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A 33-year-old male asked:

what is the definition or description of: locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) allergy?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Locoid: Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) is a topical corticosteroid. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. An allergic inflammation of skin or contact dermatitis is possible.

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A 23-year-old member asked:

What is the most recommended allergy medication for itchy/watery eyes and sneezy/stuffy nose?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
OTC or Rx: You can start with simple over the counter antihistamines like claritin, zyrtec, Allegra (get generic store brands to save money). If those don't work, your next step is to start with your pcp and you may benefit from nasal steroid sprays (flomase, nasonex, (mometasone) rhincort)!or antihistamine nasal sprays (astepro, astelin, patanase).
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A 29-year-old member asked:

Taking doxycycline--briefly cured ocular rosacea. Now have red, sore eyes from allergies.Treatment?

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Dr. Katherine Brown
Dermatology 16 years experience
See below: Otc antihistamines are helpful for many people with seasonal allergies. If you take multiple medications, a pharmacist can help you find an otc product that will not interact with your other medications. If you have no other symptoms of seasonal allergies (runny nose, sneezing, etc) or this is the first time you have had red, sore eyes... You should see your physician.
Dr. Katherine Brown
Dermatology 16 years experience
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Definitely let the physician who prescribed you the doxycycline know what you are now experiencing.
Sep 28, 2011
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A 38-year-old member asked:

Can a child's enlarged tonsils contribute to cough variant asthma/general allergies?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Probably yes: A child who has big tonsils in the throat and big adenoids, with bad allergy symptoms, likely coughs on and off, has trouble breathing through the nose, and at night has trouble sleeping due to snoring. Taking the tonsils and adenoids out, along with using steroid nasal sprays in the nose, may make his life a great deal smoother (sleeps better, coughs less, breathes easier through the nose).
Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Allergists are great but only an ENT can perform the procedure.
Oct 19, 2011
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A 38-year-old member asked:

Can enlarged tonsils in a child contribute or worsen cough-variant asthma or general allergies?

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Dr. Christopher Guzik
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Maybe: Tonsilar enlargement or hypertrophy may block the airway of a child and make breathing more difficult. This could provoke an asthma event. This condition should be elevated by you pediatric physician, family physician, or emergency department as soon as possible.
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 34 years experience
Enlarged tonsils are not a known trigger for asthma however, they can contribute to breathing problems especially sleep apnea. Enlarged adenoidal tissue can contribute to sleep problems and recurrent ear infections.
Nov 10, 2011
A 43-year-old member asked:

Finger tip numbness with dry skin there. Should I use hydrocortisone on it?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
Give it a try...: ...But if the numbness persists, you should see your doctor to make sure you don't have a neurologic problem of some sort.

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