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Antihistamine (Definition)

Sedating and non-sedating antihistamines prevent and treat allergic reactions, and are ...Read more


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Is there a homeopathic remedy which acts as an antihistamine?

Is there a homeopathic remedy which acts as an antihistamine?

Homeopathy: Homeopathic medicatios may have been appropriate for our ancestors however, "natural" does not mean "safe". A natural compound often contains hundreds of chemicals, many of which have not been studied. These "natural"complounds are not investigated by the fda for safety. Take a well studied medication that has been fda approved if you want defined safety and efficacy. ...Read more

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Is tramadol can be used as an antidepressant?

Is tramadol can be used as an antidepressant?

No it should not: Tramadol is a medication used for pain management. It does not have properties related to symptoms of depression. It does not have FDA approval for depression and you should consider discussing with your psychiatrist medication such as an SSRI (serotonin reuptake inhibitors) which are first line treatment for management of depression. ...Read more

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Can there be a sleep aid not containing an antihistamine?

Can there be a sleep aid not containing an antihistamine?

Yes: Melatonin is the only other over the counter sleep aid that's not Diphenhydramine (antihistamine) in the us. Prescription sleep aids are not antihistamines. I also recommend non-pill sleep aids. Check out sleepphones (google it) or google sleep hygiene. ...Read more

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Is it possible for lsd to be used as an autism treatment?

Is it possible for lsd to be used as an autism treatment?

Are you kidding?: It sounds preposterous. Autistic patients are highly rigid & anxious. Taking a trip to the supermarket is overwhelming - so taking an "acid trip" would be especially torturous for autistics. I doubt that even timothy leary himself would have advanced such an idea - even during one of his own trips! ...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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Can a medicine that causes an allergic reaction still be effective?

Can a medicine that causes an allergic reaction still be effective?

Yes: Most allergic reactions to medications, such as a rash that develops with antibiotics, have nothing to do with the action of the medication. It will still work, but simply make you uncomfortable at the same time. Regardless, the medication needs to be stopped - the allergic reaction will continue to get worse the longer you take it. ...Read more

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Please describe the natural remedy that can be used as an antibiotic ?

Please describe the natural remedy that can be used as an antibiotic ?

Spider Webs: In the blue ridge mountains we used to wrap our wounds in spider webs under the watchful eye of our mother. Research is showing that glands from the spider's body coat the silk webs with a substance to protect the webs from fungal and bacterial breakdown. ...Read more

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Is there a drug that is less expensive and can be used as a alternative to humira (adalimumab)?

Is there a drug that is less expensive and can be used as a alternative to humira (adalimumab)?

No: Humira (adalimumab) is a biologic? Infliximab is more expensive. Other medications may be an option, but this should be discussed with ourngastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Is there a such thing as an allergy to cats?

Is there a such thing as an allergy to cats?

Yes: Cat is one of the most common causes of allergy symptoms in the us.Asthma. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter substitute for amoxicillin? It will be used to treat a throat infection.

Is there an over-the-counter substitute for amoxicillin?  It will be used to treat a throat infection.

Don't treat: throat infection with antibiotics unless it is bacterial. The types of antibiotics used are prescription medications. ...Read more

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Is it possible for medication to create an allergy?

Is it possible for medication to create an allergy?

Yes and No: Yes if one means can one become allergic to a particular medication(s). If the question is can a medication make one become, for example cat allergic, then no. ...Read more

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Can ketamine be used as an anti-depressant?

Can  ketamine be used as an anti-depressant?

Ketamine ; MDD: Ketamine offers very interesting possibilities for people with severe treatment-resistant depression. http://tinyurl.com/l76qma8 it can induce dissociation and hallucinations, but in some there's an antidepressant effect that lasts for several hours/days after those are gone. Some drawbacks: there can be liver damage; it must be given IV in a controlled setting; effects may wear off. ...Read more

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