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Do inhaled steroids work to give allergy relief?

Do inhaled steroids work to give allergy relief?

Yes: If you mean inhaled nasal steroids, yes. They are probably the best and most effective way of treating allergic rhinitis. I use them first line and use oral antihistamines as "rescue" medications. ...Read more

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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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Took 1 25 mg benedryl for allergy relief. Struggling with wheezing so took 1 puff Proair inhaler. Do I need to worry about interactions?

Took 1 25 mg benedryl for allergy relief.  Struggling with wheezing so took 1 puff Proair inhaler.  Do I need to worry about interactions?

Allergy: You may be having an airway inflammation reactive to an allergen. There is no problem with benadryl (diphenhydramine) and proair. I am more concerned about you being pregnant and experiencing restrictive airway. If this persists, please consult your doctor. You may need more aggressive bronchodilator / inhaler treatment. ...Read more

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What OTC products work for allergy relief?

What OTC products work for allergy relief?

Several: There are several otc allergy medicines that are available. Some examples include allegra, zyrtec and claritin (loratadine). ...Read more

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Do allergy relief pillows work well?

Do allergy relief pillows work well?

Yes but: There are several companies that claim that they have allergy pillows but not all are not the same. Google mission:allergy -- this is a company run by an allergist (not my company) and offers high quality allergy covers and pillows that are effective. ...Read more

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Can i give equate allergy relief and q tap?

Can i give equate allergy relief and q tap?

For yourself: For yourself or a child? Equate has Diphenhydramine for allergies. Most Q-tap for colds does not have an antihistamine in it, so should be fine. As long as not antihistamine in the qtap. ...Read more

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Can i give my otherwise healthy 15 month old baby allergy relief medicine?

Can i give my otherwise healthy 15 month old baby allergy relief medicine?

Allergy treatment: For young children, a pediatric trained allergist is a great resource. There are safe and effective treatments for allergies in infants and toddlers. However, the homeopathic product allergy relief on the market is not appropriate treatment nor standard of care for managing allergies. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever heard of a product for allergy relief called "rootology"? Its all natural and supposed to give fast relief. Reviews?

Has anyone ever heard of a product for allergy relief called "rootology"? Its all natural and supposed to give fast relief. Reviews?

No: But most herbal medicine really does not work that well for hay fever symptoms although a chinese herbal formula (not in market yet) has shown some efficacy in controlling food allergies. Base on the name, i presume that the product is made from plant roots possibly with some licorice and ginseng thrown in. ...Read more

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My daughter has an asthma caused by allergy and she is taking singular one per day and steroid inhaler twice per day since 3 months.is it gd ?

My daughter has an asthma caused by allergy and she is taking singular one per day and steroid inhaler twice per day since 3 months.is it gd ?

Yes,: if this treatment regimen is controlling her symptoms and preventing asthma exacerbations. Your pediatrician should be following the asthma guidelines to manage your daughter's asthma. You can look up those guidelines online to get a better understanding of what I'm referring to. Just type in Pediatric Asthma Guidelines in any search engine. ...Read more

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I have shortness of breath after a cold. Dr diagnosed allergies and 80 mcg steroid inhaler. Are there bad side effects to using steriods with inhaler?

I have shortness of breath after a cold. Dr diagnosed allergies and 80 mcg steroid inhaler. Are there bad side effects to using steriods with inhaler?

Steroid side effects: Long term, chronic, high dose steroids can have side effects on the bones, eyes, appetite. However, in the short term, the steroid inhaler can help your allergy symptoms without undue side effects. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregg Albers
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Steroids (Definition)

Many children with croup need prescription medications. Often steroids can ...Read more