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  • Treating GERD May Reduce Nasal Symptoms In patients with laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) and symptoms of sinonasal disease, treatment with a proton pump inhibitor may reduce LPR and nasal symptoms, a new study suggested.
  • AAAAI Immunotherapy Patch Desensitizes Peanut Allergy The vast majority of allergic patients do not want to eat peanuts, researchers report, but immunotherapy can help protect people if they do, 3-year data from the VIPES extension study show.
  • AAAAI Immunotherapy Showing Promise for Wheat Allergy Thirty percent of people who ate small amounts of wheat protein for 2 years achieved desensitization to the grain in a new oral immunotherapy study.
 

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