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Ice Cream Allergy Symptoms
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
No: Ice cream, although universally desired, has not been shown to provide definitive and reproducible benefit to bronchitis sufferers. On a related but somewhat different topic, although milk products have been implicated to worsen coughs, this is generally felt to be an old wive's tale. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If i've conjunctivitis allergy, can it heal by allergy injection therapy ?Tried allergy meds : allegysal, patanol (olopatadine) and avil, Claritin loratadine, please help
Yes: Treatment of allergic conjunctivitis starts with eliminating or avoiding the allergen as well as rinsing the allergen from your eyes with plain water (reduces the allergen load). Allergy shots can help as can oral allergy meds. There are eye drops that help a great deal also. Steroid eye drops are very effective but are not used long term due to risk of glaucoma and cataract. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What type of insect bite gets worse with benadryl, (diphenhydramine) cortisone cream and amoxicillin?
Insect bite: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) treats allergic reactions. Amoxicillin treats a small number of bacterial infections, but not all of them. Cortisone cream relieves some inflammatory skin lesions like eczema and poison ivy. Insect bites can lead to any of these problems, and your treatments may be insufficiently powerful. Or maybe it's a staph infection, which is resistant to amoxicillin. ...Read more
No much OTC meds: If you have real food allergy and you break out in hives when you eat that particular food, beside benadryl, (diphenhydramine) there are not much otc meds you can take. Go to the nearest er if you have nausea, vomiting or difficulty breathing since those are signs of anaphylaxis and can be dangerous. If the rashes are eczema but not hives, you can use otc cortisone cream, moisturizer and see an allergist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bug / insect bites with allergic reaction. Can i take hydrocortisone and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to cure?
Any type: diphenhydramine or cetirizine, might be better than others in this instance, but if your voice gets hoarse, you become short of breath or lightheaded, still take the antihistaminic and go to ER, but don't drive yourself, get somebody to drive you or call 911, at any rate if you have angioedema you need to see an allergist, check aaaai.org or acaa.org for an allergist in your area ...Read more
What helps the extreme fibro itch? I've tried prescription hydrocortisone 2.5%, eczema lotion, & aveeno oatmeal bath. Help!!!
"fibro- itch"": Sorry- I am not certain what you are referring to. Please clarify your question. Fibromyalgia- is not a itching illness. I suggest OTC antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Zyrtec. I see you are also taking Norco- this can be a narcotic side effect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: Honey has been anecdotally reported to lessen symptoms in people with seasonal allergies. But these results haven't been consistently duplicated in clinical studies. Still the idea isn't so far-fetched. Honey has been studied as a cough suppressant and may have anti-inflammatory effects. In addition, some experts point out that honey can contain traces of flower pollen — an allergen. And one treatment for allergies is repeated exposure to small amounts of allergens. For now, however, it appears that honey may just be a sweet placebo. But don't let that stop you from using it in food and beverages. Just don't give honey to children younger than 1 year because of the risk of infant botulism, a rare but serious form of food poisoning. Ozone air purifiers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the rash: If it is an allergic rash or itchy, consider Allegra or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (but might make you tired). A steroid cream may work if it looks like eczema. A fungal rash can look very similar to eczema in certain cases and steroid cream would make it worse. I would consult your physician to try to figure out the cause of this rash. I avoid Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream. ...Read more
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is sedating: Claritin, zyrtec, allegra, or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 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 add or increase, depending on how "bad" the air is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No: Acne is only mildly related to diet. While dairy exacerbates it in some people, my answer is still no unless in your case the link is clear. And it is moot. All acne can be managed until it remits on its own. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your physician. ...Read more
Hydrocortisone cure?: While topical steroids are helpful in reducing inflammation and symptoms like itching in allergic skin disorders such as atopic and contact dermatitis, the rash will recur if the conditions remain that caused the rash. For example, if you have nickel sensitivity and developed a rash from jewelry, the rash may resolve with steroids, but will recur with further nickel contact. ...Read more
Can I eat ice cream with mild gastritis? Would the coldness soother the burning in my stomach? I'm craving ice cream
Gastritis: Gastritis refers to inflammation of stomach lining. Calcium, H2 blockers & proton pump inhibitors, all available over-the-counter w/o prescription are often used to treat this condition along w/others, eg heartburn, indigestion, acid reflux, etc. I don't see any harm in eating ice cream (dairy products contain calcium, after all) but don't overdo it! Too many calories & not enough nutrition. ...Read more
Runny Nose, Made Worse By Exposure To Allergen Or Irritants (Definition)
Runny nose, made worse by exposure to allergen or irritants ...Read more