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I took Plan B an hour after condom breakage, i'm taking penicillin and acyclovir for a facial rash and impetigo, will these effect the Plan B ?
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
High if done correct: For stinging insect venom.Effectiveness approaches 99% . For environmental inhalant allergies when appropriately tested and results interpretted by an expert before choosing relevant allergens to include in desensitization effectiveness has been shown for most symptoms up to 85% ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How effective is taking plan b & taking your birth control pill the same day as taking plan b ? Do they cancel each other out ?
Plan B: Depending on the kind of birth control pill, they contain similar hormones related to progesterone, levonorgestrel. It isn't necessary to take plan b if you haven't missed 2 or more birth control pills in a row. Plan B is 85% effective if taken within 72 hours and 95% effective within 24 hours, less effective in women with BMI's over 35. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you take the antibiotic amoxicillin 4 days after taking Plan B, will the antibiotic reduce the effectiveness of Plan B?
Yes: Yes, Plan B reduces the chance of pregnancy by a factor of 10 when taken within 72 hours of an unprotected encounter, even during or after ovulation. It does not work by inhibiting ovulation; it inhibits implantation which is a separate process that must occur before a pregnancy is established. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots) is effective for most people and is the only "disease modifying" treatment available. In general about 30% of patients have great response, 30% have good response, 30% have a fair response and unfortunately 10% don't respond. There is no way to predict how good the response will be. It's excellent and safe therapy in the right hands (an allergist). ...Read more
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
No allergy to penicillin after 14 day treatment. What are the chances of allergy to augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?
Will allegra (fexofenadine) 180 taken once daily provide round the clock protection for my hives and allergic reactions?
Not exactly sure : What you mean. However, bleeding after taking Plan B is neither good nor bad. It is a possible side effect of plan b. The way you know that it has worked is when you get your actual period. ...Read more
Lots of Options: Over-the-counter non-sedating antihistamines like Allergra, Claritin, and Zyrtec are helpful (I like Zyrtec the best). Other treatments include daily steroid nasal sprays and antihistamine eye drops. Avoidance of triggers is also helpful. If you have a cat, keeping it out of the bedroom is important, HEPA filters, washing cat weekly, frequent cleaning. Allergy shots can also be life-changing. ...Read more
Yes: Not interaction, good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications, good luck ...Read more
Yes: They both contain 1.5 mg of levonorgestrel. Plan B is the brand name most people recognize. Other versions of the same pill (such as Take Action) are considered the generic versions of Plan B. One should check a home pregnancy test 3 weeks after using one of these pills, to be sure the pill worked as expected. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Allergy testing: Only physicians trained in the specialty of allergy, asthma ; immunology are trained in a monitored situation during residency to perform skin testing for ige-mediated allergy. Some ENT programs are adding this to their training. If you were skin tested by a non-specialist, consult a specialist, if you were skin tested by an allergist, it is likely that you are unusally allergic. ...Read more