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What is the best allergy medication for seasonal allergies like pollen, dust, ragweed, hay fever, dogs, cats, hamsters etc?
There are a few: Not one medicine is better than another....Everyone's system is different...Some people get better with allegra..Others with zyrtec..Others with Claritin or even benadryl (diphenhydramine). These are now over-the-counter...Try some and read the labels. If you don't feel better, see a board certified allergist (www.Acaai.Org). Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
It depends: It depends of what type of allergic reaction you have to wool. If you have skin rashes on contact with wool, you might develop the same skin rashes to cashmere although skin rashes might be due to other factors too. If exposure to causing you to have nasal congestion, hives and shortness of breath, you might not want to wear cashmere also. Please see a local allergist for more details. ...Read more
Nasal allergy - sneezing, watery eyes and allergic to dust, season change and unnatural air viz a/c, fans etc. Take allegra tablets (120-180 mg), spray?
Mixed rhinitis: Sounds like perennial mixed rhinitis with both allergic and non-allergic triggers. Evidenced based medicine says topical nasal steroid spray is primary treatment, topical or oral antihistamines next and possibly montelukast (singular). Allergen immunotherapy can also be very helpful. See your pcp or board certified allergist. ...Read more
I'm allergic to iodine. I am hashi hypothyroid. Can only take brand Synthroid (thyroxine) & cytomel. But when taken together I have a severe allergic reaction.
Check w/Pharmacist: If you mean taking the two pills at the same time causes a reaction, but taking either one by itself does not, then you could try taking them several hours apart (like one w/bkfst and other w/dinner). If that fails, will need to talk to endocrinologist to see if can manage on one agent. ...Read more
Anesthetics: Some anesthetics do not cross react and can be safe to use, a topical application may not cause an allergy if you had reacted to an injection in the past. ...Read more
If i've conjunctivitis allergy, can it heal by allergy injection therapy ?Tried allergy meds : allegysal, patanol (olopatadine) and avil, Claritin loratadine, please help
Yes: Treatment of allergic conjunctivitis starts with eliminating or avoiding the allergen as well as rinsing the allergen from your eyes with plain water (reduces the allergen load). Allergy shots can help as can oral allergy meds. There are eye drops that help a great deal also. Steroid eye drops are very effective but are not used long term due to risk of glaucoma and cataract. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Envir. allergic rhinitis severe, on max flutic/monteluk/allegra. +1yr worsening tired. Norm polysom/CBC/CMP/TSH/ESR/CRP. Who to see, allergist? Rheum?
See allergist: Your problems appear to be allergic and an allergy consult would be your best bet. I don't know why you thought that a rheumatologist could help you. ...Read more
Yes it can: That's why you need to know the triggers well, try to avoid them as much as you can, ask your doctor about keeping an Epipen (epinephrine) handy, just in case a severe reaction develops, see an allergist if you can for complete assessment. Check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more
Allergic rhinitis, allergy vaccine shots for 18 months, IgE 850, bone&muscle pain, fingers deform, taking ca&vitamins but no improvement.Is mastocytosis ?
Keep pollens away: Eliminate exposure by using facial mask, high efficient hepa filter and vacuum your carpet more often. Use AC at home and when you drive in bad allergy season. Besides, there are OTC oral antihistamines, decongestants, and inhalers available. If not improve, talk to your doctor or allergy specialist for more potent treatments including nasal antihistamines, steroid inhaler and immuno-therapy. ...Read more
Allergic to so much! dust, all pollens, animals! constant rhinitis, making my asthma bad. Taking 2 loratadine, 1 not enough. Any other treatments?
No much OTC meds: If you have real food allergy and you break out in hives when you eat that particular food, beside benadryl, (diphenhydramine) there are not much otc meds you can take. Go to the nearest er if you have nausea, vomiting or difficulty breathing since those are signs of anaphylaxis and can be dangerous. If the rashes are eczema but not hives, you can use otc cortisone cream, moisturizer and see an allergist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Optician diagnosed allergy: sodium cromoglicate for stinging prickly eyes.Worried as forgot to mention facial rosacea. Ocular rosacea or allergy?
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