Beclovent allergy in children - Doctor answers

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What is the definition or description of: Beclomethasone allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Beclomethasone allergy?

Mostly non-existent: Beclomethasone is a mild to moderate strength corticosteroid used for the treatment of allergic rhinitis or as a maintenance/controller medication for asthma. Some people may have side effects such as dryness in the nose which may lead to nosebleeds or throat dryness which can promote the growth of yeast. Non of the components have been commonly associated with causing allergic reactions. ...Read more

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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 beclazone the same as beclovent (beclomethasone)?

Is beclazone the same as beclovent (beclomethasone)?

Yes: Beclovent and vanceril are the name brands for beclomethasone diproprionate asthma inhaler. These have been replaced with Qvar which is beclomethasone with a new propellant (hfa). Beclazone is the name brand used in the united kingdom. ...Read more

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Is beclazone the same medicine as beclovent (beclomethasone)?

Is beclazone the same medicine as beclovent (beclomethasone)?

Yes these are same: Yes these are inhalant medicines used for asthma, but the same, named differently in different countries. ...Read more

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Is beclomethasone the same kind of thing as beclovent in the inhaler?

Yes: Beclomethasone is the active ingredient in beclovent (beclomethasone). ...Read more

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I wanted to know is beclazone the same kind of thing as beclovent (beclomethasone)?

I wanted to know is beclazone the same kind of thing as beclovent (beclomethasone)?

Yes: Beclazone is beclamethasone and it comes in nasal sprays and inhalers used in the treatment of asthma and allergies. ...Read more

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Can beclovent (beclomethasone) be used to stop an asthma attack?

Can beclovent (beclomethasone) be used to stop an asthma attack?

No it will not: Beclovent is an inhaled steroid used as controller Medicine thtough it's Anti Inflammatory effect, and will not stop an acute Asthma attack and is not meant for that
To stop an Asthma Attack you need a reliever Medicine like Albutero or Xopenex (levalbuterol) or atrovent by inhalation ...Read more

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Why can't beclovent (beclomethasone) be used to stop an asthma attack?

Why can't beclovent (beclomethasone) be used to stop an asthma attack?

Beclovent (beclomethasone): Is a steeoid inhaler and is used as maintenance to keep inflammation in the airways under control. It works long term and does not have immediate effects on the dilating the airways in case of an attack ...Read more

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Can beclovent (beclomethasone) be used to stop an asthma attack in progress?

NO...: There are basically 2 classes of meds for asthma: relievers and controllers. Only relievers, like albuterol, can stop an asthma exacerbation. Beclovent, (beclomethasone) a steroid inhaler, is a controller medication and decreases airway inflammation over a period of time and will not acutely stop an asthma exacerbation. It helps chronically. ...Read more

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Why can't beclovent (beclomethasone) be used to stop an asthma attack when it is already in progress?

Not a bronchodilaor: Ceclovent is a steroid and can be part of a program to control asthma, but it does not cause bronchodilitator and hence cannot stop an asthmatic attack whivh is caused by bronchoconstriction. ...Read more

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Why can't beclovent (beclomethasone) be used to stop an asthma attack in progress? I think it helps me when I get sick.

Why can't beclovent (beclomethasone) be used to stop an asthma attack in progress? I think it helps me when I get sick.

Preventative: Beclovent (beclomethasone) is an inhaled steroid to reduce chronic inflamation. It is a long term maintenance/preventative medication. Short acting beta agonists like albuterol are for the immediate relief of wheezing. ...Read more

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Why do some children have allergies?

Why do some children have allergies?

Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read more

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How are children tested for allergies?

How are children tested for allergies?

See below: They are tested the same as everyone else. They can have skin testing performed by an allergist, or blood work ordered by their primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read more

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How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

Allergy tests: There are several types of testing. Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results. ...Read more

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What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

Skin & blood tests: Prick testing with allergenic extracts or fresh foods can help confirm allergy, as can blood tests for specific ige antibodies (rast-type tests). However, both types of testing can produce false positive results, and confirmation with food challenges may be needed. ...Read more

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Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Not exactly: The ability to react to certain proteins in an allergic way is passed on from parents to their children, but a specific allergy is not. So if a mom is allergic to pollen and the dad is allergic to fire ants, their child may develop allergies but it may be to a food instead. If 1 parent has allergies, the child is 50% likely to develop allergies, but it's a 75% chance if both parents are allergic. ...Read more

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What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

Antihistamine: Zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) are approved for age 6m and older. But speak with your doctor before giving this medication to your child. ...Read more

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Where can I find a statistic for the number of children who died from allergies causing anaphylaxis in the u.S.?

Where can I find a statistic for the number of children who died from allergies causing anaphylaxis in the u.S.?

Only overall numbers: The incidence of anaphylaxis in children is unknown. Estimates of anaphylactic deaths (from drugs, foods, insect stings, and latex) in the us are 0.002 percent annually (2 per 100, 000): 500 fatalities from penicillin anaphylaxis; 40 fatalities from bee stings; 125-150 from food anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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My husband has nut and fish allergies. I have 4 children, 2 without allergies should I get rest of kids tested before giving them these foods?

My husband has nut and fish allergies. I have 4 children, 2 without allergies should I get rest of kids tested before giving them these foods?

Food testing: Food allergies can be frightening but there is no reason to test the children if they have not had reactions. Always be cautious when introducing a new food to an allergic child. ...Read more

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Beclomethasone (Definition)

Beclomethasone is an inhaled steroid which is a kind of ...Read more


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Beclovent (Definition)

Beclovent is an inhaled steroid which is a kind of ...Read more