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Histamine (Definition)

Histamine is an organic nitrogen compound involved in local immune responses as well as regulating physiological function in the gut and acting as a neurotransmitter. Histamine triggers the inflammatory response. As part of an immune response to foreign pathogens, histamine is produced by basophils and by mast cells found ...Read more


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There is a rash on the right side of my stomach its in a band it's small red and itchy been there for 1 week now i've tried creams and anti histamine?

There is a rash on the right side of my stomach its in a band it's small red and itchy been there for 1 week now i've tried creams and anti histamine?

See doctor: The pattern and location of the rash can be helpful. Itchy, burning, blistering rashes that are in a band like pattern may be "shingles" which is from the varicella -zoster virus which causes chicken pox. The reactivation can occur under times of stress. The rash will follow a "dermatome" which is the nerve root pattern. ...Read more

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Can i take anti histamine after a drink?

Can i take anti histamine after a drink?

I would encourage: You to be very careful, as both alcohol and antihistamines combined can be very sedating. You should really try to avoid this combination. ...Read more

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Which anti-histamine is best for hayfever?

Which anti-histamine is best for hayfever?

Many choices: There are many excellent choices for antihistamines that are effective for treating hayfever. The new generation products work well and have few side effects. These include zyrtec (cetirizine), Allegra (fexofenadine), Claritin (loratadine), Clarinex (desloratadine) and xyzal (levocetirizine). The good news is that they are available without a prescription and most are available in several forms. ...Read more

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Would anti-histamine help with histiocytoma?

Would anti-histamine help with histiocytoma?

Not likely: Histiocytes are cells that are part of the immune system active in engulfing bacteria and other foreign material. Since they really don't release histamine, antihistamines are not likely to help. If the tumor was a mastocytoma, antihistamines would be a great choice. ...Read more

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Would it be bad for me to take an anti-histamine if I have a cold?

Would it be bad for me to take an anti-histamine if I have a cold?

Not bad, but...: Not bad, but an anithistamine is better at treating allergies and hay fever than cold symptoms. For the congestion caused by colds, decongestants are preferred. However, a number of cold medications contain sedating antihistamines, mainly to help you sleep. ...Read more

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Is there an anti histamine medicine which does not have lactose in it?

Allegra (fexofenadine): Allegra is an anti-histamine which, according to a detailed ingredient list, does not contain lactose. See http://www.Drugs.Com/pro/allegra.Html. I would recommend getting the name brand Allegra though instead of generic fexofenadine since some generic forms may contain lactose. ...Read more

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Can i take telfast andpolaramine together. What is the proper dosage of anti-histamine?

Can i take telfast andpolaramine together.  What is the proper dosage of anti-histamine?

Yes----BUT: There is no point to taking both antihistamines. Dose varies with the condition and with the person. No antihistamine is useful for itching except if there is urticaria (hives). Sedative effect with polaramine (dexchlorpheniramine maleate) means you should not drive for 8 hrs after use. ...Read more

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Antihistamine (Definition)

Sedating and non-sedating antihistamines prevent and treat allergic reactions, and are ...Read more