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Dyazide Allergy In Children
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
Dyazide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene) & Coffee: Dyazide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene) is a combination pill that contain 2 different types of diuretic, hydrochlorothiazide and triamterne. There are no known interaction between dyazide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene) and caffeine. ...Read more
BP- right arm 144/94. Took few min later 110/81. took in left arm to compare: it read 110/91.Are those numbers ok? I take Dyazide-am and accupril-pm
BP: your numbers are close to or normal on therapy. Your doctor with more information about you is better placed to decide whether for you those numbers are fine or to decide to increase your medication. ...Read more
Can BP go up after taking BP Meds? Mine 142/94 after taking the Dyazide at 12:30. Is my body still adjusting? Or should I take the accupril (quinapril) -new med?
Probably need more: doubtful BP going up because of Dyazide, but likely these data indicate you are simply not getting adequate BP treatment with the Dyazide alone and likely need something else, like accupril (quinapril) for example. if you begin accupril (quinapril) hten it would be prudent to get back to your doctor within one month's time so that you can get a serum potassium level checked to ensure your potassium level isnt high ...Read more
Lately during normal activity my left foot and ankle have been swelling to the point of discomfort. I take dyazide 37.5-25 twice daily for water rete?
May need a change:
You should consult with the primary care physician who prescribed the medication. You may have to adjust your dosage or take different medication to help get rid of the excess water.
Your blood pressure may be too elevated also and you may need to consider your dietary habits. ...Read more
See below: Yes this is used once daily for hypertension.Its a diuretic ie eliminates salt [ sodium chloride] which in turn helps to lower blood presssure.Salt restriction is advised as well.Its a combination medication to minimise the risk of pottassium loss as one of the components retains pottassium. ...Read more
Lost my health insurance & looking for a good over-the-counter diuretic alternative for dyazide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene) (triam/hctz).?
OTC: In the us, there are no over-the counter diuretics. However, diuretics are priced very cheaply as most are generics, and most are included on 90-day drug lists at target, walmart, rite aid, etc. ...Read more
Can triamterene affect Aldo/renin serum levels? Trying to determine cause of hypokalemia, been on dyazide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene) 8 years for leg edema w/o issue, now low K.
Yes: still can do it , causing electrolyte imbalance , diureses[water loss] causing reflex aldosterone release to save water ...Read more
Is it ok to take my blood pressure medicine dyazide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene) with apple cider vinegar?
Check with MD:
Check with your healthcare provider before taking apple cider vinegar with any diuretics, as this may cause a decrease in blood potassium levels. Caution should be used with these diuretics
triamterene/hctz (dyazide®). ...Read more
Recently diagnosed diabetes insipidus. Dyazide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene) prescribed but still urinating constantly. Doctor says to give medication more time? How long?
Depends: Dyazide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene) can be useful in treating nephrogenic diabetes insipidus, a rare genetic disorder, but also can occur in the presence of other kidney disease, or long term lithium usage. It is important to be on a low salt diet as well. However, many people who are compulsive water drinkers can be missdiagnosed as having diabetes insipidus. Make sure the diagnosis is correct. ...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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more
Can I as a 46 year old, take children's Benadryl. It's all I have in the house and my allergies are terrible.
Okay to use: Okay to use children's Benadryl. Dosage will be 20 ml ( 4 teaspoons) per dose. ...Read more
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?
I give my 17mnth old 1/2 teaspoon of children's zyrtec (cetirizine) for allergies but some days it's not enough. Can i increase the dose or try something differ t?
Do not increase : A 17 month old should not have allergies to inhaled items like dust or pollen. Zyrtec (cetirizine) could cause drowsiness and i would avoid long term use of zyrtec (cetirizine) in your child. If your child has a runny or stuffy nose that is unresponsive to zyrtec (cetirizine) then see your doctor to make sure there isn't an infection brewing. ...Read more
Yes: Not all of 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
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
Hygiene hypothesis: The immune system has two opposing arms, one makes protective antibodies against bacteria and viruses, the other makes allergic antibody. One theory is that early antibiotic use disrupts the gut flora which tips the scale away from fighting infection and more toward making allergic antibodies. Clean environments might be at fault as well, farm kids don't get allergies as much as city kids. ...Read more
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