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Medicine For Neosynephrine Allergy
Neo-synehrine: Neosynephrine (phenylephrine) constricts blood vessels. Given intravenously, it raises blood pressure and is used to treat low blood pressure or shock. Given topically or in small doses orally, it constricts the vessels in the nose (nasal mucosa) which opens breathing passages. ...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
Nasal Problems: In addition to dr. Machtinger's answers, neosynephrine nose drops if overused can result in a paradoxical swelling of the tissue within the nasal passages that may cause severe discomfort, worse than the original problem. This may be very difficult to correct as it does not disappear when the drops are stopped. ...Read more
Neo-synephrine: All topical nasal decongestants (afrin, Vicks inhaler, 4-way, neosynephrine etc.) if used daily can result in a form of addiction called rhinitis medicomentosa. This problem develops when the nasal tissues develop a resistance to the effects of the spray and more frequent use is needed to keep the nose open. Avoid using these products for more than 2 days without time away from them (3-4 days). ...Read more
Yes: The use of this drug which constricts blood vessels may eventually lead to rebound. That is, the blood vessels in the lateral wall of the nose will actually produce more congestion. Neo-synephrine should be used for a maximum of 2-3 days. It is very important to know if the congestion is the result of a viral infection or nasal allergy or more seriously, nasal polyps. Get a diagnosis. ...Read more
What can help nasal stuffiness related to uri? .Already taking neo-synephrine, but is not helping too much.
If prescribed Zyrtec (cetirizine) can I substit with cHlor-trimeton, Flonase for neo- synephrine & Lidocaine HCI 2% sol for listerine?
Totally different: Drugs, please refer to the prescribing physician ...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 more
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
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
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
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
Hardcore?: Not sure what you mean by hardcore. If you are refering to anaphylaxis then epinephrine is the treatment of choice. Bad allergic rhinitis is treated with OTC antihistamines, daily intranasal steroid or antihistamine sprays, saline rinses, etc. Allergy shots are also an option. Avoidance of triggers is important as well but see an Allergist first to determine exactly what you are allergic to. ...Read more
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
Treating congestion: Cold/allergies are usually a very vague and general term to descibe of nasal congestion, runny nose, cough due to post nasal drip and headache if there are sinus infections. Depending what causes it and how severe your symptoms are, best treatment can be different. If you can be more specific, it would be helpful. Otherwise, you should see a doctor to be evaluated to see which treatment is best. ...Read more
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
Yes.: Allergy may start at any time.Get a more detailed answer ›
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