Dr David Skoner
For hospitals, the third week of September is one of the busiest weeks of the year.
Ragweed allergy sufferers, there’s a reason you might be sneezing right now: the pollen is near its peak.
A local doctor caused a stir at an open hearing at the Food and Drug Administration about the switch of prescription allergy drug Nasacort AQ to over-the-counter.
Mike Pintek was joined on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA by Dr. David Skoner of Allegheny General Hospital Director of Allergy and Immunology.
Spring time is usually when the trees start to bud followed by a runny nose, an itchy throat and itchy eyes. All of these symptoms set in earlier this year due to the mild winter.
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?
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.
Ever heard of the “September Spike?” Every year, it happens around the third week of September. It’s when cases of asthma increase in local schools.
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.
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 […]