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Alternative Treatments For Ibuprofen Allergy
Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more
It can be: Ibuprofen and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaid's) are amongst the top allergenic drugs. This list includes: ibuprofen, aspirin, naproxen, ketorolac, indomethacin, meloxicam, celecoxib, etc. Tylenol (acetaminophen) at the standard recommended doses would be a safe alternative. ...Read more
Is it safe to take Zyrtec 10mg and 4 hrs later take Advil (ibuprofen) allergy and congestion relief?
Antihistamine: If its one time its ok, check ingredients as there might be only decogetant, you do not say your age ...Read more
Have occasional mild hives that get worse with ibuprofen. Don't know if this means I have ibuprofen allergy. If so, am I allergic to aspirin too?
Not easy: Ibuprofen hypersensitivity is diagnosed by a careful history where symptoms followed ingestion of ibuprofen. There is no available commercial skin or blood test since it is typically not ige-mediated. In some cases, an ingestion (drug challenge) is performed under medical supervision to confirm/rule out NSAID allergy. This of course carries some risk. ...Read more
There are 3 proven strategies for treating allergies.
1) avoidance works, although only a few allergens are easy to avoid.
2) medications. Nasal steroids are the most effective medications for most allergy symptoms.
3) allergy immunotherapy (allergy shots) - the only disease modifying therapy. Many patients can develop tolerance to their allergens after receiving allergy shots. ...Read more
I took 4 ibuprofen, 4 allergy relief pills and one prescribed sinus congestion/ tiny white allergy pill. Did I double dose?
Don't know: Look at the ingredients. Can't answer unless know what exactly you're taking, your allergies, other medical conditions such as kidney or liver disease, or weight. ...Read more
Hives from ibuprofen. Have read that this allergy is specific to just that one nsaid. All I see at stores are motrin, advil. What nsaid can I take?
I drank approximatly 6 drinks last night. How long do I need to wait to take allergy medication (allegra)? how long do I need to wait to take advil (ibuprofen)?
At a minimum you should wait 8 hours, 24 hours would be safer.
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I have an allergy to paint fumes, I've had a headache for about a week now I have been taking ibuprofen and it isn't going away?
Sinusitis: Fumes can be irritating, especially if there is an underlying allergy problem. You may have sinus allergy that would respond to antihistamines and a steroid nasal spray. You may also have a sinus infection. Of course there are many other causes of headaches so please get checked by you primary doc or an allergist. ...Read more
Hello I have recently developed an allergy to ibuprofen and aspirin I was wondering specifically what other nsaids can I take?
Allergy: We would not try other nsaid's if you are allergic to the two. I would recommend tylenol (acetaminophen) as the next option. Make sure what you are calling an allergy actually is an allergy. Talk to your doctor. Stomach upset and nausea is not a n allergy while hives or trouble breathing is. ...Read more
My four year old's been coughing a lot lately. It comes and goes every two weeks or so and doesn't seem to get any better with acetaminophen or ibuprofen. I even have her shower longer, sometimes twice a day if possible. I've tried allergy medicines but n
I been sinus headaches everyday can't take allergy meds bec I getting allergy testing Monday. Can I take 2 regular Advil (ibuprofen)? Not the cold and sinus adv
I'm having bad sinus congestion due to allergies. I've taken Nasacort (triamcinolone) this morning, didn't help. Tried Claratin and ibuprofen about 4 hours ago and st?
Sudafed + Neti Pot: Nasacort (triamcinolone) is a steroid and therefore we try to save it as a last resort option, when you've failed all other options. The best option would be sudafed, it's a nasal decongestant so it should relieve all the pressure in the sinuses. Another good option is the Neti Pot - it's a teapot-like device that rinses saline solution through your sinuses to clear everything out, it works wonders! ...Read more
Very unlikely!: Remotely possible, but very unlikely!Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Yes any medication can be the culprit. I would stop the medication and contact your physician. Take care. Allergies can be rough. ...Read more
Yes you can: You can take both medications at the same time providing that you follow the recommended otc doses. ...Read more
Depends: Many children's medication preparations have antihistamines, which is the active ingredient in the allergy medicines. So, you have to be careful- I would ask your pediatrician about the exact preparation you plan to use and the reason for the use. ...Read more
My head been hurting since 12PM I took Advil, (ibuprofen) allergies pills and it still hurt. What should I do?
Dx with RSD/CRPS. Best ways to deal with pain.? True allergy to opiates. Am taking ibuprofen and exercise.
See specialist: CRPS is a variable, poorly understood, and difficult to treat disorder. I recommend you seek specialist care from pain specialist, if possible at an academic center. ...Read more
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