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Medicine For Dhe 45 Allergy
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
I have chronic migraines often and the only thing that helps is DHE(Dihydroergotamine). Last time I needed this it was off the market. Is it back on?
DHE-45: is still used frequently in the hospital emergency rooms to stop a prolonged migraine. However, the use of ergotamines can be abused, resulting in a medication overuse headache which is discussed elsewhere in this chapter. To lessen the need for acute pharamcologic therapy, prophylactic drug therapy and nonpharmacologic therapies are used. ...Read more
Is there a cocktail of meds that break status migrainousos particularly well? Read iv compazine (prochlorperazine) and iv dihydroergotamine.
I stop smoke 2 months ago after 6 years of smoking, and I have problem breathing dhe need to take a deep breathe and some time i can't take it.
My daughter fell saturday now she says her neck is swollen. Could dhe have an concussion. Her neck is slightly swollen
A : A concussion effects the brain. It could present with amnesia of events just prior to or after the injury as well as with possible brief loss of consciousness. Additionally there can be visual changes, confusion, feeling tired, headache, repeating things, nausea or vomiting just to touch the tip of the ice berg. You were talking about her neck. She could have had a cervical spine injury or sprained muscles or strained ligaments. The best way to know is to have her checked out and she may need x-rays of her neck. ...Read more
My daughter 25 her body become stiff and numb after dhe got angry about her work.Her face become pale.Is it because of tension?Or what is it?
Need more info: Did she become nauseated? Did she feel faint? Did she have have involuntary movements? It's hard to say what happened. My guess would be a neurological reflex called a "vagal response." you can read more about it here: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/vasovagal_response your daughter's reaction was milder than described there and, in fact, vagal reactions do occur in all degrees of severity. ...Read more
Absolutely not!: Different drug. Different mechanism. Different adverse reactions! midodrine doesn't cause coronary vasospasm. ...Read more
My baby is going through a stage where dhe isnt eating good should I give her vitamins like I use to?
Needs Change: Before 6 or so most kids eat what their brain tells them to (after 6 tv adds & bad habits often rule).The toddler drops from a 14 lb/yr to a 4 lb/yr growth rate & my expectation is they eat well 3-5 days/mo then nibble the rest.It is sad the "i don't wanna's" come along at the same time.Think of a balanced week not a balanced meal. If baby is growing nl try not to get in a food fight, u will lose. ...Read more
My child fell n hit here nose on thr ground n it seem nothing broken but when she woke up dhe said she see spots on her left eye. What too do ?
How do I end a status rebound migraine for 3 weeks without being in lots of pain? Allergic to Tordol, dhe, ultram, triptans. Steroids didn't help.
Im took medication for infection becouse i had fever for some days and i still have, after finishing dhe medication my white blood cells wore 18000?
Is Ketamine &/or Lidocaine IV infusion capable of breaking an active migraine.Tried DHE,triptans,aleve, topamax, (topiramate)nerve block etc and nothing has worked?
Sure : These are serious medications with my r serious complications this is a question of management for your doctor and you ...Read more
What is the best treatment for rebound headaches if your allergic to triptans, dhe, tordol, stadol, and ultram. Botox didn't work. Status migraine 2 w?
Rebound or migraine?: A rebound headache is also called a"medication overuse headache,"&occurs, paradoxically, from daily use of "as needed" headache meds like acetaminophen, butalbital,triptans.There is less risk with NSAIDS (eg.naproxen).Individual advice requires appt,&in your specific case,with a Toradol allergy,you would need to clear this with your doctors first. A 2wk headache is very difficult-wishing you well. ...Read more
Intranasal steroids: In milder cases of allergy, otc antihistamines such as claritin, allergra and zyrtec can be used.The most effective medications for more severe cases are nasal steroids such as flonase(now generic), nasonex, (mometasone) Omnaris which are liquid sprays, and Qnasl and zetonna which are dry. Head to head studies show that nasal steroids(vs antihistamines)are much better for congestion and allergy symptoms. Vers. ...Read more
Treating congestion: Cold/allergies are usually a very vague and general term to descibe of nasal congestion, runny nose, cough due to post nasal drip and headache if there are sinus infections. Depending what causes it and how severe your symptoms are, best treatment can be different. If you can be more specific, it would be helpful. Otherwise, you should see a doctor to be evaluated to see which treatment is best. ...Read more
No single one:
Depending on the severity of your condition.
There is no one best drug for anyone but most people respond well to intranasal cortisone + a intranasal antihistamine. Dymista is currently the only rx drug with this combination.
Avoidance remains the best and consider allergy shots if your symptoms are not adequately controlled. However allergy shots are not medicine. ...Read more
Rash and anaphylaxis: The most common allergic reaction to a drug is a rash. In severe cases this is accompanied by breathing trouble and could even be life-threatening anaphylaxis. Stomach upset is a common side effect and is not likely to be a true allergy. However, it is still important to let your doctor know this. ...Read more
It depends: Strictly for allergy you have the antihistamines that are divided into sedating and non-sedating. The sedating are a heterogeneous group, the commonest side effect is sedation. They can also cause dry mouth and constipation. The non-sedating have generally few side effects. The decongestants (pseudoephedrine, phenylephrine) in combinations and alone cause palpitations, restlessness and increase bp. ...Read more
Medicine allergy: Many people also were falsely labeled allergic to penicillins during childhood. Viral infections are the most common cause of rashes in children. If an antibiotic is given 1-2 days before the rash from the virus would start, your parents are told to stop the medicine because of allergy to the medicine. If this sounds familiar, allergy tests are available to clear these medications off your list. ...Read more
Reactions to a drug: A drug allergy occurs when a person is sensitive to a medicine. Signs of allergy can include itching, rashes, breathing problems and even life threatening problems like low blood pressure and anaphylaxis. Hepatitis can occur with severe drug allergies. It is imperative to stop the drug causing the allergy. ...Read more
No: Most allergy medicine are safe and effective for long term use. Allergies are chronic conditions. See an allergist for evaluation to determine if allergy injections would be appropriate. ...Read more
Most effective med: The most effective medication for seasonal allergies is topical nasal steroid sprays such as qnasl, flonase, nasonex, (mometasone) rhinocort, nasacort, etc. Antihistamines are pretty good for mild symptoms of itching, sneezing, runny nose, but less effective for nasal congestion or stuffiness. Best effect if nasal spray started before symptoms start! ...Read more
Many to choose from: The most effective treatment for nasal allergies is the topical nasal steroid sprays (qnasl, flonase, nasonex, (mometasone) etc)--they are available by prescription. For over the counter allergy medications, new generation antihistamines such as claritin, zyrtec, and Allegra are helpful. These also come with the decongestant that is sudafed. The best long term treatment for allergies is allergy shots! ...Read more
Depends: The most frequently used and most available without a prescription are antihistamines. The new generation ones (zyrtec, claritin, allegra, xyzal, (levocetirizine) clarinex) are safe and effective. The most effective treatments for allergic rhinitis are nasal steroid sprays. The strongest allergy medication would likely be considered oral steroids like prednisone, but the significant side effects limit is use. ...Read more