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Aleve For Allergies
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
Possible: Viral illnesses such as the flu are treated best by rest, increasing fluids (including "mom's chicken soup"), and supportive measures that can treat the symptoms. Tylenol (acetaminophen) allergy relief certainly can treat some of the symptoms that a cold or the flu can cause. Best wishes. ...Read more
Either can help with: Discomfort.If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider & get a strep throat test & culture. Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey & a small amount of lemon >>. ...Read more
I'm currently taking aleve-d for a sinus infection. Is it safe to also take tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for immediate pain relief?
Several: I like to start with hypertonic nasal saline nose sprays to help reduce congestion without medications. Pseudoephedrine ok short time. OTC nasacort (triamcinolone) also good if allergies the cause. This article may help - but if not improved soon or worsens see your MD. http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/drugs-procedures-devices/over-the-counter/decongestants-otc-relief-for-congestion.html ...Read more
Fish allergies: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) could work but with fish and shell fish allergies if it is bad best thing is to avoid eatiing it. Some prepackaged foods have shell fish products in them so please read labels before you consume these. It may be prudent to carry an epi-pen for you and you can have your doc prescribe one for you to carry with you at all times. ...Read more
Is it safe to take Zyrtec 10mg and 4 hrs later take Advil (ibuprofen) allergy and congestion relief?
Antihistamine: if its one time its ok , check ingredients as there might be only decogetant ,you do not say your age ...Read more
I use reactine and claritan for allergies. Would nasal spray be useful o only for sinus symptoms?
Yes: There are many nasal sprays that could be helpful. Saline sprays may help flush the nose out and let the cilia of the nasal lining work more effectively. Topical nasal steroids sprays have been shown to be some of the most effective nasal allergy medicines to treat chronic sinusitis and improve nasal congestion and drainage. There are topical antihistamine proven effective as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sinus headache after taking antihistamine for perenial allergic rhinitis.How to reduce this heafache, taking psuodophedrine for it.Please help.
Take Both: Tylenol is acetaminophen, while advil is ibuprofen. Tylenol is better at swelling, but advil will be better for pain. A study has shown that combining the two medications together will provide better pain relief than either one by itself. Take 2 advil and 1 tylenol for pain. Keep smiling. ...Read more
Complex Question...: Simple answer, if you have infrequent tension type headaches what works best for you is what you should take. If liver issues or if you drink routine alcohol would use ibuprofen (Advil) & if stomach or kidney probs acetaminophen (tylenol). You use a tens unit, if this is neck related NSAID's, ibuprofen may be better. If frequent or other symptoms it could be migraines or other issue and need eval. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All work.: There is no best medication for superficial phlebitis. Any antiinflammatory that is tolerated by the patient is acceptable. The type ordered is usually determined by the physician's training and experience. I prefer advil, (ibuprofen) Motrin or naproxyn. Wet heat to the area also helps and an evaluation by a vein specialist would also be recommended. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is cromolyn sodium drops a good and safe OTC med for allergic itchy eyes? Recommendations for any other drops to relieve itching
Toxicity: It will have toxic side effects.Get a more detailed answer ›
Absolutely not: If you are allergic to one, it is almost certain you are allergic to both. ...Read more
My face has been hurting a lot for a while. i heard it could be an allergy to aleve, should i quit? didnt take any today, im taking benadryl (diphenhydramine) for aller
I have chills and slight nausea. What medicine should I take- Aleve for the bad fever or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the allergy?
Perhaps both: You could take both but you didn't mention any specific allergy symptoms. Nausea could easily be a symptom of infection. And chills are not a symptom of allergy. In that case Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will only make you sleepy. It's not a very good medication for nausea. Take your Ibuprofen and go to bed. ...Read more
I'm taking Aleve (naproxen) for mild knee injury. while getting allergy shots will it minimize reactions? Can it mask reactions? Should I let my allergist know?
Am i allowed to take benadryl and aleve ? Or no ? I have bad allergies but i also have muscle pain and soreness
Can i take naproxen (aleve) with an antihistamine (pantanase)? I have allergy and breathing issues and wanted to know if it's safe to take Aleve for my menstrual pain or if I should take tylenol (acetaminophen) instead.
Possible naproxen allergy? Increased bp, heart rate, intense red itch tops of feet, arms, torso. Went to dr, ekg&bp normal by arrival. Didn't link Aleve use until today, used in frequently in past.
Quite possibly: The reaction you describe certainly sounds like an allergic reaction to something you ingested , possibly the aleve (naproxen). Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids) are fairly allergenic, and you develop an allergy to something at any point. So if the timeline to your symptoms fits with aleve (naproxen) ingestion, i would be highly suspicious. Try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for acute relief of current symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Naproxen allergy: Naproxen (Midol, Aleve, Naprelan) is a nonsteroidal anti-Inflammatory drug. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: https://www.drugs.com/naproxen.html ...Read more
What are the: symptoms? It could be rather an adverse drug reaction to aspirin and not a true allergy. If you do have true allergic reaction to aspirin, you better avoid all the NSAIDs , including naproxen, as you may very well develop a reaction later. Follow up with your allergist, or see one if you haven't already, check acaai.org or aaaai.org for an allergist in your area, best wishes ...Read more
My wife has developed a sudden allergy to nsaids and can no longer take naproxen, ponstan etc for severe period pain. Are there alternatives?
Acetaminophen: Acetaminophen is available over the counter. Other pain medications will require a prescription. Consider using a birth control method to suppress periods. If she does not have periods then the pain will not come. Birth control pills, nuvaring, the depoprovera shot and Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are all options. ...Read more