i have sulfa allergy. i have itching, burning rashes all over my body. can i take one claritin (24 hr) in the morning and two benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night?
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Internal Medicine 52 years experience
Allergic rash: You can take 4 10mg Claritin (loratadine) a day for chronic hives. Be sure it is Claritin (loratadine) plain without decongestant. Avoid Sulfite-containing foods like wine,dried fruits,radishes,potatoes,shrimp
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A 59-year-old member asked:
My mother has neuropathy in both feet and pain that shoots up her legs at night, very painful, has tried accupunture physical therapy and nothing help?
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Family Medicine 28 years experience
B vitamins: Neuropathy can be very painful but b vitamins can be beneficial in alleviating the pain. You may want to see a neurologist to get further help as far as determining the cause; if you have not done so already.
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A 46-year-old male asked:
I got and itch on my ankle for the past 2 days. I put cortizone (hydrocortisone) on rhe effected area and it's still itching. What else can I do?
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Family Medicine 43 years experience
Other things.: Knowing the source of the itch may help in the treatment. Bite? Contact with some compound you are allergic to? Unknown? Cortisone may help. It is not usually immediate. Ice to the area may help. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or other antihistamines may help. Things like this are usually self limited. If persistent, grows in size or greatly exacerbates, then get it looked at by pcp or dermatologist.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
My throat is itching inside and I have a stuffy nose. No fever. How can you tell strep from allergies?
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Itchy throat: Itchy throat is very consistent with allergy and very unlikely to be strep.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
I have lower back pain on the right side of my body, slightly below my ribs. It started 3 hours ago. No fever. No headache. Pain is sever?
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Family Medicine 57 years experience
Back pain below the: The type of back pain you describe if it is associated with blood in urine and difficulty passing urine could be due to a stone in kidney or ureter.If there are no urinary symptoms and pain in back radiates to rt upper abdomen then it can be due to gall bladder problem with or without gall bladder stones.In ay case you need to see your md or go to er and get evaluated and cat scan and blood/urine.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Can sinus drainage from allergies cause sore throat and difficulty swallowing?
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Allergy and Immunology 49 years experience
Allergic sore throat: Sinus disease is always secondary to nasal inflammation (rhinitis). Rhinitis causes post-nasal drip which can cause throat irritation. By treating the rhinitis the post-nasal drip should decrease and the irritated throat and difficulty swallowing should improve. If the difficulty swallowing doesn't improve consider seeing an ENT specialist.
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Last updated Jun 23, 2017
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