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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
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
Will allergy pills, such as claritin, allegra, and benadryl, (diphenhydramine) interfere with my birth control pills negatively?
Will taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy when on birth control nullify the active ingredients in birth control?
No: There is no interaction.Get a more detailed answer ›
Does using over-the-counter topical antibiotics (such as walgreens triple antibiotic ointment® or neosporin®) reduce the effectiveness of birth control pills?
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
No: Antihistamines don't interact with birth hormonal control. ...Read more
Might I use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) itch cream(extra strength) with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy pills?
Itchy Contact dermatitis - shots, prednisone, Claritin, Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Allegra, and various creams not helping (getting worse). Any other treatments?
Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and also use allergy eye drops (naphazoline & pheniramine)?
No: Not enough of these medicines are absorbed to lower the effectiveness of the pill. ...Read more
If i'm allergic to sulfa (anaphylaxis), can i use ketoconazole? what are other good oral and topical prescription stregnth antifungals
Use eye drops meds for high IOP. Is it safe to use OTC nasal spray Nasacort (triamcinolone) to control allergies?
Likely ok: Although the WHO statement mentioned increase IOP as a potential problem with nasal steroid, I have not seen such an association. The best way to find out is to check the IOP after you have been on nasal steroid for about a month if you are really concerned. ...Read more
Using antifungal cream (candacort) to treat yeast infection.Does this affect my birth controll pill ieffectiveness?
Avoidance: First, get allergy testing done to know which allergens affect you most. Next, eliminate those allergens from your environment. Dust-proofing the home/office is not entirely achievable, but still helps with dust mite allergy. A pet allergy may cost you your pet! if you are allergic to mold, it must be eliminated from the home or office. The only other option is immunotherapy, or allergy shots. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: Most new generation antihistamines (allergy pills) such as allegra, zyrtec, claritin, etc can be taken once or twice a day meaning their good effects should last 12 to 24 hours. Older antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) are taken up to 4 times a day meaning the good effect may last only 4 to 6 hours (and make you sleepy!) an allergist can assist in finding the right treatment plan. ...Read more
Depends: Multiple factors influence the duration of a medication in the body. Firstly, some medications are "short-acting" while others are "long-acting". Then, different bodies process medications faster than others. Finally, conditions which can affect removal (e.g. Kidney diseases) can cause a delay in elimination of the medication and therefore lingering effects. Typically 4-6h, 12h or 24h. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Very unlikely BUT...: Since i don't know what kind please call poison control at 1-800-222-1222. I don't know any allergy pills that are likely to cause a fatal overdose at that dose but the important question is why you took 15 pills. Were you hoping to die? Please see a psychiatrist or counselor as soon as possible for counseling around the issues that inspired you to take 15 allergy pills. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergist can help: The most effective treatment for allergic rhinitis are the topical nasal steroid sprays. They are safe and effective, but require a prescription. Allergy pills are usually antihistamines and only block the effect of histamine. An allergist can assist in finding the trigger of the allergies and give advice on avoidance measures and other medications available. ...Read more
No: For antihistamines no.Get a more detailed answer ›
If symptomatic: Antihistamines are generally safe at the recommended doses, and clafritin and Allegra (fexofenadine) do not cause drowsiness. If you have high blood pressure or heart problems pills with a decongestant could be a problem. Antihistamines should be stopped before skin testing. ...Read more
1/2 to 1 hour: Some antihistamines require metabolism in the liver to be converted into the most effective form to block histamine. These antihistamines take at least 1 hour to become effective. However, some antihistamines like allegra, xyzal (levocetirizine) and Clarinex are already in the active form and begin to work as soon as they are absorbed which take about 30 minutes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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