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Alternatives To Prednisone For Allergies
Yes!: Singulair (montelukast) is one of many options for allergy treatment. Singulair (montelukast) is known as a leukotriene receptor antagonist. I know, not a great name. Well, it blocks leukotrienes that can cause itching, swelling, redness, etc. By doing so, singulair (montelukast) can reduce allergy symptoms, but it works best if you take it daily. I hope this helps! ...Read more
Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more
Many.: If in the small intestine, sulfasalazine. Colon: pentasa, proctofoam. Azothioprine, cyclosporine, the antibiotics ciprofloxine with or without metronidazole. Any finally most of the tnf-alpha inhibitors. Remicade, humira, cimzia, (certolizumab pegol) etc. I did not mention prednisone, or a poorly absorbed GI oral steroid. ...Read more
Nose symptoms relief: Allergic inflammation in the nasal mucosa produces swelling, congestion and increased secretions. Nasal topical steroids help with reducing the inflammatory process and therefore reducing these symptoms. Nasal steroids would not directly affect the allergy, that is the hypersensitivity to react when exposed to a particular allergen, such as pollen. ...Read more
Natural : Consider saline nasal rises such as neilmed that you can get at any pharmacy without a prescription to remove nasal allergies but also using a otc med such as naph con a. ...Read more
a doctor that want to prescribe predinsone for possible igg4/psc treatment. Are there any alternatives to predisone for liver autoimmune disorders?
Best proven Rx: IgG4-associated cholangitis, also known as IgG4-related (sclerosing) cholangitis (IgG4-RSC), is an immune-mediated inflammatory disease characterized by specific changes on biopsy and elevated IgG4 levels. Initial treatment includes high dose prednisone at the time of diagnosis and up to 3 months. Maintenance regimens may use low-dose prednisone (2.5–5 mg/day) and/or azathioprine (1–2 mg/kg/d) ...Read more
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Mild night asthma, Given Dulera (formoterol and mometasone). seem to be better options for asthma maintenance meds, please recommend. Need to avoid interaction with Beta Blockers?
Or avoid b blockers: unless b1 selective, which should be used with caution too, also Delera is a combo medicine , contains Inhaled CorticSteroid, in adiition to a long acting beta agonist (LABA) which are better avoided, if not extremely needed while on B blockers, generally those LABAs better be discontnued once asthma is controlled with other maintenance meds, please talk again to your doctor, take care ...Read more
Numerous: Fortunately for allergy sufferers there are numerous safe and effective allergy medicines both over the counter and prescription. Check with your doctor or pharmacist for recommendations if you are looking for over the counter medications. When otc meds do not help it is time to see a doctor for additional evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Several choices: The most effective treatment for relief of seasonal allergies are prescription nasal steroid sprays (qnasl, nasonex, (mometasone) rhinocort, flonase). If symptoms are mild then over the counter zyrtec, claritin, or Allegra can help. It's best to start treating seasonal allergies before the "season" starts. This is a prevention approach. If the above meds haven't controlled symptoms, consider allergy shots. ...Read more
What is the maximum dosage for chlorphenamine to treat hives? Doctors prescribed me with 3x daily. Trigger Unknown, still waiting to see allergist.
Can you take Reactine allergy med with oral prednisone? Taking prednisone for contact dermatitis but still itchy!
Sure.: Read the package information to be sure it is safe for you to take. Prednisone takes 48-72 hours to work. An antihistamine may help the pain. Fragrances, aerosols, harsh soaps, and smoke also irritate the skin, so get rid of those in your environment until your dermatitis has resolved. No scented detergents, soaps, lotions, deodorants, etc. No fabric softeners at all. Avoid candles, etc. ...Read more
For some: The mainstay of asthma treatment is inhaled corticosteroid therapy. However, in some patients with elevated ige levels, there is an injectable (but expensive) drug available. Some pulmonologists also offer a procedure that can reduce the thickened muscle in the airways. This is a procedure that requires three outpatient bronchoscopies (scope in the lung). Not for everyone, but may be option. ...Read more
How do Dr's or allergist decide to just treat allergies with prednisone instead of using allergy shots?
I currently use rhinocort aqua for nasal allergies, it is so expensive, and nasonex (mometasone) doesn't work for me. Any other options?
Yes: Some natural supplements may be helpful including quercitin which a natural histamine inhibitor. Stinging nettle and goldenseal have been used for allergic rhinitis. Also, the probiotic lactobacillus acidophilus and omega 3 fatty acids may be helpful as a preventive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Less so: The best treatment for food allergies defined as having symptoms after ingesting certain foods (and not just having a blood testing stating food allergy is present) is first and foremost, avoidance and secondarily by carrying epipen(jr) which is adrenaline which can be injected into the person's thigh asap after contact with the allergen. Prednisone is much less useful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was prescribed vistaril prednisone and Zantac (ranitidine) for a possible allergic reaction or do to hives from aspirin. Vistaril makes me ill. Alternatives ?
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
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