August 12, 2015
by Dr. Megan Stauffer
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Nasal sprays

Nasal sprays are commonly used to treat sinus and allergy issues, and they generally fall into one of three categories. The most commonly used nasal spray to treat nasal allergies is the intranasal steroid. It works over several days to … Continue reading

September 4, 2014
by Dr. John Overholt
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Ragweed Allergy and the New Ragweed Tablet

Fall in Tennessee means ragweed pollen season is upon us. Next to tree pollen in the springtime, ragweed is the outdoor allergen that causes the most acute misery in our area. Treatment options for ragweed allergy, just like other allergies, … Continue reading

November 13, 2013
by Dr. Megan Stauffer
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Acetaminophen and Asthma

No parents want their child to suffer. When your child is sick, especially with a fever, he or she can feel miserable, which in turn makes you feel miserable, too! Fever-reducing medications, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) and ibuprophen (Motrin) have … Continue reading

November 13, 2013
by Dr. John Overholt
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The Post-Antibiotic Era: Adult Upper Respiratory Infections

It’s no secret that antibiotics are becoming less and less effective. The Centers for Disease Control has launched a campaign to educate both doctors and the general public about antibiotic use and to cajole them into actually doing the right … Continue reading

October 15, 2013
by Dr. John Overholt
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FDA Approves OTC Nasal Steroid

Intranasal Steroids (INS) have long been the most effective therapy for nasal allergies, and their use is part of the guidelines for the treatment of both allergic rhinitis and asthma. They’ve been in use since I was a child and … Continue reading

October 14, 2013
by Dr. John Overholt
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Asthma Medication Costs

The lead article in the Sunday’s New York Times is ostensibly about medication costs in general, but it focuses on allergy and asthma medication costs. I’ve blogged about this before, several years ago in fact, but the problem persists. Allergy … Continue reading