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Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


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That can't be right that I have ibuprofen allergy?

That can't be right that I have ibuprofen allergy?

It can be: Ibuprofen and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaid's) are amongst the top allergenic drugs. This list includes: ibuprofen, aspirin, naproxen, ketorolac, indomethacin, meloxicam, celecoxib, etc. Tylenol (acetaminophen) at the standard recommended doses would be a safe alternative.

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Possible ibuprofen allergy? What can I take instead?

Possible ibuprofen allergy? What can I take instead?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): Tylenol (acetaminophen) would be a reasonably safe alternative. You should see an allergist to discuss the specific symptoms that you have had with Ibuprofen to help determine what other meds you can safely use for pain or fever.

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I need some help on this! I might have ibuprofen allergy and need alternatives.?

I need some help on this! I might have ibuprofen allergy and need alternatives.?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): Tylenol (acetaminophen) would be a reasonably safe alternative. You should see an allergist to discuss the specific symptoms that you have had with Ibuprofen to help determine what other meds you can safely use for pain or fever.

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Is it ok to take conserta 36mg with Advil (ibuprofen) allergy and congestion relief?

Is it ok to take conserta 36mg with Advil (ibuprofen) allergy and congestion relief?

Not on a regular.: Cold medicines can interfere with concerta. Especially ones that contain a decongestant. Decongestants + methylphenidates can raise your blood pressure.

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How to diagnose ibuprofen allergy?

Not easy: Ibuprofen hypersensitivity is diagnosed by a careful history where symptoms followed ingestion of ibuprofen. There is no available commercial skin or blood test since it is typically not ige-mediated. In some cases, an ingestion (drug challenge) is performed under medical supervision to confirm/rule out NSAID allergy. This of course carries some risk.

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Wat r the side effects of Advil (ibuprofen) allergy?

Wat r the side effects of Advil (ibuprofen) allergy?

Multiple: Advil (or ibuprofen) allergy can cause several symptoms, the most common being hives (rash), shortness of breath, or angioedema (swelling of the lips or tongue).

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Is it safe to take Zyrtec 10mg and 4 hrs later take Advil (ibuprofen) allergy and congestion relief?

Is it safe to take Zyrtec 10mg and 4 hrs later take Advil (ibuprofen) allergy and congestion relief?

Antihistamine: If its one time its ok, check ingredients as there might be only decogetant, you do not say your age

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Have occasional mild hives that get worse with ibuprofen. Don't know if this means I have ibuprofen allergy. If so, am I allergic to aspirin too?

Have occasional mild hives that get worse with ibuprofen. Don't know if this means I have ibuprofen allergy. If so, am I allergic to aspirin too?

Probably: There is cross reactivity between aspirin and NSAIDs as ibuprofen and the like, but whether you're truly allergic to this class of medicines is yet to be sure of, visit an allergist, in the interim avoid NSAIDS and aspirin, use acetaminophen for pain and fever till sorted out

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I have celiac disease, IgE levels in the 1000s, and diarrhea. Should I get allergy testing?

Yes: See an allergist so get testing. If you have had skin infections and abcesses or frequent pneumonias or sinusitis see an academic allergist at a major health center or medical school so you can be evaluated for hyper ige syndrome.

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Just had allergy testing and am allergic to soy, wheat, beef, fish, cows millk, eggs. What can I eat?

Just had allergy testing and am allergic to soy, wheat, beef, fish, cows millk, eggs. What can I eat?

Context: Significance of your test results need to take into account what symptoms you have when eating these foods. If you indeed cannot eat these foods, consider chicken, pork, venison, vegetables, fruits.

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I get sinus headaches almost everyday in spring. Will allergy get rid of them. I suffer year round with them. Getting allergy testing next week?

I get sinus headaches almost everyday in spring. Will allergy get rid of them. I suffer year round with them. Getting allergy testing next week?

Good start: Sinus headaches can definitely be caused by allergies, especially if you get them every spring, when tree pollen is high. First step allergy testing to see what you are allergic to. Allergist should give you tips to best avoid pollen like washing clothes upon entering home, keeping windows closed, etc. Flonase + an oral antihistamine during spring should help. Allergist will give more management

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Going for allergy testing in May. Will they test on the arm or back? I have a wrist phobia and pass out if anyone touches them... What can I expect?

Going for allergy testing in May. Will they test on the arm or back? I have a wrist phobia and pass out if anyone touches them... What can I expect?

Back can be used: At 17 you should have plenty of other areas available, but make sure to tell your doctor and his assistants where to NOT touch

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I've heard that skin tests are better and more effective for food allergy testing than blood tests. If I use HealthTap, how can skin tests be done?

I've heard that skin tests are better and more effective for food allergy testing than blood tests. If I use HealthTap, how can skin tests be done?

See actual doctor: Health tap could not help when A physical doctor visit become necessary. Allergy test is one of them. So the best way is to see allergy specialist in your area

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I have Medicaid do I need a referral to see a Allergist? . If I do where else can I go for Allergy testing? . Would a hospital offer allergy testing?

I have Medicaid do I need a referral to see a Allergist? . If I do where else can I go for Allergy testing? . Would a hospital offer allergy testing?

Look up the director: My experience tells me that very few allergists accept MediAid patients likely from a combination of very low reimbursement and a lot of restrictions. An University Hospital usually has a clinic which would accept Mediaid.

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I had blood allergy testing and nothing came up as a sensitivity but my immunoglobulin E result was <2. What can this mean? Cortisol is 0.9 as well

I had blood allergy testing and nothing came up as a sensitivity but my immunoglobulin E result was <2. What can this mean? Cortisol is 0.9 as well

Inconclusive: High IgE levels may be seen in people with lots of allergies, hit there other causes. People with aited number of allergies can have normal IgE levels also so the test has very low sensitivity for proving or disproving an allergy condition. Specific antigen testing by blood test also can miss allergies. Skin testing may be more sensitive. Discuss with an allergist.

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How can I avoid complications from allergy testing?

How can I avoid complications from allergy testing?

Minimal: Typically there are no significant complications to allergy testing. It is best if a patients asthma is in good control before allergy testing and they should be off antihistamines for several days to be sure that the test indicates all of their allergies. Antihistamines interfere with the ability of the test to show a positive result.

Dr. Paul Carter
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Allergy Tests (Definition)

Allergies can be identified by allergy tests. The best allergy test is a skin test. It is safe and reliable. The next best allergy test is a blood test - less reliable than skin tests but also safe. If we are looking into food allergy then a challenge test is very reliable but ...Read more


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