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Understanding Allergy and Hay Fever Medications (cont.)

Authors and Editors

Author: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, Chief Medical Editor,

Editor: William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

Previous contributing editors:

Editors: Richard F Lockey, MD, Joy McCann Culverhouse Chair of Allergy and Immunology, Director, Division of Allergy and Immunology, Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Public Health, University of South Florida College of Medicine and the James A Haley Veterans' Hospital; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Stephen C Dreskin, MD, PhD, Director of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Practice, Professor of Medicine, Departments of Internal Medicine and Immunology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.


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Weiner, J.M., M.J. Abramson, and R.M. Puy. "Intranasal Corticosteroids Versus Oral H1 Receptor Antagonists in Allergic Rhinitis: Systematic Review of Randomised Controlled Trials." BMJ 317.7173 Dec. 12, 1998: 1624-9.

Last Editorial Review: 2/26/2010

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