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  1. Nasal Sprays Not Equally Effective

    -->Sept. 24, 2002 -- Allergy nasal sprays that contain a germ-killing preservative may not work as well as other formulations, according to a new study. Researchers found that the preservative may limit the drugs' nose-clearing effects. Research had already shown that the preservative -- called benz

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  2. From Work to Sex, Allergies Take Toll

    Aug. 30, 2002 -- Allergies aren't just a problem for your nose and eyes; they can affect everything from your productivity at work to your sex life at home. A new survey reveals that 94% of allergy sufferers say their condition negatively affects their quality of life, but few do anything about it.

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  3. Worst Cities for Allergy Sufferers

    April 5, 2002 -- Where you live may determine just how miserable your allergies are this season. A new report from Multidata/SDI ranks the top 25 worst American cities for spring allergies. The warm, humid climate of Tampa, Fla., put it at the top of the list, followed by Louisville, Ky., and Orland

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  4. Expect Those Allergies to Get Worse

    March 28, 2002 -- Whether you're one of the millions already sniffling and sneezing, or you've never yet been bothered by seasonal allergies -- just wait. A Harvard study shows that global warming is directly affecting pollen production. And as our atmosphere becomes clogged with carbon dioxide, pla

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  5. Claritin to Be Sold Without Prescription

    March 8, 2002 -- The popular allergy drug Claritin may soon be available without a prescription. Schering-Plough, the drug's manufacturer, this April will ask an FDA advisory board to approve the plan. Full FDA approval is expected by the end of November 2002. Over-the-counter drugs usually cost abo

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  6. For Hay Fever, Steroid Nasal Sprays Are Best

    March 6, 2002 -- If you're fighting hay fever with Claritin or Singulair, you may want to switch to Flonase. It's cheaper and seems to be more effective in curbing the sneezing, runny nose, and congestion. A new study compares these three leading hay fever medications, finding that Flonase (a nasal

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  7. New Hay Fever Treatment

    March 2, 2002 -- Hay fever victims, here's one more shot at relief. Instead of years of allergy shots -- which only help marginally -- researchers have come up with another solution that seems to be even better. It's a new, improved treatment -- just six allergy shots, total -- that substantially re

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  8. Echinacea Linked to Allergies

    Jan. 22, 2002 -- Echinacea was recently found to be one of the top 10 most popular herbs and supplements. But a new study shows that this herb shouldn't be taken lightly as it can cause life-threatening allergic reactions. Echinacea is commonly taken to help prevent colds and other infections. But a

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  9. Herbal Remedy Soothes Seasonal Allergies

    Jan. 18, 2002 -- A European study suggests that an obscure herbal supplement may be as powerful as the most effective antihistamine for treating the symptoms of hay fever, but an expert warns that it is way too soon to head to the health food store for it. Researchers in Switzerland report that seas

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  10. Steroid Nasal Sprays Bring Better Hay Fever Relief

    Nov. 27, 2001 -- Instead of popping antihistamines during allergy season, try nasal sprays instead. Looks like they're a better choice for getting long-term relief. In a study that compared leading steroid nasal sprays and antihistamines, people using the nasal sprays got more complete symptom relie

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