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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Ask a pharmacist: If you go to Walgreen or CVS, the Pharmacist there can guide you. It should not be difficult to find any commeriallly available medicines.
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Dr. Luis Matos
45 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
No long List: The newer oral nonsedating antihistamines available without prescription in the US are: loratadine (Claritin), fexofenadine (Allegra), cetirizine (Zyr ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
48 years experience Pediatrics
Expired drugs: There should be no side effects as expiration is usually based on loss of drug effectiveness. Drug companies err on the side of shortening times to e ... Read More
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Dr. Jason Hester
22 years experience Pediatrics
Call 800-222-1222: This is the national poison control number. Many factors will determine the toxicity. The expired date is less important than the actual medication, ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
42 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Antihistamine 4 itch: Antihistamines (ah) block histamine receptors and stop histamine from causing itching and swelling. They are mainly used to treat allergies and hives. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
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Steroid Nasal Spray: Flixonase or Flonase (fluticasone proprionate) is a steroid nasal spray commonly used to treat allergic rhinitis by decreasing the allergic inflammati ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes, but avoid: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream is available. While some people find temporary relief for insect bites with this, in general it is not very effectiv ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
21 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Older ones do: First generation antihistamines (benadryl, clor-pheramine, atarax) cross the blood brain barrier and cause lethargy. Second generation (allegra, cl ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not a good idea: Antihistamines (especially the older ones such as benadryl) can cause drowsiness and impairment and this can be worsened by the effect of alcohol even ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ladislav Volicer
62 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
With what?: If you are thinking about drinking alcohol, do not do it. Antihistamines might potentiate the effect of alcohol.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: There is a medication called tussionex that combines an older antihistamine (chlorpheniramine) with hydrodocone (similar to codeine). This medicatio ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Curran
27 years experience Urology
IC: I commonly use anti histamine for my IC patients. Exciting histamine receptors in the bladder can stimulate inflammation. Similar responses are seen ... Read More
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