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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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What are side effects of allergy shots? I recently started them for dust, cats, dogs, and grass

What are side effects of allergy shots? I recently started them for dust, cats, dogs, and grass

Several: Local lumps at the injection sites are not uncommon. Rarely you may even have anaphylaxis (a life-threatening situation which may manifest as breathing trouble, fainting, shock, itching, hives, vomiting etc) and thus you must stay at the office for 30 minutes after each session so that prompt treatment can be started when and if this does occur. ...Read more

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What are possible side effects of allergy pills?

What are possible side effects of allergy pills?

Sedation: First generation antihistamines, such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can cause drowsiness but second generation anthistamines such as Allegra and Claritin are non sedating. Zyrtec and xyzal are mildly sedating. All cause a dry mouth. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of of cold allergy drugs?

What are the side effects of of cold allergy drugs?

It depends: Strictly for allergy you have the antihistamines that are divided into sedating and non-sedating. The sedating are a heterogeneous group, the commonest side effect is sedation. They can also cause dry mouth and constipation. The non-sedating have generally few side effects. The decongestants (pseudoephedrine, phenylephrine) in combinations and alone cause palpitations, restlessness and increase bp. ...Read more

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What reactions or side effects may result from allergy injections?

What reactions or side effects may result from allergy injections?

Mild to severe: Because allergy injections expose patients to proteins known to cause symptoms, there is always a reaction risk. Most reactions are local & involve redness, swelling, tenderness, & itching. Occasionally the reaction becomes body-wide and shows up as hives, wheezing, chest pain, or dizziness. In rare instances, the reaction may become life-threatening. This is why there is a wait time after shots. ...Read more

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Side effects of singulair (montelukast) taken for allergies?

Side effects of singulair (montelukast) taken for allergies?

Pretty benign: Singulair (montelukast) is generally well tolerated. The biggest concern is that recent reports of psychiatric issues have been reported that would require stopping the medications. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of Claritin (loratadine) for allergies?

What are the side effects of Claritin (loratadine) for allergies?

Claritin (loratadine) side effect: Claritin (loratadine) can cause many side-effects. Most commonly, it can cause sedation; even though it is called "non-sedating" by the manufacturer. If you take any medication and note an adverse effect each time, you should assume a causse and effect relationship. ...Read more

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Could taking D3 tablets trigger food allergy reactions or bad side effects?

Could taking D3 tablets trigger food allergy reactions or bad side effects?

Vitamin D pills: Vitamin d has many beneficial effects on the human body and many of us are deficient in our blood levels of it. Reactions to supplements containing it are rare but could occur depending on the other ingredients in the pill or capsule. It's more likely to decrease allergic reactions than to increase them, and can be beneficial to asthmatics ...Read more

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I started taking allegra (fexofenadine) d for my allergies my appetite decreased. Is this one of its side effects?

I started taking allegra (fexofenadine) d for my allergies my appetite decreased. Is this one of its side effects?

Could be related: Allegra (fexofenadine) d has not been usually associated with decreased appetite. The Pseudoephedrine which is the d part of the Allegra (fexofenadine) d can cause nausea in very few patients and if that is the symptom you are experiencing then you won't experience this with plain allegra (fexofenadine). ...Read more

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Are there any negative side effects if I take one 180mg allegra (fexofenadine) tablet daily for years? I have allergies all yr.

Are there any negative side effects if I take one 180mg allegra (fexofenadine) tablet daily for years? I have allergies all yr.

Probably not, but: New generation antihstamines are in general safe and effective. However, the best treatment for year round allergies is 1) avoidance of the allergic trigger; 2) antihistamines like allegra; 3) topical nasal steroid sprays (most effective); 4) allergy injections--will provide relief in majority of people and decrease need for medications. ...Read more

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I am taking montelukast for allergies and it is working well. Are there any long term side effects to taking that medication every day?

I am taking montelukast for allergies and it is working well. Are there any long term side effects to taking that medication every day?

Not known but: Very unlikely but short term known are respiratory infection, psychiatric things unknown, sinus congestion, fever headache, cough, sore throat but all rare. ...Read more

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Is Singulair (montelukast) as dangerous as Google makes it out to be? My Dr wanted me to try it for my allergies but I'm scared to after reading side effects listed!

Is Singulair (montelukast) as dangerous as Google makes it out to be? My Dr wanted me to try it for my allergies but I'm scared to after reading side effects listed!

No and yes: Singulair (montelukast) is widely considered to be exceedingly safe. 2% of the time or less, side effects such as dizziness, abdominal discomfort, liver stress, skin rash or weakness occur and it can worsen lung/respiratory/nasal disease about 1% of the time. NOT a rescue medication for asthma. Very rarely; it is reported to have unusual neuropsych effects (suicidal ideation, hallucination, agitation, etc) ...Read more

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Signs of ativan (lorazepam) allergy vs side effects?

Signs of ativan (lorazepam) allergy vs side effects?

Very rare: Allergic reactions to Ativan (lorazepam) and other benzodiazapines are quite rare. Hives or other skin eruptions sometimes occur, but seldom and may related to fillers in the tablet/capsule rather than to the medication itself. Side effects, especially at higher doses are more common and included drowsiness, slowed thinking, slurred speech--think effects of alcohol. ...Read more

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Does a food allergy cause itching or other side effects?

Does a food allergy cause itching or other side effects?

FOOD ALLERGY: A food allergy can cause many symptoms: itching, tingling of the mouth, hives, swelling of the face and lips, wheezing, trouble in breathing, dizziness, lightheadness, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, fainting and other symptoms. If you know which food, stop it immediatlely! And see a doctor! ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are allergy side effects to a gluten free diet?

Can you tell me if there are allergy side effects to a gluten free diet?

Not likely: A gluten free diet includes elimination of grains that contain gluten. Such a diet should not increase the risk of developing food allergies. ...Read more

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What are a few good ways to counteract the side effects of diphenhydramine allergy tabs?

What are a few good ways to counteract the side effects of diphenhydramine allergy tabs?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) sedation: If Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (diphenhydamine) causes sedation, don't take it. In some states, driving under the influence of a sedating medication can get you into as much trouble as driving drunk. Try the otc meds fexofenadine (allergra), or Loratadine (claritin). Tip: generic lotatadine is available from costco or sam's club for about $12.00 for 365 tablets. They are tasteless and chewable for kids 1/2 = 5mg. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop allergies or other side effects from switching from brand name Zoloft (sertraline) to generic Sertraline?

Is it possible to develop allergies or other side effects from switching from brand name Zoloft (sertraline) to generic Sertraline?

Not likely: Don't worry about that change. The inspection quality is not significantly different in any licensed pharmaceutical lab. Really, don't worry. That could cause an experience of negative effects for no other reason. It's a true phenomena - expectancy is powerful. Avoid it. ...Read more