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Medicine For Pre Pen Allergy
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
I've been breaking out on my lower back breast and stomach for about 1 off and on @ 1 yr. It only occurs when allergies are pres. Does this sound really serious?
I had a latex allergy from wearing candom in my pen***, what will be the medicine for the allergy and inflammation of my pen**?
30-60min: Oral antihistamines take anywhere between 30 to 60 minutes to start working. Steroid nasal sprays may take up to 2 weeks, antihistamine nasal sprays take 20 minutes, and other medications can take longer. If your symptoms are bad, you may not notice a significant effect right away from the medications. ...Read more
It depends: You don't tell me what your allergic symptoms are nor what medicine you were prescribed. In principle, antihistamines, oral and topical (nasal and ocular) work within 1-2 hours and 15-45 minutes, respectively. Inhaled and oral corticosteroids (cortisone-like) take at least 6 hours to start working, full effect after a few days. ...Read more
Allergy: Ask your pharmacist what he recommends or see your doctor. ...Read more
Anaphylaxis: An epi pen is meant to be used for emergency, potentially life threatening, allergic reactions. If you have trouble breathing, swelling in the throat mouth, lips, gums, a tightness in the chest or cough these are signs that an epi pen may be needed. You should discuss this in detail with a doctor and get training in how and when to use an epi pen before use ...Read more
See an allergist: I assume you mean house dust mites. These are tiny insects that like humidity higher than 50%. They live on bedding, carpeting furniture and are increased also with pets. Removing carpets, buying a dehumidifier to ensure low humidity, encasing pillows and mattresses in mite-proof cases, washing bed linen in hot water strong detergent may help. Allergy medication will help. If not, see an allergist. ...Read more
No: Antihistamines and decongestants should not affect the efficacy of oral contraceptives (bcps). ...Read more
No: Not if you are taking allergy medicine for canesten oral ingredients, nor take it if you are taking astemezole, or have terfenadine laying around since it has been off market for couple of years now (also known as seldane). ...Read more
No: Similar ingredients. Take one or the other. ...Read more
Yes: There should be no problems with this combination. ...Read more
Please help! I have had allergys for 2 weeks and have tryed every medicine & shot please help! I need to know how to get rid if them?
See Allergist: If you are concerned about persistent allergy symptoms despite various over-the-counter treatments the next step is to see an Allergist so that a more detailed workup and evaluation can be completed. ...Read more
Rash: Talk to your doctor about stopping the drug felt to be causing the rash. Then treat the symptoms, such as antihistamines for itching. If the symptoms are more serious such as swelling or trouble breathing, definitely see a doctor. ...Read more
#1:STOP DRUG FIRST: Stop the drug immediately and consider benadryl (diphenhydramine). Observe for symptoms of airway difficulty: lip or tongue swelling which should prompt you to call 911 if this should occur. Consider a medalert bracelet identifying the allergy or seeking an allergist for desensitization. ...Read more
OB in charge, but: Whoever managing your pregnancy should be aware of all medications, as interactions are important. That said, FDA labels medications for safety in pregnancy. Look for B or higher rating (Zyrtec, Claritin, (loratadine) others). Sometimes C is ok, obviously avoid D or X. But if high risk pregnancy, stick to just saline nose spray, and especially careful first trimester. Some cautious women just deal: no meds. ...Read more
Epinephrine: For severe shellfish allergy, only injectable Epinephrine for reactions is a reliable treatment. Some people with very mild allergies can use antihistamines alone, but everyone should have Epinephrine available. Unfortunately, there are no drugs that will prevent or resolve a food allergy so you can eat the food without risk, although this is an active area of research. ...Read more
Maybe: I agree with dr. Juster; use caution when mixing narcotics with allergy meds. But, you need to know that hydrocodone is a natural stimulant leading to mast cells releasing histamine and causing itch. Not a true allergy, rather a side effect from the drug. Anti-itch medications can help but they can also worsen drowsiness. Maybe switching to something else would be best. ...Read more