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Can allergy medication cause kids to have temper tantrums?

Can allergy medication cause kids to have temper tantrums?

Yes: Most allergy medications contain antihistamines which can cause behavioral changes, including temper tantrums. Sedation is the most common side effect but paradoxical reactions including hyperactivity and irritability are possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Patricia Daniel
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Temper Tantrums (Definition)

A temper tantrum is an event in which a child is angry and cries, screams, hits, kicks, and/or throws himself onto the ground to get things done his way from Mom, Dad, or another family member. Temper tantrums are loud, especially in public places, but are best ignored and politely handled from ...Read more


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Xyzal (levocetirizine) seems to cause depression & anger outbursts in me. Is this common? Would other meds control my hives & allergic reactions to meds just as well?

Xyzal (levocetirizine) seems to cause depression & anger outbursts in me. Is this common? Would other meds control my hives & allergic reactions to meds just as well?

It is a side effect: Yes. These are potential side effects of xyzal (levocetirizine). I would recommend that you call you doctor, stop the med for now, and replace with another second generation over the counter med like Claritin or allegra. ...Read more

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Hives/allergic reactions that need daily control. However, every antihistamine causes anger, crying, mood swings! tried 3 of them. What now?!

Hives/allergic reactions that need daily control. However, every antihistamine causes anger, crying, mood swings! tried 3 of them. What now?!

Are you : Under the care of an allergist ? He should have other recommendations for you . Allergy shots might be an option . Have you tried Atarax (hydroxyzine) ( hydroxyxine) before? If you haven't , you will need a script from your physician ...Read more

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What causes temper tantrums?

Read on: If it is the two year old it is the inability to express their needs, as well as it is the developmental time when the self is taking over ignoring all but their own need. I guess it's the same etiology for teens and all ages. ...Read more

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Why does ADHD medication cause tics in children?

Why does ADHD medication cause tics in children?

Pharmacology: Tics are repetitive, involuntary, stylized, motor movements involving a single or complex group of muscles. Chemicals that are stimulatory in nature, such as caffeine or methylphenidate, may excite muscle fibers to contract more easily. Brain control of muscle firing may also be increased with these substances. Tics are worsened by stimulants, not caused by them. See my health guides on panda's. ...Read more

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What causes temper tantrums in tweens?

Unmet wants: Just like toddlers, tweens will have tantrums when they do not get what they want. If tantrums work, you will see a lot of them. Usually you have a few seconds warning. Decide quickly how important the issue is. If you would give in after a tantrum, give in before it occurs. If you will not give in, let the tantrum occur and be strong. Thus, no tantrums will be rewarded. ...Read more

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What tends to trigger anger outbursts in children?

What tends to trigger anger outbursts in children?

Setting no limits: Children need boundaries. When none are given, they become spoiled, angry, out of control, hating the world and everyone in it. Responding to every outburst with a calm, "no" and a reasonable punishment will reinforce there are limits/boundaries that are not to be crossed. They will learn not to do that. Calm patience and consistency is all you need. More about teaching the adult then the child. ...Read more

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What causes temper tantrums in kids?

What causes temper tantrums in kids?

See below: Temper tantrums are an immature response to anger and frustration. Children may respond this way when they have limits placed on a particular behavior. ...Read more

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Can zyrtek cause behavioral changes in a child and mood swings? What is an allergy med with no side effects for dust mite allergy?

Can zyrtek cause behavioral changes in a child and mood swings? What is an allergy med with no side effects for dust mite allergy?

Yes: I have seen some of those side effects with zyrtec, though not often. You can try claritin syrup or allegra syrup and see it they have little or no side effects. An alternative would be a nasal spray like Flonase or nasonex (mometasone). Good luck ...Read more

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Can Alzheimer's sufferers develop temper tantrums?

Yes: Person with alzheimer's disease may develop a catastrophic reaction if they are in a stressful situation that they do not understand. ...Read more

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I would like to be prescribed to promethazine w/codeine for my allergies, sneezing cough, insomnia, restlessness, agitation, anti-pshychotic effects..

I would like to be prescribed to promethazine w/codeine for my allergies, sneezing cough, insomnia, restlessness, agitation, anti-pshychotic effects..

Prescriptions: If you see your physician, s/he will take your history and examine you -- and also order any diagnostic tests that might help diagnose your condition. Sounds like you've been reading up on the possible effects of Promethazine w/codeine -- but your doctor will be the one to determine what, if anything, s/he feels is appropriate to prescribe. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could 1 missed dose of manic depression/bipolar medication cause uncontrolled anger and suicidal thoughts?

Could 1 missed dose of manic depression/bipolar medication cause uncontrolled anger and suicidal thoughts?

Not usually: Although, it is of course good not to miss any doses. If you were my patient and felt suicidal, i would want you to call me in my office right away. If you are truly feeling suicidal, you should seek immediate treatment at the nearest emergency department. ...Read more

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What emotional disorder can cause a person to have irrational outbursts of violent behavior?

What emotional disorder can cause a person to have irrational outbursts of violent behavior?

See PCP in Person!: Diagnosis is serious detective work. 2 do it well docs need 2 have as much background info & evidence in favor and against a particular diagnosis. There r many brain & body conditions that could underlie violent outbursts, so it could be harmful 2even list any possibilities. The risks r too great: this person could end up harming her/himself or others. The first step is 2see pcp 4 physical exam. ...Read more

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Can intuniv be used for asperger's / emotional meltdowns/ violent thoughts?

Can intuniv be used for asperger's / emotional meltdowns/ violent thoughts?

Perhaps: This is more difficult than it seems. All autism spectrum disorders are not alike. Looking at functional brain scans[spect} has taught us this important lesson. Thus, all aspergers folks will not respond to therapy the same way.. In general guanfacine[intuniv] helps many but may have to be combined with Oxcarbazepine [trileptal] or tegretol to achieve the outcome you describe.Functionalbrain scan. ...Read more

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Can medication withdrawals cause agression and hostility?

Can medication withdrawals cause agression and hostility?

Yes: The most likely drugs to do so when withdrawn are tranquilizers, antidepressants, sedatives, antipsychotics, ethanol and many drugs of abuse. ...Read more

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Is anger or getting quicker temper a common side effect on children taking methylin for adhd?

Is anger or getting quicker temper a common side effect on children taking methylin for adhd?

Yes: Both methylphenidate and amphetamine medications can cause children to be irritable and short tempered. If this is a significant problem, speak to your pediatrician or treater about alternative medications. ...Read more

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Is it possible for fear or anxiety to cause seizure symptoms, crying, clingy behavior in a 8 yr old?

Is it possible for fear or anxiety to cause seizure symptoms, crying, clingy behavior in a 8 yr old?

Somewhat: It is certainly possible for fear and anxiety to cause clinging behavior in children. If he feels insecure, he will need more attention from you to reassure him. When children are really upset, they may hold their breath, which can cause passing out or convulsion like symptoms. Be reassuring and calm. If this continues, see a child therapist. ...Read more

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Can seasonal allergies cause asthmatic symptoms? Will allergy shots help?

Can seasonal allergies cause asthmatic symptoms? Will allergy shots help?

Yes to both: Pollens and outdoor molds can cause both nasal symptoms and asthma. Immunotherapy or allergy shots have been demonstrated to help both conditions. Controlling nasal symptoms can help with the asthma. ...Read more

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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


Tantrums (Definition)

Tantrums are an uncontrolled outburst of anger or frustration. They typically in ...Read more