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Doctor insights on: Edecrin Allergy In Children

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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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What is a less expensive alternative to edecrin (ethacrynic acid)?

Options based on you: Edecrin (ethacrynic acid) is a type of medication that helps kidneys get rid of salt water, a diuretic. Edecrin (ethacrynic acid) is often prescribed to patients with sulfa allergies and fluid retention or high blood pressure. The possible allergy to other medications is the most common reason to try this medication. If it is too expensive and you have not had a severe reaction to the other diuretics talk to your doctor about trying. ...Read more

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Does being in the sunlight cause a reaction with edecrin (ethacrynic acid)?

Not usually: Edecrin is the only loop diuretic that is not sulfa based (lasix, (furosemide) bumex, torsemide,). The sulfa based drugs can cause a red rash in sunlight. Edecrin typically does not have this reaction in the sun. Beware of long term exposure since the drug is more associated with hearing loss than the other drugs in its class. ...Read more

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Does being in the sunlight cause an bad reaction with edecrin (ethacrynic acid)?

Edecrin (ethacrynic acid): There are no reported problems with Edecrin (also known as ethacrynic acid). As a diuretic, it could result in dehydration after prolonged exposure to sun. Also it could cause a rash, which may make your skin more sensitive to the sun. ...Read more

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My Renal Dr prescribed guanFacine for my Hypertension. I have LVhypertrophy. Leary of new meds. On Edecrin, Bystolic (nebivolol). Would Cozar be better to take?

My Renal Dr prescribed guanFacine for my Hypertension. I have LVhypertrophy. Leary of new meds. On Edecrin, Bystolic (nebivolol). Would Cozar be better to take?

Medications: Without knowing your complete medical history and laboratories that would be impossible for us to say. The person most qualified is your doctor. This is a question to ask him. There is no harm in asking about alternative medications, he may have already tried you on a similar medication or your renal disease is such that he does not want to use an ARB with you. Ask him, he will give you reason ...Read more

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Why do some children have allergies?

Why do some children have allergies?

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

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How are children tested for allergies?

How are children tested for allergies?

See below: They are tested the same as everyone else. They can have skin testing performed by an allergist, or blood work ordered by their primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

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

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How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

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

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What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

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

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Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

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

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What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

Antihistamine: Zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) are approved for age 6m and older. But speak with your doctor before giving this medication to your child. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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?

Food testing: Food allergies can be frightening but there is no reason to test the children if they have not had reactions. Always be cautious when introducing a new food to an allergic child. ...Read more

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Ethacrynic Acid (Definition)

Ethacrynic acid is a loop affecting water pill/diuretic which is a kind of water pill or diuretic (heart ...Read more


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Edecrin (Definition)

Edecrin is a loop affecting water pill/diuretic which is a kind of water pill or diuretic (heart ...Read more