Allergies Frequently Wrongly Diagnosed
New research discovers that practically two-thirds of those that use allergy medicines do not require them. Dr. Sheryl Szeinbach of Ohio State University observed 265 people using allergy medications. The research discovered that 65 percent didn't really have problems with allergies. In essence, people that are wrongly diagnosed can spend around $80 a month for prescription drugs, using medications they don't really need. Furthermore, side effects from all of these medications may also be an issue , since the medications people can be using neglect to alleviate the actual symptoms.
Dr. Beth Corn, an allergist at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York says, "It really is extremely apparent to anybody who practices in the field of allergy that there are a large number of individuals that walk around that are wrongly diagnosed." Dr. Corn explains, "There's also an unbelievable effect for advertising in which individuals will watch television and they will see advertisements or even be on a bus and they will see advertisements for medications and they will want these medications."