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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
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