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does oral antihistamine help with stings
A 44-year-old female asked:
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
A 35-year-old female asked:
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
56 years experience Dermatology
Patience: Keep hand elevated. Continue loratadine. Consider oral steroid, but time should heal it.
A 38-year-old female asked:
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:
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.
A 44-year-old member asked:
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
A 36-year-old member asked:
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:
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.
A 25-year-old female asked:
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
A 27-year-old male asked:
28 years experience Rheumatology
Not: Recommended to use steroids on active infection.
A 29-year-old male asked:
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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