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Medicine For Diaper Powders Allergy
Baby powder: Talcum powder has not been recommended for many years due to concerns about lung disease from inhaled talc particles. Families feeling strongly about using baby powder may consider the judicious application of cornstarch ...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
Contact dermatitis: Is a condition where the skin turns red and itchy as a result of contact with a chemical or protein, considered the allergen. A diaper ointment allergy would be specific for the genital area that is covered by diapers in a child or incontinent adult. Petroleum ointment has very low protein and irritant potential, so it would be an unlikely cause of an allergic reaction. ...Read more
No: Zinc oxide is a topical cream used for barrier protection ie. Diaper rash: desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) creates a barrier for the skin against contact with feces/urine to prevent irritation). A PPD allergy is a systemic reaction after being exposed to the injection your immune system develops a response that a topical cream like zinc oxide will not be useful ...Read more
Can a two year old have allergies to a brand of diaper? There is no rash, only sneezing and and some congestion occasionally. These are sam's club members-mark disposable diapers.
It's Possible: Only way to know is to completely eliminate the brand to a totally different and unrelated maker. Then if the rash goes away, you can always re-introduce the old brand to see if the same reaction happens. ...Read more
Allergc to the plastic tape that holds down ivs, latex-free diapers, & heart electrodes. Hives instantly. So what is my allergy? If not latex, what?
Adhesive: You may be allergic to adhesive materials. ...Read more
I have hand swelling. One then the other. What kind of dr. Should I see? No other symptoms, could I have allergy feces from dog and baby diapers?
Possibly: Unilateral hand swelling can be from many causes. I would recommend seeing a hand surgeon. If you have been in contact with feces (baby or animal) and you had a cut you may have not known about there may be an infection causing the swelling. Get checked out sooner rather than later. ...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
Where are symptoms?: Usually nasal. I'd start with an otc anti-histamine like tavist (clemestidine). ...Read more
Sometimes. Depends.: Sure. Sometimes. Not always. Antihistamines don't help colds (eh, we all try'em) but decongestants do (help stuffy head, nose etc). Steroid nose sprays? Monsters on hay fever, & help nasal polyps (often w/o allergies); bupkis on non-allergic noses (non-allergic rhinitis). Enigma: Those same non-allergic noses respond to antihistamine nose sprays (azelastine). ...Read more
Antihistamines: You can take oral antihistamines for temporary relief, you need to wear gloves before you clean their cage, don't handle them and find them another home. ...Read more
Tricky: Medication reactions can be tricky as the type of reaction can be intolerance vs allergic. Avoidance is the best treatment for a drug allergy and using a suitable alternative. In a life threatening circumstance, desensitization by an allergist in the hospital is an option. Sometimes drug allergy can resolve over time such as penicillin. An allergist can assist in a good long term plan. ...Read more
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