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Chronic nose irritation, runny nose, congestion and dry heat often lead to nose bleeds in those of you with persistent nose allergies.  

Ear infections, sinus infections, and asthma are more common in children with allergies. Prevention and treatment of any underlying allergies can greatly improve the health of these children.  

Many patients never finish taking their antibiotics as prescribed, saving the remainder for future infection. This often results in incompletely treated infections that can return. In addition, self- treating with your old antibiotic is dangerous, as it may be the wrong antibiotic for your new infection.  

Fifty million Americans have allergies and 35 million have chronic sinusitis.  

Although surveys show that about 20% of adults believe they have food allergies, "true" food allergies are more rare, affecting only about 1-2% of the population.  

Exercise in cold, dry, air, such as cross-country skiing, is more likely to exacerbate your asthma Than is exercise in warm, humid, air, such as swimming.  

There are two types of steroids: Anabolic steroids have been used by athletes to increase muscle mass and improve performance. They are related to the male sex hormone, testosterone, and can result in serious side effects. Corticosteroids, on the other hand, are used to treat a wide variety of diseases such as allergies, asthma, and skin disorders. We most often use these topically in the form of nasal sprays, asthma inhalers, or skin creams. These are not significantly absorbed into the body or bloodstream, and therefore are extremely safe.  

 

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