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  1. FDA OKs Generic Version of Flonase

    Feb. 22, 2006 -- The FDA has approved the first generic version of the brand-name drug Flonase, a nasal spray that treats allergic and nonallergic nasal symptoms. The generic product is called fluticasone propionate nasal spray. It's approved for use in adults and children who are at least 4 years o

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  2. Sudafed, Singulair Equally Effective

    Feb. 20, 2006 -- A widely prescribed asthma and allergy drug proved to be no more effective for treating hay fever symptoms than a much cheaper over-the-counter decongestant in a newly reported study. Hay fever sufferers in the study who took the over-the-counter drug Sudafed 24 Hour (pseudoephedrin

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  3. Dust Mites Elude High-End Vacuums

    Feb. 17, 2006 -- You can't vacuum your allergies away, British researchers find. Experts currently recommend vacuums equipped with high-efficiency particulate air filters -- HEPA filters -- for families with dust mite or pet allergies. But Robin Gore, MD, and colleagues at the University of Manchest

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  4. FDA Approves Clarinex-D 12 Hour

    Feb. 3, 2006 -- A newer version of the prescription allergy medicine Clarinex has been approved by the FDA to treat nasal and non-nasal symptoms of seasonal allergies including nasal congestion in adults and children over age 12. Researchers say the new Clarinex-D 12 Hour should be available in time

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  5. FDA: Food Labels Must List Allergens

    Dec. 21, 2005 -- The FDA is requiring food labels to clearly state if food products contain any ingredients that are derived from protein from the eight major allergenic foods. The new labeling will become effective Jan. 1, 2006. This change came about as a result of the Food Allergen Labeling and C

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  6. Steroid Spray Shrinks Nasal Polyps

    Dec. 15, 2005 -- A popular prescription nasal spray used to treat seasonal allergies may help people with nasal polyps delay or even avoid surgery, new research shows. The nasal steroid spray Nasonex was approved by the FDA for the treatment of nasal polyps a year ago this month, largely on the stre

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  7. Nut Allergies May Be Outgrown

    Nov. 9, 2005 -- Allergies to tree nuts such as cashews, almonds, walnuts, and pecans are sometimes outgrown, new research shows. "Approximately 9% of patients outgrow tree-nut allergy, including some who had prior severe reactions," write doctors from Johns Hopkins University. About one in five kids

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  8. English Ivy: A Fix for Allergies?

    Nov. 7, 2005 -- English ivy may help you breathe easier, especially if you have allergies, new research shows. The research shows that the plant helps clean air of allergens such as mold and animal feces. That could make English ivy an inexpensive alternative to commercial air-cleaning devices, rese

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  9. Officials Issue New Orleans Mold Warning

    Sept. 28, 2005 -- Federal health officials warned Wednesday of the potential health risks of mold in areas flooded by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Officials also alerted evacuees returning home to be on the lookout for mold cleanup scams. Persistent and potentially dangerous mold is a problem mostly

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  10. Study: Bleach Cuts Allergy Triggers in Mold

    Sept. 22, 2005 -- Diluted bleach can kill a common household mold and cut its allergy triggers, a new study shows. "It has long been known that bleach can kill mold. However, dead mold may remain allergenic," says researcher John Martyny, PhD, in a news release. "We found that, under laboratory cond

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