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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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


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I'm using eurax (crotamiton) for scabies, when do I stop?

I'm using eurax (crotamiton) for scabies, when do I stop?

Use as prescribed: It is usually only applied twice, 24 hours apart.
The itching of scabies may take a couple of weeks to resolve though. ...Read more

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Is eurax (crotamiton) safe for babies?

Is eurax (crotamiton) safe for babies?

No studies done...: While not specifically studied in babies, Eurax (crotamiton) states on its website this medicine is not an acceptable treatment for pregnant women. The best resource regarding the treatment of your baby is to contact your local pediatrician or dermatologist. Eurax (crotamiton) has furthermore been labeled as contraindicated in damaged or excoriated skin, so reasonable caution must be exercised. ...Read more

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Can I apply eurax (crotamiton) on my 5 month old baby?

Can I apply eurax (crotamiton) on my 5 month old baby?

Better not!: First of all, no indications in infants! Secondly, there are less toxic medications you can use for babies! But snag a md diagnosis first before using it! Would you use cheap oil product on your priceless bentley car? You save a little but it might it might damage the product! Regards! ...Read more

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Still feel crawling and itch been on perm and Eurax (crotamiton) nothing is working washed everything in hot water and bleached whole house son still gets welts?

Still feel crawling and itch been on perm and Eurax (crotamiton) nothing is working washed everything in hot water and bleached whole house son still gets welts?

Is it yourself?: Or your son? Please clarify, if is yourself, please check with your pcp, it might be your gall bladder, or any of the drugs/combination of drugs you are taking, if it is your son, recurrent/chronic (hives) or welts, needs to be seen by an allergist/immunologist, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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Crotamiton is treatment for scabies?

Crotamiton is treatment for scabies?

Yes: Crotamiton (eurax) is a scabicide which can be used to treat scabies. It is available only be prescription from a health care worker. ...Read more

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I'm using eurax (crotamiton) for scabies, when do I wash clothes & bedding?

I'm using eurax (crotamiton) for scabies, when do I wash clothes & bedding?

With in 24 hours: Cleanse all of the above with in 24 hours after you first apply the medication. ...Read more

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Been on perm and Eurax (crotamiton) nothing is working scabies outbreak at kids school washed everything in hot water, clorax the whole house now what?

Scabies: I am guessing that you mean you still have itching? This is normal. The medication kills the bug but does not remove it from your skin. The itching persists for several days after the infection is cured. ...Read more

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Can eurax (crotamiton) be used to stop the irritation for chicken pox?

Can eurax (crotamiton) be used to stop the irritation for chicken pox?

See below: Eurax is primarily used for persons with scabies. It has scabicidal and antipruritic/itch actions. The mechanisms of these actions are not known. For chickenpox-i recommend antihistamines that are sedating like benadryl (diphenhydramine). Topical lotions/creams like calamine or aveeno tub soaks can help. I would save the Eurax for scabies infestation-aka body lice. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with scabies. They prescribed eurax (crotamiton) cream. I have cyst like lumps with yellowish bloody pus oozing. Worried. Please help!

I was diagnosed with scabies. They prescribed eurax (crotamiton) cream. I have cyst like lumps with yellowish bloody pus oozing. Worried. Please help!

Scabies.: Eurex application would be appropriate for scabies, which is typically intensely itchy. With pus, though, it sounds like you may have a bacterial superinfection. I'd have to see it to be sure, but that sounds a little more involved than just scabies. Not worrisome, just curious. ...Read more

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What can I do for a medicine allergy?

What can I do for a medicine allergy?

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

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What is the best medicine for stubborn allergies?

What is the best medicine for stubborn allergies?

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

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Do I have to be 18 to buy medicine for allergies?

Do I have to be 18 to buy medicine for allergies?

Depends: It depends on the medication. Some medicines are over the counter and some are behind the counter requiring photo id and signature. ...Read more

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I had allergy today, was it due to any of my medicine?

I had allergy today, was it due to any of my medicine?

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

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I'm curious as to what is the best medicine to cure allergy?

I'm curious as to what is the best medicine to cure allergy?

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

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What is the best OTC allergy medicine?

What is the best OTC allergy medicine?

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

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How are drug allergies treated usually?

How are drug allergies treated usually?

See below: It depends on the severity of the reaction. Certainly removal of the offending drug is the first step. Then medication to help with itching or hives, an antihistamine maybe needed. Also, steroids are some times used. And in severe cases, hospitalization maybe indicated. ...Read more

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What medicine to take for seasonal allergies?

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

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Will taking expired allergy medicine hurt you?

Will taking expired allergy medicine hurt you?

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

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Hi what medicine is good for allergy and cough?

Hi what medicine is good for allergy and cough?

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

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What is the best allergy medicine for your child?

What is the best allergy medicine for your child?

Varies: Each child may respond differently to allergy medicines, all of the second generation antihistamines can be effective. These include loratadine, Cetirizine and fexofenadine. Each medication is dosed once daily and causes minimal sedation or behavioral effects. ...Read more

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Hi, what medicine is good for allergy and cough?

Hi, what medicine is good for allergy and cough?

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

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What will happen if you overdose on allergy medicine?

What will happen if you overdose on allergy medicine?

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

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I seriously need strong allergy medicine please help!!?

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

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What is considered the most effective allergy medicine?

Numerous: There are numerous allergy medicines from antihistamines to prescription nasal sprays. Ask your doctor what is appropriate for your particular situation. ...Read more

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Seriously need strong allergy medicine. Please help me!?

Seriously need strong allergy medicine. Please help me!?

Many options: There are many options depending on symptoms. See a doctor to determine what approach is best for you. An allergist can help you determine what is triggering your symptoms and the best approach. ...Read more

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What is considered the most effective allergy medicine that works?

What is considered the most effective allergy medicine that works?

Many: The most effective allergy treatment for allergic rhinitis is the prescription nasal steroid sprays (qnasl, flonase, nasonex, (mometasone) etc) over the counter antihistamines can be very effective including claritin, zyrtec, and allegra. Some people will respond better to one over the other (for unclear reasons). The best long term therapy for significant environmental allergies is allergy injections. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Crotamiton (Definition)

Crotamiton is a topical anti-parasite agent which is a ...Read more


Dr. Creighton Wright
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Eurax (Definition)

Eurax is a topical anti-parasite agent which is a ...Read more