- Allergies (About.com - Tidwell)
Provides news, facts, statistics, treatments, symptoms, a glossary, and more. 2-01
- -07-09-07 How to Cope With Allergies (MSNBC News)
"The two most common types of allergy medications are antihistamines, which can stop all the major symptoms of hay fever but don't work well on established congestion, and decongestants. The latter comes in the form of oral medications and nasal sprays. The sprays are good for the short term but can cause dependency. If decongestants keep you up at night, or you can't take them due to heart or thyroid problems, try an anti-leukotriene, a medication that helps fight allergic inflammation. Prescription steroid nasal sprays are another effective option." 08-07
- -07-09-07 Relief for Cat Allergies (MSNBC News)
"People who are allergic to cats may not have to get rid of their pets to find relief, if the findings of a new study hold up."
- New Sinus Treatment Offers Hope (ABC News)
"The procedure, called balloon sinuplasty, opens sinus cavities the same way doctors open clogged arteries when they do a balloon angioplasty."
"After the sinuplasty, the sinus openings become significantly wider. In most cases, they stay that way, because the balloon has actually fractured the bones and spread them apart — all without pain." 04-06