Severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) require treatment with a medicine called epinephrine, which can be life saving when immediately given.
The best way to reduce symptoms is to try and avoid what causes your allergies in the first place. This is especially important for food and drug allergies.
There are several types of medications available to prevent and treat allergies. Which medicine your doctor recommends depends on the type and severity of your symptoms, your age, and overall...Read more
Readers of this site have asked several important questions about the use of quick-relief (‘rescue') medications -- both OTC and... Read more »
Primatene Mist, a stalwart of over the counter asthma inhalers, is heading toward oblivion in a few short weeks. A few years ago, Congress... Read more »
With so much attention on the looming deadline to remove CFC, doctor prescribed, metered dose inhalers from the market by December 31,... Read more »
A new option for managing your nasal allergies on your own -- Nasacort AQ -- is going to hit the market in the spring of 2014. You'll be... Read more »
One of the frequent questions I've seen here and on other asthma websites is whether asthma can be safely treated with (cheaper) over the... Read more »