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I am on high blood pressure high colistrol, rls, allergy medicine but stil have calf and thigh pain at night. Can you help?

I am on high blood pressure high colistrol, rls, allergy medicine but stil have calf and thigh pain at night. Can you help?

See PCP: Based on your age and the medical information you provided I am suspecting few things including peripheral neuropathy and restless leg. You need complete evaluation including physical examination and lab works. Talk to your PCP. ...Read more

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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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How long does it take for a drug allergy to clear?

How long does it take for a drug allergy to clear?

Depends on drug: From immediatly to weeks or months depending on drug the dose and route of administration. ...Read more

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How long can I take anti-allergy meds (zirtac, xoxal)?

How long can I take anti-allergy meds (zirtac, xoxal)?

Allergy Medications: Most patients can take medications to relieve symptoms of allergy for many years without problems or side effects. Suggests to reduce the use, use a nasal cortisone medication for nasal symptoms only. When in air conditioning during the day, such as at a job, do not take medication. When outside, or exposed to your allergens, take the medication. If you have a lot of allergies, take it daily. ...Read more

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If you have a mild drug allergy, is there a chance the reaction could get worse if you take it again?

If you have a mild drug allergy, is there a chance the reaction could get worse if you take it again?

Yes: In short, yes...Future responses and reactions to medications that have caused allergic reactions in the past are unpredictable. ...Read more

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Will you take allergy meds or is there something else to do?

Will you take allergy meds or is there something else to do?

It depends: You don't describer your symptoms, so I don't know what allergy you have. If you have mainly eye and nose allergies, you can reduce symptoms by rinsing your nose with saline, use artificial tears, for instance. When driving close windows, recirculate air; at home, close windows, use hepa filters. If you have severe allergies, see an allergist to discuss desensitization treatment (allergy shots). ...Read more

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Allergy symptoms coming and going; should I take meds only on bad days?

Allergy symptoms coming and going; should I take meds only on bad days?

Depends on frequency: Since it is extremely difficult to predict when you will have exposure to things to which you are allergic, if your symptoms are fairly frequent, I would recommend taking medications daily. If they are somewhat rare, like once a month or once a week, you may take medication only on days you have symptoms and do fairly well. Your doctor or allergist can recommend meds for your situation. ...Read more

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What can I take for allergy? I mean drug for sensitive skin

What can I take for allergy? I mean drug for sensitive skin

Skin care: Bathing with cream soap, moisturizing your skin immediately after, making sure you don't get dry, drink plenty of plain water, try those first, good luck ...Read more

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The dr said my wifes smokers cough is due to allergies. What type of meds should she take to control it?

The dr said my wifes smokers cough is due to allergies. What type of meds should she take to control it?

Let Dr. Know: If truly due to allergies than an anti-allergy medication would be the answer. Inhaled corticosteroid meds like flonase/nasonex etc can help post nasal drip from allergies that may cause a cough. Either way, you need to let the dr. Know so they can place any meds in the chart to appropriately know all meds you take (even otc meds). Best wishes. ...Read more

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Broke out into hives, maybe 40 over body. Its been 2 days. Should I be worried and see a Dr? Or just take OTC allergy meds and it should go away?

Broke out into hives, maybe 40 over body. Its been 2 days. Should I be worried and see a Dr? Or just take OTC allergy meds and it should go away?

Depends on trigger: Urticaria (hives) is common, affecting up to 20% of the population. Acute hives is defined as periodic outbreaks of red, raised itchy lesions that resolve within 6 weeks. Common viral and bacterial infections can trigger an outbreak, however medications, foods, and insect stings can also cause acute hives but have the potential to lead to more serious complications. ...Read more

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Can it be bad to take allergy meds just for sleeping better?

Can it be bad to take allergy meds just for sleeping better?

It depends.: My thought is that it just depends on how long you've been taking them for sleep. Diphenhydramine (the ingredient in benadryl) is also what's in most of the over-the-counter sleep medicines, like tylenol (acetaminophen) pm, zzzzquil, etc. It should be fine for short-term use, but if you've been having trouble and taking them for awhile, you probably want to see a physician to make sure it's not something else. ...Read more

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What allergy meds can I take while taking zyrtec (cetirizine)?

What allergy meds can I take while taking zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Allergy: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is an antihistamine, so you would be safe taking an inhaled steroid like fluticasone. You can also use a decongestant like sudafed. If you have itchy eyes there are also prescription eye drops that can help and are safe to take while on an antihistamine. ...Read more

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OTC for sinus headaches. Ehat is the best one to use ir should I rather take an allergy med.

OTC for sinus headaches. Ehat is the best one to use ir should I rather take an allergy med.

Use sinufix: It has anti histaminic effect.Sinusitis does not have a cure. This is just to alleviate the pain/congestion. ...Read more

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48 yr old healthy male, takes no meds, has no allergies or sinus issues, suffering from halitosis. What could be the cause?

48 yr old healthy male, takes no meds, has no allergies or sinus issues, suffering from halitosis. What could be the cause?

See your dentist.: The most common cause of bad breath is the health of your gums and teeth. If you have gum disease (which would not necessarily cause you pain) or cavities you could experience bad breath. These conditions are caused by bacteria. These bacteria produce by-products in your mouth that smell terrible. A dentist should be seen to rule out the obvious causes. ...Read more

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I currently take allergy shots every 2 weeks, flonase, and singular for allergies but still find need to take daily allergy meds otc. Any suggestions?

Allergy Issues: Clean up your environment. Bedding encasements, certified hepa vacuums, close windows, pets banned from bedroom, use non-dusty cat litter, never sweep, avoid all fabric softeners and scented products, check your vents and make sure all pertinent allergens are in your shots. Try different nasal spray brands. Check for sinus infections and gerd that are easily missed but can cause similar symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take allergy med vistaril (hydroxyzine) 50mg with tylenol3?

Is it ok to take allergy med vistaril (hydroxyzine) 50mg with tylenol3?

No: Would cause CNS depression/psychomotor impairment, and increase opioid side effects. Good that you asked, exercise caution with multiple medications, best wishes ...Read more

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I have been drinking water also, could I take both allergy and cold meds?

I have been drinking water also, could I take both allergy and cold meds?

Check ingredients: Most allergy medications contain an antihistamine such as diphenhydramine, loratidine, cetirizine or fexofenadine. Cold medications may also include one of these ingredients in addition to other ingredients to control other cold symptoms. Antihistamines, particularly diphenhydramine, can cause drowsiness and therefore you should not take two products with this ingredient. ...Read more

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I have bad allergies and I work summer camp. Is there any OTC allergy med I can take that will decongest me but won't make me feel too drowsy?

Sure: The most cost effective is the genetic loratidine, $4 for 30 pills a month at wal mart, target and several other pharmacies that price match. Allegra (fexofenadine) is another good one that does not cause drowsiness ...Read more

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My 11yr old catches every bug there is! She has asthma and allergies an brohncatis! What can she take to help prevent these besides allergy meds?

My 11yr old catches every bug there is! She has asthma and allergies an brohncatis! What can she take to help prevent these besides allergy meds?

Needs controllers;: She does need an allergy work up;you should consult an allergist if not already done so far, but there is limited success with allrgy shots (immunotherapy)
you need to treat asthma which is a chronic disease due to inflammation in bronchi.
You have to discuss treatment options with your pediatrician including controller meds (inhaled steroids, singular, long acting bron/dilaters
and relievers albuterol. ...Read more

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Is a 5mg tablet of melatonin safe to give an 11yr old child on a consistent basis? She has allergies, asthma, and takes Singular & an OTC allergy med.

Is a 5mg tablet of melatonin safe to give an 11yr old child on a consistent basis? She has allergies, asthma, and takes Singular & an OTC allergy med.

No: We don't really know what melatonin does on a growing child. However it seems that you are trying to treat the symptoms and not the cause. The history suggests that nasal congestion and/or asthma may be the cause for his sleep problem and it is time for you to consider seeing an allergist since not getting enough sleep is just a small part of his problem. ...Read more

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How long is it safe to take allergy meds? For life? I have allergies all year. If I plan on becoming pregnant in the future, any harm by taking med

How long is it safe to take allergy meds? For life? I have allergies all year. If I plan on becoming pregnant in the future, any harm by taking med

Generally safe: Antihistamines tend to be fairly safe medicines, even when used long-term, and also appear to be safe to use in pregnancy, though it would be ideal to minimize use in early pregnancy. Consider alternatives including allergy shots, nutritional supplements & herbs. Classical homeopathy can be very effective for allergies. Good air filters & other measures can reduce exposure to indoor allergens. ...Read more

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How can u tell if hives r due to drug allergy or just chronic hives? I get hives after taking pills, but also occasionally on days when I take nothing

How can u tell if hives r due to drug allergy or just chronic hives? I get hives after taking pills, but also occasionally on days when I take nothing

Hives: This is difficult to answer without knowing what pills you are taking, some can linger in your system. Best to see an allergist and sort it all out. ...Read more

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I'm a 29/f & I wake up daily w/heavy sinus cngstn+headache. I take allegra (fexofenadine) daily for allergies. Don't take any other meds. How do I avoid the headache?

May not be allergies: Sinus congestion and headaches although commonly due to underlying allergies may also be due to other causes. Also, otc antihistamines, like allegra, (fexofenadine) only control mild allergies and even then in only about 30% of people. You may have more severe allergies which have triggered the sinus complaints. See a board-ceritifed allergist for allergy testing and evaluation. ...Read more