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FDA Approves Astepro Allergy (azelastine) Nasal Spray for Over-the-Counter Use

FDA Approves Astepro Allergy (azelastine) Nasal Spray for Over-the-Counter Use WHIPPANY, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE) June 17, 2021– Bayer announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Astepro Allergy (Azelastine HCI .15%) as an over-the-counter (OTC) product for the temporary relief of nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing and itchy nose due to hay… Read More »

How can I know if my penicillin allergy is real?

People with a penicillin allergy on their medical record are not given penicillins (or often their relatives the cephalosporins) when they have infections. Instead, the antibiotics prescribed may be broader-spectrum, less effective, and/or more toxic. Penicillin alternatives may be less effective or more toxic One recent national study from more than 100 US hospitals with… Read More »

With Allergy Season Here, Itchy Throat, Nose ‘More Likely To Be Allergies Rather Than The Coronavirus’ – CBS Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The warm weather is bringing a flood of pollen and doctors say allergy symptoms can be similar to some symptoms of COVID-19. Allergies are known to cause some respiratory problems and so can the coronavirus. While there is some overlap, doctors say the symptoms are distinct. People were out around the Philadelphia… Read More »

Food allergy may be underdiagnosed in children on Medicaid – EurekAlert

Prevalence of food allergy among Medicaid-enrolled children across the U.S. was substantially lower (0.6 percent), compared to previous national estimates using parent surveys (7.6 percent) and reports of physician confirmation of food allergy (4.7 percent). The study, published in Academic Pediatrics, was the first to analyze Medicaid claims data of over 23 million children to… Read More »