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Is It Safe To Give My Dog Allegra For Allergy
Yes: Antihistamines are quite safe if when the dose is doubled. ...Read more
Fexofenadine is an antihistamine which is used to treat allergies such as hayfever, and hives. It can be taken once or twice a day. It is a second generation antihistamine and does not cause as much drowsiness as other antihistamines such as Diphenhydramine (benaryl) or chlorpheniramine. Always be careful about drowsiness with any antihistamine especially if driving ...Read more
Is it possible that i give my two-year-old children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for seasonal allergies?
Yes: Yes, you can give your 2 year old child Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for allergy symptoms. Its onset is fast within 15-60 minutes and it lasts for about 4-6 hours. Otc zyrtec's onset is also fast and it lasts for 24 hours. Keep in mind that those medications can control mild allergy symptoms. If your child still suffers from the disease after taking otc meds, you might want to bring him or her to see an allergist. ...Read more
I have true allergy to Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (had hives when taking the dye-free for a headache.) is allegra safe for me? And would it help my allergic reactions?
Yes: Allergy to Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is rare if at all present. Allegra is quite different from Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in structure and thus should be safe for you. Make sure you are not allergic to the gelatin on the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) capsules. Whether Allegra would work for you or not is another issue but it should be no less effective than benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more
No flu shot if.....: Current 2014 CDC contraindications to the flu shot include: previous allergic reaction to flu vaccine, infants under 6 months of age. People with egg allergies MAY POSSIBLY be candidates for flu vaccination (talk to your doctor) . Precaution is advised for those with history of Guillain–Barré Syndrome within 6 weeks of a previous flu vaccine, and those with current moderate to severe illnesses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It may be: If antihistamine eye drops do not do the trick, oral medication may help. But beware: if you take oral antihistamines for an extended period of time, you may develop dry eyes, which can make the allergic eyes feel worse. Artificial tears may be useful if you must use pills to control your allergies on a regular basis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There is no relationship between the two In fact, likely 90%^ of patients with a history of penicillin allergy will turn out to be allergic with testing and challenge. This is not to say that you should take it without having been tested by an allergist. As for azithromycin, it does cause cardiac rhythm problem is a small % of the people and thus it is not entirely harmless. ...Read more
No: Consult your pediatrician before using over the counter allergy medicines or eye drops. Itchy eyes are often a sign of allergy, but there many be other issues as well. If your child is having a hard time sleeping or constant irritation, your doctor may prescribe some mild allergy medications at a very specific dose based on your baby's weight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it okay to take loratadine and Allegra (fexofenadine) together in the morning for combined effectiveness. Should I seek allergy shot. How good is it?
Nonsedating antihist: Allergies is a rather broad and nonspecific term. Antihistamines make provide a useful treatment modality for certain allergies. Xyzal (levocetirizine) is a good nonsedating antihistamine but not the recommended antihistamine based upon your insurance coverage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to give buclizine hcl, an appetite stimulant, to a 13months baby? She's 8kg .. How much should I give?
NO!: Do not give this to your child. It is not meant to be given for that reason. It is not the right way to get your child to gain weight. You need to talk to your child's doctor about any appetite/weight gain concerns. Medicine is not the answer, and that medicine could cause serious harm to your child. ...Read more
Yes: Cetirazine(zyrtec) is approved for infants over 6mo at a dose of 1/2 tsp/day with additional dosing for older infants. Other preparations may be considered but all should be used in consultation with your doctor. Much of the stuffiness of infants is assumed to be allergies when it is really dust/smoke& other air irritants that antihistamines will not help, so discuss your conserns with dr ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: I see no reason to stop them. ...Read more
Talk to doctor: You need to give more information regarding symptoms, age of child, and such.Best to talk to your doctor. ...Read more
It is safe to use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for my perfume esence allergy? At my highschool, almost everyone uses a perfume and it will be very hard for me. I am 16.
Try other options: Perfumes cause local irritation in the nose and eyes, which leads to symptoms very similar to allergies. But what you are experiencing is not a true allergic reaction. So Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may not be very helpful, and can make you sleepy. Try over the counter Zyrtec or Allegra and if still not better, then you will need to go see a doctor for prescription nose sprays. ...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
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