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How Effective Is Claritin D To Help With Allergy Asthma
Antihistamines help: Claritin +/- d, zyrtec +/- d, or Allegra +/- d can help with allergy and asthma symptoms caused by allergies to respiratory pollens or other airborne allergens. One should work with his doctor to see which combination of over-the-counter allergy meds and prescription asthma inhalers/pills work the best. A patient will learn over time, what medicines to adjust, depending on how "bad" the air is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more
I take Claritin & sudafed daily to help w/allergies & asthma, but allergies &/or head cold are very bad now. What else can I add? Benadryl?
I have been taking Claritin d every day for a year. I have allergy problems and i need help. What can I do?
Need help docs! my allergies have been really acting up. I have always used alegra but its not helping. Would Claritin d be better?
Allergist can help: Sometimes people become insensitive to an allergy medication that has worked for them in the past, and they may need to switch. Going to one that includes a decongestant can have other concerns, as some people are sensitive to them and it could even raise blood pressure. An allergist may be able to offer stronger prescription medications and nasal sprays, and possibly prevent future problems. ...Read more
How long is it safe to take Claritin D?D seems to be the only thing help chronic post nasal drip and fluid in ears.On allergy shots but slow progress.
BP Concerns: The decongestant in Claritin D can be helpful for acute facial pain/pressure and congestion but has side effects which can be significant. If you have a history of blood pressure issues or other cardiac problems I would not recommend. Consider talking with Allergist about other possible treatment due to refractory disease. Drying agents like ipratroprium bromide sprays and methscapolomine can help ...Read more
Claritin d: This is a side effect of the decongestant in Claritin d. It is not an allergy. You can take plain Claritin and avoid the problem. For your nasal conestion i would try a saline nasal spray and if no help, ask your doctor for a prescription nasal spray. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been taking Claritin d everyday for allergy problems. Not really working. What should I do?
See an allergist: You should definitely see a board-certified allergist! you need allergy skin testing to determine exactly what you are allergic to, and there are several other treatments out there for you. ...Read more
Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more
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