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ranitidine allergy in children

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
28 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Zantac (ranitidine) is not effective for prevention of allergy symptoms. It blocks the h2 histamine receptor instead of the h1. I have seen use of bot ... Read More
Dr. Thomas Seck
17 years experience Pediatrics
Add-on for hives: Ranitidine (zantac), although it's a different kind of histamine blocker (h2 for acid vs h1 for allergies), has been shown to have some anti-allergy p ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not exactly: Zantac (ranitidine) is an h2 (histamine) blocker that is typically used for ge (acid) reflux. However, it is commonly used to treat chronic hives in ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Uncommon: Zantac (ranitidine) is an h2 receptor blocker (a different histamine receptor). A very common side effect of Zantac (ranitidine) is nausea, GI upset a ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Not used: for allergy treatment on any routine basis.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
45 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Try to stop milk: Milk allergy can give him all the symptoms you describe. Ranitidine is a histamine-2 blocker and anything that causes increased histamine in the stom ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
38 years experience Plastic Surgery
Any cow milk product: Cow's milk is present in most cheeses, yoghurt, cream, butter and hence virtually all dairy. You must read the labels to know for sure. Soy based form ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Reaction to formula?: Might be a formula reaction. This is not an allergic reaction, but does happen. Ask your pediatrician. Also Zantac (ranitidine) does take more than on ... Read More
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Cause?: I doubt that the allergy to doxycycline can linger on this long and thus your itching must be from something else. In the absence of skin rash, dry sk ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Feola
31 years experience Internal Medicine
ALLERGIC REACTION: you may be having an allergic reaction to the Azithromycin. You need to be examined promptly and have labs checked (Especially Eosinophil level) I nor ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
I wouldn't: Pepto has salycilates which we don't give tom kids under 16 because of an association with liver failure/death (Reye syndrome).Wet burps that do not r ... Read More

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