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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
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. ...Read more
No: All medications have expiration dates beyond which there is no guarantee that the medication will be effective. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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! ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Yes: I see no reason to stop them. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Perhaps: Significant nasal congestion can lead to headaches and even trigger migraines (some neurologists would disagree with this link but I have observed this in many of my patients). Saline spray may reduce the nasal congestion slightly by rinsing away the allergen and chemical mediators causing the allergic reaction if your problem is indeed allergen. Probably not enough for most people. ...Read more
Unusual: Cromolyn is generally very well tolerated.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is there any OTC allergy medicine that really helps with ragweed allergies? What about the OTC nose sprays?
Otc antihistamines usually help control your allergy symptoms. If not, prescription nasal antihistamines and steroids will also work.
Otc nasal sprays are usually indicated to unclog the nose. Caution should be exercised when using neosynephrine as its chronic use will only worsen nasal congestion. ...Read more
What to do if I've got drunk water which was contaminated with mosquito spray by mistakewhether this caused these allergies on my body?
What symptoms?: Depends on how much water you consumed and how much of the spray was in it, and what the spray contained - there are many different kinds of insecticides. In any case, it would not likely be "allergy" - which is an immune system reaction, but a toxic effect of the drug. Without knowing what symptoms you are having, nobody can say. Insecticides are nerve poisons, but it takes high doses to harm. ...Read more
I've been prescribed Dymista, an expensive brand name allergy nasal spray drug. Is there a cheaper, generic alternative that does the same thing?
Individual drugs: It's fluticasone propionate and azelastine combo. First is OTC now, second needs Rx, but cheap; call doc for a script. I know other docs have their patients mix them (or other steroid nose sprays) together in same bottle, but that's totally off label - and I have no idea if they are compatible, so I personally do not recommend it. Just use one, then use the other. ...Read more
Is there an all natural nose spray for seasonal allergies? If so, what brand? I want to lessen the amt. Of exposure to any chemicals, etc. Thanks!
Can bad environmental allergies cause you to snore? I'm on shots but can't get to maintenance due to reactions. I take meds/sprays but still snore.
Unlikely: The ingredients in lysol can cause an irritation of the surface of the eye, the cornea, that can be quite uncomfortable but will usually resolve within 24 hours if you avoid further exposure to concentrated levels of that chemical. ...Read more