribed to people age 5 and up. Beclomethasone is inhaled to stop and prevent the brochial spasm symptoms of asthma. The naturally-occurring glucocorticoid that is produced by the adrenal gland is cortisol or hydrocortisone. Glucocorticoid […]