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Conjunctivitis En Espanol
Pollen allergy: The old term "hay fever" is antiquated and not very descriptive as it usually is only sometimes related to hay and there is no fever. Therefore the more modern terms are seasonal or perennial allergic rhinitis---meaning allergic inflammation of the nose. Pollen allergy would be a seasonal allergy triggered by pollen. ...Read more
What is the most effective, treatment for non-allergic rhinitis (NANIPER, more specifically), as of 2017? Astelin and Patanese didn't help much.
Combination: Try a combination of nasal steroid and Astelin. Another question I have is whether your symptoms are seasonal since some people may actually have locally produced IgE to specific allergens in the absence of positive skin or blood tests (especially in the elderly). If your symptoms are primarily a runny nose . an anticholinergic agent may be more effective. ...Read more
I'm allergic to Erythromycin-anaphylaxis
Sulfa drugs- rash can I use polymyxin b sulfate eye drops?
Yes: Polymyxin is an effective anti-bacterial. You could use it without the allergies popping up as it has with others. However: are you sure you need this drop? It seems as if you are using an antibiotic for every eye inflammation, most of which are probably not bacterial. And in so doing you have sensitized yourself to antibiotics that you might need for an actual infection. ...Read more
Which eye drop is stronger n more effective for Conjunctivitis Lestacaft or Patanol (olopatadine) ?
For Infections: Milflox is a brand name for moxifloxacin, which is an antibiotic. It is related to other antibiotics in a family known as fluoroquinolones, of which Cipro (ciprofloxacin) might be the most well known. It is used to treat bacterial infections including bacterial (not viral) conjunctivitis and corneal ulcers. ...Read more
Optician diagnosed allergy: sodium cromoglicate for stinging prickly eyes.Worried as forgot to mention facial rosacea. Ocular rosacea or allergy?
Is pruritus (body) a common allergy symptom? are allergy induced pruritus alleviated with anti histamines? how different from miliara rubra?
Yes: Allergy is usually associated with itching at the affected organ but most itching are not caused by allergies. Dry skin is by far the most common cause for itching without a skin rash. If the itching is caused by allergies (but not contact allergy), antihistamine in sufficient doses would work. In contact allergy involving the skin, topical cortisone works far better. ...Read more
Off the Market: They are off the market and not available for purchase in the United States so finding the correct name will require some legwork. ...Read more
What are common treatments for cholinergic urticaria?
list medicine, dosage, etc
5 mg Levocetrizine no effect
history: allergic rhinitis
Anthistamines: Antihistamines are main treatment for cholinergic urticaria, but sometimes must take more than normal dose. You can try twice daily dosing of cetrizine (10 mg twice a day) or twice daily dosing of fexofenadine (180 mg twice a day). If this regimen not working, I suggest seeing an allergist to further manage/evaluate. ...Read more
?: Any of the 2nd generation less sedating antihistamines would do, can't tell which one would work in your case, but if it works, you need to take it regularly, read the labels carefully. You ultimately need to see your doctor / ophthalmologist as you mentioned dryness and redness too which can be something else other than just allergies, meanwhile use lubricant aye drops/artificial tears ...Read more
Equivalent: These are combination drops with tobramycin, an effective antibiotic, combined with either Dexamethasone or Lotemax (loteprednol) - both effective topical anti-inflammatory steroids. Any condition for which one is useful, will be handled by the other. The makers of Lotemax (loteprednol) claim a lower incidence of pressure elevation, but these drops are for short term use and pressure is not likely to be a problem. ...Read more
Does allergic conjunctivitis respond to the eye drops for bacterial conjunctivitis? And vice versa does bacterial respond to antihistamine drops?
Generally no. : If it is a bacterial infection, it should only respond to antibiotics much like allergic conjunctivitis should only respond to only allergy drop like antihistamine/and or mast cell stabilizer drop. However some infections can cause itchiness in which case an allergy drop is added in addition to an antibiotic drop. For further info/rx, feel free to consult me at healthtap.com/rebeccamammo CKKMCR ...Read more