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Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Is pruritus (body) a common allergy symptom? are allergy induced pruritus alleviated with anti histamines? how different from miliara rubra?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Is pruritus (body) a common allergy symptom? are allergy induced pruritus alleviated with anti histamines? how different from miliara rubra?

Yes: Allergy is usually associated with itching at the affected organ but most itching are not caused by allergies. Dry skin is by far the most common cause for itching without a skin rash. If the itching is caused by allergies (but not contact allergy), antihistamine in sufficient doses would work. In contact allergy involving the skin, topical cortisone works far better. ...Read more

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Supress allergy rhinitis for eyes.Either patanol (olopatadine) or zaditen.. Which one is better?

Supress allergy rhinitis for eyes.Either patanol (olopatadine) or zaditen.. Which one is better?

Both work: These are both ocular antihistamines and work well to treat the symptoms of allergy eyes. There is very little data to suggest that any one ocular antihistamine is any better than another. ...Read more

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My son has alternaria allergy (outdoor fungus), what kind of allergy medication?

My son has alternaria allergy (outdoor fungus), what kind of allergy medication?

Several Options: The treatment of allergic rhinitis consists of avoidance, anti histamines, nasal steroids and allergy vaccine therapy. Some combination of one or all these modalities will be helpful. ...Read more

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Which uis best for hay fever cetirizine hydrochloride or loratadine?

Which uis best for hay fever cetirizine hydrochloride or loratadine?

Both work...: But i tend to prefer Cetirizine because I have had a better personal experience and my patients generally do better with this treatment as well. Of course, if you use Loratadine and it is helping, stick with it. ...Read more

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Nasal steroid sprays for rhinitis/thick PND, give me perioral dermatitis. Tried antihistamines, montelukast, ipratropium, PPIs as alternative. Ideas?

Nasal steroid sprays for rhinitis/thick PND, give me perioral dermatitis. Tried antihistamines, montelukast, ipratropium, PPIs as alternative. Ideas?

Saline: Irrigate 2-3 times daily with saline (via neti-pot or squeeze bottle). This is step one. Otherwise, physical exam and history are needed to determine rhinitis subtype (allergic, vasomotor, infectious, etc.). Good luck! ...Read more

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What's best for allergic cough-oxomemazine, cetirizine, loratidine or fexofenadine?

What's best for allergic cough-oxomemazine, cetirizine, loratidine or fexofenadine?

Post-nasal drips?: If the cough is from post-nasal drips , then I prefer using cetirizine or fexofenadine. A better option would be a nasal steroid. However if the cough is from a sinus infection, you may then need an antibiotic; from asthma, you will need asthma medications. Best to see a doctor. ...Read more

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With allergy drugs such as astemizole can I take claritin (loratadine)?

With allergy drugs such as astemizole can I take claritin (loratadine)?

Combine astemizole: Generally you don't need to but occasionally you can safely combine them for flareups. ...Read more

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Suffering from chronic bacterial vaginitis. Took antibiotics several times . No relief . R tea tree suppositories a safe and effective cure?

Suffering from chronic bacterial vaginitis. Took antibiotics several times . No relief . R tea tree suppositories a safe and effective cure?

Yes if: Yes if they are buffered properly with some coconut oil as Tea Tree oil is considered a hot oil. Also Metagenics makes a special probiotic called Ultra Flora for Women. You can access them by going to hinklehealthclinic.com and clicking on Metagenics. Eating Greek Yogurt (not with all the sugars/fruit would be good too. ...Read more

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Can antifungal medication help allergic aspergillosis?

Can antifungal medication help allergic aspergillosis?

Yes: Yes but the mainstay of treatment are steroids to treat the allergic component. ...Read more

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What causes nasal polyps: mild allergies or fungus?

What causes nasal polyps: mild allergies or fungus?

Nasal polyps: these are complex, they occur in individuals with nasal allergies, but also occur with aspirin allergy and asthma and also can be sporadic without a known cause. They are tricky to treat and you need a good ENT and Allergist to tackle the problem properly ...Read more

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Do cetirizine or benedryl hayfever tabets effect tegretol epilepsy tablets?

Do cetirizine or benedryl hayfever tabets effect tegretol epilepsy tablets?

Yes: Both antihistamines show an adverse reaction of psychomotor depression (drowsy, fatigue, lethargy, etc..) when combined with carbamazepine. This is only a possibility, but it would be best to avoid mixing any of these medications. Fexofenadine does not have this interaction. ...Read more

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When does stevens johnson syndrome appear after intiation of terbinafine HCl or other antifungals?

When does stevens johnson syndrome appear after intiation of terbinafine HCl or other antifungals?

Within 2 weeks: It can happen during taking the drugs and also it can happen within one to two weeks after the treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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Does fexofenadine hydrochloride help with allergic rhinitis?

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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Does fexofenadine hydrochloride help with allergic rhinitis?

Yes it can: but you need to take it on regular basis during the season, or anytime during the year if you have persistent symptoms, if it doesn't work see your doctor ...Read more

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With allergy drugs such as astemizole or terfenadine, how about taking claritin (loratadine)?

With allergy drugs such as astemizole or terfenadine, how about taking claritin (loratadine)?

Depends: Astemizole is not available in the U.S. The other two are now over the counter medications for seasonal allergies. Consult your doc if you think you have seasonal allergies. ...Read more

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Is tinidazole antibiotic or anti parasitic or both?

Is tinidazole antibiotic or anti parasitic or both?

Yes: Yes, tinidazole (Tindamax) is an antiparasitic, used to treat amoeba, Giardia, and Trichomonas. It's used for the same purposes as metronidazole (Flagyl), but is better tolerated. ...Read more

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What are common treatments for cholinergic urticaria? list medicine, dosage, etc 5 mg Levocetrizine no effect history: allergic rhinitis

What are common treatments for cholinergic urticaria?
list medicine, dosage, etc 
5 mg Levocetrizine no effect
history: allergic rhinitis

Anthistamines: Antihistamines are main treatment for cholinergic urticaria, but sometimes must take more than normal dose. You can try twice daily dosing of cetrizine (10 mg twice a day) or twice daily dosing of fexofenadine (180 mg twice a day). If this regimen not working, I suggest seeing an allergist to further manage/evaluate. ...Read more