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Dorzolamide Allergy In Children
Untoward side effect: A dorzolamide allergy refers to an untoward reaction to the chemical dorzolamide and results generally in conjunctival and eyelid allergic manifestations such as erythema, edema, and follicular reactions. The periocular skin may start to flake as well. Less frequently would be systemically spreading reactions such as cutaneous eruptions. Avoidance and treatment of the rash with steroids helps. ...Read more
A dorzolamide allergy refers to an untoward reaction to the chemical dorzolamide and results generally in conjunctival and eyelid allergic manifestations such as erythema, edema, and follicular reactions. The periocular skin may start to flake as well. Less frequently would be systemically spreading reactions such as cutaneous eruptions. Avoidance and treatment of the ...Read more
Turns off faucet: Dorzolamide is a class of glaucoma drugs called carbonic anhydrase inhibitors. The mechanism of action is stimulate a certain receptor in the eye that decreases the amount of eye fluid being made. This in turn helps to lower your eye pressure. This medicine is typically used to three times daily. All the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Dorzolamide (trusopt) is an eye drop used to treat glaucoma. Although there are no studies to support its safety in pregnancy, trusopt would be a reasonable choice. You can find more information about this subject on the glaucoma research foundation website: http://www.Glaucoma.Org/treatment/glaucoma-and-pregnancy-1.Php. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been taking Dorzolamide and Latanoprost for congenital glaucoma for 12 years, will I be on these eye drops the rest of my life?
What is the differences between brinzolamide and dorzolamide as topical eye drops with timolol for reducing ocular hypertension?
Ask an eye doctor: This eye drop is used for glaucoma. Glaucoma is not common in children. I would not use this eye drop if it had not been recommended by a pediatric eye specialist. If they prescribe it for glaucoma then I would trust their opinion. Most drugs like this have not been used extensively in children ...Read more
Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergy tests: There are several types of testing. Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skin & blood tests: Prick testing with allergenic extracts or fresh foods can help confirm allergy, as can blood tests for specific ige antibodies (rast-type tests). However, both types of testing can produce false positive results, and confirmation with food challenges may be needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not exactly: The ability to react to certain proteins in an allergic way is passed on from parents to their children, but a specific allergy is not. So if a mom is allergic to pollen and the dad is allergic to fire ants, their child may develop allergies but it may be to a food instead. If 1 parent has allergies, the child is 50% likely to develop allergies, but it's a 75% chance if both parents are allergic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can I as a 46 year old, take children's Benadryl. It's all I have in the house and my allergies are terrible.
Where can I find a statistic for the number of children who died from allergies causing anaphylaxis in the u.S.?
Only overall numbers: The incidence of anaphylaxis in children is unknown. Estimates of anaphylactic deaths (from drugs, foods, insect stings, and latex) in the us are 0.002 percent annually (2 per 100, 000): 500 fatalities from penicillin anaphylaxis; 40 fatalities from bee stings; 125-150 from food anaphylaxis. ...Read more
My husband has nut and fish allergies. I have 4 children, 2 without allergies should I get rest of kids tested before giving them these foods?
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