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How To Stop Allergic Reaction Itching
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
OTC Meds/Nsall Spray: You can treat allergy symptoms wth OTC allergy meds and/or steroid nasal drops available over the counter for symptom relief And consult an allergist to get tested and desentisized if your symptoms are over long period and resistant to meds ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid and meds: Avoiding cats and cat dander is the most important, but challenging since 50% of all households have pets. Antihistamines, nasal sprays and eye drops can decrease the symptoms after exposure to cat dander. The best long term treatment is allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots) for long lasting relief even after allergy shots are stopped. ...Read more
Stop using it: First stop using it. Wash it off completely. Topical hyrocortisone used very sparingly once or twice a day for a few days may help. If your symptoms persist please see your allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more
Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help a swelling and hive reaction (itching) allergic reaction to penicillin?
Depends: on the reaction, if just hives and itching, yes benadryl (diphenhydramine) can control it in the right dosage, after discontinuing the offending drug, but if more severe symptoms/swelling you need medical attention with the possible addition of epinephrine and probably steroids, ...Read more
Unsure: A physician will need to know more about the trigger, nature and severity of the reaction to begin to offer advice. Some severe reactions require immediate epinephrine injection via epipen whereas others can be managed through avoidance strategies or less potent suppressive or as needed medications. Good luck! ...Read more
Contact dermatitis: Gently wash the face with room temperature water multiple times. Then slather yourself up with an equal part mixture (make it yourself) of calamine + Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream + topical 1% Hydrocortisone cream and apply to the affected area three times per day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What kind of allergic rash, raised skin do you get from allergic reaction to imodium (loperamide)? Is it hives-like?
Why does using neosporin frequently increase ur risk to develope allergic reactions? What kind of allergic reactions?
Avoidance: If one is allergic to penicillin then avoidance of penicillin like medications is a requirement. Other classes of antibiotics should be fine but because an individual has one drug allergy they may be at risk for reactions to other classes of drugs. One should also be very clear that moving forward that antibiotics are needed. ...Read more
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