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She was stung by common nettles - a huge amount of them but they pain hasn't subsided over 4 hours despite anti histamine cream, cold bath and aloe Vera and ibuprofen - should pain still be felt after this amount of time ?

She was stung by common nettles - a huge amount of them but they pain hasn't subsided over 4 hours despite anti histamine cream, cold bath and aloe Vera and ibuprofen - should pain still be felt after this amount of time ?

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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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Our child she is 14 month she get itching in her body before two months she take anti histamine drug and ant_inflammatory drugs for several times but?

Our child she is 14 month she get itching in her body before two months she take anti histamine drug and ant_inflammatory drugs for several times but?

Moisturizing lotion: Are there any rashes? Your child needs to do allergy test to see if your doctor can figure out what she is allergic to. Has any blood test being done to rule out other causes of itching? See your doctor to determine the cause. A moisturizing lotion will take care of itching caused by dry skin. ...Read more

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What is the proper dosage of anti-histamine?

Package instructions: The package instructions will give the recommended dosages for over the counter medication. Prescriptions will give the proper dosing of antihistamines and other medications. Usual dosing takes into account other medications you might be taking plus a margin of safety. When in doubt, ask your physician. ...Read more

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Overdosing on anti histamine tablets bad for you?

Overdosing on anti histamine tablets bad for you?

Yes: Overdosing on anything is bad for you. Although these drugs are safe, you must be cautious in taking them. ...Read more

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How much anti-histamine meds could cause overdose?

It depends: There are several formulations out and each is unique. Luckily, these are relatively safe drugs. Treat them with respect! ...Read more

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Can a child of nine years take a anti histamine pills?

Some can, some won't: I have had 2 yo kids develop the skill needed to handle taking a pill or tablet. Whether it is the proper dose at that age would depend on the medication. ...Read more

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Can a child of nine years take an anti histamine pills?

Yes, if healthy: Antihistamines are available in pills, chewable tablets or liquid and can be safely taken by children of almost any age. Doses are not well defined in children less than 2 yrs of age. ...Read more

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Is nasarel an type of anti-histamine?

Is nasarel an type of anti-histamine?

Steroid nasal spray: Nasarel is a steroid nasal spray that reduces the symptoms of allergic rhinitis by decreasing allergic inflammation in the nasal mucosa. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take anti-histamine tablets with wine?

Increase of effect: One or two drinks probably won't be much of an issue, because alcohol becomes a sedative/depressant after a couple of drinks. Antihistamines can be sedating and mixing the two likely will increase the effect of sedation which can impair your judgement/ability to operate machinery etc...If u do so in evening and staying home, should be safer! be good. Just don't drink and drive. Good luck. ...Read more

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Antihistamine (Definition)

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