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Dr. John Chiu
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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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Can you use cefpodoxime for a tooth abcess?

Can you use cefpodoxime for a tooth abcess?

See a dentist ASAP: A tooth infection won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your body. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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Cefpodoxime antibiotic is suitable with wine?

Cefpodoxime antibiotic is suitable with wine?

No: You are taking an antibiotic to help you get better from an infection. The best plan is to avoid any alcohol until you have finished your antibiotic course. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me if vantin (cefpodoxime) is a penicillin or erhthromycin?

Can you please tell me if vantin (cefpodoxime) is a penicillin or erhthromycin?

Neither: Vantin, or cefpodoxime (generic) is a 3rd generation cephalosporin. It does not belong in thebgrop of antibitoics related to penicillin or even to erythromycin. ...Read more

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Is gynozol and cefpodoxime safe to be taken while pregnant to treat a uti.?

Is gynozol and cefpodoxime safe to be taken while pregnant to treat a uti.?

Not proven: There have not been any drug trials of these medications during pregnancy. Best advice is to try android (methyltestosterone) either whilst pregnant as effects are unknown. Best & safest antibiotics during pregnancy are amoxicillin or nitrofurantoin (Macrodantuin) Hopefully UTI organism is sensitive to one of these. Either way, best to discuss with your OB Dr. ...Read more

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What is vantin (cefpodoxime) for?

What is vantin (cefpodoxime) for?

Vantin-antibiotic: Cefpodoxime is a cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat certain infections caused by bacteria such as pneumonia; bronchitis; gonorrhea; and ear, skin, throat, and urinary tract infections. Antibiotics will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections. ...Read more

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Can you take cefpodoxime antibiotic with red wine?

Can you take cefpodoxime antibiotic with red wine?

Sure: A glass of red wine (or two) should not adversely impact absorption of cefpodoxime. All in moderation though... ...Read more

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Is Cefpodoxime 200mg twice per day suitable for treating epididymo-orchitis? No sexual history and I have problems with quinolones.

Is Cefpodoxime 200mg twice per day suitable for treating epididymo-orchitis? No sexual history and I have problems with quinolones.

Yes, . ..: Cefpodoxime is a third-generation cephlosporin, working well for uncomplicated UTI and gonorrhea; so, most likely, it will work well for you, but it is nice to know the selection of antibiotics for epididymo-orchitis is based on experience and assumption if no genito-urinary bacteria could be identified from urine or urethral specimen. So, take it and see. If not working as expected, reassessed. ...Read more

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My 11 years old son has fever TLC count was 9400 first day Dr gave cefpodoxime 3 days nw TLC is 15500 dr gave ceftriaxone ing 2gm in morning 1 gm eve?

TLC?: If you are getting T-lymphocyte counts, I assume you have a more complex immune system than you are describing in the question. If it's total lymphocyte count that's another story. Please see an ID specialist for your child if not using your Peds or FP doc to answer questions. Not sure what we're treating and then checking TLC for response to therapy... ...Read more

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Is it safe to take cefpodoxime and doxycycline together at the same time?

Is it safe to take cefpodoxime and doxycycline together at the same time?

Yes: Two different antibiotics with two different mode of action, a cephalosposrin and tetracycline can be used together with no problem (example: Ceftriaxone and doxycyline in std treatment). ...Read more

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Can you tell me if doxycycline or vantin (cefpodoxime) is a penicillin or ethromycin?

Neither: Vantin (cefpodoxime) is a cephalosporin: not a penicillin, but somewhat related. Doxycycline is a type of tetracycline, completely unrelated to both penicillins and macrolides (the class of drugs that Erythromycin belongs to). ...Read more

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I have chickenpox from the last two days. Big blisters on my back. My doctor has given me Ocuvir 800 DT, Cefpodoxime 200 and Beplex. No sign of help.

I have chickenpox from the last two days. Big blisters on my back. My doctor has given me Ocuvir 800 DT, Cefpodoxime 200 and Beplex. No sign of help.

Return To Doctor NOW: Ocuvir (Acyclovir), antiviral drug used for those at risk to develop severe chickenpox (over 12 yrs of age, certain underlying disorders, & more); can shorten duration of symptoms & development of nerve pain. Patients usually note slight to moderate symptom relief. Adults have high risk of severe illness; some may require Immune Globulin. Return to your doctor NOW for recheck & prompt intervention ...Read more

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My 10 month baby has fever 102f and doctor diagnodsed throat infecn. He gave pcm and cefpodoxime. After giving pcm still he has fever 101f, not lowering.?

My 10 month baby has fever 102f and doctor diagnodsed throat infecn. He gave pcm and cefpodoxime. After giving pcm still he has fever 101f, not lowering.?

Probably Normal: First of all, how long has the medicine been given. If the infection is bacterial, it still may take several days for the proper antibiotics to work. In fact, most throat infections and fever combos are viral and may take 5-7 days to disappear and the antibiotics do not work anyway. And the fever of 102, while frustrating, is not in and of itself dangerous. ...Read more

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I've been prescribed cefpodoxime for ear infection. Is it safe to also take ibuorofen whike taking this antibiotic?

I've been prescribed cefpodoxime for ear infection. Is it safe to also take ibuorofen whike taking this antibiotic?

Ibuprofen and Cefpod: It sould be safe. I have not come across any known interactions between Ibuprofen and cefpodoxime. ...Read more

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Dx of pyelonephritis today. Iv antibiotics at the ER and prescription for vantin (cefpodoxime) for tomorrow. Currently I'm dizzy and my vision is blurry, are those symptoms?

Report to doctor...: You're getting the top-gun antibiotics for pyelonephritis. It may cause nausea and vomiting in 1.5 - 4% of users. To prove drug side effects, recurrent use proves the concern with high alert and watch is the must. In your scenario, do you feel dizzy on standing? If so, check blood pressure and pulse, and watch with care. In doubt, see doctor for assessment.

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I have middle ear infection with slight discharge but no pain. I', given by ENT doc ofloxacin opth drops + cefpodoxime 200 tbs. Can I go ahead, start?

I have middle ear infection with slight discharge but no pain. I', given by ENT doc ofloxacin opth drops + cefpodoxime 200 tbs. Can I go ahead, start?

Why did you wait: If there was no reason to wait, it is safe to use Ofloxacin eye drops for the ear.
If you are getting worse with a fever or other worsening symptoms, see your ENT before starting as a culture before starting antibiotics may help. ...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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I give my 17mnth old 1/2 teaspoon of children's zyrtec (cetirizine) for allergies but some days it's not enough. Can I increase the dose or try something differ t?

I give my 17mnth old 1/2 teaspoon of children's zyrtec (cetirizine) for allergies but some days it's not enough. Can I increase the dose or try something differ t?

Do not increase: A 17 month old should not have allergies to inhaled items like dust or pollen. Zyrtec (cetirizine) could cause drowsiness and I would avoid long term use of zyrtec (cetirizine) in your child. If your child has a runny or stuffy nose that is unresponsive to zyrtec (cetirizine) then see your doctor to make sure there isn't an infection brewing. ...Read more

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Do children grow out of allergies?

Do children grow out of allergies?

Yes: Not all of the food allergies are created equal. Food allergies like dairy, egg, wheat tend to be outgrown. Tree nut and peanut are less likely (although recent studies suggest that 20-30% outgrow the peanut allergy). Environmental allergies tend to "grow on you" with time. Note: the allergy test may remain positive despite the child having outgrown the allergy. Consult with an allergist. ...Read more

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How are children tested for allergies these days?

How are children tested for allergies these days?

Allergy testing: Usually encompasses skin and/or serum (blood) test which are consistent with the child's clinical history. ...Read more

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How often should children be tested for allergies?

How often should children be tested for allergies?

It depends: It really depends on the age of the child, and whether you're talking about food or environmental allergies. I generally will skin test children over age 2 for environmental allergies, while many younger kids need food testing. In terms of frequency, children with environmental allergies may benefit from repeat testing after 2 years, as their allergies can change as they get older. ...Read more

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Why is it that so many children have allergies nowadays?

Why is it that so many children have allergies nowadays?

Hygiene hypothesis: The immune system has two opposing arms, one makes protective antibodies against bacteria and viruses, the other makes allergic antibody. One theory is that early antibiotic use disrupts the gut flora which tips the scale away from fighting infection and more toward making allergic antibodies. Clean environments might be at fault as well, farm kids don't get allergies as much as city kids. ...Read more

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How do you confirm children's allergies from? Different foods?

How do you confirm children's allergies from? Different foods?

Skin testing: The easiest way to determine whether or not a child is allergic to certain foods is skin testing. Blood testing might also be considered. The gold standard (best) test for food allergy is an oral food challenge (should be done under supervision of a qualified allergist). ...Read more

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Does a cough come with allergies in children?

Sometimes: But not all the time. Nasal allergies are not a frequent cause of a really bad persistent cough. In a child with allergies and a really bad cough (assuming no fever) I would be concerned about a reactive airway/asthma type condition. If the child also had eczema I would be even more concerned. ...Read more

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How can I prevent my children from getting allergies?

Breastfeed!: Breastfeeding is shown to be protective for children with a strong family history of allergies. If unable to breast feed, try a hypoallergenic formula such as "nutramigen" or "alimentum". Try to avoid introducing baby foods until 4-6 months of age; once you do, introduce them slowly. Interestingly, exposure to dogs & cats appears to reduce the risk of becoming allergic to those household pets! ...Read more

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