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Need alternative to zirtec for allergy-induced asthma. Allegra and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) don't work, nor albuterol asthma inhalars. Claritin gives me nasal pain.

Need alternative to zirtec for allergy-induced asthma. Allegra and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) don't work, nor albuterol asthma inhalars. Claritin gives me nasal pain.

Allergic help: You will definitely need to speak with your physician about this. Other alternatives include the short acting chlorphenamine (chlortrimetron), sold over the counter. There are prescription medications - xyzal, singulair, xopenex, (levalbuterol) Flonase and more. Ultimately - make sure you speak with your physician about this, since the medications you have tried so far are not providing relief for you. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of ...Read more


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Could I take singular for asthma and take Claritin (loratadine) and lohist-d for allergy at the same time?

Could I take singular for asthma and take Claritin (loratadine) and lohist-d for allergy at the same time?

Yes: Singulair (montelukast) and Claritin work by different mechanisms. The combination of both works better than either alone for allergy control and the singulair (montelukast) may help your asthma as well. ...Read more

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Do either nasonex (mometasone) or loratadine have an interaction with asthma medicines?

Do either nasonex (mometasone) or loratadine have an interaction with asthma medicines?

No: Both are often used in asthmatics. You may have a personal intolerance to the drugs, but neither have known drug drug interactions with inhaled steroids or albuterol. ...Read more

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How effective is Claritin (loratadine) d to help with allergy asthma?

How effective is Claritin (loratadine) d to help with allergy asthma?

Antihistamines help: Claritin (loratadine) +/- d, zyrtec +/- d, or Allegra +/- d can help with allergy and asthma symptoms caused by allergies to respiratory pollens or other airborne allergens. One should work with his doctor to see which combination of over-the-counter allergy meds and prescription asthma inhalers/pills work the best. A patient will learn over time, what medicines to adjust, depending on how "bad" the air is. ...Read more

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My sister age 16 has insomnia for the first time what should she do to cure it? She doesn't wheeze. She takes an inhaler for asthma and loratadine.

My sister age 16 has insomnia for the first time what should she do to cure it? She doesn't wheeze. She takes an inhaler for asthma and loratadine.

Many reasons: There are many reasons for insomnia. If she is taking Loratadine d, the "d" part can keep people awake. Occasionally antihistamines will also keep people awake. Some asthma inhalers can also keep people awake especially if they are used too often. Call the doctor who prescribed the inhaler for advice. ...Read more

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Are non-drowsy antihistamines such as Claritin (loratadine) effective for treating asthma?

Are non-drowsy antihistamines such as Claritin (loratadine) effective for treating asthma?

Not directly: Claritin is useful to reduce the symptoms of allergies, especially post nasal drip. It should be used with other medications. Mid you are having serious allergic symptoms that worsen your asthma, see an allergist. ...Read more

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Allergic to so much! Dust, all pollens, animals! Constant rhinitis, making my asthma bad. Taking 2 loratadine, 1 not enough. Any other treatments?

Allergic to so much! Dust, all pollens, animals! Constant rhinitis, making my asthma bad. Taking 2 loratadine, 1 not enough. Any other treatments?

Allergy: You can try to take a shower before going to bed. Also nasal saline rinses can be of some help. Now if there is no relief your last resource would be benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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Is pseudoephedrine safe for asthma as well as loratadine both in Claritin D because I know Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as an antihistamine is contraindicated?

Both of those: Medications are not contraindicated in asthma. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is not contraindicated in asthma. Many asthmatics have allergies which are treated with antihistamines of which benadryl (diphenhydramine) is the gold standard. ...Read more

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I take Claritin & sudafed daily to help w/allergies & asthma, but allergies &/or head cold are very bad now. What else can I add? Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

I take Claritin & sudafed daily to help w/allergies & asthma, but allergies &/or head cold are very bad now. What else can I add? Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Nasal steroid sprays: The most effective treatment for nasal allergies are nasal steroid sprays such as flonase, qnasl, nasonex, (mometasone) veramyst, etc. These are safe and effective, but a person needs a prescription from their doctor. ...Read more

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What is better for a 4 year old singular or clariton if a child also has a cough an asthma?

What is better for a 4 year old singular or clariton if a child also has a cough an asthma?

Depends: The Claritin is a simple non-sedating antihistamine & will only aid in allergy related symptoms. The singulair (montelukast) is a mast cell stabilizer that has primary effect on reducing release if irritant triggered chemicals. Singulair (montelukast) has some cross over benefits to asthmatics who always have some irritant related problems. They are often used together. Of the two, the issue must involved picks one. ...Read more

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Can you take Claritin (loratadine) and hydrocodone-homatropine syrup together? I am having really bad allergies and a cough, I am asthmatic as well.

Can you take Claritin (loratadine) and hydrocodone-homatropine syrup together? I am having really bad allergies and a cough, I am asthmatic as well.

CNS depressant: The combination can be sedating. When combined, homatropine and Claritin (loratadine) can cause anticholinergic side effects. If a patient has previously used both medications in the past without any side effects, the combination should be fine in setting of asthma, "real bad allergies" and cough. ...Read more

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How to cure asthma?

How to cure asthma?

You don't: Asthma is a chronic condition of increased small airway reactions. There are genetic and environmental factors that persist throughout life, usually becoming evident in childhood. One learns to live with their asthma & present medications offer a near normal existence to most. There is no cure, there are programs that promote stability & reduced flare ups through early recognition of problems. ...Read more

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Can asthma be cured?

Can asthma be cured?

Controlled: Asthma is a chronic disease and the aim is to control the symptoms. It is not "cured" but as it is controlled symptoms become less frequent.
Always look for triggers in the environment and I your home, as well as seasonal allergic triggers. Infections, scents, changes in weather can all trigger symptoms.
Learn about your meds and always follow your action plan. ...Read more

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Is asthma communicable?

Is asthma communicable?

No: It is not; asthma is the body's response to allergens or irritants in the air. Individual's responses to these stimuli vary widely, but they are not shared. ...Read more

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Is asthma a disability?

Is asthma a disability?

No....: Asthma is a disease characterized by recurrent episodes of bronchospasm and airway inflammation. However, between episodes, most patients are completely asymptomatic. It is a very treatable disease and does not result in disability even though it is not curable. ...Read more

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What's cause of asthma?

Many: The most important factor is genetics, the second is the environment. At least half of the asthma cases are related to allergies, others mostly unknown and often called intrinsic asthma. Tobacco exposure, viral infection, aside from allergic triggers, often exacerbate asthma. For further details check www. Aaaai. Org. ...Read more

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How is asthma diagnosed?

How is asthma diagnosed?

Lung testing.: Asthma involves inflammation, muscle spasm and mucus production in the airways. It is diagnosed by history, physical exam, and lung function testing. Patients often complain of chest tightness, wheezing, cough, and shortness of breath. It can occur in any age group, although it is the most common chronic illness in children. ...Read more

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How to control asthma?

How to control asthma?

Inhalers & avoidance: Avoiding things that trigger your asthma, such as dust or animals, can help. Most asthma is controlled with short acting inhalers like albuterol, & long acting inhaled steroids. Albuterol helps acute attacks; inhaled steroids help prevent attacks from happening in the first place. Other meds, such as singulair (montelukast) or oral steroids, are used when these aren't enough to keep it under control. ...Read more

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What is episodic asthma?

What is episodic asthma?

Airway inflammation: Simplistically, asthma is characterized by airway inflammation, and falls into the classification of allergic or atopic diseases. In response to various "allergens", such as pollens, mold, dander, etc., the body creates an inflammatory response which leads to bronchoconstriction. In some, this is chronic, in others, this can be occasional or "episodic." therapy is generally straightforward. ...Read more

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Why is my asthma so bad?

Why is my asthma so bad?

Possibilities: This time of year there are a number of possibilities - this is a high season for ragweed and tree allergies. You might also have a viral or bronchial infection. I would seek medical advice in person if you are experiencing a significant worsening of your asthma. Sometimes asthma exacerbations can be shortened if treated early. ...Read more

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How u know u have asthma?

See below: Asthma is a clinical syndrome that consists of shortness of breath, wheezing and cough. The diagnosis of asthma is made by taking an appropriate history, physical exam and performing breathing tests. ...Read more

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What is nocturnal asthma?

What is nocturnal asthma?

Night...: Nocturnal refers to night time. So, nocturnal asthma is present when an asthmatic awakens from sleep with asthma sxs like shortness of breath, cough, etc. There are medications that can be given to try to prevent this from happening. Keep track of how often this happens, what time the awakenings occur, exact sxs present, etc so your doctor can prescribe an effective regimen for you. ...Read more

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Will I always have asthma?

Will I always have asthma?

Yes: The basline symptoms may improve for years on end but you are always at risk of a flare. For that reason, getting annual flu shots are critical. ...Read more

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I have asthma so I must do?

I have asthma so I must do?

Were you tested?: If you have been tested a course of treatment should have been prescribed. Depending on the severity of your asthma, various treatments may be started. Mild infrequent attacks may be treated with a rescue inhaler whereas more frequent severe attacks may require a controller inhaler to be added. The best course must be determined by you and your physician.
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What usually causes asthma?

Numerous reasons: In children asthma is often linked to allergies. As we age, exercise induced asthma, occupational asthma and attacks not related to allergies play a larger part. In addition, asthma is sometimes mistaken for something else. Get checked to make sure. ...Read more

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What is the cause of asthma?

Inflammation: Is the precipitating cause but no one really knows the actual underlying reason some people develop asthma. We do know that allergies and respiratory infections can lead to inflammation that leads to wheezing and "asthma" symptoms. Diet and genetics my also influence developing asthma. ...Read more

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What's a sure sign of asthma?

What's a sure sign of asthma?

None: Ther is no "sure sign" of asthma: cough, wheezing, shortness of breath, fatigue with exercise, etc can all be caused by other things. Improvement of symptoms with albuterol helps, but doesn't exclude some other diseases. Get seen, talk to your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Ashraf Abdel Azeem
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Claritin (Definition)

Claritin is a non-sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more