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Can I get a cat if allergic to it and take shots?

Can I get a cat if allergic to it and take shots?

Cat allergy shots: Immunotherapy or "shots" for cat allergy are usually only effective at preventing symptoms with brief exposures to cat, like visiting a friend with a cat. Having a cat in your house will usually overwhelm the effect of the "shots" and you will experience symptoms. Also, there is no such thing as a hypoallergenic cat. All cats have skin which produce dander which causes allergic symptoms. ...Read more

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What can I take to get a better. Allergic to ryegrass.

What can I take to get a better. Allergic to ryegrass.

Nasal steroid: Try an oral antihistamine plus a decongestant or the otc nasal steroid. If problem persists, see an allergist. ...Read more

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What happens when an allergic person takes penicillin?

What happens when an allergic person takes penicillin?

Varies: Some reactions are mild, such as hives alone. Others are more serious, with breathing problems and blood pressure drop. Some reactions (like some kinds of rashes) are not actually allergies, but different reactions that may or may not recur when you take the medicine. While it may be easier to just avoid penicillin, if it's important, you can find out if you have a "true" allergy by testing. ...Read more

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How can you know if you are allergic to medications before you take them?

How can you know if you are allergic to medications before you take them?

HArd to tell: Assuming one has never had a drug reaction in the past, everyone is at risk for reaction to any medication they take. If one has had a drug reaction in the past then they would be at increased risk to reacting to that drug in the future and should not take it. ...Read more

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My husband take allergic pillz did that effect on not concivng or on spermz?

Unlikely: Antihistamines can have some effects on the bladder with urinary retention and dribbling, but there is no data to show any effect on male sperm. ...Read more

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What are come home remedies or over-the-counter meds I can take for allergic reactions?

What are come home remedies or over-the-counter meds I can take for allergic reactions?

Allergic Rxns??: U need to describe ur allergic rxn! Is it just basic allergies or is it cough/swelling/shortness of breath, hives (eg. Anaphylaxis)?!?! you really need to be more specific before any medication recommendation should be provided. ...Read more

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Can I take one antihistaminic at moorning and another one at nigt? For alergic reactions.

Can I take one antihistaminic at moorning and another one at nigt? For alergic reactions.

Yes but...: Antihistamines can be taking twice a day safely if required but there are other treatments available. If by allergic reaction you are referring to seasonal allergies, the gold-standard therapy is daily nasal steroid sprays and/or antihistamine nasal sprays. Nasal saline rinses, avoidance measures, and if refractory to treatment, allergy shots can also be helpful. See an Allergist for more details. ...Read more

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What medications can I take if I am allergic to dogs, prior to visiting with family/friends that own pets?

What medications can I take if I am allergic to dogs, prior to visiting with family/friends that own pets?

Depends: Depends on your symptoms, but a good otc antihistamine like Cetirizine or fexofenadine is a good start for nasal symptoms. Using a prescription nasal steroid spray for a few days before and during the visit should work even better. If you're wheezing, ask your doctor. ...Read more

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I do not have any allergic reactions. Would it be okay to take this medicine, even though there's really nothing to cure or any histamine to block?

I do not have any allergic reactions. Would it be okay to take this medicine, even though there's really nothing to cure or any histamine to block?

What medicine?: Do you mean whether you should take an antihistamine when there is no allergic symptoms? If so, the answer is no since it would not do you any good and may make you drowsy instead. ...Read more

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What to take for arthritis if you're allergic to n-saids?

What to take for arthritis if you're allergic to n-saids?

See your doctor: They may be able to give you a steroid injection, topical cream or viscosupplementation to help alleviate your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can a cillian allergic person take keflex?

Usually: Recent studies have found that a majority of people who are allergic to penicillin can tolerate cephalosporin (of which Keflex is one) and particularly the 3rd generation one. However if you have had an anaphylactic reaction to penicillin, you should check with your allergist before you considering taking any cephalosporin. The risk is very low but it is better to be safe than sorry. ...Read more

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What meds can I take if I'm allergic to penicillin?

What meds can I take if I'm allergic to penicillin?

Many: You need to avoid penicillin and amoxicillin plus a few related drugs but other antibiotics can usually be tolerated. Cephalosporin cross-sensitivity is possible (as much as 10%) but I have rarely seen one in my practice. The cross-sensitivity in the newer generations of cephalosporin is even rarer. ...Read more

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What meds can I take if I'm allergic to penicillin?

What meds can I take if I'm allergic to penicillin?

Anything not PCN ok.: Actually the incidence of a true IgE mediated reaction to Penicillin is less than 1% of the population at large. Thankfully there are many alternatives to penicillin for treating susceptible organisms. The big question that occurs almost always is can a penicillin allergic pt be given a cephalosporin. The true incidence of real crossover sensitivity to "cephalo's" is anywhere from 0.5% to 10% ...Read more

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How long does an allergic reaction take to kick in?

How long does an allergic reaction take to kick in?

Usually fast: Most common allergic reactions to pollen, insect stings, foods, etc., are immediate hypersensitivity reactions, meaning they occur within seconds to minutes. But you can also have a late phase, a second-wave of reaction that occurs hours later. Contact allergies (poison ivy, nickel allergy, e.g.) and some medication allergies are delayed, and may take hours, days, or weeks. ...Read more