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Are Penicillin Allergies Overestimated?

A group of doctors estimate that approximately 95 percent of patients with a recorded penicillin allergy can be treated with the staple antibiotic.

By Patrick Chatfield

Thyroid Patients: Should You Take Tirosint or Tirosint-SOL?

If you are hypothyroid, it’s important to be aware of this specialized form of levothyroxine as a treatment option.

By Mary Shomon

Penicillin Allergy Testing May Reduce ‘Superbug’ Risk, Study Says

People who are allergic to penicillin are often prescribed much stronger antibiotics, increasing antibiotic resistance and their risk for serious drug-resistant infections, but fewer than 1 percent of people believed to be allergic to penicillin are tested.

By Diane Domina

Xolair Update: Six months later

Survey says — Xolair appears to be working its magic six months later.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

4 Ways to Prevent Fall Asthma Flares

If you have asthma, you know that flare-ups spike in the fall. But you can get through these trigger months. Here are four strategies to try.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

5 Tips for Staying on Top of Asthma

Here are five of my favorite tips for dealing with asthma so that you’ll have a healthier year ahead.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Needle-Free Allergy Relief

Immunotherapy tablets or drops may be just as effective as allergy shots at reducing symptoms over the longterm.

By HealthAfter50

How to Use Allergy Nasal Spray

If you use Flonase, follow these steps to ensure you get an adequate dosage of the drug.

By HealthAfter50

The Most Effective Allergy Medicine

Whether your nasal allergies are seasonal or year round, you may feel like you’re being bombarded with ads for an array of products. But which allergy medicine works best?

By HealthAfter50

Allergic To Penicillin for Several Years? Perhaps Not

Somewhere between one and 10 percent of people avoid penicillin because of a reaction history. But 80-90 percent of these people may not have a true allergy.

By James Thompson, M.D.