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What is the definition or description of: Garden snail allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Garden snail allergy?

Never seen one: I have never seen or read about a case of garden snail allergy. If you do wish to make escargot with them, I understand that they will need to be fed only corn meal for about 30 days to rid of the poison (Be sure you double check this before sautee your snails since this is not the cooking channel). ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Garden Snail Allergy (Definition)

I have never seen or read about a case of garden snail allergy. If you do wish to make escargot with them, I understand that they will need to be fed only corn meal for about 30 days to rid of the poison (Be sure you double check this before sautee your snails since this is ...Read more


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My daughter touched a garden snail, do I need to be worried?

My daughter touched a garden snail, do I need to be worried?

Not really: Yes children can be injured in many ways of not only chemical rneans, but the number of microbes and tiny nasties that are waiting in dirt is numerous. Gi symptoms are number one. I assume this was a brief encounter. If possible, capture the snail for your pediatrician.
Most important is letting your pediatrician know asap. Please do not wait. ...Read more

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My one year old put a garden snail in her mouth. Is there anything I should be worried about? Should I take her to the Dr?

My one year old put a garden snail in her mouth. Is there anything I should be worried about? Should I take her to the Dr?

IN US not dangerous: You need to know if the snail was in an area that there are snail bites. They can have metaldehyde and cause poisoning like tremors, twitching and seizures. If the snail was in your garden and you do not use these bites you are probably ok. The snails in the US by themselves are not dangerous ...Read more

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Most effective medicines for spring time allergies?

Most effective medicines for spring time allergies?

Many: There are various antihistamines that are good for seasonal allergies many of which are over the counter such as Claritin Allegra or zyrtec. If those do not help there are prescription antihistamines and nasal sprays which can help. ...Read more

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Is there an OTC medicine I can take for winter allergies?

Is there an OTC medicine I can take for winter allergies?

Yes: I presume you must be referring to dry, itchy skin that occurs in winter also called the winter itch. It is not an allergy but caused by drying of the skin due to evaporation of skin oils. This is due to the low humidity and use of dry indoor heat. The treatment is regular application of a good skin moisturizer daily after bath and also using a humidifier to reduce dryness. ...Read more

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Could allergy to a specific drug ingredient develop over time?

Could allergy to a specific drug ingredient develop over time?

Yes: Drug allergy is a complex issue, so many drugs r in the market with many active / inactive ingredients, fortunately enough only few people develop drug allergy, if at all in doubt stop the medicine review it with ur doctor to replace it, if it is an absolute necessity to take the drug in question consult an allergist. ...Read more

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The Best OTC medicine for dog allergy?

The 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

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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 nasal congestion but avoid in children ...Read more

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Which drug is a good allergy medication?

Which drug is a good allergy medication?

Depends: The choice of allergy medication depends on symptoms. There are several good over the counter antihistamines. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice. ...Read more

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How can a person be tested for drug allergies?

How can a person be tested for drug allergies?

Not common: It is not common to test for drug allergies. The way to determine if you have an allergy is to see what happens when you take a drug. Certain drugs you know you might have an allergy to if you have other allergies like eggs and Propofol (the drug that mj overdosed on). ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a stronger allergy medicine?

Allergy medicine: The basics are that Claritin (loratadine) is the weakest binding oral no sedating antihistamine with Allegra stronger and zyrtec binding the strongest. You need to be more specific with your question. ...Read more

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Is method of administration a factor in drug allergy?

Is method of administration a factor in drug allergy?

Oral vs iv: In some patients with allergy to drugs, giving orally might not trigger and allergic reacton, while givne intravenously it does. This has been reported with amoxicillin. It appears that concetration is importnat, and in some case, metabolism. Without challenging, it is not easy to predict a reaction in a particlar individual. Safest is always to avoid the drug entirely. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medicine for allergies?

What is the best over-the-counter medicine for allergies?

It depends: You have to be cautious with any medication. Some antihistamines may cause you to be drowsy and impair you specially when driving, others do not have this effect. Read labels carefully and determine what is best for your lifestyle.
Avoidance of triggering factors is useful if you know what you are allergic to.
A visit to the allergist may be in order! ...Read more

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Aside from allergy medicine, good ways to relieve allergies?

Aside from allergy medicine, good ways to relieve allergies?

Allergy injections: The best way to approach the treatment of allergies is to 1) identify the allergic trigger and avoid it as much as possible; 2) medications to treat the symptoms; 3) allergy injections by an allergist to decrease the body's allergic response. It takes time, but it can be effective for most people and not only decreases symptoms, but also the need for medications and the good effects persists! ...Read more

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Should I take my allergy medicine before I go out and pull weeds?

Should I take my allergy medicine before I go out and pull weeds?

Yes: If a person takes an antihistamine such as allegra, claritin, zyrtec, etc, at least 1 hours before exposure, this can decrease the intensity of the allergy symptoms. The more effective nasal sprays work best when taken regularly. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine to give a four-year old that has allergys?

What is the best medicine to give a four-year old that has allergys?

Pediatric Allergies: Avoidance, humidifier, air purifier in bedroom, salt water washes. If medication is needed, seeing the doctor to determine if oral pills or nasal sprays or even allergy shots are best. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best medicine/remedy for pet allergies?

Avoid/meds/shots: Keeping the pet out of the house and definitely out of the bedroom would be the first step. Oral antihistamines will help, but i usually prescribe nasal steroids which are more effective for congestion and allergy. Allegy shots for dogs and cats are also very effective--i have saved a few marriages where the husband is allergic particularly to a cat and the wife won't get rid of it. ...Read more

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What kind of medicines should I use to prevent terrible symptoms of allergies in April to June?

AntihistaminesNasal: You can try over the counter non sedating antihistamines like claritidin or Zyrtec And if the nasal congestion is too bad you can also use a steroid nasal spray like Flonase available over the counter or Nasonex (mometasone) by prescription
if these do not help consult an allergist ...Read more

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Are there any medicines I can take that can temporarily stop my allergies to cats? Anything that works well?

Are there any medicines I can take that can temporarily stop my allergies to cats?  Anything that works well?

Yes : Any anti-histamine will lessen your symptoms ; but the real problem is the allergen(cat). Use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) first for night-time allergy, it helps sleep and lessens allergic symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the best seasonal allergy relief medicine?

Depends on symptoms: If you have primarily symptoms of nasal congestion, nasal steroids or nasal antihistamines applied topically gives good relief. If your symptoms include itchiness, etc, antihistamine as a pill is helpful. If our symptoms are primarily with eye irritation, eye drop antihistamines are excellent. ...Read more

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Can you tell me any medicine for my bad dust allergy?

Can you tell me any medicine for my bad dust allergy?

Dust mite cover: Using dust mite cover or encasing for your mattress and pillows, wash the linen with hot water every week would kill the mites and decrease the amount of dust mite allergy. If OTC medications do not control your symptoms, you should see an allergist. There are several treatment options for dust mite allergy. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could I take nyquil and allergy medicine together?

Please tell me, could I take nyquil and allergy medicine together?

Antihistamine: Nyquil has Diphenhydramine in it, I believe, which is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) which is an allergy medicine and causes somnolence. The dose is not high enough and long acting to preclude the use of the daytime, non-drowsy allergy medicine to help you during the day. ...Read more

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Can allergy develop to asthma? & what's the best medicine? Thank u.

Can allergy develop to asthma? & what's the best medicine? Thank u.

YES and NO : Children and adults with asthma tend to have higher ige levels than individuals without asthma, although there is no absolute cutoff that distinguishes between the two groups. The increase in elevated total ige in asthmatics compared to nonasthmatics is generally driven by atopic individuals.

Ask your dr. The Best response. ...Read more

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What are the safest cold and allergy medicines I can use while pregnant?

What are the safest cold and allergy medicines I can use while pregnant?

Most AHs and NS: The 2008 updated guideline on rhinitis noted that studies on over 200000 pregnant women failed to show any congenital defect from antihistamines. Nasal steroids are also safe although budesonide is the only one studied and consider Cat. B for pregnancy. In the 1st trimester, avoid Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or hydroxyzine since this is the period congenistal defect occurs. Avoid oral decongestant as well. ...Read more

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If one has a sulfa allergy and what would be the medicines to treat this?

If one has a sulfa allergy and what would be the medicines to treat this?

There are none: If you are truly allergic to sulfa you must avoid all forms of the drug whether it be in eye drops, pills or IV meds. There is no med to cancel out the allergy and true allergy could lead to life threatening consequences if exposed. It would be wise to invest in a medical alert bracelet to make sure people are aware if you cannot communicate. ...Read more

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Has anyone found an allergy medicine that's very effective at treating allergies to cats?

Has anyone found an allergy medicine that's very effective at treating allergies to cats?

Cat allergy: Most patients allergic to cats will do well with zyrtec, xyzal (levocetirizine) or allegra. However, depending on how sensitive you are, you may require the addition of nasal steroids or antihistamines and/or singulair. ...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