Helen Fox Krause

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Drug therapy for allergic rhinitis is used either to prevent symptoms from occurring by short-circuiting the reaction and thus inhibiting the production of chemical mediators or to control symptoms after the target organs have been stimulated by these mediators. Antihistamines, the mainstay treatment of allergic rhinitis, are H1-receptor antagonists that(More)
Therapy for patients with allergic rhinitis and urticaria has undergone considerable change in recent years because the mechanisms of these diseases have been more clearly elucidated. Both appear to have marked inflammatory components. A review of the recent literature reveals that clinical studies of both classic and new nonsedating H1-receptor(More)
Patients with upper respiratory allergy may benefit from the use of many pharmacologic products. Using the simplest form of therapy that will relieve the problem is usually both clinically efficacious and cost efficient. Understanding the indications, benefits, and potential adverse effects of each group of drugs, particularly the classic and new(More)
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