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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Fexofenadine (Definition)

Fexofenadine is an antihistamine which is used to treat allergies such as hayfever, and hives. It can be taken once or twice a day. It is a second generation antihistamine and does not cause as much drowsiness as other antihistamines such as Diphenhydramine (benaryl) or chlorpheniramine. Always be careful about drowsiness with any antihistamine especially if driving ...Read more


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My doctor told me not to take my Allegra (fexofenadine) and Zyrtec 5 days before my skin allergy test but my symptoms are really severe. Should I just take my meds?

My doctor told me not to take my Allegra (fexofenadine) and Zyrtec 5 days before my skin allergy test but my symptoms are really severe. Should I just take my meds?

Talk to Allergist: If it is not possible for you to stop antihistamines before your allergy appointment there are blood tests that can be drawn instead. Skin testing is more sensitive so it is preferred by myself and most allergists. I would call their office and discuss your issues so you don't show up on antihistamines and have to reschedule. ...Read more

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Breaking out head-toe from unknown contact allergy. Rash leaves scars. Waiting to see allergist. Derm said to take Zyrtec & Allegra together. Safe?

Breaking out head-toe from unknown contact allergy. Rash leaves scars. Waiting to see allergist. Derm said to take Zyrtec & Allegra together. Safe?

Yes safe, but: What are we treating? Is it contact allergy, then antihistamines won't help much, or is it a generalized reaction not related to a contactant? At any rate, follow the dermatologist advice until you see an allergist, good luck ...Read more

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Breaking out head to toe from unknown contact allergy. Rash leaves scars. Waiting to see allergist. Derm said to take Zyrtec & Allegra together. Safe?

Breaking out head to toe from unknown contact allergy. Rash leaves scars. Waiting to see allergist. Derm said to take Zyrtec & Allegra together. Safe?

Yes OK to take both: We often recommend patients take allegra and zyrtec together for intense itching. It is best to take allegra in the morning (non drowsy) and zyrtec in the evening (can cause slight drowsiness). In rare instances we advise two allegras (180 mg each) plus two zyrtecs (10 mg each) for severe itching. The main side effect may be drowsiness from zyrtec ...Read more

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How to cure skin allergy?

How to cure skin allergy?

Depends: One cannot cure anything unless one knows what is causing it. On the other hand, in many skin conditions, a cure is not possible although they can usually be managed with the appropriate treatments. ...Read more

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How to cure my skin allergy?

How to cure my skin allergy?

Skin Allergy: Find out what you are allergic too and then avoid it. You can go to an allergist and get skin tested to find out what you are allergic too. ...Read more

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Skin allergy medicine pls?

Skin allergy medicine pls?

You can try: Oral antihistamines or topical steroids, both of which are over the counter. ...Read more

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How to get rid skin allergy?

How to get rid skin allergy?

Avoid the triggers: Try to find out what's aggravating your skin allergy symptoms, and avoid them. You can take antihistamines and put some Hydrocortisone cream to the affected areas. You can always make an appointment with your doctor. ...Read more

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Symptoms of betadine skin allergy?

Symptoms of betadine skin allergy?

Multiple: The skin reacts to contact allergy in many ways. It usually turns red, swells and it may develop blisters. It is usually itchy, but may also feel like a burning sensation. This would occur in the area of the contact only (where the betadine touched your skin). ...Read more

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Skin allergy after using facial cream?

Skin allergy after using facial cream?

Topical hydrocortiso: This is called allergic contact dermatitis which can usually be controlled with topical steroid cream. Avoidance of other lotions/cream containing the allergen is the key. ...Read more

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What is couse of itching skin allergy?

It can be hard to: Tell. New soap? New detergent? New clothes? New lotion? Contact with plants? ETC. An allergist might be able to test you to find out. ...Read more

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About skin allergy cause due to the mosquito spray?

About skin allergy cause due to the mosquito spray?

Contact: Many ingredients used in the spray can induce a contact allergic reactions on the skin. The onset of the rash may not occur until 24-72 hrs after the contact. If changing brands does not help, contact a derm or allergist to find out which ingredient may the the culprit. ...Read more

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Skin allergy testing. Can there be false negatives?

Yes: The tests can have both false positive and false negative results. There are many factors that can influence the results such as the antigens, host factors, timing and medications. The results need to be interpreted in the context of the history. ...Read more

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Are fals positives from a skin allergy tests common?

Controls: If done properly, with adequate controls false positive tests are very infrequent, but also remember that just because you test positive accurately, it does not mean that you will develop symptoms from exposure to that allergen. ...Read more

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My father has a skin allergy for ten years how can we help him?

My father has a skin allergy for ten years how can we help him?

Have him tested by: Allergist for environmental and food allergies, so you can find out the offending agent (s), and have him avoid exposure. This will help. Also, make sure you aren't using any harsh detergents (synthetics), or fabric softeners are used that his linen, or his pajamas, and clothes may have been exposed to, or he will continue to have contact with more irritants on his pillow at night. ...Read more

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Is a blood allergy test just as accurate as a skin allergy test?

Is a blood allergy test just as accurate as a skin allergy test?

Almost: Skin test is more sensitive though, results appear within 20-30 minutes, needs to be performed by experienced nurse/doctor, can be tailored to add specific allergens according to patient's environment/exposure, in addition to standard screening panel. Blood test, RAST, is resorted to if skin test cannot be performed for a reason or another. ...Read more

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Please tell me what to do when toothpaste burns your skin? Allergy?

Please tell me what to do when toothpaste burns your skin? Allergy?

Stop using it: When you have allergy towards anything you should avoid using it. Please consult with your dentist to see which tooth paste is appropriate for your mouth. ...Read more

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Has anyone had a false positive from a skin allergy test? Should I repeat tests each year?

Has anyone had a false positive from a skin allergy test? Should I repeat tests each year?

Yes.: It is possible to have false positive tests with an allergy skin test. However, if the test is done by a board certified allergist trained to read the test correctly, taking into account the size of the reactions and comparing them to the positive and negative controls, they should be able to advise you on the likelihood of a test being a true positive or false positive. No need to retest yearly. ...Read more

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What is skin allergy?

What is skin allergy?

Itchy skin?: This could mean a lot of things such eczema, hives, angioedema, atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis and a host of other dermatologic conditions related to an allergic reaction. It could signify a reaction to a medication that causes patient to be itchy or have hives or swelling. ...Read more

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Skin allergy at the back of kneck?

Inadequate info: Please give more description of your problem. ...Read more

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What are the cures and causes for skin allergy?

Several: Allergic skin rashes can be caused by:

contact dermatitis from poison ivy, rubber, nickel, fragrance, make up, preservatives, etc.

Contact hives is hives that occur with direct contact with an allergy--spilled food or saliva from the lick of a pet.

The "cure" is avoidance of the particular allergen trigger. Barrier creams or ointments are partially effective. Medications treat symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the commonly used for treating skin allergy especially this winter time?

What are the commonly used for treating skin allergy especially this winter time?

Antiallergy+steroids: Skin allergy is treated with avoidance of allergen, moisturizing. Oral anti allergy agents such as Loratadine or Cetirizine and topical agents such as steroids of varying potency. If necessary severe allergy can be treated with oral steroids and other agents. ...Read more

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Can you have a skin allergy to semen?

Can you have a skin allergy to semen?

Semen allergy: Yes you can have various allergic reactions to a partner's semen. The reactions can range from local irritation to generalized anaphylaxis. The reactions are to a component found in the plasma not the sperm. The international expert is jonathan bernstein, md. See www. Seminalplasmaallergy. Org. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get skin allergy tests?

Does it hurt to get skin allergy tests?

Not really: Allergy skin tests currently are performed using sterile, plastic, applicators (not needles) that just puncture the skin at a mild depth. No blood. Typically 8 tests can be placed in 2 seconds using multitest device and the answer is available in 15-20 minutes. The new multi-test PC (pain control) has even less uncomfortable feeling; my experience is that it works great for children and adults. ...Read more

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What is the main reason of skin allergy?

Allergen: An allergy regardless of its location (internally or externally) is caused by an allergen... Something that causes the allergic response. ...Read 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


Dr. Michael Finkelstein
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Allegra (Definition)

Allegra is a non-sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more