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Sesame to Become 9th Top Allergen in the U.S.

Did you know that at least 0.2% of children and adults in the United States are allergic to sesame? This may not seem like a huge percentage, but it estimates about 1.5 million Americans with a sesame allergy. Sesame allergy approaches the prevalence rates of a number of well-known allergens

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Johnson & Johnson Releases Janssen Vaccine For Emergency Use

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an Emergency Use Authorization for Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine in individuals 18 years of age and older. Johnson & Johnson recently completed the third and final phase of its safety and efficacy trial. The company announced that the Phase

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Nasal Irrigation Bottle
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Is It Time to Wash Your Nasal Irrigation Bottle?

Nasal irrigation bottles are used to clean the nasal cavity. Physicians recommend nasal irrigation to treat various sinus conditions. These bottles help to remove dirt, pollen, dust, and other residues; but did you know that they may also harbor bacteria that may reinfect the sinuses upon rinsing?  Several studies reference

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Speaking to an Allergist About COVID Vaccine Allergic Reactions

It’s an interesting time in terms of vaccine development. There are new technologies involved. The Covid-19 vaccines(Pfizer & Moderna) are the first RNA vaccines approved for use in the US, and these RNA vaccines, in general, have a fairly low incidence of allergic reactions. Most vaccines have about a one

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Treating Nasal Congestion and Sinus Pressure

Do you often experience nasal congestion and sinus pressure? Sinus pressure results from blocked nasal passages. When your sinuses cannot drain properly, you may experience inflammation and pain in your head, nose, and face. These symptoms may be caused by colds, allergies, or the flu.  When you have a cold

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What You Need To Know About Allergy Drops

What Are Allergy Drops? Allergy drops, also referred to as sublingual immunotherapy, are drops with small doses of an allergen placed under the tongue to build your tolerance to it. Sublingual immunotherapy may come in liquid or tablet form. They are an alternative to allergy shots which involve injecting small doses of

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Elastic-free Face Masks May Help With Allergies

It is imperative to wear masks to reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19, but masks made with elastic or rubber may cause an allergic reaction called contact dermatitis. Contact dermatitis can affect up to 6% of the U.S. population. Symptoms include sore, red, itchy, or swollen skin after contact with

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