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Archive | October, 2010

Good vs. Evil Part 3—Where there’s smoke, there’s often fire

By Dr. Larry Chiaramonte In 1923 two allergists, Arthur Coca and Robert Cook, defined atopy as a proclivity to develop allergic rhinitis, allergic asthma, and allergic urticaria. They pointed out that these diseases were follow travelers. That is they occurred both in the same individual and in blood relatives. Patients who they considered to be […]

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Should Your Child Receive Allergy Shots?

By Dr. Harold Nelson Allergy shots, or immunotherapy as it is called among allergists, is a form of treatment that has been shown to be effective for treating allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever, and allergic asthma. Unlike the pills and sprays that are used to treat allergic rhinitis and asthma, allergy shots involve […]

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