KHN morning briefing

Fox News: Antihistamines May Help Resolve Long COVID, Report Suggests. Two healthy middle-aged females returned to almost their normal daily activities after taking daily antihistamines for long COVID, according to a recently published case report. The researchers noted long COVID is a chronic condition when patients who are infected with the virus have persistent symptoms that extend beyond the typical time frame for the infection to resolve, but the illness currently doesn’t have any evidence-based treatments to guide how to manage it. “Most patients tell us that providers have not recommended anything that has helped,” said co-author Melissa Pinto, associate professor at the University of California, Irvine Sue and Bill Gross School of Nursing. (Sudhakar, 2/12)