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A 32-year-old member asked:

please tell me, could a 10 year old take loratadine and diphenhydramine for allergies at the same time?

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: But Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is generally a better antihistamine than Loratadine except that it can cause drowsiness.

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How can I manage my asthma and allergies while i'm pregnant?

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Multiple ways: Asthma during pregnancy: 30% of paitents worsen, 30% stay the same, and 30% improve. Treat and manage your asthma the same as if you weren't pregnant. Try to avoid allergens and triggers for allergies and asthma. Using a peak flow meter may help you to gauge teh severity of your symptoms. You should definitely get the flu shot during flu season. Many meds are safe to use--just consult your ob.
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My baby has itchy eyes and continues to rub them. Does this mean that she has allergies?

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Maybe: Itchy eyes are a very common allergy sign. Infants can sometimes rub their eyes when they are tired as well. If you see other signs of allergy, such as sneezing, runny nose and tearing of the eyes, consult your doctor. If the whites of your baby's eyes become very red, or if there is a thick mucous discharge, call your pediatrician (this may be a sign of infection).
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Is triple bypass surgery the same as coronary artery bypass surgery?

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Essentially: Triple bypass refers to 3 bypasses of diseased ( occluded ) coronary arteries.

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