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Aralen Phosphate Allergy In Children
Unnecessary: Some non-medical practitioners say that allergy can occur to virtually any substance in the environment. Allergists define allergy as an over-reaction of the immune system to very small amounts of foreign substances that enter the body. While large amounts of phosphate taken as a supplement could cause GI upset & diarrhea, in my opinion there is no such thing as true phosphate allergy. ...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
Doubtful: Some non-medical practitioners say that allergy can occur to virtually any substance in the environment. Allergists define allergy as an over-reaction of the immune system to very small amounts of foreign substances that enter the body. While large amounts of phosphate taken as a supplement could cause GI upset & diarrhea, in my opinion there is no such thing as true phosphate allergy. ...Read more
Chloroquine: Acute Chloroquine poisoning can be fatal.Get a more detailed answer ›
Aralen allergy: Aralen (Chloroquine) is used in the prevention & treatment of Malaria. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www.rxlist.com/aralen-side-effects-drug-center.htm ...Read more
Depends: Several factors here. I usually never recommend it if the family is attached to the pet, but if it is causing severe symptoms, you should sequester the animal out of the bedrooms and living spaces. Then make sure you thoroughly rid those areas of cat dander as it is a potent and tenacious allergen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please clarify: Yes children have allergies and yes there are specialists.You have not provided enough background information to determine whether the situation needs a doc, much less a specialist.You can start over with the additional info and we may be better able to help you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
You have prepared the lunch meal for the children and you find out that one of the children has an allergy to?
Question unclear: If you are asking what to do if the kid is allergic to what you prepaired, the answer is simple, don't let s/he eat it.Prepare something else.If the child ate it and developed hives, benedryl may help some.It is advisable to know specific dietary problems in any child you watch & have a rapid action plan for any unexpected reactions. Kids can develop pbms to foods they have tolerated in the past. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The pain is minimal with skin testing, similar testing can be done with a blood test which requires some blood being withdrawn with a needle. ...Read more
Add-on for hives: Ranitidine (zantac), although it's a different kind of histamine blocker (h2 for acid vs h1 for allergies), has been shown to have some anti-allergy properties, especially when used with an h1 blocker like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for hives. There was actually one study that showed benefit in nasal allergies, but i don't know anyone that prescribes it for that purpose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Allergy testing may hold an answer. However, with chronic urticaria, less than 5% of the time is a cause found. ...Read more
Pick one: While both zyrtec (cetirizine) and Claritin (loratadine) are approved for treatment of allergies in children, it is rarely necessary to use both at the same time. In my experience, Claritin works for many and zyrtec works for most patients. While there is little harm to combining these, it doesn't add to the effectiveness. ...Read more
Is there any treatment for nuts and sesame allergy in children ? Is giving small doses of them in a hospital setting actually helps ?
Variable: The successful rates for sublingual food drops desensitization to nuts have been variable. Most of the studies excluded those who had an anaphylactic reaction to the nut. Even if the desensitization is successful, it is intended only for inadvertent exposure to the nuts. This approach has not yet been fda approved and not yet ready for prime time. ...Read more
I gave my son children’s benedryl about an hour ago for his allergy eyes, he also has a cough, can I give him cough medicine as well?
Data missing: Studies in the US have shown that most such products have little or no effect in kids under 6. Since you didn't provide the age it is hard to respond specifically. As a general rule you would not give a product containing another antihistamine so soon after the dose of Benadryl. The medicine should list its contents on the bottle.. ...Read more
I think my 2 yr old has allergies. I bought childrens zyrtec (cetirizine) but im afraid of side effects. Is it more common for insomnia?
Not really: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is able to cross into the brain and effect the thinking process.Most kids or adults are actually sedated by its actions, which is why they advise giving it in the evening. A percentage of folks will have the opposite effect, probably 1/20, which could interfere with sleep.The response is unique to each & consistent.You can try it once and see if the kid gets hyper.If not it should work fine ...Read more
Are <1cm soft lymph nodes in front of trapezius muscle (where neck meets shoulder) considered dangerous in children? History of allergy and >4uri/year
My 4yr old son has allergies & asthma which his allergies have been a issue over the last 10 days he suffers the last 2 nights I have giving him childrens benedryl. Tonight he has a fever of 103.3, not sure what to do because hes fine during the day.
Sometimes: Some people's allergies get better over years, some get worse, and some are stable. Keeping allergies well-controlled not only keeps kids feeling better and sleeping better, but also doing better in school (it's hard to learn material when you feel miserable)! also, keeping allergies under control decreases the risk of ear infections and sinusitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skin or Blood: Depending on the clinical history and suspected allergen, some practitioners choose the less painful and timely method, which is a blood test looking for specific ige antibodies, also called rast testing. Percutaneous skin tests are still the gold standard for allergy testing. This is something which you should discuss with your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer