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It depends.: The patient involved here would need to secure a material safety data sheet for the particular product. The container may have a list of ingredients often listed on the can, but the material safety data sheet is better. ...Read more
Slower : In the long run the zyrtec (cetirizine) will help with itching and has the benefit of once daily dosing.However, it will take 4-6 hours to reach its effect level while benedryl can get there within an hour or so. For an acute sting, the benedryl may be the way to go with a zyrtec (cetirizine) followup, as the benedryl will be out of the system in about 4 hours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: If you feel you are allergic limit exposure and test to other unrelated product. ...Read more
Which nasal sprays : Do u mean? Otc ones? Nasal steroids? The live virus influenza vaccine that is a nasal spray does not contain thimerosol (mercury). Thimerosol is used in multi-dose vial of injectable vaccine to prevent contamination & growth of bacteria or fungi. Apparently some nasal decongestants do contain thimerosol. ...Read more
It is reported to: An anti-wasp spray can be made from a well mixed concoction of 1 part liquid dish washing soap ; 3 parts of water. This can be sprayed on wasps or their nests with either spray bottle or a hose end sprayer. Be aware however, that there is the possibility of being stung. Wear protective covering over face, eyes, body ; ensure that family members, pets ; neighbors are protected. ...Read more
I've dust-mite allergy.Should I bother about outdoor environment? or, only indoor environment?Do Veramyst and patanase help with dust-mite allergy?
Work on indoors: There are several things you can do indoors to decrease allergy symptoms from dust mites. Air filters, avoiding open shelves, get rid of carpeting, damp dusting, wear a mask while cleaning, avoid stuffed animals and other items in your bedroom that collect dust, and use an allergy cover on your pillow and mattress. Nasal steroids and nasal antihistamines do help. Outdoor environ is hard to control ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Type of Scorpion: That totally depends on the type of scorpion. Most of the scorpions in the us aren't too bad - but the bark scorpion is. Some scorpions outside of the us are very venomous. A single bee's venous isn't bad unless you are allergic to it. ...Read more
As long as needed : Nasal steroids are designed for use daily for people with year round allergies and can be used daily during allergy seasons, if preferred. Studies have shown no significant adverse effects from long term use, other than nasal irritation, dryness , and nosebleeds in some cases. You should see an ENT allergist or general allergist for options if you have severe allergies. ...Read more
Makes you immune: After seeing an allergist and being tested...They will make a vaccine from the specif bee causing the allergy( yellow jacket was p etc).Each time you get a shot your immune system begins to develop new cells that make you "resistant" to future stings...You develop immunity..Just like after you get a tetanus shot. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bad allergies.Claritin, Zyrtec, chlor tabs, and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) no help.Little relief from allegra. Can't use nasal spray or Saline. Any suggestions?
Keep taking..: The allegra (fexofenadine) regularly, not on as needed basis, and see your doctor, you may need prescription medications. Environmental control is important too, i.e. Avoid triggers of your allergies, cats, dogs, smokers, etc.. Better if you can see an allergist, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more