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Childrens Allergy Medicine Medication
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
I'm highly allergic to pollen. I tried singular and almost every over-the-counter allergy medicine. Is there another method or medication to help me?
Allergy shots: There are some prescription medications that could be tried including prescription nasal sprays. Another long -term approach is allergy shots; see a board certified allergist for evaluation. ...Read more
Chronic red eyes, no medication has helped, got prescribed eye drops and allergy medicine. Doesn't see to help. Is it allergies or something else?
More info: It could be dry eyes or blepharitis or other cause of red eyes. It says you take synthroid (thyroxine) so a condition called thyroid eye disease could also play a role. I wold recommend frequent lubrication drops (artificial tears) every few hours and if there is no improvement in a couple of weeks then see your eye doctor. ...Read more
My son will be 8 months on the 15th and I was wanting to know if I can give some children's allergy medicine and hpw much will be safe?
Several choices: For anaphylaxis, self injectable Epinephrine is recommended. Antihistamines available include: Allegra suspension down to 2 years old, Clarinex syrup down to 6 months old, Claritin syrup down to 2 years old, xyzal (levocetirizine) syrup down to 6 months old, zyrtec syrup down to 2 years old; palgic syrup down to 1 year old. Also, singulair is approved down to 6 months old. For severe allergies, see allergist! ...Read more
Is it ok to give my 8yr old ibuprofin while he took a dose of cvs children allergy medicine an hour ago?
My three year old son is experiencing coughing, yellow runny nose, watery eyes, and dark colored lose stowels for the last 3days I have tried using over-the-counter children allergy medicine but his condition continues to worsen.
If: If your son is worsening instead of improving, you should call his doctor and have him seen. Viral illnesses can last 7-10 days total, but should start to improve after the first 3 to 4. If he is worsening, he could be developing a bacterial super-infection such as sinusitis, an ear infection or bronchitis. Good luck! ...Read more
More Details: There are lots of different allergy medications out there so I will need more information to provide further guidance. Are you referring to antihistamines, nasal steroid sprays, allergy shots? There is no "best" or "strongest" allergy medications because each patient is so different. Different medications or combinations of medications might be required to get you feeling better. See an Allergist. ...Read more
Depends: For mild or intermittent environmental allergies, an antihistamine is typically sufficient. This includes claritin, zyrtec, and allegra. For more significant or persistent hayfever, a prescription nasal spray is more effective. These include flonase, qnasl, nasonex, (mometasone) etc. The best approach is to see an allergist to help in identifying allergen, employing avoidance measures first. ...Read more
Allergy medications: I suppose you refer to seasonal allergic rhino conjunctivitis treatment, which we commonly refer to as seasonal allergy symptoms including spring. You can try otc antihistamine. However, those are weak medications. If you are still symptomatic, you might want to see your doctor to get stronger and more efficient medications. ...Read more
What is going on?: If you are having severe allergic reaction (food, bees, medication), call 911 now. Take your epinephrine as prescribed for allergic shock (anaphylaxis). For non-urgent matters, diphenhydramine is plenty strong for most mild allergies (and can cause drowsiness - don't drive). Many less strong antihistamines are over the counter. If not work - time to make an appointment with the provider. ...Read more
Claritin (loratadine): The following work for most people.. . Non-sedating products over the counter that help with sneezing, itchy/watery eyes: claritin, zyrtec, allegra. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) works well, but can cause drowsiness. Any medication that says "d" (contains a decongestant) can raise blood pressure and should be avoided for most people. Try Mucinex plain, nasal saline, and Vicks vapor rub for congestion. ...Read more
Depends: Over the counter antihistamines like zyrtec, allegra, and Claritin are effective and safe. The antihistamine xyzal (levocetirizine) is very effective but by prescription. Nasal steroid sprays like qnasl, flonase, Nasonex are the most effective treatment for allergic rhinitis and only available by prescription. Prednisone is very effective but has significant side effects. Injections of steroid not recommended. ...Read more
Does allergy medication even work? I've took several kinds and I still have symptoms. Have been tested for allergies and I have them.
Usually works: The treatment of allergies includes avoidance of the allergen, medications and allergy injections. While most people respond favorably to allergy medications, not everyone has a good response. If avoidance is not practical, then treatment with allergy injections may be a good next step. ...Read more
Many: There are many medications prescribed for treatment of allergies, some are tablets, some are nasal sprays. It depends on your symptoms, consult an allergist for best advice. ...Read more
It depends...: Living with a cat or not. First, Keep the cat out of your living areas especially the bedroom. If living with a cat you need to take allergy medication all the time. Daily Cetirizine or Fexofenadine, Triamcinolone or Budesonide nasal sprays and ketotifen eye drops are all helpful for itching, nasal congestion and eye symptoms. If you get coughing, shortness of breath or wheezing, see an Allergist. ...Read more
Probably not: I occasionally use Benedryl in a infant if they get hives with a food reaction. Beyond that, antihistamines have little use in early childhood. Small nasal passages, environmental irritants (fumes, dust, smoke, etc.) and mild infections cause most of the congestion in infants. Antihistamines provide no benefit to these kids. ...Read more
Several choices: Current over the counter allergy medications that work well for most people with mild allergies are Claritin (loratadine), zyrtec (cetirizine) and Allegra (fexofenadine). One may work better than the other for a particular person, so it is not unreasonable to try more than one. Older antihistamines (benadryl) work, but are associated with more side effects, especially drowsiness. ...Read more
Allergy magic bullet: It's different for everyone. Most people respond well to antihistamines like zyrtec, Allegra & claritin, but some do not, & require intranasal steroid sprays. Even that is not enough for some, and medications like singulair (montelukast) or Accolate are used. Beyond that, allergy shots may help better in others. There is no single magic bullet. Check with your doctor, and figure out which is best for you. ...Read more
OTC Allergy Meds:
Many antihistamines can be used in children, but the doses are not generally given for children under two. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is most commonly used. Caution in the use, as they may cause sedation. The dose for Diphenhydramine is about 0.5 mg / pound.
The common dose supplied is 12.5 mg / 5 cc. A twenty-five pound child would receive 12.5 mg or 5 cc. Best to see your child's pediatrician. ...Read more
Cold & allergy: You need to read the contents of the cold medicines. Soem already have allergy medicines inside of them as well. You shouls take your medicines you usully use for cold and the allergy medicine to your docotor and have him/her tell you how to use them if at all, in combination. ...Read more
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