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Medicine For Ansaid Allergy
When I take medicine that has ansaid (flurbiprofen) in I get a really bad headache, am I allergic to ansaid (flurbiprofen)?
Probably not.: Based on studies, the most common nonsteroidal antiinflamatory agents (nsaids) side effects include: nausea; abdominal pain (stomach pain); heartburn; dizziness; an unexplained rash; constipation; diarrhea; gas; vomiting. Side effects of nsaids that require immediate medical attention, include chest pain, shortness of breath, or weakness on one part of your body (possible stroke or heart attack). ...Read more
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
NSAID?: Non steroidal anti inflammatory meds, most notably aspirin, are absorbed within an hour or less. ...Read more
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NSAID: Can be helpful for pain. What type of condition needs to be treated? ...Read more
What can I take for RA pain naturally. I'm unable to take ansaids, (flurbiprofen) sulfates. Stomach burns?
Ask your doctor: This question needs to be addressed to your rheumatologist. That is the person who knows your prior meds and your current disease activity. ...Read more
I'm having the iud fitted later today. Would Ibruprofen or Flurbiprofen be better to take before I go to the appointment?
I suggest: Taking ibuprofen- 2 tablets (400 mg) 1 hr. Before the procedure, assuming that you are not allergic to this medication. ...Read more
Ibuprofen: Ibuprofen seems to work very well for toothaches especially when taking A dose in the range of 600 to 800 mg 2-3 times per day, ... This is safe to do as long as it is not done for an extended period of time for example Weston one week. I recommend that you see a dentist to find out the cause of this problem Will call ...Read more
How much time does it take for pills to start working I'm currently taking flurbiprofen to reduce eyelid swelling?
Stye: Eyelid swelling can be from a serious infection of the lid like cellulitis, or you could be getting a stye. If you're currently only self medicating with flurbiprofen, you should be seeking the care of an eye doctor to see if you also need antibiotic eye drops, ointment, or oral antibiotics. Seek treatment right away. ...Read more
My eyes often become reddish and irritating. Applying flurbiprofen drops cures it. Shall we apply this eye drops frequently whenever required?
Chronic flurbiprofen: Your description sounds like you are dealing with dry eye symptoms. Flurbiprofen likely helps but is not indicated for long-term use and could lead to problems. I would recommend trying artificial tears, warm compresses to the eyes twice daily, and omega-3 fatty acid supplementation to see if the symptoms improve. If not, I would see an eye doctor to determine the etiology and start treatment. ...Read more
Stop taking it: If it is an extreme necessity, and there are no alternatives, and you don't know whether this an allergic reaction or an adverse drug reaction (side effect), see an allergist/immunologist for evaluation and possible desensitization to the said drug for treatment of a particular disease episode, good luck ...Read more
Various Options: Daily steroid or antihistamines nasal sprays (fluticasone, azelastine) are helpful. Determining exactly what you could be sensitized to in order to practice appropriate avoidance measures is also important. If medications and avoidance are not effective or not feasible allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots) could be an option as well. Other meds include Sudafed, Mucinex, (guaifenesin) Afrin, oral antihistamines ...Read more
Could be!: Without understanding the circumstances and the type of reaction, it is impossible to answer the question. If you started the new medicine, and experienced a reaction, it could be due to allergy to the medication. ...Read more
No cure yet, but...: Allergy shots (allergen immunotherapy) is currently the only treatment that is disease modifiying, meaning it can change how the body responds to exposure to allergens. It is "natural" and long lasting effects carry on after shots are stopped. It works for most, but not all people. Closest thing to a cure so far..... For more read my blog at: http://www. Familyallergyasthmacare. Com/2013/03/its-no. ...Read more
OTC Allergy: Not fair. Truly, it is trial-and-error. What works best for you might not work best for someone else. Loratadine is the weakest binding non-sedating antihistamine; Cetirizine is the strongest binding non-sedating antihistamine. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) works better than both but it makes people sleepy. ...Read more
Several choices: The most effective treatment for relief of seasonal allergies are prescription nasal steroid sprays (qnasl, nasonex, (mometasone) rhinocort, flonase). If symptoms are mild then over the counter zyrtec, claritin, or Allegra can help. It's best to start treating seasonal allergies before the "season" starts. This is a prevention approach. If the above meds haven't controlled symptoms, consider allergy shots. ...Read more
Big question: There are a lot of allergy medications & your time span is enormous. Could you take a medication that expired last month? Yes. Last year? Yes, but it might not work as well. Five years ago? Sure but why bother? Medications don't become dangerous as they age just gradually less effective. One exception is Epinephrine it rapidly loses effectiveness after expiration & its needed to save lives. ...Read more
Think whole airway: Upper airway allergies trigger clear, watery discharge along with itch and congestion; this can tickle the back of throat: thus cough - but lower airway involvement must be considered. Allergies can cause cough through asthma-like reactions (or outright cough asthma). Albuterol inhaler +\-montelukast worth a try after oral antihistamines and nasal steroids/antihistamines. ...Read more
ALLERGIC RHINITIS: YES:Allergic rhinitis causes Swelling of nasal mucosa/itchy eyes /post nasal drip. You can do nasal irrigation with Neil Med system. Zaditor (ketotifen) Eye Drops and Claritin & Flonase are all effective. If symptoms persist follow up with your doctor for exam and labs ...Read more
It depends on the: Specific type of medicine and the amount of the overdose. Are you considering taking an overdose? Are you considering suicide as an option? You can call the national suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255). For active suicide thoughts with a strong urge please be seen at your nearest er. Follow on psychological/ psychiatric care is important. ...Read more
More Info: There are many types of allergy medication and they all do slightly different things. It is difficult to tell you what is a "strong" medicine without knowing your symptoms and what you have tried to treat them already. You can get Zyrtec and NAsacort (triamcinolone) over the counter and the combination of those two helps many people. If your symptoms are very severe you might need a steroid shot. ...Read more