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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Palumbo
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Should only use for a very limited time. If symptoms do not clear quickly you will need an alternative non-steriodal anti-inflammatory cream for you eyelids.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Palumbo
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
One week : 2-3 max or it won't help.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Palumbo
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Within one week: If you don't feel improvement within 2 weeks then it won't help you.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Palumbo
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
3 days: For the typical patient clarinex (desloratadine) will be out of the system and not interfere with allergy testing in 3 days however some people can clear this medication slower or faster than others.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Palumbo
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
No: Qvar is a single agent inhaled steroid while dulera (formoterol and mometasone) is a combination steroid with long acting bronchodialator.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Palumbo
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Normal: If it gets larger, more swollen and redder you may have a secondary infection and need to be seen for treatment.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Palumbo
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Needs follow up: If you were ill when this test was run it would be normal to be mildly elevated. Other things like oral steroids can raise your white blood cell count. It is important to have it repeated and see if this is a trend.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Palumbo
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Get tested: Skin tests through an allergist or blood tests are available and advised before you eat any more peanuts.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Palumbo
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Get tested: Skin tests through an allergist or blood tests are available and advised before you eat any more peanuts.
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