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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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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Is anti inflammatory cream systemic?

Is anti inflammatory cream systemic?

Topical NSAID: Topical preparations have mostly local effect but there is a small amount of medication absorbed and spread systemically. ...Read more

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If i've conjunctivitis allergy, can it heal by allergy injection therapy ?Tried allergy meds : allegysal, patanol (olopatadine) and avil, Claritin loratadine, please help

If i've conjunctivitis allergy, can it heal by allergy injection therapy ?Tried allergy meds : allegysal, patanol (olopatadine) and avil, Claritin loratadine, please help

Yes: Treatment of allergic conjunctivitis starts with eliminating or avoiding the allergen as well as rinsing the allergen from your eyes with plain water (reduces the allergen load). Allergy shots can help as can oral allergy meds. There are eye drops that help a great deal also. Steroid eye drops are very effective but are not used long term due to risk of glaucoma and cataract. ...Read more

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Does cetirizine (aka zyrtec) allergy medication contain any stimulant components?

Dr. Neil Kao Dr. Kao
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Does cetirizine (aka zyrtec) allergy medication contain any stimulant components?

No: Cetirizine is also marketed with pseudoefedrine, which can be a stimulant in some people. Avoid zyrtec-d. ...Read more

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Which medication is good for allergy? Moisture allergy

Which medication is good for allergy? Moisture allergy

I think you may be: mistaken about your "moisture allergy".Could you better describe your ailment? ...Read more

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I'm allergic to anti inflammatorys does acetaminophen have any anti inflammatorys in it ?

I'm allergic to anti inflammatorys does acetaminophen have any anti inflammatorys in it ?

Acetaminophen: Acetominophen is an analgesic(pain reliever) and an anti-pyretic(fever reducer), it is not an anti-inflammatory medication. ...Read more

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Are allergy vaccines helpful in allergic dermatitis?

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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Are allergy vaccines helpful in allergic dermatitis?

Probably: Not as strongly effective as with airways allergies, need to be prescribed and monitored by an expert, an allergist, in selected patients, after controlling the environment and trial of other modalities, and control of symptoms, good luck ...Read more

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Best OTC medicine for dog allergy?

Best OTC medicine for dog allergy?

Cetirizine: The most effective second generation, minimally sedating antihistamine is Cetirizine (adult dose 10 mg at bedtime). No antihistamine will allow ad lib dog contact so minimize contact, keep dog out of bedroom, use hepa filter in bedroom. If still symptoms have to consider rehousing dog in another home. ...Read more

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Will allergy medicine, like zyrtec, (cetirizine) relive cold symptoms?

Will allergy medicine, like zyrtec, (cetirizine) relive cold symptoms?

Cold symptoms: Are you sure it is a cold not allergies? Zyrtec (cetirizine) will not alleviate cold symptoms. A decongestant containing medication will help. ...Read more

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Allergy shots or antihistamine pills which works better?

Allergy shots or antihistamine pills which works better?

Allergy shots: antihistamines only cover up symptoms and don't cure anything. Allergy shots treat the cause and that is why with successful immunotherapy you can get rid of antihistames. One complication of nasal allergy treated symptomatically is development of asthma. On the other hand if you treat the cause you prevent complications ...Read more

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Is diphenhydramine a type of anti inflamatory drug?

Is diphenhydramine a type of anti inflamatory drug?

Not really: Diphenhydramine blocks histamine effects and as such blocks inflammation but not in the same sense as asa, advil, aleve (naproxen) or steroids which have multiple anti inflammatory effects for arthritis, injury, etc. ...Read more

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What anti fungal powders are hypoallergenic?

What anti fungal powders are hypoallergenic?

Probably none: Any powder or other treatment has the potential to cause an allergic reaction. Even so-called "natural" treatments can cause an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Can allergy medications help skin reactions?

Can allergy medications help skin reactions?

Yes: Antihistamines can help decrease the itchyng and swelling of allergic skin reactions. ...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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What allergy meds work well with allergic rhinitis?

See above: I agree but remember the nasal steroid must be used cautiously and not meant to use chronically. Hot fluids work great and no side effects to you ...Read more

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Is baby aspirin used for anti inflammatory?

Is baby aspirin used for anti inflammatory?

Not really: Aspirin at low doses has the ability to decrease the stickiness of your platelets and is often used to reduce chances of a stroke or heart attack. Aspirin does have anti-inflammatory properties, but its association with liver damage/failure and brain damage in kids (reye syndrome) led to rare use under the age of 16. ...Read more

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Do antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help prevent oral allergy syndrome?

Do antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help prevent oral allergy syndrome?

Probably not: Oral allergy syndrome is usually caused by pollens and sometimes nuts. Claritin, zyrtec and Allegra (fexofenadine) can help with pollen allergies. But like any other allergy, it is best to stay away from the problem. Have an allergist test you and see what treatment would be best. ...Read more