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Medicine For Cedar Allergy
Cedar.: Cedar symptoms are the same as any other inhalent allergy. If you are asthmatic, it may cause asthma, it may cause nasal or eye allergies just like ragweed. It does not cause a fever unless there is a complication. Sometimes cedar allergic patients have problems with other similar trees such as christmas boughs or trees. A tip off is that it affects patients in the winter months. ...Read more
Cedars grow as small shrubs or trees and are in the genera juniperus. They are important sources of pollen leading to allergic rhinitis and occasionally asthma. In parts of texas, mountain cedar is notorious for producing enormous amounts of pollen. Eastern red cedar (virginia juniper) occurs throughout the eastern states. Western red cedar causes occupational asthma ...Read more
Cedar trees/shrubs: Cedars grow as small shrubs or trees and are in the genera juniperus. They are important sources of pollen leading to allergic rhinitis and occasionally asthma. In parts of texas, mountain cedar is notorious for producing enormous amounts of pollen. Eastern red cedar (virginia juniper) occurs throughout the eastern states. Western red cedar causes occupational asthma due to plicatic acid. ...Read more
How do you know the difference between mountain cedar allergy symptoms and those of the common cedar?
You don't: And can't find out without testing. There is some cross reactivity withost if not all cedars. ...Read more
I have cedar allergies no allergy medicine controls. Symptoms increased to constant post nasal drip w/sore throat. Tylenol (acetaminophen) cold won't help. Can't sleep?
I need help with diagnosing my wife's bedroom allergies! Could it be the cedar closets in our new home?
Cedar: Cedar is a late fall, winter and early spring problem in many states. If meds are ineffective orally, I would try a mix of intranasal anithistamines and steroids. Oral or injectables should be saved for emergencies. Remember allergy is genetic and only immunotherapy can rebuild your system. I found that allergy shots help my patients. ...Read more
Look for fever: Fever, chills, and colored drainage are more typical of common cold symptoms. They generally last for 3-5 days. Mountain cedar allergy is commmon in the spring of the year. Depending on pollen counts, people can have lots of clear drainage, runny nose, and sneezing. Fever and chills are not seen, and symptoms can last for weeks. ...Read more
5yr old eos%- 9.0%, eos. 6K/UL rest of CBC normal. Has mild food and dust, cedar allergies worried if this is cancer how high is eos in kids cancer?
Reactive: Eosinophilia, for a reason, being allergic, absolute count is bit high, but not more than 600 cells/cubic ml, the cut off point to be considered as eosinophilic disorder (not in your case). Don't worry, follow up with your doctor, ? will need to repeat the count later and treat his allergies if symptomatic, best wishes ...Read more
Went to dr on mon due congestion. Diagnosis allergies due to cedar. Told to take Mucinex (guaifenesin) sinus & claritin. Yesterday afternoon lost voice & green phlegm?
Need more: You need to get a nasal steroid +/- a nasal antihistamine plus some allergy eye drops. Although green mucus does not always indicate the presence of an infection, it may be worthwhile for you to see your doctor to rule out a sinus infection. If your symptoms are that severe from cedar, you may consider an allergy work-up as well to prepare for the next season. Good luck. ...Read more
I have pretty severe hayfever. I recently relocated to San Antonio TX, which is one of the allergy capitals of the US. I have visited here for many years in the Fall, and have noticed a bad reaction to Mountain Cedar - bad headaches, sore throat, itchy
Very common as it's: High pollen count make many people feel sick there. Make sure you have a HEPA filter at home, and change your filter in your car too if you drive a lot. Take shower when you get home, and wash hair, put clothes in sealed hamper (basically decontaminate when you get in), leave jacket, shoes at door to keep your indoor environment clean and restful. May need to take OTC allergy pills to help too. ...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
Much more than U ask:
There are 4 different types of medication allergy and also there are side effect reactions. Type 1- allergic type. Hives, itching, sneezing, wheezing and shock are different forms of this allergy. Type 2-complement related angioedema, swelling type 3 is immune complexes. That is clumps of antibodies with the drug which clog small capilaries in kidneys, joints, skin
type 4 is cell-contact dernatiti. ...Read more
Cetirizine: The most effective second generation, minimally sedating antihistamine is Cetirizine (adult dose 10 mg at bedtime). No antihistamine will allow ad lib dog contact so minimize contact, keep dog out of bedroom, use hepa filter in bedroom. If still symptoms have to consider rehousing dog in another home. ...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
Not much: Allergy medications such as Claritin, Allegra and Zyrtec work by blocking antihistamine which is not part of the cold/respiratory infection process so not much help. Older antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help some with irritant cough and sleep from drowsy side effect. Decongestants such as Sudafed may help relieve some of the nasal congestion but avoid in children ...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