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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

Allergy (Definition)

An allergy is an exagerated immune responce to a typically benign trigger. You can have allergic responces to many things like pollens, animal dander, foods, medications, among other things. Symptoms may be bothersome, but benign, or can be fatal. Not all reactions to exposures are allergies and if you think you may be allergic , i recommend being evaluated by ...Read more


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Can I get cheap iressa (gefitinib)?

Can I get cheap  iressa (gefitinib)?

International?: Faulty trials sullied gefitinib that was approved. Survival in nsclc appeared better with erlotinib, but population differences were different, likely accounting for the effect rather than the drugs. Fda & pharma caution you not to look abroad. Caveat emptor. Canada? ...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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Is immunotherapy in asthma effective?

Is immunotherapy in asthma effective?

Yes: It is if this is the cause of your asthma. I'm a pulmonologist who regularly refers to allergists for this reason and have had the therapy myself. It works for many sufferers to reduce their symptoms (and sometimes eliminate them). ...Read more

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Can montelukast become an alternative of allergens immunotherapy for perenial allergic rhinitis ?

Can montelukast become an alternative of allergens immunotherapy for perenial allergic rhinitis ?

Not really: I suggest 3 steps to controlling allergies : 1) avoid the things you are allergic to. 2) take medications to control the symptoms. 3) get 'allergy shots' (immunotherapy) to teach your body to not be "allergic" to those things (immune tolerance). Using a leukotriene antagonist control the symptoms some, but it is not the most effective medication, and is not an equal alternative to immunotherapy. ...Read more

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Is montelukast used for chronic asma & allergy?

Is montelukast used for chronic asma & allergy?

Yes: Sigulair (montelukast) is a leukotriene receptor antagonist used for the maintenance treatment of asthma and has the added benefit of relieving symptoms of seasonal allergies. In addition, montelukast is used for other conditions including exercise induced bronchospasm, AERD, and chronic urticaria (hives).This medication is NOT useful for the treatment of acute asthma attacks. ...Read more

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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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How effective are monoclonal IgE blockers in allergic rhinitis?

How effective are monoclonal IgE blockers in allergic rhinitis?

IgE antibodies : Theoretically, one would expect monoclonal IgE antibodies to be very effective in blocking the allergic response. In the US, this has not been rigorously tested to establish its effectiveness. It is not FDA approved therapy at this time. However, it is approved for IgE mediated asthmatic disease and can concomitantly help allergic rhinitis in those patients. ...Read more

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Whats tilade (nedocromil) asthma medication?

Whats tilade (nedocromil) asthma medication?

Nedocromil: Tilade (nedocromil) is the brand name for inhaled Nedocromil which was used to treat asthma but as it was less effective than inhaled corticosteroids, e.g. Flovent, asmanex, qvar, etc. It's popularity fell and it stopped being sold in the us in june 2010. ...Read more

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Supress allergy rhinitis for eyes.Either patanol (olopatadine) or zaditen.. Which one is better?

Supress allergy rhinitis for eyes.Either patanol (olopatadine) or zaditen.. Which one is better?

Both work: These are both ocular antihistamines and work well to treat the symptoms of allergy eyes. There is very little data to suggest that any one ocular antihistamine is any better than another. ...Read more

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Mum diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. Mass in upper right airway caused major blockage. Iressa (gefitinib) treatment opens up airway. Any chances of recovery?

Mum diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. Mass in upper right airway caused major blockage. Iressa (gefitinib) treatment opens up airway. Any chances of recovery?

It depends...: ...On one's perception of "recovery" is. If the expectation from treatment is palliative or symptomatic relief, then she will recover. Breathing is an issue and so long as she breathes, that is a welcome progress. On the other hand, there is no "cure" for stage IV lung cancer. But, everyday she breathes well is a good day. Let us think positive especially when the negative is overwhelming. ...Read more

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How effective is the allergy medicine called xyzal (levocetirizine)?

How effective is the allergy medicine called xyzal (levocetirizine)?

Xyzal (levocetirizine): It is an isomer of zyrtec (cetirizine). It is about equally effective to zyrtec (cetirizine) but might cause slightly less drowsiness. Both work pretty much the same. I say....Buy whichever is cheaper. ...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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Allergy shots or antihistamine pills which works better?

Allergy shots or antihistamine pills which works better?

Allergy shots: antihistamines only cover up symptoms and don't cure anything. Allergy shots treat the cause and that is why with successful immunotherapy you can get rid of antihistames. One complication of nasal allergy treated symptomatically is development of asthma. On the other hand if you treat the cause you prevent complications ...Read more

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Are allergy shots more effective as allergy pill treatments?

Are allergy shots more effective as allergy pill treatments?

Yes: They work better, work systemically, give long term symptom control, and reduce the risk of asthma and further sensitizations. ...Read more

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Is tilade (nedocromil) asthma medication?

Is tilade (nedocromil) asthma medication?

Yes...: Tilade (nedocromil) is an asthma medication, especially effective for asthmatics with allergic triggers. ...Read more

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What is the appropriate Claritin (loratadine) (allergy prescription) consumption?

What is the appropriate Claritin (loratadine) (allergy prescription) consumption?

10mg/day--adult: 10mg/day is the usual recommended dose and 5mg for the little ones. Research result showed that higher dosage confers no addional benefit, but taking more than 10mg will only waste your nickle. It is classified as nonsedating antihistamine, but very low incidence of grogginess/excessive sedation. If you have trouble and Claritin (loratadine) not helping adequately, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are allergy vaccines helpful in allergic dermatitis?

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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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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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Gefitinib (Definition)

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