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Cetirizine Hydrochloride or Loratadine

Cetirizine hydrochloride and loratadine are active ingredients used in antihistamines, such as Zyrtec and Claritin, to treat symptoms related to allergies such as sneezing, itchy and swelling. Both ingredients can be found in various forms including pills, chewable tablets, and syrups. These medications can be bought over the counter to

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Preparing Thanksgiving Dinner For Family Members With Allergies

Thanksgiving is almost here! That means turkey, pumpkin pie, and food allergies. Since this holiday is all about food, you can expect to hear about food allergies. Millions of Americans suffer from food allergies. If you’re preparing Thanksgiving dinner for family members with allergies, this can be a challenge. So,

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Debunking Asthma Myths

Asthma is a chronic disease that affects millions of Americans. It is characterized by inflamed airways with symptoms including wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. While asthma is common, there are a lot of myths surrounding the condition. The allergists at NY Allergy & Sinus Centers want our

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Tips To Prevent Mold Growth

Mold is a fungus that thrives in warm and humid places, and it’s one of the main allergy culprits in Fall. It spreads along many different types of surfaces and grows indoors and outdoors, causing many allergic reactions. Mold spores are so tiny that they can get inside your nose

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How To Have An Allergy-Friendly Halloween

Halloween is all about dressing up and asking for candy; but for those with food allergies, there’s more to worry about than deciding which costume to wear. Food allergy sufferers must be cautious on this holiday as they are exposed to various allergens. Most of the top 8 food allergens

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Get The Facts On Allergen Labels

Those who suffer from food allergies rely on labels to determine which foods are safe for them to eat. The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) is the primary federal law that determines how allergens are presented on packaged foods sold in the U.S. It allows for labels

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Second Pret Allergy Death

Pret A Manger has gotten a lot of press lately, and it hasn’t been good. If you recall, a 15 year old girl suffered from an allergic reaction after eating an unlabeled sandwich from Pret. She later died of cardiac arrest due to anaphylaxis. This prompted others to speak out

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Creating An Allergy-Free Bedroom

While outdoor allergens may not bring on the sneezing and itching this season, indoor allergens are on the rise. Mold and dust mites thrive in colder months as humidity levels increase indoors. Pet allergies also flare as temperatures drop, and they spend more time indoors. Don’t let these allergens take

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How To Handle Food Allergy Bullying

Food allergies in children are are often associated with peer-bullying, and can lead to disastrous results as with the case of Karanbir Cheema. Cheema was a teen from the UK with a severe dairy allergy. He was reportedly chased down by a classmate who hurled cheese down his shirt. Cheema

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National Penicillin Allergy Day

September 28 is National Penicillin Allergy Day! Today we strive to raise awareness of the drug and the effect it has on allergic patients. Penicillin is the most common drug allergy, affecting up to 10% of the population. Mild and severe symptoms have been reported. It’s important to test for

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Allergic Reaction at Pret Leads to Young Girl’s Death

There has been an increasing number of allergy-related deaths in children this year. Most recently, we learned of a 15-year old girl with a severe allergy to sesame seeds who died after eating a sandwich from an airport Pret a Manger in London. The sandwich was freshly made and wrapped

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Anti-Itch Creams

Allergies can affect your respiratory system as well as your skin. Contact dermatitis and urticaria (hives) are major allergy symptoms that affect a large number of allergy sufferers. While we hope that you will seek treatment from a board certified allergist for your skin problems, sometimes you just need temporary

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