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Allergies Can Be Cured, According to Allergist/Researcher David S. Hurst, M.D., PhD

May 30, 2012

SCARBOROUGH, Maine, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The spring and summer pollen seasons can be particularly troublesome for many people and this season may be more troublesome than most, according to Allergist David Hurst, M.D., PhD.

“Some people who have never had allergies will start to experience itchy eyes and sneezing,” says Hurst. “If they have a bad couple of weeks, or a month, they’ll get through it.” Most of us manage seasonal allergy discomfort with common over-the-counter remedies.

Dr. Hurst says that others, including asthma sufferers, can have more serious reactions.

“They will find that their general feeling of sneezing, congestion, runny nose and sinus pressure is now suddenly getting worse,” he continues. “This is a season that confirms for them that what’s happening is really allergy. So, when their general symptoms of sinus trouble or asthma start to be really aggravated it’s a ‘wake-up call’ that allergies may be the underlying cause of those symptoms.”

The good news is that allergies can be cured.

“Most people know that one over-the-counter medication, or some of the eye drops, will get them by,” says Hurst, “but others have been doing that and now the medication’s no longer effective or only gives them partial relief and they need more than that.” He continues, “That’s when they need to see an allergist because there are some prescription medications that can be much more effective.”

Dr. Hurst goes on, “More importantly, from my standpoint, is that patients, who have become used to having those symptoms every year, or three or five years, need to find the underlying cause of their allergies. They need to be tested to find the real cause – because once we put them on immunotherapy (allergy shots) we can make it all go away. Allergy is truly a curable disease if they use immunotherapy.”

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David S. Hurst, M.D., PhD – ENT/Allergist
23 Spring Street, Suite D
Scarborough, Maine 04074

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