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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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Can long term use of fentanyl patch lead to extreme hypersensitivity after stopping use? Three years of hypersensitive pain that is horrible.

Can long term use of fentanyl patch lead to extreme hypersensitivity after stopping use?  Three years of hypersensitive pain that is horrible.

Fentanyl patches: Long term use of any opioid causes dependence. The hypersensitivity you refer to is opioid induced hyperalgesia - this can be seen and is really dose and time dependent. ...Read 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)
once
Find out if you are allergic to nickel, as nickel is often the cause of skin allergies
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True allergies to morphine, vicodin, nsaids (hives, flushing, rashes.) is dilaudid a safe choice?

True allergies to morphine, vicodin, nsaids (hives, flushing, rashes.) is dilaudid a safe choice?

Unlikely: If you have problem with Opiates (more likely intolerances than allergies), you are more likely to have problem with Dilaudid as well. However there may be exceptions , perhaps starting at a 1/4 of the dose then gradually work the dose up may be helpful if Dilaudid is a drug you really needed. ...Read more

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Is a euphorbia allergy a latex allergy?

Is a euphorbia allergy a latex allergy?

Question of the week: Delores ibanez et al reported in allergy 59; 1127:2004 an association between latex from the poinsettia (euphorbia pulcherrima) & asthma. In at least 1 patient skin testing was positive to latex from the poinsettia & natural rubber latex. Inhalation challenges with poinettia extract but not latex rubber triggered asthma. Poinettias & not xmas trees may be the cause of xmas time asthma attacks! ...Read more

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Novocaine allergies=> cocaine allergies?

Novocaine allergies=> cocaine allergies?

Possibly: Both local anesthetics are esters, which means they are in the same family. However, true allergy is rare. Most commonly it is a side effect of Epinephrine added or a preservative. Lidocaine, Marcaine and other amide local anesthetics shouldn't cross-react. Cocaine has its own side-effects that are very dangerous so stay away, allergic or not. ...Read more

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Does cetirizine (aka zyrtec) allergy medication contain any stimulant components?

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Does cetirizine (aka zyrtec) allergy medication contain any stimulant components?

No: Cetirizine is also marketed with pseudoefedrine, which can be a stimulant in some people. Avoid zyrtec-d. ...Read more

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How much antihistamine for allergic reaction?

How much antihistamine for allergic reaction?

depends on product: For children over 12 years old, the usual dose for Claritin and zyrtec is 10 mg a day, for xyzal (levocetirizine) and Clarinex 5 mg a day, while the dose for Allegra is 180 mg once a day or 60 mg twice a day. Pediatric doses are based on age rather than weight. There are dose adjustments for liver and kidney disease. ...Read more

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Ok to buy a Duragesic (fentanyl) pain patch online?

Ok to buy a Duragesic (fentanyl) pain patch online?

Fentanyl online: No, the delivery and integrity of the patch is of paramount importance and many people tamper with these and can alter sometimes fatally the delivery system. Your best bet is to get this with a legitimate doctors prescription with close supervision from a reputable pharmacy where quality and safety can be assured, these are potent and dangerous medications if used improperly. ...Read more

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What medicine for airborne allergy?

What medicine for airborne allergy?

Allergy: Nasal steroid spray are the gold standard treatment. However for minor allergies otc non sedating antihistamines can also work. ...Read more

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Would my allergy medicine react with novocain (procaine)?

Would my allergy medicine react with novocain (procaine)?

No: A reaction between you allery medication and dental novocaine (a brand name for dental anesthesia) should not happen. ...Read more

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Why might someone whom we suspect stole a Duragesic (fentanyl) patch test very high for butalbital?

Why might someone whom we suspect stole a Duragesic (fentanyl) patch test very high for butalbital?

Taking both: If someone stole a narcotic patch, they may also have stolen barbiturates and take them, too. The Duragesic (fentanyl) patch should not test positive for barbiturates, to my knowledge. ...Read more

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If i've conjunctivitis allergy, can it heal by allergy injection therapy ?Tried allergy meds : allegysal, patanol (olopatadine) and avil, Claritin loratadine, please help

If i've conjunctivitis allergy, can it heal by allergy injection therapy ?Tried allergy meds : allegysal, patanol (olopatadine) and avil, Claritin loratadine, please help

Yes: Treatment of allergic conjunctivitis starts with eliminating or avoiding the allergen as well as rinsing the allergen from your eyes with plain water (reduces the allergen load). Allergy shots can help as can oral allergy meds. There are eye drops that help a great deal also. Steroid eye drops are very effective but are not used long term due to risk of glaucoma and cataract. ...Read more

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What seasonal allergy medscanitakesafelywithfluoxetine(prozac)?

What seasonal allergy medscanitakesafelywithfluoxetine(prozac)?

Allergy meds: Most second generation antihistamines can be taken with Prozac without interaction, such as allegra, zyrtec and claritin. Steroid and antihistamine nasal sprays are also safe and carry less sedating side effects. ...Read more

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What could cause severe, continuing hypersensitivity 3 years after stopping a 4 year course of fentanyl. Onset was 30 days later. Suffered from GBS.

Central Pain: There have been similar questions in the very recent past-possibly yours. Your pain could be falling into what is termed a central pain syndrome. These problems are treated with different meds than the typical pain conditions. This condition can occur just about any time after a neurologic injury or disease. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Duragesic (fentanyl) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Duragesic (fentanyl) allergy?

Duragesic Allergy: An allergy is caused by your immune system and can be of varying degrees. An allergy to Fentanyl, the narcotic in Duragesic, can cause itching and or a rash as well as anaphylaxis, a tumultuous immune response presenting as significant swelling accompanied by difficulty breathing. The adhesive in the patch itself can cause a skin reaction presenting as skin irritation as well as a severe rash. ...Read more

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Hives, severe flushing, rashes from morphine, codeine, vicodin. true allergies. can i take the DM products in OTC cold meds?

Opioid pseudoallergy: their condition depends on the concentration of opioids in the mast cells. See your doctor for medication adjustment. ...Read more

Dr. David Sherer
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Duragesic (Definition)

Duragesic is a drug that increases narcotic effects which is a ...Read more


Dr. James Henning
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Fentanyl (Definition)

Fentanyl is a ...Read more