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Is there an allergy pill that is similar to a celestone (betamethasone) allergy shot?

Is there an allergy pill that is similar to a celestone (betamethasone) allergy shot?

Not really: Celestone (betamethasone) is a steroid and is not an allergy shot. Injectable steroids in the past have been called "allergy shots" but this is not correct and repeated dosing with steroid shots for allergy symptoms should not be done. ...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


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Is there an asa allergy?

Is there an asa allergy?

You bet: Allergy to asa is well known, and can be quite severe. ...Read more

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Is there a cat allergy vaccine?

Is there a cat allergy vaccine?

Allergy shots: Allergy to cats can be definitively treated with immunotherapy, or allergy shots. ...Read more

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Is there an allergy pill that is similar to a celestone (betamethasone) injection?

Not really: Celestone is a steroid, and while you can always take steroid pills, antihistamines like Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec would be a safer choice for allergies. ...Read more

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Is there an almond allergy?

Is there an almond allergy?

Absolutely: Almonds are on of several tree nuts including, among others, walnuts, pecans, cashews and pistachios. Tree nuts, like peanuts, are among the 8 most allergenic foods. The can trigger anaphylactic reactions. If you think you or some one you care for has had an allergic reaction to almonds, or other foods, I recommend you get it evaluated by a board certified allergist. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative to cortisone shot?

Is there an alternative to cortisone shot?

Depends: It really depends on the condition being treated. In general terms, cortisone injections relieve inflammation and pain. Other modalities that can sometimes achieve this are: ice, oral medications such as Ibuprofen or steroids, rest, and splinting. Physical or occupational therapy can also sometimes be helpful for musculoskeletal conditions and there is always surgery too. ...Read more

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Is there an allergy prick test for eczema?

Is there an allergy prick test for eczema?

No: Eczema is diagnosed by examining the patient and taking a history. Allergy prick testing may be helpful in treating eczema, but is not necessary. Allergy testing by skin prick or blood test always needs to be interpreted with careful attention to the patient's history and symptoms. For example some patients may test mildly positive for milk allergy, but can drink milk every day without problem. ...Read more

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What is good for an allergic reaction from the shingle vaccine?

What is good for an allergic reaction from the shingle vaccine?

What kind?: I have not seen an allergic reaction to Shingles vaccine yet. Is this anything more than a large local reaction? Does it itch? If it is just a local reaction, ice pack and NSAID would likely help. At times , a short course of cortisone may be needed. However since the type of reaction is unknown, this is at best a guess. ...Read more

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Is there an effective way to determine if this is an allergy or cold?

Is there an effective way to determine if this is an allergy or cold?

No fever: Allergy is not associated with fever and is not catchy. It may be associated with itching and often responds to antihistamine. In a cold, you tend to get very tired, achy, and feverish. Most colds go away in about a week but allergic diseases will usually linger much longer. ...Read more

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Is there an antibiotic for polio?

Is there an antibiotic for polio?

No: Prevention by vaccination is the way to avoid problems. Once infected, treatment is supportive. ...Read more

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Is there an antibiotic for asthma?

Is there an antibiotic for asthma?

No: Asthma is not treated with antibiotics as it is not an infectious disease It is an inflammatory disease of the airways ...Read more

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I suspect an allergy to Benadryl (diphenhydramine) altho it's rare. Is there a test for this type of allergy to confirm? I get hives.

I suspect an allergy to Benadryl (diphenhydramine) altho it's rare. Is there a test for this type of allergy to confirm? I get hives.

Just avoid: Benadryl (diphenhydramine). There are other antihistamines. Hives develop from a signal from the brain to histamine releasing cells in the skin. It is often a cause from poor diet, especially sugar. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for a nut allergy?

Is there any treatment for a nut allergy?

Sort of: There are experimental treatments, but nothing that is widely available. Avoidance is the mainstay of treatment at this time. ...Read more

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What is an allergen?

What is an allergen?

Many things: Anything that causes an allergic reaction, usually an ige mediated reaction. Spring pollen allergens are tree pollens and molds. Summer is mostly grass and mold. Fall is ragweed, other weeds, and mold. Year round allergens in the house are dust mites, pet danders, and , wait for it, mold. Common food allergens are peanut, shellfish, nuts, wheat, and others. ...Read more

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Is there evidence as to whether the flu shot was an effective match this year?

Is there evidence as to whether the flu shot was an effective match this year?

Too early to tell: So far the flu activity has been spotty. It will be well into the holiday season & related gatherings of folks from all parts of the country that we see if it did. ...Read more

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Is there is any treatment for allergic sinusitis?

Is there is any treatment for allergic sinusitis?

Meds or Shots: If allergies are casuing repeated episodes of sinusitis... Get the allergies treated with antihistamines or nasal steroids. Immunotherapy (shots) may also be very beneficial in treating allergies which may reduce the number of sinus infections you get. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for spermicidal allergy?

Not using it: If you are allergic to something, the best approach is avoidance. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment? For a latex alergy?

Is there any treatment? For a latex alergy?

No, avoidance: There is no treatment for latex allergy, other than avoidance. ...Read more