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Allergy shots or antihistamine pills which works better?

Allergy shots or antihistamine pills which works better?

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

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


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Are allergy shots more effective as allergy pill treatments?

Are allergy shots more effective as allergy pill treatments?

Yes: They work better, work systemically, give long term symptom control, and reduce the risk of asthma and further sensitizations. ...Read more

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If i've conjunctivitis allergy, can it heal by allergy injection therapy ?Tried allergy meds : allegysal, patanol (olopatadine) and avil, Claritin loratadine, please help

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 more

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Might I use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) itch cream(extra strength) with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy pills?

Might I use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) itch cream(extra strength) with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy pills?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Not sure what you are treating. The cream works best to relieve itchy insect bites. The pill is for more systemic allergies. You can use them together but i don't see what for. ...Read more

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Acetaminophen safe with allergy pills?

Acetaminophen safe with allergy pills?

Providing your not: Taking other med with acetaminophen, no tyleniol or percocet- new warnings lately about over use of the otc drug ; bodily harm with overdosage. ...Read more

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Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and also use allergy eye drops (naphazoline & pheniramine)?

Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and also use allergy eye drops (naphazoline & pheniramine)?

Yes: These drugs can supplement each other. Any systemic effect of the eyedrops is trivial compared to the strength of the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) so the combination is useful if the allergic symptoms are affecting other parts of your body. ...Read more

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If i'm allergic to sulfa (anaphylaxis), can i use ketoconazole? what are other good oral and topical prescription stregnth antifungals

If i'm allergic to sulfa (anaphylaxis), can i use ketoconazole? what are other good oral and topical prescription stregnth antifungals

Bactrim-?: Is not an antifingal medication. OTC antifungal topicals are Lotrimin AF and Miconozole. Rx: Diflucan, Nystatin, Nizoral (ketoconazole) tablets or cream,Myclex troches- must be prescribed by your physician. ...Read more

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Use eye drops meds for high IOP. Is it safe to use OTC nasal spray Nasacort (triamcinolone) to control allergies?

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

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Is there any systemic absorption when using intranasal steroid medication for allergy treatment?

Is there any systemic absorption when using intranasal steroid medication for allergy treatment?

Very little: Almost nil. Some people who are very sensitive to steroids say they may feel a little difference, but normally systemic spread is very very little, if at all. ...Read more

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Does allergy medicine like Zyrtec lessen the nexplanon?

Does allergy medicine like Zyrtec lessen the nexplanon?

No: They don't interact, good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications, if you are in doubt, use two methods of birth control, as condoms in addition, good luck ...Read more

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How to relieve allergys without taking medication or using nasal washes?

How to relieve allergys without taking medication or using nasal washes?

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 more

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