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if you are allergic to anthestamine what can you use for allergic reaction

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
What reaction?: Do you mean swelling of upper lip or rash. If it is swelling, a cold pack and antihistamine may be helpful. If it is a rash on the upper lip an antih ... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Check options: Next trip to drug store / walmart / supermarket, look at antibiotic ointment options. Should be polymixin or Bacitracin options-but read label, many a ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
20 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Any medication: Can lead to developing a sensitivity or allergy despite prior use. Is you allergic reaction just an adverse reaction like nausea, vomiting, dizziness ... Read More
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Dr. Brian Novick
42 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not likely but: Any medication can cause an allergy. The type of symptoms(ie. Rash or?) and the timing of the symptoms can help your doctor decide if it is an allergy ... Read More
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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Hydrocodone: It can at anytime cause an allergic reaction as it destabilizes the mast cells and causes hives and rashes and itching. It holds true of all opoid dru ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Mosquito allergy: Some persons make allergic antibody (ige) to mosquito salivary gland proteins while others develop blood cell allergy caused by sensitized lymphocytes ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience Family Medicine
Over the counter: Over the counter Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is low dose, and can safely be taken as directed. The main side effect is drowsiness. Hydrocortisone cream ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Vaseline is safe: Allergic reactions manifesting as skin rash can be red, itchy, burning, stinging, raised, blister-like or flat, limited or widespread. Itching is a v ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience Family Medicine
See dermatologist : See a dermatologist or aesthetics physician to see if a lightening medicine could help.
A male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Neosporin Allergy: Depending on how severe a reaction, a mild rash you could use hydrocortisone cream. Anything more severe I would seek care from your physician.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Antihistamines are mainly used for treating allergies, helping with sleep is a side benefit (rather a side effect).

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