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Steroids More Effective Than Antihistamines When Used As Needed For Allergies

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November 27, 2001
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University Of Chicago Medical Center
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Researchers from the University of Chicago have demonstrated that corticosteroid nasal sprays are more effective than antihistamines when used "as needed" for treatment of seasonal allergies. This finding, published in the November 26 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, suggests that the current guidelines and prescribing patterns, which favor the use of antihistamines as the first-line treatment for mild or moderate allergies, need to be revised.

Researchers from the University of Chicago have demonstrated that corticosteroid nasal sprays are more effective than antihistamines when used "as needed" for treatment of seasonal allergies. This finding, published in the November 26 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, suggests that the current guidelines and prescribing patterns, which favor the use of antihistamines as the first-line treatment for mild or moderate allergies, need to be revised.


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University Of Chicago Medical Center. "Steroids More Effective Than Antihistamines When Used As Needed For Allergies." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 27 November 2001. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/11/011127004650.htm>.
University Of Chicago Medical Center. (2001, November 27). Steroids More Effective Than Antihistamines When Used As Needed For Allergies. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 25, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/11/011127004650.htm
University Of Chicago Medical Center. "Steroids More Effective Than Antihistamines When Used As Needed For Allergies." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/11/011127004650.htm (accessed April 25, 2014).

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