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Abc Allergy (Overview)

Abacavir is a HIV nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor. This medication is used to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS. For adverse effects see: https://www.drugs.com/sfx/abacavir-side-effects.html


Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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Are allergy vaccines helpful in allergic dermatitis?

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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Are allergy vaccines helpful in allergic dermatitis?

Probably: Not as strongly effective as with airways allergies, need to be prescribed and monitored by an expert, an allergist, in selected patients, after controlling the environment and trial of other modalities, and control of symptoms, good luck ...Read more

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Abc Allergy (Overview)

Abacavir is a HIV nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor. This medication is used to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS. For adverse effects see: https://www.drugs.com/sfx/abacavir-side-effects.html


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What is the best allergy medication for seasonal allergies like pollen, dust, ragweed, hay fever, dogs, cats, hamsters etc?

What is the best allergy medication for seasonal allergies like pollen, dust, ragweed, hay fever, dogs, cats, hamsters etc?

There are a few: Not one medicine is better than another....Everyone's system is different...Some people get better with allegra..Others with zyrtec..Others with Claritin or even benadryl (diphenhydramine). These are now over-the-counter...Try some and read the labels. If you don't feel better, see a board certified allergist (www.Acaai.Org). Good luck. ...Read more

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Abc allergy (Tip)

The only "cure" to allergies is allergy shots. Everything else is a temporary fix for the problem. ...See more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use diphenhydramine topical cream
once
Avoid the offending agent (s)
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Find out if you are allergic to nickel, as nickel is often the cause of skin allergies
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Any good allergic rhinitis treatments?

Any good allergic rhinitis treatments?

Cannot: Cure of allergic rhinitis will require visiting an allergist, getting tested and undergoing desensitization treatment. You can minimize some of the symptoms with otc medications but this is likely to be only marginally beneficial. ...Read more

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Explain ABC allergies please and advise on preventing them?

Explain ABC allergies please and advise on preventing them?

Here's a resource: I agree with Dr. Chiu. Here's a resource in case you are interested in more info about the ABCs (abacavir) of allergy. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1112887/ ...Read more

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Abc allergy (Tip)

Allergy shots, if given at appropriate doses, can cure allergies. ...See more

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Do hives from food allergies always mean anaphylactic reaction?

Do hives from food allergies always mean anaphylactic reaction?

Not always: Hives as a symptom along the continuium of allergic reactions. The concern is that the next time they are exposed to this allergen they may react more severely (anaphylaxis). This is definitely something you want to see your child's doctor about. ...Read more

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Abc allergy (Tip)

Confirm your allergies with allergy testing so that you know what allergens to avoid. ...See more

David Miller Dr. Miller
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What in the air could be triggering my allergy symptoms?

David Miller Dr. Miller
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What in the air could be triggering my allergy symptoms?

Get tested: Consider seeing a trained allergist for evaluation. Skin testing takes a half hour & can reveal to what you're allergic. It might be the pollens of plants, mold spores, dust mites, or animal dander. Your allergist can help you decide which are relevant & devise a strategy that may include avoiding those allergens, taking medication or receiving allergy injections. Knowiedge is half the battle. ...Read more

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Does pollen season make oral allergy syndrome worse despite taking antihistamines?

Does pollen season make oral allergy syndrome worse despite taking antihistamines?

Yes it can: That's why you need to know the triggers well, try to avoid them as much as you can, ask your doctor about keeping an Epipen (epinephrine) handy, just in case a severe reaction develops, see an allergist if you can for complete assessment. Check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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Abc allergy (Tip)

Cat allergy is often impossible if the cat remains indoors: allergy shots are an option. ...See more

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Allergic reaction (possible anaphylaxis) after allergy testing, what to do?

Allergic reaction (possible anaphylaxis) after allergy testing, what to do?

Allergy testing: Only physicians trained in the specialty of allergy, asthma ; immunology are trained in a monitored situation during residency to perform skin testing for ige-mediated allergy. Some ENT programs are adding this to their training. If you were skin tested by a non-specialist, consult a specialist, if you were skin tested by an allergist, it is likely that you are unusally allergic. ...Read more

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What signs might warn of allergies?

What signs might warn of allergies?

Varied symptoms: The symptoms vary by affected area and type of allergy. Food allergies typically affect the skin (hives, itching). Environmental allergies typically affect the respiratory tract (nose - itching and congestion, throat - itching and mucus, lungs - tightness and mucus). Eyes (itching, redness and watering) and ears (itching) are also frequently involved. See an allergist for specific answers. ...Read more

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Abc allergy (Tip)

Start your medications before the high pollen season starts. Consider allergy shots! ...See more

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Hiv - seborrheic dermatitis / allergic rhinitis, what to do?

Hiv - seborrheic dermatitis / allergic rhinitis, what to do?

Treat the HIV: First you always treat the HIV. In the early days of treatment, as the immune system begins to recover, skin issues may actually worsen. But with time the skin often heals on it's own as the viral load diminishes and the immune system recovers. Treat the HIV. Always. ...Read more

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Pollen allergic reaction, what to do?

Pollen allergic reaction, what to do?

Keep pollens away: Eliminate exposure by using facial mask, high efficient hepa filter and vacuum your carpet more often. Use AC at home and when you drive in bad allergy season. Besides, there are OTC oral antihistamines, decongestants, and inhalers available. If not improve, talk to your doctor or allergy specialist for more potent treatments including nasal antihistamines, steroid inhaler and immuno-therapy. ...Read more

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Abc allergy (Tip)

Allergy shots or drops can help severe allergic patients cope and decrease the need for meds. ...See more

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What is the best way to diagnose allergies?

What is the best way to diagnose allergies?

See below: Allergy is based upon the physician taking the patients history, performing a examination and ordering appropriate test. ...Read more

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Is there any preventive measures to avoid pollen allergy besides allergy shots?

Is there any preventive measures to avoid pollen allergy besides allergy shots?

Allergic rhinitis: Staying inside the house during pollen season seems like the best answer. But that's not practical. So , in addition to wearing a mask, do not forget to clean your outer clothes, accessories and shoes before getting back in your house to prevent pollen from being trapped inside the house. Taking a shower will help remove pollen adhering to your skin. Antihistamines plus nasal steroids will help. ...Read more

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Abc allergy (Tip)

Start your seasonal allergy medications just prior to the season start to ensure good protection. ...See more

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Prednisone and food allergies? Is prednisone helpful for a bad food allergy reaction?

Prednisone and food allergies?  Is prednisone helpful for a bad food allergy reaction?

Less so: The best treatment for food allergies defined as having symptoms after ingesting certain foods (and not just having a blood testing stating food allergy is present) is first and foremost, avoidance and secondarily by carrying epipen(jr) which is adrenaline which can be injected into the person's thigh asap after contact with the allergen. Prednisone is much less useful. ...Read more

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Help please! is epipen (epinephrine) jr auto injectors used for all allergic reactions or just emergency reactions?

Help please! is epipen (epinephrine) jr auto injectors used for all allergic reactions or just emergency reactions?

Limited use: The value of an Epipen (epinephrine) is its ability to help block a tragic evolving allergic reaction and provide time for a person to reach urgent followup care.It's effect is relatively short (hour or so).If you simply break out in hives as a food reaction, it could help some, but since the food will be processed in your body for days, a longer agent like Diphenhydramine or citirazine would be more benificial. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
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Abc allergy (Tip)

Wear a medic alert bracelet if you have a fire ant allergy. ...See more

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My son has alternaria allergy (outdoor fungus), what kind of allergy medication?

My son has alternaria allergy (outdoor fungus), what kind of allergy medication?

Several Options: The treatment of allergic rhinitis consists of avoidance, anti histamines, nasal steroids and allergy vaccine therapy. Some combination of one or all these modalities will be helpful. ...Read more

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What is the most accurate test method to identify allergy?

What is the most accurate test method to identify allergy?

There are two: Skin testing (prick/puncture and intradermal) and RAST (radioallorsorbent) testing are the only truly reliable tests for allergies and these need to be performed by an allergist who is not only trained in performing the test but in interpreting the results as well. Keep in mind you may test positive for something that you don't actually react to or need intradermal testing as well as prick testing ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim Dr. Ibrahim
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Abc allergy (Tip)

Save money by buying allergy meds in quantity when they are on sale & remind children to take daily. ...See more

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2 yrs rhinitis symptoms. Tried steroid sprays, allergy meds, scans, reflux, the lot! One possibility: v.high IgE Total on allergy blood test. Ideas?

2 yrs rhinitis symptoms. Tried steroid sprays, allergy meds, scans, reflux, the lot! One possibility: v.high IgE Total on allergy blood test. Ideas?

Treatment: There are several potential causes for rhinitis. In this case, high IgE is suggestive of allergy to environmental triggers (but in no way clearly diagnostic). More information is needed in order to suggest a specific strategy (eg allergy shots or immunotherapy), but no matter the cause; rest assured that we have options. ...Read more

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Abc allergy (Tip)

Low dose allergy shots are likely to provide ineffective symptom control (seek expert care). ...See more

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Immunotherapy for 18 months, IgE 850 but no improvement in perennial allergic rhinitis.Help me.

Immunotherapy for 18 months, IgE 850 but no improvement in perennial allergic rhinitis.Help me.

See below: Immunotherapy is a way to treat one's allergies. It is effective in 80% of patients which means in 20% of patients will not respond to immunotherapy. In some cases the dose that one starts at on it may need to be adjusted as tolerated by the patient. ...Read more

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How do I know if my child has allergies?

Allergies: Sneezing, itching, runny nose, watery eyes, loose stools, lethargic, confused, to name just a few symptoms. A blood test can pin point the allergens. I am not a big fan of the skin allergy test. ...Read more

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Abc allergy (Tip)

If you are getting allergy testing, stop all antihistamines for at least a week beforehand. ...See more

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Oak are allergens? Allergy help needed please?

Oak are allergens? Allergy help needed please?

Pollen: If you test positive for oak on allergy testing, it is to the pollen that you are allergic. This will be in the air during the spring. It is often what causes the yellow dust on your car in the spring. ...Read more

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What causes allergies?

What causes allergies?

Genes + environment: Noses run in families - if both parents have allergies the chance that their child will be allergic is 80%. If neither parent is allergic the child's risk is10%. Exposure to urban pollutants like diesel exhaust, cigarette smoke, & antibacterial hand cleansers upset the ecological balance between our immune system & beneficial microorganisms. With both factors present allergy is more likely. ...Read more

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Abc allergy (Tip)

Eating local honey helps reduce seasonal allergy symptoms. ...See more

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I am an eczema patient should I go for ALLERGY ECZEMA COMPREHENSIVE PANEL, SERUM (FEIA) or ALLERGY COMPREHENSIVE PROFILE, SERUM (ImmunoCAP,FEIA).

None of these: Eczema---atopic dermatitis----is NOT an allergy. Allergy tests are not useful, often harmful, for eczema. It is not related to foods. Not "stress" either. It is a genetic defect in the surface of the skin. We have very good technology to help eczema, but no cure. SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. Meanwhile use skin cleansers with pH 6 to 7. Apply a liberal amount of a ceramide cream after washing. A prescripti ...Read more

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Envir. allergic rhinitis severe, on max flutic/monteluk/allegra. +1yr worsening tired. Norm polysom/CBC/CMP/TSH/ESR/CRP. Who to see, allergist? Rheum?

Envir. allergic rhinitis severe, on max flutic/monteluk/allegra. +1yr worsening tired. Norm polysom/CBC/CMP/TSH/ESR/CRP. Who to see, allergist? Rheum?

See allergist: Your problems appear to be allergic and an allergy consult would be your best bet. I don't know why you thought that a rheumatologist could help you. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Rothman Dr. Rothman
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Abc allergy (Tip)

Do pay close attention to any patterns of allergy attacks and see if you can identify your triggers. ...See more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Abc (Definition)

ABC is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral ...Read more