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Medicine For Gynelotrimin Allergy
Are there different varieties of lotrimin (clotrimazole)? I want one to apply on vagina? Do I need lotrimin (clotrimazole) or gyne lotrimin (clotrimazole) or they both same?
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
Last night I inserted the cream gyne-lotrimin for a yeast infection, but it just came out. Is that normal?
Yes: some of it is apt to slide out. It can be helpful if you use it before bed because then you will be supine. ...Read more
When should I start getting relief from yeast infection? I'm already on my third day of Gyne Lotrimin (clotrimazole).
Is Gyne Lotrimin (clotrimazole) better then Monistat and is 7 days more effective then 3 days to treat yeast infections?
Both: are equally effective.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm using Gyne Lotrimin 7 for a yeast infection plus diflucan (fluconazole). Will this help cure my vaginal yeast infection?
Yes: but only one of the 2 treatments is needed ...Read more
I have to use Gyne Lotrimin (clotrimazole) for 14 days because I have chronic and recurrent vaginal yeast infections. Will 2 weeks be enough to kill the infection?
Re-test and see: After 14 days go back to the MD and get re-tested and see if further Rx is needed. ...Read more
I switched back to Gyne Lotrimin (clotrimazole) to treat vaginal yeast infection because Monistat almost killed me! I had serious side effects from it. ?
Is there a question?: All medicines may have side effects. Common side effects of Monistat include headache, burning/itching/pain in the vagina or urinary opening, or lower abdominal cramps. If Gyne-Lotrimin works better for you and Monistat caused problems...avoiding Monistat is a good decision. ...Read more
There are many: There are quite a few anti-histamine/allergy medications over-the-counter. Some have decongestants with them, some are just anti-histamines. The newer ones like Loratadine (claritin), fexofenadine (allegra), and ceterizine (zyrtec) and less sedating, but seem less effective than the older medications such as diphehydramine (benadryl), chlor-trimeton, etc. By trying them, you'll see which work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 if a particular disease episode, good luck ...Read more
Nasal steroid spray: The most effective medical treatment for nasal allergies triggered by pollen, dust, dander etc is topical nasal steroid sprays such as qnasl, flonase, nasonex, (mometasone) etc. Antihistamines can help many people and are available over the counter. The best long term treatment is allergy injections as this can decrease symptoms and medication requirements for years after shots stopped. ...Read more
Lots of Options: Over-the-counter non-sedating antihistamines like Allegra, Claritin, or Zyrtec are helpful for perennial allergic rhinitis symptoms, however the gold-standard treatment are daily intranasal steroid sprays like Flonase or Nasonex (mometasone) if your symptoms are more severe. Avoidance of triggers is important. Allergy shots also option. See Allergist to determine what medications could give you lasting relief. ...Read more
Prevention best: Prevention of flare-ups by avoiding exposure to irritants and allergens that trigger outbreaks and by minimizing skin dryness. Typical skin irritants and allergens include soaps, chemicals, cleaning products, weeds, and some metals, such as nickel. Skin dryness can be avoided or treated by using a perfume-free moisturizer, avoiding scratchy clothes, and using a home humidifier. ...Read more
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
Allergy to HIV meds: Drug allergies can occur to virtually any medication. The symptoms vary greatly. Rashes are a common sign of drug allergy, but so are joint pains and many other symptoms. Most reactions are side effects and not allergies. Here is wiki's index of which HIV medications cause which types of adverse symptoms and reactions. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/management_of_hiv/aids#adverse_effects. ...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