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How Effective Is Claritin D To Help With Allergy Asthma
Antihistamines help: Claritin (loratadine) +/- 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
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
Nose symptoms relief: Allergic inflammation in the nasal mucosa produces swelling, congestion and increased secretions. Nasal topical steroids help with reducing the inflammatory process and therefore reducing these symptoms. Nasal steroids would not directly affect the allergy, that is the hypersensitivity to react when exposed to a particular allergen, such as pollen. ...Read more
How can I reduced exercise-induced rhinitis? I take zyrtec (cetirizine) daily for allergies but it doesn't seem to help with rhinitis.
Get Singulair (montelukast): If zyrtec not helping go to your doctor and get nasal steroids and/ or singulair (montelukast), (montelukast) just keep in mind might take up to 6 weeks for singulair (montelukast) to start working, however once it works it will control symptoms of allergic rhinitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I see there is no way to cure eczema, but how much do antihistamines like claritin, (loratadine) clarinex, or zyrtec help prevent eczema?
Eczema - cure: Eczema can go away if it is caused by something like a food or chemical but it requires a thorough investigation by a allergist or dermatologist. Some hereditary forms cannot be cured but only controlled by medications. Antihistamines help to reduce itching but cannot cure this condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergic to NSAIDS including aspirin, on antihistamines and beta blockers daily, want to know if Nasonex (mometasone) is safe for me (post nasal drip.) sound OK?
Yes it is, but: Few issues: it seems that you had this problem for a while, keep using the saline nasal wash though, and if you try the nasonex (mometasone) make sure you use it right.Also you are allergic to aspirin and NSAIDs,may be that's the cause of your nasal problems,and you're on a beta blocker.At any rate you need to be assessed by an allergist/immunologist,check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area ...Read more
If my child is allergic to weeds and pollen besides zyrtec (cetirizine) what else will help. I've tried clariton as well?
Allergen Avoidance: Avoiding those things that cause allergies is paramount in allergy symptom control. In your child's case it may be difficult as it would require staying indoors (you very well might just have to if symptoms are severe). Otherwise, once your child has been outdoors wash his nostrils with saline spray to "flush" any allergens (allergy producing substances). You may give Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or nasal steroids. ...Read more
Maybe: Loratidine (claritin) can help, but i find it takes 2 - 4 days to begin to give symptom relief. Ceterizine (zyrtec) is also once/day, and usually helps with the first dose. With either, the generic is just as good. I'm not a fan of longterm decongestants (the "d") - they tend to thicken the congestion and dry you out, plus have lots of side effects. If really stuffy, use plain sudafed x 1-2 days. ...Read more
How often can I take danzen 5mg and what is the best med u can recommend to stop post nasal drip. I'm allergic to penicillin. Thanks!
What is a natural, effective way to treat seasonal allergies? I've been taking Benadryl at night for post nasal drip. I'm also taking Flonase daily. I find my allergies are much worse in the evening.
Seasonal allergies: Most allergy symptoms become worse or act up at night, what you currently take isn't controlling your symptoms, and the post nasal drip can be due to sinusitis as well. You need to see an allergist for evaluation and better control of your symptoms, meanwhile: saline nasal washes, make sure you are using flonase right and use it daily, instead of benadryl, take cetirizine or loratadine daily too ...Read more
It's safe: It's safe. If it weren't safe, they wouldn't be allowed to sell it. ...Read more
I'm using flonase and singulair (montelukast) to treat seasonal allergies as prescribed by the doctor. So far not much progress. Can I use allegra on top?
What is best o.C. Medication for allergies? I've tried claratin zertec and others and they don't seem to really help.
Time for next step: While over the counter antihistamines such as zyrtec, Allegra and Claritin are very helpful for allergies, if symptoms are not controlled, the next step is the prescription nasal sprays such as qnasl, flonase, nasonex, (mometasone) etc. These nasal sprays are safe and effective. It's well worth taking the time to obtain a prescription! also, an allergist can be helpful in identifying the trigger. ...Read more
What is best way to treat allergies (esp pollen/mold, e.G. 2014 seems to be worse than past)? Could this make asthma worse/lead to more flare ups? Otc allergy meds don't work or limited effect for me
How do Dr's or allergist decide to just treat allergies with prednisone instead of using allergy shots?
Is it safe to take an antihistamine and a decongestant everyday to help combat chronic sinus infections?
In general, yes: Improving nasal function will decrease the incidence and severity of sinusitis. If you are allergic and congested then a combination of an antihistamine decongestant can be of help. So can intranasal steroids and other measures. If you have recurrent infections an allergy evaluation and a good ENT evaluation can be of great benefit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm highly allergic to pollen.I tried singular and almost every over-the-counter allergy medicine. Is there another method or medication to help me?
Doc gave me mometasone furoate nasal spray due to chronic nasal congestion. Said it might take some time to start working. How long to see any benefit?
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