Tag Archives: allergic rhinitis

AS POLLEN COUNTS RISE, TEST SCORES FALLAustin Frakt THE NEW HEALTH CARE

FCAAIA Notes: There are old data showing that poorly controlled allergies have as much impact on school performance as diphenhydramine (Benadryl®).  So do you want your child taking Benadryl before final exams? Allergies also have a great impact on health-related … Continue reading

Posted in Doctor's Posts | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

TREATING GERD MAY REDUCE NASAL SYMPTOMS

FCAAIA Notes: Lots of things are connected on the inside, so we should not be surprised when one condition (in this case reflux) is associated with another (in this case nasal congestion).  I can speculate a couple of possible mechanisms:  … Continue reading

Posted in Doctor's Posts | Tagged , | Leave a comment

UPDATES IN THE MANAGEMENT OF SEASONAL ALLERGIC RHINITIS

FCAAIA Notes: This article is a concise review of medication options for treating nasal allergies. It does not go in to the specifics of one medication as compared to another.  The one glaring omission is that there is no discussion … Continue reading

Posted in Doctor's Posts | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

UPDATES IN THE MANAGEMENT OF SEASONAL ALLERGIC RHINITIS

FCAAIA Notes: Everyone with allergies should make an attempt to decrease exposure to his or her triggers.  Everyone should try to find an effective symptom reliever to use as needed.  Everyone with moderate symptoms should use daily controller mediations. And, … Continue reading

Posted in Doctor's Posts | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

MANAGEMENT OF RHINOSINUSITIS: AN EVIDENCE BASED APPROACH

FCAAIA Notes: So if it looks like a sinus infection, smells like a sinus infection, and eels like a sinus infection, it must be a sinus infection, right?  Well, not necessarily. Every summary of chronic nasal and sinus disease will … Continue reading

Posted in Doctor's Posts | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

IMMUNOTHERAPY IN ALLERGIC RHINITIS AND LOWER AIRWAY OUTCOMES

FCAAIA Notes: I have written about the upper-lower airway connection in this blog many times.  Most young people with asthma have allergies and 20-60% of those with allergies will develop asthma.  The two conditions can be thought of as the … Continue reading

Posted in Doctor's Posts | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

UNTREATED RHINITIS OFTEN PRECEDES ASTHMA IN ELDERLY

FCAAIA Notes: It is well-recognized that infants with atopic dermatitis (eczema) frequently develop nasal allergy (allergic rhinitis) and asthma as young as school-age.  This phenomenon, known as the “allergic march” (or “atopic march”) requires close observation and a low index … Continue reading

Posted in Doctor's Posts | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

RHINITIS ASSOCIATED WITH LOWER VITAMIN D LEVELS EVEN IN ABSENCE OF ALLERGY

FCAAIA Notes: Here I am in the dead of winter with a blizzard raging outside my window. If it weren’t for the supplements I take every day, I am sure I would be vitamin D deficient or insufficient. Vitamin D … Continue reading

Posted in Doctor's Posts | Tagged , , | Comments Off on RHINITIS ASSOCIATED WITH LOWER VITAMIN D LEVELS EVEN IN ABSENCE OF ALLERGY

SEASONAL EXACERBATION OF ESOPHAGEAL EOSINOPHILIA IN CHILDREN WITH EOSINOPHILIC ESOPHAGITIS AND ALLERGIC RHINITIS

FCAAIA Notes: Patients with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) tend to be highly atopic/allergic (or at least tend to have a lot of positive skin tests to aeroallergens), although it is probably only a small proportion whose EoE is triggered by aeroallergens.  … Continue reading

Posted in Doctor's Posts | Tagged , | Comments Off on SEASONAL EXACERBATION OF ESOPHAGEAL EOSINOPHILIA IN CHILDREN WITH EOSINOPHILIC ESOPHAGITIS AND ALLERGIC RHINITIS

OPTIMAL MANAGEMENT OF ALLERGIC RHINITIS

FCAAIA Notes: This is an up-to-date review of allergic rhinitis, its causes, triggers, treatments, co-morbidities, and natural history.

Posted in Doctor's Posts | Tagged , , | Comments Off on OPTIMAL MANAGEMENT OF ALLERGIC RHINITIS
This website does not replace physician care. For medical advice, diagnosis, and treatment please contact a physician. Personal data collected through this website is not distributed or made available to the public.
FAIRFIELD COUNTY ALLERGY, ASTHMA AND IMMUNOLOGY ASSOCIATES © 2008, all rights reserved. Website by Design to Spec LLC