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Yalanda Young Reports

Put to the Test - New Allergy Product "Allergen Blockers"

April 7, 2009

Allergy sufferers are desperately seeking anything that will mean relief from their symptoms. A new product, called "Allergen Blockers" claims to stop allergies by rubbing gel on the under side of your nose. It sounds too good to be true, so we talked with an Allergist to find out more.

" I've certainly had patients come in and I've had one or two say it works real well."

Dr. Paul Sharkey explains that instead of breathing allergens up your nose, it's getting trapped on this gel and never entering your nose, so you don't have an allergic reaction.

It claims to work indoors and outdoors blocking airborne allergens like pollen, pet dander, and ragweed.

But Dr. Sharkey warns there are no medical studies to support or rate it's effectiveness. And he says these are not FDA regulated products.

"I would caution you that you're going at your own risk trying this but it certainly appears to be safe."

At the price of $15, it may be a gamble you are willing to take. Hopefully, a decision that will make Spring a lot more enjoyable.

Have you tried this product? If so, email me and tell me what you think about it!

yyoung@kait8.com

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