Allergies

Smell disorders: When your sense of smell goes astray

A person’s sense of smell can be affected by numerous causes and to varying degrees, and loss can be complete or partial. Whether or not treatment is successful depends on its cause and severity, and improvement can take a year or more.

Giving antacids and antibiotics to babies can lead to allergies

Claire McCarthy, MD

Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing

The overuse of antibiotics and antacids can lead to problems regardless of age, but if given to babies it can contribute to allergies and asthma as children grow.

Another option for life-threatening allergic reactions

Susan Farrell, MD

Contributing Editor

For the millions of people with allergies to foods and medications, the availability of another pre-filled epinephrine product provides an option that should mean greater accessibility and lower cost for this vital medication.