post-title Doctor Franz Reviews What is New in the Treatment of Allergies 2013-05-22 22:01:43 yes no Posted by

Doctor Franz Reviews What is New in the Treatment of Allergies

By Michael Franz, M.D. Treating your Nose and Sinus Allergy may also Treat Your Eye Allergy!! Have you ever noticed that when you sneeze or when your nose is irritated by something that your eyes also may water.  A recent medical study has shown that treating the allergy inflammation that occurs in the nose with […]

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MichaelFranz-300x260By Michael Franz, M.D.

Treating your Nose and Sinus Allergy may also Treat Your Eye Allergy!!

Have you ever noticed that when you sneeze or when your nose is irritated by something that your eyes also may water.  A recent medical study has shown that treating the allergy inflammation that occurs in the nose with a topical nasal spray also helps your eyes.  The study demonstrated why this may happen but we won’t bore you with the technical stuff.

Flu Vaccine and Egg Allergy

There is more compelling evidence that Flu Vaccine is safe for egg allergic children and adults.  There have now been at least 9 medical studies that show it is safe for even the most severely egg allergic children and adults to receive the flu vaccine.

Oral Immunotherapy on the Horizon

Oral immunotherapy is an allergy treatment without injections.  An allergist will still need to test you to establish the cause of your allergies.  Your allergist could then give you gradually increasing doses of your allergen in a pill or in a solution under your tongue.  This boosts your tolerance to the substance and reduces your allergy symptoms.  The F.D.A. has not approved oral immunotherapy but research studies are now being presented to the F.D.A. for effectiveness and safety.  I’m convinced it will be approved soon, so stay tuned.

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  1. Emily Hatcher

    Hi! I was forwarded to your website via doing research on Asthma/Allergies. I have suffered for many years w/allergies & asthma. I took allergy shots for years, but not in the past 15-20 years. I do have problems w/Spring & Fall allergies. However, my worst problem is from irritants such as perfumes, cleaners, molds-in short practically everything that has a strong smell (thankfully not foods-thus far). I have been to numerous Drs. who all say they know of nothing to help. I am on a regiment of Singulair, Dymista, & Advair 100/50. Even w/these medications, I still suffer w/swollen nasal passages, sore throat, headaches, bronchitis & have had pneumonia twice in the last 2 yrs. It is a vicious cycle. Treat the allergic rhinitis and hopefully halt it before it goes into sore throat/strept and then bronchitis or pneumonia. Once my sinuses are “irritated”, it doesn’t take much at all before it becomes truly inflamed and the cycle is repeated. It has changed my life. I have to leave/move/just not go places. I have threatened becoming a recluse because of this. However, I am a people person & it is rough not being around folks. Church, family get-togethers, even Dr. appts & offices make my problems worse. When I go to my Primary’s office, I sit outside on the porch until they are ready for me. Other patient’s perfumes affect me. I can’t be in an enclosed area w/someone who wears perfume. It has forced me to miss many events and fun activities. I do not work out of my home. I use to teach school, work in an office but now amy unable to. Grocery stores, shopping ventures & etc. can turn into nightmares. It seems the condition just gets worse year by year. Do you know of anything I can do to possibly help w/my situation? I often wear a mask which doesn’t always prevent me from smelling irritants. Any suggestions that might help would be gratefully appreciated! I live in NC. Thank you!

    1. Midwest Allergy

      We are located in Ohio.
      You can use this site: http://www.certificationmatters.org/ by leaving all fields blank and choosing Allergy/Immunology as a specialty to find a board-certified allergist in your area. Some patients receive less than ideal advice because they don’t realize they are seeing a physician who uses the label “allergist” but is not certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology.

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