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Can I take GLUTATHIONE skin whitening pills with other medicines? I am using betamethasone & methoxsalen.

Can I take GLUTATHIONE skin whitening pills with other medicines? I am using betamethasone & methoxsalen.

Glutathione: Steroids are used for skin whitening, but if you are already taking betamethasone and methoxsalen, continued use of both should not be prolonged, and starting another steroid like glutathione can be harmful. Consult your healthcare provider for advice. ...Read more

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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


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Is it safe to use methoxsalen topical for treating vitiligo in children?

Is it safe to use methoxsalen topical for treating vitiligo in children?

No: It is easy to burn with topical methoxaslen and it is better to use narrow band uvb or excimer laser alone. ...Read more

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About to start using methoxsalen (should i?) for vitiligo, what can I do about nausea, it's intolerable.

About to start using methoxsalen (should i?) for vitiligo, what can I do about nausea, it's intolerable.

Call the doctor: Call the prescribing doctor and inform them of this side effect. They might consider changing the dosing or schedule, adding an anti-nausea medication or switching completely. Call the doc! ...Read more

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Experienced a skin burn after melanocyl (methoxsalen topical solution)?

Experienced a skin burn after melanocyl (methoxsalen topical solution)?

Stop methoxaslen: It is difficult to work with liquid without experiencing burns. Use prescition strength steroid cream to decrease inflammation and if tolerated a peeling cream such as urea or retin a (tretinoin) can help lighten darkened areas. Excimer laser is safer for treating vitiligo-see ramed. Com. ...Read more

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What can be done for a skin burn after melanocyl (methoxsalen topical solution)?

What can be done for a skin burn after melanocyl (methoxsalen topical solution)?

Sucralfate: I recommend using sucralfate. There is a company, avene, that has this in an cream type form called "cicalfate". Speeds healing very nicely. ...Read more

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What should I do if my skin burned after using melanocyl (methoxsalen topical solution)?

What should I do if my skin burned after using melanocyl (methoxsalen topical solution)?

Chemical Skin Burn: STOP using that solution immediately! Next apply aquafor ointment. Tham seek in person medical evaluation via Telemedicine or Urgent Care or Family Med doc... ...Read more

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Is it safe to apply methoxsalen topical solution for treating vitiligo for a 4 yr old?

No: The liquid is very difficult to use and it is very easy to burn. Narrow band uvb or excimer laser are better options. At 4 I prefer excimer laser along with optional Protopic ointment. 03 per cent. The parent can hold child and there is no discomfort with laser treatments. ...Read more

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Hi doc I have vitiligo. My dr suggest me methoxsalen tablets with sunlight. Is this good treatment for vitiligo.

Hi doc I have vitiligo. My dr suggest me methoxsalen tablets with sunlight. Is this good treatment for vitiligo.

Dermatologist: This is recognized treatment for vitiligo which is an autoimmune disorder. A dermatologist is best qualified to explain treatment options to you. ...Read more

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Can betamethasone or methoxsalen lead to skin darkening? How?

Can betamethasone or methoxsalen lead to skin darkening? How?

Depends: Most topical steroids can be used to lighten skin as well as reduce scar height. It is not recommended to use any topical steroid for a prolonged period, since they have numerous side effects. Always best to see your physician for advice. ...Read more

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Hi Dr I have vitiligo. My Dr sugg me methoxsalen tab it cause me some itching on my hands n feet plz tell me what can I do?

See below: It's not possible to give specific advice on the basis of such limited information. The following websites should be helpful: http://bit. Ly/2aZkxzz and http://bit. Ly/2aZqQTy For more specific advice consider an online consultation with a Health Tap Concierge Dermatologist. ...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 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 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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What medicine to take for seasonal allergies?

Several choices: The most effective treatment for relief of seasonal allergies are prescription nasal steroid sprays (qnasl, nasonex, (mometasone) rhinocort, flonase). If symptoms are mild then over the counter zyrtec, claritin, or Allegra can help. It's best to start treating seasonal allergies before the "season" starts. This is a prevention approach. If the above meds haven't controlled symptoms, consider allergy shots. ...Read more

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Will taking expired allergy medicine hurt you?

Will taking expired allergy medicine hurt you?

Big question: There are a lot of allergy medications & your time span is enormous. Could you take a medication that expired last month? Yes. Last year? Yes, but it might not work as well. Five years ago? Sure but why bother? Medications don't become dangerous as they age just gradually less effective. One exception is Epinephrine it rapidly loses effectiveness after expiration & its needed to save lives. ...Read more

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Hi what medicine is good for allergy and cough?

Hi what medicine is good for allergy and cough?

Think whole airway: Upper airway allergies trigger clear, watery discharge along with itch and congestion; this can tickle the back of throat: thus cough - but lower airway involvement must be considered. Allergies can cause cough through asthma-like reactions (or outright cough asthma). Albuterol inhaler +\-montelukast worth a try after oral antihistamines and nasal steroids/antihistamines. ...Read more

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What is the best allergy medicine for your child?

What is the best allergy medicine for your child?

Varies: Each child may respond differently to allergy medicines, all of the second generation antihistamines can be effective. These include loratadine, Cetirizine and fexofenadine. Each medication is dosed once daily and causes minimal sedation or behavioral effects. ...Read more

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Hi, what medicine is good for allergy and cough?

Hi, what medicine is good for allergy and cough?

ALLERGIC RHINITIS: YES:Allergic rhinitis causes Swelling of nasal mucosa/itchy eyes /post nasal drip. You can do nasal irrigation with Neil Med system. Zaditor (ketotifen) Eye Drops and Claritin & Flonase are all effective. If symptoms persist follow up with your doctor for exam and labs ...Read more

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What will happen if you overdose on allergy medicine?

What will happen if you overdose on allergy medicine?

It depends on the: Specific type of medicine and the amount of the overdose. Are you considering taking an overdose? Are you considering suicide as an option? You can call the national suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255). For active suicide thoughts with a strong urge please be seen at your nearest er. Follow on psychological/ psychiatric care is important. ...Read more

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I seriously need strong allergy medicine please help!!?

More Info: There are many types of allergy medication and they all do slightly different things. It is difficult to tell you what is a "strong" medicine without knowing your symptoms and what you have tried to treat them already. You can get Zyrtec and NAsacort (triamcinolone) over the counter and the combination of those two helps many people. If your symptoms are very severe you might need a steroid shot. ...Read more

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What is considered the most effective allergy medicine?

Numerous: There are numerous allergy medicines from antihistamines to prescription nasal sprays. Ask your doctor what is appropriate for your particular situation. ...Read more

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Seriously need strong allergy medicine. Please help me!?

Seriously need strong allergy medicine. Please help me!?

Many options: There are many options depending on symptoms. See a doctor to determine what approach is best for you. An allergist can help you determine what is triggering your symptoms and the best approach. ...Read more

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