Allergies

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Researchers Develop Alternative To Shot For Grass Allergies

For people with severe allergies, shots are the best way to handle the seasonal misery of sneezing, itchy eyes and runny nose. But who wants to get stuck with a needle, every week for 20 weeks with higher and higher doses of the allergy-causing substance?

03/13/2012

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Allergy Season Gets Early Start

If your nose is running and you think you have a cold, you may actually have something else.

02/24/2012

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Doctors Seeing More Adults Developing Allergies

We’ve all heard about kids developing allergies – but adults? Doctors are seeing it more and more: adults who were never allergic to anything suddenly developing them.

02/22/2012

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Holiday Season Can Make Life Miserable For Allergy Sufferers

‘Tis the season for allergies. The holidays are chock full of things that can make life miserable for allergy sufferers.

12/14/2011

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Experts Offer Advice On Watching Out For Halloween Candy Allergies

Who can resist Halloween candy? If you have food allergies, it may be in your best interest. Most candy treats contain at least one of the top three allergy triggers for kids.

10/13/2011

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Flu Shot Recommended For Allergy, Asthma Sufferers

It’s flu shot season and people with allergies need to pay attention. For instance, if you have asthma and allergies, you will definitely need a flu shot.

09/22/2011

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Migraines, Joint Pain, Hives Linked To Food Preservative

Experts say sulfites, most commonly used in wine, are now being used as preservatives in more food products from soup to nuts to help extend their shelf life. This increased use of sulfites is causing concern because many people may not even know they’re allergic to them.

08/10/2011

Sulfites In Foods

Experts say sulfites, most commonly used in wine, are now being used as preservatives in more food products from soup to nuts to help extend their shelf life. This increased use of sulfites is causing concern because many people may not even know they’re allergic to them.

08/10/2011

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Wet Spring, Hot Summer Is Recipe For Allergies

The last few days of warmer weather have been a blessing for some and a curse for others. A wet spring and a hot start to summer has been the recipe for allergies for some people around the area.

06/01/2011

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Rain Puts Damper On Outdoor Activities

Back to back rainy days this spring has local baseball fields normally packed with kids this time of year deserted.

05/18/2011

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Nasal Sprays Could Help Allergy Sufferers

Around here it’s pollen season and people with allergies are feeling it. The allergists can’t keep up.

05/13/2011

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Allegra To Become Available Over-The-Counter

Alongside Claritin, Zyrtec, and others, Allegra is coming to a drugstore shelf near you.

03/02/2011

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New Pill Therapy May Reduce Allergy Symptoms

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – For people with a runny nose and itchy, watery eyes during grass pollen season, the options for controlling symptoms include antihistamines, which work sometimes, or cumbersome nose sprays. A therapy available in […]

01/18/2011

Allergy Season

Dr. Deborah Gentile Talks About Allergy Season

Dr. Deborah Gentile with Allegheny General Hospital Allergy and Immunology says it’s shaping up to be a rough season.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–10/14/2010

Allergy Season Hits Early

Could this be the worst Fall allergy season we’ve experienced in years? Larry and John talk to Dr David Skoner, Director of Allergies at Allegheny General Hospital, about how some people are already suffering this […]

09/01/2010

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