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which effects does antihistamines have on the body?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Many: New generation antihistamines (claritin, zyrtec, (cetirizine) allegra) will decrease itching, runny nose and sneezing associated with allergies. They also help with itching and hives. Older antihistamines do the same, but may also cause side effects like dry mouth, dry eyes, GI upset, fatigue, sleepiness, impaired reaction time, and increased appetite.

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Will I ever get my pre-pregnancy body back?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: One can get her pre-pregnancy weight back, and work out with weights to get in great shape again, but cannot truly get her "pre-pregnancy" body back. That is because a pre-pregnancy body is a different stage in a woman's life than a post-pregnancy body. One's age is older, and some permanent changes have occurred, especially after several babies.
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Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) while pregnant?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Yes: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is considered safe in pregnancy. Some people take it for congestion or allergies. It can make folks sleepy however. If you have trouble sleeping, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may be a big help.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Does it take the body more energy to digest blueberries and raspberries than the energy contained within them?

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Dr. Jerry Casale
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Yes : Blueberries and raspberries burn more calories then they contain.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What is the best method to find basal body temperature?

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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 40 years experience
Not accurate: As you first wake up place a basal body thermometer underneath your tongue for approximately 3 minutes. A digital thermometer is easier and more convenient. Unfortunately basal body temperature taking is very confusing. Any type of movement or any type of activity prior to awakening in taking the temperature will falsely elevated the temperature. Also when the temperature has risen approximately .6 to 1° ovulation has already occurred.
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In what ways is too much body fat harmful for women?

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Dr. Samuel Sadow
Bariatrics 48 years experience
Many risks: Obesity is a cornerstone disease for over 20 other diseases: type 2 diabetes, stroke, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, alzheimer's, parkinson's, breast ca, colon ca, recurrent prostate ca, osteoarthritis, retinal vasular disease, glaucoma, pvd, chf, sleep apnea, and early death to name a few.

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