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Has anyone noticed behavior changes in a child after starting allergy shots?

Has anyone noticed behavior changes in a child after starting allergy shots?

Depends: Allergy vaccine therapy in and of themselves should not cause a change in behavior. If however, the patient is felling better able to breath and having improved sleep then there could be change in behavior because the vaccine is improving symptoms. As for "bad" behavior after immunotherapy anything is possible but probably unlikely, . ...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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Do children usually have behavior changes during a hospital stay?

Do children usually have behavior changes during a hospital stay?

Yes: A predictable schedule and repeat reassurance and hugs will hasten recovery. ...Read more

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Normal to have behavior changes after stroke?

Normal to have behavior changes after stroke?

Location: Some strokes affecting the frontal lobe can cause that .. Generally big strokes with big motor deficit or speech problem can make the patient also depressed and has some behavioral change. ...Read more

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Sudden appearance and behavior changes can be a brain tumore?

Sudden appearance and behavior changes can be a brain tumore?

Other possibilities:: Other common conditions which can cause behavior changes include mental health issues, illegal and legal drug use, alcohol use as well as brain tumors both benign and malignant. Suggestion: see your physician immediately for further evaluation and referral to the appropriate specialist. ...Read more

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What sort of behavior changes are expected from brain tumor?

What sort of behavior changes are expected from brain tumor?

Location: Frontal lobe: Movement, intelligence, reasoning, behavior, memory, personality, planning, decision making, judgment, initiative, inhibition, mood Temporal lobe: Speech, behavior, memory, hearing, vision, emotions .Parietal lobe: Intelligence, reasoning, telling right from left, language, sensation, reading.Depends on location of tumor. Rapidly growing tumors cause more symptoms than slow growing ...Read more

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I've been very agitated, forgetful, frustrated, and restless. What can cause these behavior changes? Can I take something?

I've been very agitated, forgetful, frustrated, and restless. What can cause these behavior changes? Can I take something?

See below: Are these new sx or something you've experienced before? In any case, it's always a good idea to discuss these sx with your primary care doctor and to get a physical workup for you Sx to figure out what's happening.. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why is it that alcoholics develop nerve damage and behavior changes along with cirrhosis?

Why is it that alcoholics develop nerve damage and behavior changes along with cirrhosis?

Alcohol affects: Alcohol, especially when consumed in excess and over a long period of time, adversely affects every organ in the human body except one, the kidneys. If a person has changes in their personality or behavior while intoxicated, that is a big problem already. Such an individual should try and do whatever it takes to refrain from alcohol. Damage from chronic excessive alcohol use is irreversible. ...Read more

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What are typical behavior changes after a traumatic brain injury?

What are typical behavior changes after a traumatic brain injury?

Personality change: Brain injury can cause many changes in behavior. Patients may become more impulsive and short-tempered. They also can be forgetful, and slow-responding. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some behavior changes when a traumatic brain injury occurs?

Could you tell me what are some behavior changes when a traumatic brain injury occurs?

TBI treatment: Brain injury can cause many different types of cognitive and emotional deficits. The first step is to establish what the deficits are by having a neuropsychological evaluation. Then speech and cognitive therapists will help provide exercises and routines to improve or manage these deficits. ...Read more

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What to do if I am on risperdal and I'm having weird side effects such as increased hunger fast heart beat mood and behavior changes?

What to do if I am on risperdal and I'm having weird side effects such as increased hunger fast heart beat mood and behavior changes?

Discuss it: Discuss any side effects of any medications with your PCP or Psychiatrist. They are just one phone call away. It is important!! ...Read more

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If ppi's and h2 blockers cause bad headache, will sulcrufate help worsening sore throat and hoarseness from lpr? Diet and behavior changes unhelpful.

If ppi's and h2 blockers cause bad headache, will sulcrufate help worsening sore throat and hoarseness from lpr?  Diet and behavior changes unhelpful.

Yes: Sucralfate serves more of a "coating" function for the stomach so it may help with your symptoms and worth a try. You may also wish to try some neutralizing agents like Tums or bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) containing antacids. Some alternative/natural agents also include manuka honey, parsley extract, ginger root, among others may also help. Make sure you have been evaluated for h pylori. ...Read more

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Can zyrtek cause behavioral changes in a child and mood swings? What is an allergy med with no side effects for dust mite allergy?

Can zyrtek cause behavioral changes in a child and mood swings? What is an allergy med with no side effects for dust mite allergy?

Yes: I have seen some of those side effects with zyrtec, though not often. You can try claritin syrup or allegra syrup and see it they have little or no side effects. An alternative would be a nasal spray like Flonase or nasonex (mometasone). Good luck ...Read more

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Can zyrtek cause behavioral changes, and rapid heart beat in children? Evaluating whether to give this to my son for dust mite allergy

Can zyrtek cause behavioral changes, and rapid heart beat in children?  Evaluating whether to give this to my son for dust mite allergy

Possible: but not common. Sleepiness and dry mouth are the most commonly reported side effects. Irritability, behavioral problems and rapid heart rate have occurred in less than 1% of pediatric patients in a large study. ...Read more

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I'm on so many meds for allergies, migraines.. how can I go about telling my dr I would like to try to stop or change to natural medications Cures. ?

I'm on so many meds for allergies, migraines.. how can I go about telling my dr I would like to try to stop or change to natural medications Cures. ?

Just tell your doc: Tell your doc! oftentimes, docs prescribe meds because we believe that is what the patient wants (or the patient makes it seem that way) even when the medication may not work. The greater the level of concern over a symptom you have, the more likely you will get a prescription. Consider telling the doctor what you just mentioned above. ...Read more

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Does anyone have data on food allergies and behavioral disorders?

Does anyone have data on food allergies and behavioral disorders?

No direct effect: There is no good scientific data that food allergies are a direct cause of behavioral problems. Children who are sick from consuming food that they are allergic to may also have behavioral problems, such as children with eczema that is aggravated by different foods may be irritable because of the itching. ...Read more

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What allergy medicine least likely to cause behavioral problems in toddlers?

What allergy medicine least likely to cause behavioral problems in toddlers?

Difficult: Singulair (montelukast) has a bad RAP from some pretty weak studies, but we do see some behavioral changes occasionally. Any of the oral antihistamines can have some minor behavioral changes but you won't know until you try them. Best thing would be to try a prescription nasal spray from your doctor. ...Read more

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