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Allergic Reaction To Prednisone With Swollen Feet
Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help a swelling and hive reaction (itching) allergic reaction to penicillin?
Depends: on the reaction, if just hives and itching, yes benadryl (diphenhydramine) can control it in the right dosage, after discontinuing the offending drug, but if more severe symptoms/swelling you need medical attention with the possible addition of epinephrine and probably steroids, ...Read more
Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more
What medication should I use to treat red swollen and irritated face due to itching during allergic reaction? (to fluocinonide ointment)
Severe sulfa allergic reaction. Taking benedryl and prednisone. Not getting any better. Broke out in blisters all over body, red skin with pain stings?
Go to the er: There can be a very severe reaction that is a skin emergency. The most significant variant is called toxic epidermal necrolysis (ten). Another slightly less severe condition but on the same continuum is stevens-johnson syndrome. It is important with your current symptoms you get evaluated asap. The most common cause of both of these is drug reactions. ...Read more
Possible: Since Cipro has been known to induce tendinitis , it is possible that this is the side effect you are experiencing. However this is a known side effect and not an allergic one. Must stop Cipro immediately and avoid doing anything strenuous for at least a month if this is from Cipro to avoid potentially tendon rupture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Swollen lips are not always secondary to an allergic reaction. This can occur after exposure to food allergy or another allergic trigger but it can also occur secondary to increased histamine release with no known cause. Other causes include underlying autoimmunity and inflammation. There are hereditary causes that also lead to swelling where a patient may not have associated itch. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does swelling usually accompany hives? I've been having an allergic food reaction. I get hives on my hands & feet. My foot started to swell slightly.
Yes: Hives is a "swelling" type of reaction. With the release of histamine, fluids go out into the tissues and cause swelling. This is often present in the hands, feet and face, especially the lips. Sounds as though you have a rather marked problem and should see someone who deals with allergy and its reactions. Testing may be available and treatment once the allergen is identified. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long until i see the effects of prednisone for an allergic reaction to cephalexin , severe rash?
What are the most common eczema triggers? Could a severe reaction to poison ivy trigger an eczema flare after/in addition to the allergic rash?
Eczema Triggers: Eczema Triggers include Chemicals, Hot water, Overbathing, detergents, soaps, shampoos, perfumes, scented body care products, stress, pet dander, molds, dust mites, cockroaches, to name a few. Yes, a severe reaction to poison ivy could definitely trigger an eczema flare! Hope this helps! ...Read more
Bx said spongiotic dermatitis drug reaction likely. EM type rash only on extremities ,hands/feet extreme itch and blisters several days after augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Never had allergy. Why such delayed reaction. ?
Need allergy testing: Your body has to have an initial exposure to the drug to develop allergic reaction. This can take time to develop. The symptoms likely started after several doses and then escalated rapidly as your body increased the reaction. Also, this may be more of an adverse reaction to the med. rather than allergy. You need allergy testing ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hives and angioedema: Most hives and angioedema are caused by allergic reactions however they can also be caused by reactions to medications or things like heat, cold or sunlight. A variety of infections, including viral or bacterial infections, or collagen vascular disorders can cause a very similar rash. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
To treat non anaphylactic allergic reactions faster (hives and itchiness) would it be better to go with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) IM or Atarax IM?
IM of either: but the difference may be merely 30 minutes. ...Read more
Sulfa allergy: Drug allergic reactions can take on many forms including: hives, swelling, blistering, dry itchy patches, non itchy red flat or slightly raised areas. To determine if a rash is related to a medication typically requires reviewing when a medication was started, when the rash started, other medications taken, infection being treated etc. There is no allergy test for sulfa. ...Read more
Allergist told wife the chronic hives she getting are Not an allergy reaction to anything it is her immune system reacting back as hives bcos of RA ?
Probable: About 30% of the chronic hives are considered autoimmune in nature, and thus the diagnosis is made through guilty by association with an autoimmune disease. However there are other potential causes for chronic hives but the cause may never be found in most cases despite exhaustive studies. ...Read more
I have had allergic reactions to sulfa (stevens-johnson syndrome) and nsaids (swelling of face lips, and tongue). Can I safely take Meloxicam for OA?
Can Benadryl be taken for an allergic reaction to a bunny. Itchy watery eyes with a little bit of swelling.
I had an allergic reaction to makeup. My eyes are red swollen and itchy. I have both benadryl (diphenhydramine) and claritin, which would be better to take?
Contact dermatitis: Sounds like you are suffering from allergic contact dermatitis from makeup product. OTC antihistamines can help with itch but the best treatment for contact dermatitis is topical corticosteroid creams. Talk with your doctor and consider scheduling patch testing with an allergist to determine your sensitivities so you can avoid this reaction in the future. ...Read more
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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