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Best OTC medicine for dog allergy?

Best OTC medicine for dog allergy?

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

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Dog Allergy (Definition)

A reaction in some people to exposure to the dander on dogs that results in coughing and wheezing, red, itchy eyes runny, itchy, stuffy nose, sneezing or a rash on the face or chest. This is a result of release of histamine by immune cells. It usually is not the dog's hair or fur but flakes of dead skin as well as the saliva and urine of the dog that people ...Read more


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Best over-counter allergy medicine for dog/cat allergies. I don't know what the difference is between zyrtec, (cetirizine) clariton or alegra d. Thanks!

Best over-counter allergy medicine for dog/cat allergies. I don't know what the difference is between zyrtec, (cetirizine) clariton or alegra d. Thanks!

Best allergy med: Hello, all the medications you mentioned are otc antihistamines. Each one works in allergy and some people prefer one over the other. The Allegra (fexofenadine) d that you referred to has an added decongestant that may be helpful. Review these medications with your doctor or pharmacist to see which is best for you. ...Read more

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What can I do about my dog allergy?

What can I do about my dog allergy?

Several options: You can give your dog to a friend...However, not many people are willing to do that. If not, I usually recommend a combination of oral antihistamines, prescription nasal spray (s), and an air purifier. Also, allergy shots can be very helpful--see a board certified allergist. ...Read more

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A test to see if they have a dog allergy?

A test to see if they have a dog allergy?

Go to allergist: Go to an allergist. There are skin and blood tests for this and other allergies. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of dog allergy?

Please see below.: The symptoms of allergies to animals are similar to those of allergies to other things: rash (including hives), runny or stuffy nose, wheeze, watery, red, or puffy eyes, itch, cough, sneezing, etc. ...Read more

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Could a recently developed dog allergy fade with time?

Could a recently developed dog allergy fade with time?

Sensitization: Sensitization can happen over time to allergens, but is not absolute. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: dog allergy?

Dog allergy: A reaction in some people to exposure to the dander on dogs that results in coughing and wheezing, red, itchy eyes
runny, itchy, stuffy nose, sneezing or a rash on the face or chest. This is a result of release of histamine by immune cells. It usually is not the dog's hair or fur but flakes of dead skin as well as the saliva and urine of the dog that people are usually allergic to. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a dog allergy?

How do I get rid of a dog allergy?

Either the dog: Needs to go or you need to start allergy shots to get rid of it. That's different compared to treating ur allergies. ...Read more

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Is there a way to get rid of my dog allergy symptoms?

Is there a way to get rid of my dog allergy symptoms?

4 steps: 1. Avoidance of dogs and dog hair, 2. Clean dogs weekly, use HEPA filters in home and in vacuum inserts, get dog out of bedroom, 3. Medications (like over the counter anthistamines and steroid nose sprays), and 4. Allergy shots if none of the above help. See an allergist ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop asthma from having a dog allergy?

Is it possible to develop asthma from having a dog allergy?

Yes...: If you have a dog allergy and you are exposed to a dog, it is possible to develop bronchospasm. If this happens repeatedly, asthma would be diagnosed. You need to have more than one episode of wheezing to diagnose asthma. ...Read more

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Is there a way to get rid of my dog allergy with no shots or meds?

Dog allergy: Continuous exposure may result in desensitization over long periods of time but with much suffering along the way. ...Read more

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How long would it take someone to develop symptoms of a dog allergy after getting puppy?

Same day.: If you already have an allergy to dogs, you may get symptoms right away after you bring a dog or puppy into the house. ...Read more

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Itchy skin on various places. Does cat allergy or dog allergy do this?

Itchy skin on various places. Does cat allergy or dog allergy do this?

With direct contact: Cat and dog allergy causes eye, nose and asthma symptoms and these symptoms usually develop before itchy skin. Direct contact with your pet is required to cause itchy skin and then you would see redness and possibly hives at the contact site. If your pet spends a lot of time on your bed or sofa and then you lie on it, you could develop itchy skin. ...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's a drug allergy like?

What's a drug allergy like?

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

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Are drug allergies inheritable?

Are drug allergies inheritable?

The tendancy is.: Patients with drug allergies are more likely than those without to have drug allergies. There probably is a genetic factor, but the gene has not been isolated. ...Read more

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Is length of use a drug allergy risk?

Is length of use a drug allergy risk?

No: Not to most medications. Occassionally patients will develop reactions to medications that they have taken long term however this is not the usual course. ...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 much allergy medicine is too much?

Dosage: More than the recommended dose unless shire red by doctor. ...Read more

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What is the strongest allergy medicine?

What is the strongest allergy medicine?

Nasal spray: The best medical regimen for treating allergies would be a combination of a nasal steroid and a nasal antihistamine. ...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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How long before allergy medicine works?

How long before allergy medicine works?

Varies: Depending upon the medication used, the time until the onset of effect will vary. Generally antihitamines work relatively quickly and inhaled steroids may take a week or so to have ful effect. ...Read more

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Will allergy medicine help with a cold?

Will allergy medicine help with a cold?

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

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