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Medicine For Beclovent Allergy
Mostly non-existent: Beclomethasone is a mild to moderate strength corticosteroid used for the treatment of allergic rhinitis or as a maintenance/controller medication for asthma. Some people may have side effects such as dryness in the nose which may lead to nosebleeds or throat dryness which can promote the growth of yeast. Non of the components have been commonly associated with causing allergic reactions. ...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
No it will not: Beclovent is an inhaled steroid used as controller Medicine thtough it's Anti Inflammatory effect,and will not stop an acute Asthma attack and is not meant for that To stop an Asthma Attack you need a reliever Medicine like Albutero or Xopenex (levalbuterol) or atrovent by inhalation ...Read more
NO...: There are basically 2 classes of meds for asthma: relievers and controllers. Only relievers, like albuterol, can stop an asthma exacerbation. Beclovent, (beclomethasone) a steroid inhaler, is a controller medication and decreases airway inflammation over a period of time and will not acutely stop an asthma exacerbation. It helps chronically. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why can't beclovent (beclomethasone) be used to stop an asthma attack when it is already in progress?
Why can't beclovent (beclomethasone) be used to stop an asthma attack in progress? I think it helps me when I get sick.
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 if 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