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Why is it that you shouldn't use allergy pills while also using medicated itch-cream?

Why is it that you shouldn't use allergy pills while also using medicated itch-cream?

What???!!!??: Who told you that? If you have a rash or bad itchiness, then a combination of a topical anti-itch and an oral antihistamine is fine. ...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


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Do you take allergy pill with nightquil?

Do you take allergy pill with nightquil?

Not necessary: Nyquil is a multi-symptom cold relief medication that already contains an antihistamine. Therefore it is not necessary to take additional antihistamines such as found in allergy tablets. ...Read more

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What is the most effective allergy pill ?

What is the most effective allergy pill ?

The one that works: The most effective one is the one that works. All of them are good, but not all of them work for everyone, just have to try and see. Try a 24 hour allergy medicine and take daily for allergies. ...Read more

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What is the best pill to take for allergies?

What is the best pill to take for allergies?

Antihistamines: There are several newer antihistamines that are now over the counter. They all are about the same. Allegra, zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) to name a few. Try these at suggested dosage. If they don't work, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there any pills to help against allergies?

Are there any pills to help against allergies?

Many : There are numerous medicines to treat allergies both over the counter and by prescription. Ask your doctor or pharmacist what is most appropriate for your situation. ...Read more

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For what length of time do allergy pills last?

For what length of time do allergy pills last?

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

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How long does symptoms last from allergy pill?

Varies: If you are asking about side effects from allergy medicine (?Drowsiness), it can vary according to the medicine you took, the dose and how your body handles it. Since many allergy medicines are taken once a day, it could take a day or so for the effects to wear off. ...Read more

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How long does an allergy pill stay in your body?

How long does an allergy pill stay in your body?

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 more

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What will happen if i overdose on allergy pills?

What will happen if i overdose on allergy pills?

Drowsiness,: It is believed that most people can tolerate up to 4 x the usual dose of antihistamine especially with the non-sedating ones. But you have taken 20 times the dose, the story may be different. ...Read more