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Cashew allergy treatment or cure?

Cashew allergy treatment or cure?

Avoidance: Avoiding cashew is the only current treatment for allergy to cashew. Injectable Epinephrine is often prescribed to use in case of an accidental exposure to a food allergen such as cashew that results in severe allergy symptoms or anaphylaxis. If the Epinephrine is needed, the patient still needs to go to the er for further evaluation and treatment. ...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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Treatment of allergic rhinitis?

Treatment of allergic rhinitis?

3 levels: 1. Avoidance - if it is possible to limit exposure to what you are allergic to that is the place to start -> works best for animals and dust. 2. Medical - antihistamines (benadryl, allegra, Claritin are common ones), intranasal steroids (flonase, Nasonex (mometasone) or similar) and variations of these 3. Immunotherapy - "allergy shots" or similar. ...Read more

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Treatment options for allergic rhinitis? Thanks!

Treatment options for allergic rhinitis? Thanks!

Multiple options: Clearly it depends on the allergens in question. First step us environmental control measures such as dust mite covers, pet dander avoidance, mold abatement and keeping windows closed seasonally. Next is medication options including daily antihistamine oral medication as well as nasal antihistamines and nasal steroids. If still symptomatic consider allergy desensitization either injections or wh. ...Read more

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Is there any systemic absorption when using intranasal steroid medication for allergy treatment?

Is there any systemic absorption when using intranasal steroid medication for allergy treatment?

Very little: Almost nil. Some people who are very sensitive to steroids say they may feel a little difference, but normally systemic spread is very very little, if at all. ...Read more

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Is erythromycin 2% topical solution a appropriate treatment for rosacea is erthromycin 2% topical solution a appropriate treatment for rosacea

Is erythromycin 2% topical solution a appropriate treatment for rosacea is erthromycin 2% topical solution a appropriate treatment for rosacea

Rosacea: Topical Erythromycin may be helpful for pimply-type rosacea, but may not help with redness or flushing. Topical Metronidazole is also effective for the same. For other common symptoms of rosacea, oral meds may be necessary. See your doctor... ...Read more

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Can montelukast become an alternative of allergens immunotherapy for perenial allergic rhinitis ?

Can montelukast become an alternative of allergens immunotherapy for perenial allergic rhinitis ?

Not really: I suggest 3 steps to controlling allergies : 1) avoid the things you are allergic to. 2) take medications to control the symptoms. 3) get 'allergy shots' (immunotherapy) to teach your body to not be "allergic" to those things (immune tolerance). Using a leukotriene antagonist control the symptoms some, but it is not the most effective medication, and is not an equal alternative to immunotherapy. ...Read more

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Any good allergic rhinitis treatments?

Any good allergic rhinitis treatments?

Cannot: Cure of allergic rhinitis will require visiting an allergist, getting tested and undergoing desensitization treatment. You can minimize some of the symptoms with otc medications but this is likely to be only marginally beneficial. ...Read more

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Is using erythromycin tablets effective for perioral dermatitis ?

Is using erythromycin tablets effective for perioral dermatitis ?

Perioral Dermatitis: yes, this can be an effective treatment. It usually takes a prolonged tapering course of antibiotics to treat this condition. ...Read more

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Best treament for anaphylactic allergies?

Best treament for anaphylactic allergies?

Epinephrine: Anaphylaxis is always treated with epinephrine, avoiding the triggering factor is essential. Consult an allergist for treatment options. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for photo contact allergic dermatitis?

What is the treatment for photo contact allergic dermatitis?

Steroid Creams: The best treatment is prevention. Avoidance of sun exposure (cover skin, hats, umbrellas, sun screen, etc) or avoid the associated chemical. Once you have the rash, a topical corticosteroid should help. Otc 1% Hydrocortisone with an oral antihistamine (if itching) would be good for starters. If this doesn't help see your primary care physician. Avoid steroid pills or injections if possible. ...Read more

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If i've conjunctivitis allergy, can it heal by allergy injection therapy ?Tried allergy meds : allegysal, patanol (olopatadine) and avil, Claritin loratadine, please help

If i've conjunctivitis allergy, can it heal by allergy injection therapy ?Tried allergy meds : allegysal, patanol (olopatadine) and avil, Claritin loratadine, please help

Yes: Treatment of allergic conjunctivitis starts with eliminating or avoiding the allergen as well as rinsing the allergen from your eyes with plain water (reduces the allergen load). Allergy shots can help as can oral allergy meds. There are eye drops that help a great deal also. Steroid eye drops are very effective but are not used long term due to risk of glaucoma and cataract. ...Read more

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What is the best otcr allergy medication for cat allergies?

What is the best otcr allergy medication for cat allergies?

Antihistamines: There are several newer antihistamines that are now over the counter. They all are about the same. Allegra, zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) to name a few. Try these at suggested dosage. If they don't work, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible for topical hemostatic agents cause any allergic reaction?

Yes: Any topical substance can potentially cause an allergic reaction. This is commonly known as contact dermatitis. If the reaction occurs after repeated exposure, it is most likely allergic. If it occurs on the very first exposure, it is probably an irritant reaction (irritant contact dermatitis). ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for seasonal allergic rhinitis?

Pretreat: Find the culprit by skin test, pre treat with nasalchrome, 4 times adate, regular with anti histone, saline wash, mask, may be aggressive immunotherapy. Donot be shy wear a mask. ...Read more

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For the treatment of peri oral dermatitis, is sulfacetamide sulfur effective?

For the treatment of peri oral dermatitis, is sulfacetamide sulfur effective?

No: See your doctor for the correct medication and avoid exposing yourself to creams that can cause more allergic responses. ...Read more

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Is sporanox ( itraconazole) an effective treatment for seborrheic dermatitis on face and scalp??

Is sporanox ( itraconazole) an effective treatment for seborrheic dermatitis on face and scalp??

No: Itraconazole is an antifungal drug and will not treat seborrehic dermatitis, if that is what you have. It would be prudent to see a doctor, especially a dermatologist. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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