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Does Advil Help Allergies
Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more
This is a combo pill: Secret: I have a personal pet peeve against combination drug pills. You can't juggle the drugs independently. Read the fine print on the bottle. Advil (ibuprofen) (ibuprophen) sinus (pseudoephedrine or phenyephrine) is a decongestant pain/fever pill. If you get a bottle that says "sleep" diphenhydramine aka Benadryl aka Unisom is in the pill. Decide what you are trying to fix, and use the correct single med. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blocking histamine: Claritin (loratadine) is one of a group of drugs called antihistamines. These block the natural chemical histamine from binding to its receptors which then trigger your body into having an allergic reaction. So, basically, you have histamine in your system which increases when you are exposed to something you are allergic to. Claritin (loratadine) and others block that histamine from hurting you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes you scratch less: Antihistamines are one of the important medications that we use for eczema or atopic dermatitis. The condition starts with itching, which leads to scratching, which causes a rash to develop, and then there is more itching and a vicious cycle ensues. Antihistamines are used to decrease the itching. Sedating antihistamines can be used at night to help decrease scratching while asleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Advil (ibuprofen): Advil (ibuprofen) will help to reduce the pain of a toothache temporarily. However, if the pain is due to an infected tooth/nerve, it needs to be treated by a dentist. Pain from an infected tooth will only get worse, to the point where pain medication will not work. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How can I reduced exercise-induced rhinitis? I take zyrtec (cetirizine) daily for allergies but it doesn't seem to help with rhinitis.
Get Singulair (montelukast): If zyrtec not helping go to your doctor and get nasal steroids and/ or singulair (montelukast), (montelukast) just keep in mind might take up to 6 weeks for singulair (montelukast) to start working, however once it works it will control symptoms of allergic rhinitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If my child is allergic to weeds and pollen besides zyrtec (cetirizine) what else will help. I've tried clariton as well?
Allergen Avoidance: Avoiding those things that cause allergies is paramount in allergy symptom control. In your child's case it may be difficult as it would require staying indoors (you very well might just have to if symptoms are severe). Otherwise, once your child has been outdoors wash his nostrils with saline spray to "flush" any allergens (allergy producing substances). You may give Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or nasal steroids. ...Read more
NO: Edward, hydrocodone does nothing for wheezing. It is usually prescribed for pain and occasionally for cough. If cough is causing the wheezing, then it might help. But you could also be allergic to it, in which case it could cause very dangerous wheezing. Ask the doc who prescribed it what you should do if you are wheezing. And good luck. ...Read more
No: Singulair (montelukast) is indicated for asthma and can also have some effect on people with allergic rhinitis. This medication is no indicated for food allergies and will not stop a food allergy reaction should it occur. Epinephrine is the only medication that will stop a food allergy reaction and should be carried at all times if you have a confirmed allergy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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