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Medicine For Nelova 1 35 Allergy
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
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
What r chances an adult w/no known food allergies will develp one? Does having drug allergies increase a person's chances?
Possible: It is possible for a person to develop a food or medication allergy at any time in their life. Drug allergies do not usually correspond to food allergies or visa versa. There are some plant allergies that correspond to food allergies, however. ...Read more
Is it bad to double up on reactine allergy medicine? One doesn't do much for me. I've been taking a double dose daily for 3 months.
Better thru ur MD: Some patients need the double dose of cetirizine, but under the doctor 's supervision, I don't know what symptoms you suffer from, but at any rate if you doubled the dose on your own and still not better, you need to be evaluated, you might not need cetirizine to start with and most probably other measures would do ...Read more
Avoid sulfa: Current treatment for medication allergies including sulfa is avoiding that class of medication and use a suitable alternative. If a person is experiencing an allergic reaction to sulfa, stopping the medicine and treatment may include antihistamines, steroids and if potentially even epineprhine if severe. ...Read more
Help me find an all-natural or organic seasonal allergy medicine? I have not been able to find one.
That's the problem..: ...With the "all-natural" market: testing is not required, and practically no one does any testing to see if the remedies actually work. Welcome to the real world. ...Read more
I have a one year old that has allergies what over-the-counter medicine can I give him. He weighs 20 lbs ?
Check with pedi MD: Though there are several antihistamines available in liquid form only a few have dosing for under 2 years old. Before giving any meds to 1 year old you should check with the baby's pediatrician. ...Read more
My wife has seasonal allergy from spring and dust, please advise simple medicine. Is there one injection yearly as I heared that can help releif?
Depends on symptom: If her symptoms are mostly nasal such as congestion or nasal drainage, nasal steroids are most helpful. If you are considering injection, long acting steroids can be helpful, such as kenalog, (triamcinolone) though it can have other side effects. If you have more generalized symptoms, an antihistamine is helpful. ...Read more
Y does one develop allergies to fruits/vegetables all of a sudden? N can it be cured without the use of medicine?
Allergies: Food allergy can manifest at any age, but you mention fruit and vegetable. Is it only with fresh/raw fruits and veggies? Is it only in your mouth with itch, tingle, slight swelling? Goes away quickly? If so, then this is something known as oral allergy syndrome. Read up on this syndrome to see if this is your problem. If not, then you really should see your doctor or an allergist. ...Read more
I love cats and really want to adopt one but I'm allergic. Is there a good allergy medicine I can take so I can get one?
Allergy shots: Allergy medications will not take you a long way if you want to live with a cat. I suggest you see an allergist, get tested then get allergy shots for cats before you get one. ...Read more
Can I take an extra seasonal allergy medicine if one dose of zyrtec (cetirizine) a day is not helping enough?
Not advised: You should not take an extra dose of any once a day medication. In this case see your allergist or primary doctor to decide what medication (s) you can take, in addition to or instead of what you are taking now. ...Read more
The palms up to my fingers are really red and been like this for one day now. Mild itchiness, and stiff. No food/medicine allergies. What can it be?
Irritant: You might have been exposed to some irritants since this does not seem like an allergic contact response. ...Read more
Can a minor drug allergy just go away over time? Like if a person had mild hives from nsaids, or any pill for that matter, could alrgy vanish one day?
Not really: Once you are allergic to a drug, you will always be allergic to that drug and it will not just go away. ...Read more
I read on the internet that it is often more effective to alternate days taking zyrtec and allegra, (fexofenadine) than just one drug alone. Is that true? -allergies
Maybe, but...: I have not heard of anyone benefiting from alternating days. More like alternating weeks or months on the meds. Wouldn't hurt to try, I guess. ...Read more
Is there any anti emetics/ anti nausea drugs that I can take for severe nausea? I have allergies to all available. Any suggestions to safer ones?
Allergist can help: An allergist can review the reactions a person has had to medications and determine the next course of action. There is significant limitations for allergy skin testing medications except penicillin. It would be most helpful to identify the cause of nausea rather than just treat the symptoms. ...Read more
I read that drug allergies can go away on their own as one's immune sys changes. I have many true drug alrgies (hives); is this true? Could give me hope
Drug allergies: Drug allergies may sometimes resolve over time but not always. See a board certified allergist for a consultation. ...Read more
Can you take more than one 24 hour allergy medicine a day? Like Claritin, Zyrtec or Allegra. Could you also do that in addition to a nasal Spary like
Yes: For non-sedating AH, you can take up to 4x a day. ...Read more
Tinnitus in one ear for over 3 weeks. I think it may be OME but not sure. Tried over the counter allergy medicine and natural remedies to no avail.
35 year-old woman did ok for 3 months after lumbosacral fusion for degenerative joint and osteoarthritic disease, but ended up in chronic pain.....?
35 year-old woman with fatigue, elevated ESR, elevated CRP, and a persistent leukocytosis in the 20k range for 3 years still without a diagnosis.....?
Well: Recommend consult with rheumatologist specialist and in person exam for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more
Many possibilities: While most people have no allergies, some people have more than one. A person could have environmental allergies, bee sting allergy, medication allergy, latex allergy, or food allergies. Even under each of these categories, a person could have several food allergies, reactions to several medications, etc. Thankfully, those with multiple allergies is a small proportion. ...Read more
No, it's not.: This is because allergen levels can change on a daily basis. This is especially true for outdoor allergens, largely pollens or mold spores that can rise or fall tremendously from one day to the next. Allergy testing could help identify your triggers, so you can consider seeing an allergist for testing. Once your triggers are known, you can look out for those "bad days.". ...Read more
See Allergist: Allergies can be severe and really affect quality of life. For those with severe allergies, the advice from a board-certified allergist can be invaluable. Allergist are specifically trained and highly qualified to diagnose and treat allergies. Don't waste time on over-the-counter medications, "natural" therapies, and avoid injections of steroids (kenalog). Seek the advice of a specialist! ...Read more
Yes: Allergies are caused when you have a certain type of antibody to proteins you encounter, such as those found in pollen or pet dander. The particles of air pollution are typically much simpler chemically, and you do not develop antibodies. However, they can be chemically irritating to lungs, nasal passages, etc, and diesel particles in particular can enhance allergic reactions to other pollens. ...Read more
How can someone be allergic to coulers? And how can someone have a deadly allergy and than one day it just disappears?
Chemical dyes: Most colors in our environment are made from different chemical combinations. You may have an allergic reaction to a chemical that is used to color something. Some chemical allergic reaction can be life threatening. By removing the chemical the allergy may appear to go away. ...Read more
Type 4 immune diseas: We don't know why some people develop this type 4 immune disease. The formal name is delayed hypersensitivity. This is commonly called a rash from poison ivy or nickel. The disease process is the same. Only the cause is different. Certain compounds we are exposed to triggers a reaction by the immune system. ...Read more
Likely to be ok: The new second generation antihistamines like Claritin (loratadine) are very safe for the most part. There are many potential side effects, but commonly you can get drowsiness, confusion, and dry eyes and mouth with increasing doses. To give you some perspective though, most of my chronic urticaria patients take at least that much Claritin (loratadine) a day, and they do fine in terms of side effects. ...Read more
Not inherited: You don't inherit food allergies like you would eye color or other gene based features. You can inherit a tendency to allergies, which does have a genetic component. To become allergic to any food your body must first be exposed to it and have a quirky response to it at future times, but generally not at the initial encounter. ...Read more
Yes possible: 1 year olds can develop milk allergy. However, it is important to rule out other causes. Depending on what type of allergic reaction you think the milk is causing, there could be other contributing factors. Before eliminating a food from your child's diet, recommend seeing a specialist for proper diagnosis. ...Read more
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