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Gynelotrimin Allergy In Children
Are there different varieties of lotrimin (clotrimazole)? I want one to apply on vagina? Do I need lotrimin (clotrimazole) or gyne lotrimin (clotrimazole) or they both same?
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
Last night I inserted the cream gyne-lotrimin for a yeast infection, but it just came out. Is that normal?
Yes: some of it is apt to slide out. It can be helpful if you use it before bed because then you will be supine. ...Read more
When should I start getting relief from yeast infection? I'm already on my third day of Gyne Lotrimin (clotrimazole).
Is Gyne Lotrimin (clotrimazole) better then Monistat and is 7 days more effective then 3 days to treat yeast infections?
Both: are equally effective.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm using Gyne Lotrimin 7 for a yeast infection plus diflucan (fluconazole). Will this help cure my vaginal yeast infection?
Yes: but only one of the 2 treatments is needed ...Read more
I have to use Gyne Lotrimin (clotrimazole) for 14 days because I have chronic and recurrent vaginal yeast infections. Will 2 weeks be enough to kill the infection?
Re-test and see: After 14 days go back to the MD and get re-tested and see if further Rx is needed. ...Read more
I switched back to Gyne Lotrimin (clotrimazole) to treat vaginal yeast infection because Monistat almost killed me! I had serious side effects from it. ?
Is there a question?: All medicines may have side effects. Common side effects of Monistat include headache, burning/itching/pain in the vagina or urinary opening, or lower abdominal cramps. If Gyne-Lotrimin works better for you and Monistat caused problems...avoiding Monistat is a good decision. ...Read more
Genes + environment: To develop an allergy, you need a genetic predisposition. For example, children at highest risk of developing allergic asthma are those whose parents have asthma. Also necessary is multiple exposures to the allergen. The strongest predictor of developing allergies in the future is having allergic disease now (for example, a child with eczema has increased chance of developing asthma). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Depends: Several factors here. I usually never recommend it if the family is attached to the pet, but if it is causing severe symptoms, you should sequester the animal out of the bedrooms and living spaces. Then make sure you thoroughly rid those areas of cat dander as it is a potent and tenacious allergen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Some people's allergies get better over years, some get worse, and some are stable. Keeping allergies well-controlled not only keeps kids feeling better and sleeping better, but also doing better in school (it's hard to learn material when you feel miserable)! also, keeping allergies under control decreases the risk of ear infections and sinusitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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