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Dhe 45 (dihydroergotamine) can I give self injections?

Dhe 45 (dihydroergotamine) can I give self injections?

DHE-NS, IM or SC : Yes intramuscular or subcutaneous route. Migranal very similar to dhe also comes in nasal spray. You ought to see a neurologist to discuss dose and frequency. ...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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I have chronic migraines often and the only thing that helps is DHE(Dihydroergotamine). Last time I needed this it was off the market. Is it back on?

I have chronic migraines often and the only thing that helps is DHE(Dihydroergotamine). Last time I needed this it was off the market. Is it back on?

DHE-45: Is still used frequently in the hospital emergency rooms to stop a prolonged migraine. However, the use of ergotamines can be abused, resulting in a medication overuse headache which is discussed elsewhere in this chapter. To lessen the need for acute pharamcologic therapy, prophylactic drug therapy and nonpharmacologic therapies are used. ...Read more

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Can dihydroergotamine be used in the treatment of hypotension?

Can dihydroergotamine be used in the treatment of hypotension?

Maybe: Ergotamine has vasoconstriction and vasodilatory effects but it is usually not reccomended for hypotension in the USA. ...Read more

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My daughter fell saturday now she says her neck is swollen. Could dhe have a concussion. Her neck is slightly swollen

My daughter fell saturday now she says her neck is swollen. Could dhe have a concussion. Her neck is slightly swollen

A : A concussion effects the brain. It could present with amnesia of events just prior to or after the injury as well as with possible brief loss of consciousness. Additionally, there can be visual changes, confusion, feeling tired, headache, repeating things, nausea or vomiting just to touch the tip of the ice berg. You were talking about her neck. She could have had a cervical spine injury or sprained muscles or strained ligaments. The best way to know is to have her checked out and she may need x-rays of her neck. ...Read more

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My daughter 25 her body become stiff and numb after dhe got angry about her work. Her face become pale. Is it because of tension? Or what is it?

My daughter 25 her body become stiff and numb after dhe got angry about her work. Her face become pale. Is it because of tension? Or what is it?

Need more info: Did she become nauseated? Did she feel faint? Did she have involuntary movements? It's hard to say what happened. My guess would be a neurological reflex called a "vagal response." you can read more about it here: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/vasovagal_response your daughter's reaction was milder than described there and, in fact, vagal reactions do occur in all degrees of severity. ...Read more

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Does midodrine cause coronary vasospasm like dihydroergotamine?

Does midodrine cause coronary vasospasm like dihydroergotamine?

Absolutely not!: Different drug. Different mechanism. Different adverse reactions! Midodrine doesn't cause coronary vasospasm. ...Read more

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My baby is going through a stage where dhe isn't eating good should I give her vitamins like I use to?

My baby is going through a stage where dhe isn't eating good should I give her vitamins like I use to?

Needs Change: Before 6 or so most kids eat what their brain tells them to (after 6 tv adds & bad habits often rule). The toddler drops from a 14 lb/yr to a 4 lb/yr growth rate & my expectation is they eat well 3-5 days/mo then nibble the rest. It is sad the "I don't wanna's" come along at the same time. Think of a balanced week not a balanced meal. If baby is growing nl try not to get in a food fight, u will lose. ...Read more

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My child fell n hit here nose on thr ground n it seem nothing broken but when she woke up dhe said she see spots on her left eye. What to do?

My child fell n hit here nose on thr ground n it seem nothing broken but when she woke up dhe said she see spots on her left eye. What to do?

See her doctor.: She should be evaluated by a physician. This will include a physical exam and possibly an x-ray or ct scan to help determine if there is any problem. ...Read more

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How do I end a status rebound migraine for 3 weeks without being in lots of pain? Allergic to Tordol, dhe, ultram, triptans. Steroids didn't help.

How do I end a status rebound migraine for 3 weeks without being in lots of pain? Allergic to Tordol, dhe, ultram, triptans. Steroids didn't help.

Urgent care or ER: In a headache stage administration of DHE-45, ketamine, lidocaine, other agents to be a very safe and reasonable treatment for migraine. DHE-45 is used frequently in the hospital emergency rooms or urgent care to stop a severe migraine. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for rebound headaches if your allergic to triptans, dhe, tordol, stadol, and ultram. Botox didn't work. Status migraine 2 w?

What is the best treatment for rebound headaches if your allergic to triptans, dhe, tordol, stadol, and ultram. Botox didn't work. Status migraine 2 w?

Rebound or migraine?: A rebound headache is also called a"medication overuse headache,"&occurs, paradoxically, from daily use of "as needed" headache meds like acetaminophen, butalbital, triptans. There is less risk with NSAIDS (eg.naproxen). Individual advice requires appt, &in your specific case, with a Toradol allergy, you would need to clear this with your doctors first. A 2wk headache is very difficult-wishing you well. ...Read more

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Do children grow out of allergies?

Do children grow out of allergies?

Yes: Not all 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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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 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?

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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What are common signs of allergies towards animals in young children?

What are common signs of allergies towards animals in young children?

Nasal, eye, skin: Children will exhibit sneezing, itchy nose/eye, stuffy nose or cough with close exposures with pets. If licked by a cat or dog and allergy is present, a rash could develop at that site. The allergies could manifest as asthma with cough, wheezing or difficulty breathing. Typically, a pattern will be seen, but if it is an indoor pet, the symptoms may be continuous. ...Read more

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Is a h2 histamine blocker ok for children for allergies.?

Is a h2 histamine blocker ok for children for allergies.?

Doesn't help much: H2 histamine blocking drugs are safe for children with allergies to take, but they are of limited value in treating allergies. ...Read more

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Could food allergies cause irritable children?

Could food allergies cause irritable children?

Yes: Especially in children too young to communicate effectively. Food allergies can manifest as itching, hives, swelling, vomiting and/or diarrhea. Any of these symptoms could lead to being irritable. Similarly, food intolerance syndromes such as lactose intolerance with abdominal pain, gas and diarrhea can also be accompanied by irritability. There are other reasons for being irritable as well. ...Read more

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What is celiac disease in children vs wheat allergy?

What is celiac disease in children vs wheat allergy?

Probably same: An allergy may give you more symptoms but celiac usually attacks the digestive tract. ...Read more

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How do most schools accomodate children with food allergies?

How do most schools accomodate children with food allergies?

Lunch tables: Most schools provide a peanut free table for students with peanut allergy to sit at. They often have a friend that agrees not to bring peanut to school that is able to sit with them. ...Read more

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Can a parents' allergies to various foods be passed on to their children?

Can a parents' allergies to various foods be passed on to their children?

No: The condition of being allergic is certainly an inherited property. Often, that tendancy is greater in children whose biological mother has allergies. However, specific allergy is generally not thought to be inherited. That is, a parent can be allergic to food, and their children allergic to pollen or insect stings. ...Read more

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Is Zantac (ranitidine) (histamine blocker) used for children for allergies.?

Is Zantac (ranitidine) (histamine blocker) used for children for allergies.?

Add-on for hives: Ranitidine (zantac), although it's a different kind of histamine blocker (h2 for acid vs h1 for allergies), has been shown to have some anti-allergy properties, especially when used with a h1 blocker like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for hives. There was actually one study that showed benefit in nasal allergies, but I don't know anyone that prescribes it for that purpose. ...Read more

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What is a good source of calcium for children that have a cows milk allergy?

What is a good source of calcium for children that have a cows milk allergy?

Depends: There are a variety of sources depending on age and co-existing food allergies. Soy milk is a possible but 30% of cow milk allergic will be allergic to it. Goat milk or cheese, rice milk, etc. Older kids can simply be fed Tums wafers/tablets I am once or twice a day dosing based on size/need. These have enough calcium. The fluid/sugar & fat found in cow milk can be found in many sources. ...Read more

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Please describe a good source of calcium for children that have a milk allergy?

Please describe a good source of calcium for children that have a milk allergy?

Lots of Stiuff: Fortified soy milk for beginners. Dark leafy greens like spinach, kale, turnips, and collard greens. Fortified orange juice. Sardines. Enriched breads, grains, and waffles. ...Read more

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Can seasonal allergies in children if not treated or maintained, cause asthma later in life?

Can seasonal allergies in children if not treated or maintained, cause asthma later in life?

No: If you have the genes to get asthma, it doesn't matter if you treat seasonal allergies or not. It will emerge whenever & wherever you hit the trigger events that let it come out. Many kids have seasonal allergies. Those that ignore them do not get asthma because they chose to live with them without throwing meds or shots at them ...Read more

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Dihydroergotamine (Definition)

Dihydroergotamine is an anti-migrane agent which is a kind of ...Read more


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Dhe 45 (Definition)

DHE 45 is an anti-migrane agent which is a kind of ...Read more