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does oral antihistamine help with stings

A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
bee sting allergy: Antihistamines may not be enough but have them anyway as well as zantac 2 tabs . Is there no epi pen in the whole country? Discuss with an allergist ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Insect sting: If your son develops any breathing problems, abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting, bring him to the closest er since it can be life threatening. Otherwi ... Read More
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Patience: Keep hand elevated. Continue loratadine. Consider oral steroid, but time should heal it.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Your choice: What you describe is common & may take a few days to self heal.It is a reaction where the body made capillaries near the bite act like soaker hose ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Zaditor (ketotifen) eye drop has antihistamine and mast cell stablizing qualities. There is no harm in taking an oral antihistamine at the same time.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
If cream not working: The time to switch from a cream to an oral antihistamine is if the itching/rash is widespread enough that you're needing to use a lot of cream or if ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: You should be able to take them with you but you might want to check with the airline or a travel agent about peculiar laws the country may have. Any ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Antihistamines: Yes you can take Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec but not allegra, good luck! ice the sting bite also, it helps decrease the swelling and itching.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Irritant dermatitis: Hands are most important sites of irritant contact dermatitis from repeated workplace exposure of the hands to soaps, cleansers, and solvents, source ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
Not: Recommended to use steroids on active infection.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: There is no problem in using both. Have you tried a combination with both a nasal steroid and nasal azelastine? Consider seeing an allergist.
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