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Allergy To Bug Spray
I have allergies (hives) that are itchy only during evenings and come on and off times what's wrong with me? Its been almost a month, its not bed bugs cuz we bug sprayed it a week ago just incase. Some hives stay and itch like crazy, some comes on and off
Hives: Hives are a common problem with many potential triggers. You should see an allergist for a variety of food and other tests as well as labs performed to rule out systemic etiologic factors for hives. Medications to relieve the hives can be given.
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
Fragrance makes me ill. When I go into a home, a taxi, even a spa, I leave asap if someone has sprayed, burnt incense or candles, etc. Is it allergies!?
No: It is not an allergy but a hyper-sensitivity. Many people have this issue. Avoidance is the most effective treatment for it. That's not always possible but you can at least inform acquaintances, friends, and family to not use strong aromas.
No: All medications have expiration dates beyond which there is no guarantee that the medication will be effective.
Contact: Many ingredients used in the spray can induce a contact allergic reactions on the skin. The onset of the rash may not occur until 24-72 hrs after the contact. If changing brands does not help, contact a derm or allergist to find out which ingredient may the the culprit.
The fluticasone spray is for allergy. Is there certain time I should use it, such as breakfast, or lunch, or etc...?
Dose time: The main thing is consistent use. It takes 2-3 days to get the full dose built up in the membranes. Since the spray is only done once daily, just make sure the dose is taken around the same time daily therefore spacing each dose around 24 hrs. Remember-- the exact time isn't a big deal with this med. Consistent daily use is what is important!
I have sinusitus&allergy why whenever someone sprays air freshner or parfume in a large amount I start coughing and I feel I will suffocate?
RAD: See your doctor to be evaluated. Likely reactive airway disease.See 1 more doctor answer
What is the best sunscreen in the US market? My son and I had an allergy reaction on couple of sunscreen such as spray kind and some lotion type.
Contact dermatitis: Unfortunately, allergies are vary from person to person, so predicting which one is best is difficult. Check the ingredients of the ones that you were allergic to, for ones they have in common. Maybe you can narrow it down. Also, look for 'sensitive skin' products; dye free, fragrance free. Sunscreens designed for babies may be an idea, as well.
Talk with your doc: The best for nasal allergies is a corticosteroid nasal spray (flonase, nasonex, (mometasone) rhinocort, etc.) that must be prescribed by your doctor. These all work about the same, though some people may respond better to 1 vs another. Dryness can be helped by otc saline sprays. Otc nasal rinses (e.g. Neti pot) can help as well. Avoid using otc decongestant sprays for more than ~3 days at a time. See your md.
See below: The only side effect I have ever seen is nose bleeds.
Allergy meds: Over-the-counter (otc)medications such as Allegra or zyrtec or their generic equilavents work well. Nasalcrom is an otc nasal spray which helps allergy but has to be used often (5x/day). Nasal saline spray is helpful also. It cleans the nose of allergens, like dust and pollen, and acts as a mild decongestant. If symptoms persist, they may not be allergy--see your doctor.
Nasal steroids: The nasal steroids as a class are the drugs of choice. None of them is the best. Patients often like one better than the other so it is reasonable to try a few. Some patients get good relief with nasal antihistamines.
Depends...: Different insurance companies have different preferred brands. Nasal sprays can have different medicines;. Common ones are saline, steroids, or antihistamines. Fluticasone nasal is one generic steroid available in the usa. Some drug companies offer "drug assistance" programs and "discount cards". Call your insurance company, ask a local pharmacist, or search for discount cards on the internet.
Yes: I see no reason to stop them.
So I'm always getting stuffy noses in the summer and I'm not sure if its allergies or something worse. The only thing that really helps is nasal spray?
Nasal spray: Containing steroids and/or antihistamines should help along with avoidance of offending agents or allergens. Consider seeing an allergist for allergy testing and immunotherapy. Take care! Http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/177311-natural-herbal-remedies-for-allergies/#page=1 h ttp://www. M.Webmd. Com/allergies/spring-allergy-tips.
Probably so: This is quite common from otc sprays, check the box and if it says not to use for more than 3 days, you'll need prescription medication treatment.
Which is better for seasonal allergies: nasal steroid sprays like Dymestra or steroid injections?
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.
Recall concern: Fda posted a warning concerning intranasal zinc. .."while zicam also makes zinc-containing oral cold remedies, these are not subject to this warning because the development of anosmia appears to be related to the intranasal application of zinc." anosmia is the liss of smell. You should consult your physician regarding this warning.