A 40-year-old member asked:
itchy hives from amoxicillin allergy - do i need to do anything or just take claritin (loratadine)?
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Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 30 years experience
Depends on severity: Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec will help with the itching; a more severe rash may require treatment with prednisone. In most cases, the rash simply goes away within a few days of stopping the antibiotic. Treatment for the rash simply depends on how badly it bothers you. At any rate, you need to stop the antibiotic and notify your doctor if you get a rash while taking it.
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Allergy and Immunology 49 years experience
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Can amoxicillin plus clavulanic acid affect birth control pills?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Urogynecology 28 years experience
Yes: Many medications, including many antibiotics and estrogen containing birth control pills, are metabolized in the liver. The end result can be that the liver increases its metabolism of the birth control pills, thereby decreasing their effectiveness. For this reason, many doctors recommend that you use an alternate method of birth control such as condoms while taking any antibiotics.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Are itchy eyes a sign of pregnancy?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
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A 39-year-old member asked:
This is my first pregnancy, how can I make sure my food allergy doesn't cause malnutrition for my baby?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
A Verified Doctoranswered
Healthy variety: Babies are great at stealing the nutrients they need from you while you are pregnant. It is extremely difficult to cause malnutrition in the baby based on mom's diet. Food allergies are unlikely to cause problems, just make sure you are getting a good variety of proteins, whole grains, veggies and fruits from the foods you can eat.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
What can I take for irritated swollen eyes after allergic reaction?
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Family Medicine 37 years experience
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Does cetirizine (aka zyrtec) allergy medication contain any stimulant components?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
No: Cetirizine is also marketed with pseudoefedrine, which can be a stimulant in some people. Avoid zyrtec-d.
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Last updated Jun 5, 2016
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