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Long Term Effects Of Seafood Allergy
Allergy meds: Allergies are generally chronic or at least recurrent conditions. Most allergy medications are safe if taken as directed even if for long periods of time. Anyone with other medical conditions or who takes other medications should check with their doctor about the long term use of allergy medicine. ...Read more
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more
Nasonex effects: Nasonex is a topical corticosteroid; that means it is a steroid for inflammation (not the kind that athletes abuse) placed in the area where it is needed. These medicines are usually well tolerated at the recommended doses but can sometimes cause irritation and nosebleeds. They are rarely absorbed into the bloodstream but patients should get their eyes checked yearly to ensure no side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No but why: Rather than commit to taking medications regularly, see an allergist to identify why you need to take medications long term. Avoidance measures can be useful if the trigger is known. Nasal steroid sprays are more effective than antihistamines and allergy injections can control symptoms long term even after the injections are discontinued and allow less medication use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are severe stinging insect allergies more common in younger or older people? If so why?
What are the short and long term effects of having a
No age: People of all ages can develop life threatening stinging insect allergies. You need to have an Epinephrine auto injector on you all the time and it is best to get venom desensitization as it may take care of the problem indefinitely, it has a high success rate. There is a rate of allergic reaction from it, but you are in safe hands with an experienced allergist. ...Read more
Yes: About 2/3 of people who do immunotherapy of an appropriate, effective dose will have long term relief from their allergy symptoms even after they have finished 3-5 years of the shots. In some cases this relief is permanent, in others symptoms will eventually return, but may be years later. ...Read more
What are the long term effects of being on nasonex and allergy meds (switch between different ones... Zyrtec, allegra, claratin) it's been many years?
Not to worry : There are no significant reported long term adverse effects of nasal steroids in studies. Direct , local effects are more common like irritation in the nose, crustiness, nosebleeds. You just take a short break from the rx for these. There are no major reported concerns about long term use of antihistamines.- zyrtec, claritin, allegra, etc. ...Read more
Avoid it: The symptoms of food allergies can be quite varied from hives and itching, to swelling, trouble breathing, throat swelling, coughing, wheezing, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea and shock. The way to manage food allergies is avoidance.Most people with food allergies should have an epinephrine autoinjector for emergencies. See an allergist to determine what you are allergic to and how to manage it ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly, but...: Seafood allergies generally fall into two categories: allergy to shellfish and allergy to other seafoods. If it is a severe allergy, more ikely with shellfish, you probably should avoid seaweed. But allergies are very individual and unique from person to person. Have an allergist take a very careful history and do testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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