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Allergy Experts Assess State of Immunotherapy

European and American experts review what’s working and what’s not with allergy immunotherapy.

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Dr. Oz, Dr. Bassett on the Allergy Epidemic

On April 3, Dr. Oz declared “This year, you’re going to feel even more miserable than ever before.” Allergist Dr. Bassett explained why.

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New Grass Allergy Treatments Almost Here

New treatments for allergy to grass pollen show promise.

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Milk Oral Immunotherapy Not Lasting

The staying power of OIT (oral immunotherapy) for milk allergy has been called into question with the results of a 5-year followup of test subjects.

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Peanut Allergy Drops Hold Treatment Promise

A new, multi-center study shows significant improvement in allergen tolerance following a long course of under-the-tongue allergy drops.

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All About Peanut Allergy

Allergies to peanut are one of the most common and severe types of food allergies. When someone with a peanut allergy ingests peanuts, even a trace amount, that person is at risk of a severe allergic reaction, called anaphylaxis. An anaphylactic reaction includes more than one of the body’s systems, such as the respiratory tract, […]

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Pet Allergies: A Gander at Dander

The doctor’s advice sounds clear enough – if pets make you wheeze and sneeze, stay away. But anyone with animal allergies knows life isn’t always so simple. Some people whose eyes are aflame after five minutes near a collie can live with a poodle without ever cracking a tissue box. Others find that regularly bathing […]

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Immunotherapy: What Are Allergy Shots?

What is immunotherapy? Immunotherapy is a form of treatment, commonly known as allergy shots, in which a patient with allergic rhinitis gets controlled exposure to allergens through injections. It will not be the first course of treatment. In immunotherapy, a doctor raises the allergen dose in your shots over a number of months and years […]

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