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Plant extract effective in relieving allergic nasal congestion

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Based on the results of a double-blind comparative trial, an extract of a plant commonly known as butterbur is an effective treatment for nasal obstruction from allergic rhinitis, a European team reports. The findings are described in an April 14 online issue of the Journal of...

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Preoperative local anesthetic combos do not ease post-tonsillectomy pain

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In children undergoing tonsillectomy, preoperative injection of lidocaine plus bupivacaine, with or without clonidine, does not reduce the use of analgesics in the following week, according to a report in the Archives of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, published...

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Initial oral steroids seen helpful in chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – For patients with chronic rhinosinusitis accompanied by nasal polyps, treatment first with oral steroids followed by topical steroids is more effective than just topical steroid therapy, a Scottish team reports in the Annals of Internal Medicine for March 1. Dr. Brian Lipworth...

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