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2015 Seasonal allergies are awful in NJ and ZyrtecD 5mg isnt helping me AT ALL , should I bother with ClaritinD or seek an allergy 'steroid' shot?
See below: Zyrtec D is stronger than Claritin D. Generally speaking if Claritin or Allegra are not helping allergists will often ask the patient to double the dose(plain anti-histamine with out the "D"). Flonase will often help nasal symptom. Visine-A will help allergic conjunctivitis. When the above are not helping a short course of corticosteroids can help. For more info go to http://bit.ly/1vIxPUk ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
On cloxacillin500mg fr 5 days, still worst.neck&chest more acne,itchy.having allergy-steroid,butthe cream prescribed contain steroid.i need proper gel?
Have BAD allergies. Steroid sprays give me nosebleeds. (I spray outwards). Refuse allergy shots. Is it worth seeing an allergist? Options?
Yes!: Unless you already know everything that you are allergic to, it would be good to see an allergist to determine what you are allergic to, and therefore try to avoid it, and there are also some new oral antihistamines on the market that may help! Have you tried Astelin nasal spray? It is an antihistamine spray, so it might not cause nosebleeds if you use it. Requires a Rx tho'. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lower right flank pain! not sharp, duller, present & persistent. Need to urinate more than usual.No uti. Antibiotic allergy & steroid shot today. Recent mva w/in 1.5 wk. Have virus/cold. Why/what
Blurry vision with glasses- monocular diplopia-eye redness-gradual. Doc says allergy,steroid drops did not work. had brain MRI -clear. What is it?
Lots of Options: OTC non-sedating antihistamines like Allegra, Claritin, or Zyrtec are helpful for seasonal/perennial allergic rhinitis symptoms. The gold-standard treatment are daily nasal steroid sprays, however you can try antihistamine nasal spray instead. Avoidance of triggers is important and allergy shots are also an option. Saline sprays are useful but will not provide lasting relief used alone. ...Read more
Allergy nasal sprays: Steroid injections are not appropriate treatments for seasonal allergies. Usually, a combination of antihistamines and nasal sprays can be helpful. Steroid nasal sprays reduce inflammation inside the nose in order to allow improved breathing. They must be used daily and they take about 1 week to achieve peak efficacy. ...Read more
I've had turbinate reductions surgery but a sniffly nose and sneezing still persist. Should I go back on allergy medication (steroids)?
You should resume: Your surgery reduced the swelling of the turbinates (normal structures inside your nose), but did not remove the cause for the swelling, which is allergy and possibly air pollution and other, non-allergic factors. If you don't resume your inhaled nasal steroids, you will be return to where you were before the surgery within a few months, if lucky, within a few years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I went to the doctor on Friday and was treated for an allergy; a steroid shot, a nasal spray and since then I have ran a steady fever of 100- 100.2.
Perhaps not allergy: Since none of those medications should cause a fever, it's possible the diagnosis was wrong and you actually have a respiratory tract infection. Symptoms are very similar between the two disorders, except fever not usually present with allergies. If not improving in next few days, give doc a call back and let them know that you have fever as well. In meantime, get lots of rest and fluids. ...Read more
My eyelids swell up overnight. I take cetirizine and have negative allergy tests. Steroid cream only works while in use. Cld it be lack of sleep? X
Thyroid?: Swelling of the eyelids may not be an allergy. Have you checked your thyroid function? ...Read more