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What is the definition or description of: Pre Pen allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Pre Pen allergy?

Confusing question: Pre pen is a skin testing component used to determine if somebody is allergic to penicillin. Therefore, by design, we expect your skin test to PrePen to be positive. If you're allergic to penicillin. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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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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'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?

Rash: What do you mean only "when allergies are present? " if you are allergic to cats or dogs and get exposed to them then it makes sense. Otherwise it is hard to simply explain the rash without having someone look at it. ...Read more

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I had a latex allergy from wearing candom in my pen***, what will be the medicine for the allergy and inflammation of my pen**?

I had a latex allergy from wearing candom in my pen***, what will be the medicine for the allergy and inflammation of my pen**?

No latex anymore: And the inflammation can be treated by applying topical steroid cream like hydrocortisone cream 1 % OTC, twice a day for 2-3 days, if that doesn't help see your doctor for possible stronger prescription medicines, best wishes ...Read more

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Can over-the-counter medicine work for allergies?

Can over-the-counter medicine work for allergies?

Yes: There are a lot of different OTC antihistamines that help relieve allergy symptoms. In addition, there are a few intranasal steroid sprays that recently went OTC including Nasacort (triamcinolone) and Fluticasone nasal sprays. Saline rinses are also available. ...Read more

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Please tell me what anti-allergy medicine do you recommend?

Please tell me what anti-allergy medicine do you recommend?

Allergy meds: A bunch are available over the counter, allegra, zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) are all well tolerated, but you did not describe your symptoms, so not sure if they wil work for you. ...Read more

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How long does it take it for allergy medicine to take effect?

How long does it take it for allergy medicine to take effect?

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

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How much time should it take for my new allergy medicine to work?

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

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What are the best allergy drugs that are available over the counter?

What are the best allergy drugs that are available over the counter?

3 major ones: Non-sedating are loratidine (claritin), fexofendadine (allegra) and cetirizine (zyrtec). Diphenhydramine is very effective as well but is sedating. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me which is the top cold/allergy medicine for a child?

Can you please tell me which is the top cold/allergy medicine for a child?

AURI RX: We do not give oral rx to a child below 3 years old. You just put saline solution in the nostrils and suction it with bulb syringe. ...Read more

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How do you know when a latex allergy needs an epi pen?

How do you know when a latex allergy needs an epi pen?

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

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Can you tell me some medicine for my bad dust allergy?

Can you tell me some medicine for my bad dust allergy?

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

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Does allergy medicine cause the bc pill to lose effect?

Does allergy medicine cause the bc pill to lose effect?

No: Antihistamines and decongestants should not affect the efficacy of oral contraceptives (bcps). ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter allergy medicine to use?

What is the best over-the-counter allergy medicine to use?

Allergy medications: Unfortunately there is no "best" brand. Different patients respond better to one medication than to another. Loratadine, diphenhydramine, fexofenadine and certrizine are all effective. ...Read more

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Can I take canesten oral while taking reaction allergy medicine?

Can I take canesten oral while taking reaction allergy medicine?

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

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What medicine can I take for really bad seasonal allergies that won't make me drowsy?

What medicine can I take for really bad seasonal allergies that won't make me drowsy?

Non-sedating allergy: Claritin, Clarinex and Allegra are true non-sedating meds. Xyzal (levocetirizine) and zyrtec are somewhat more sedating but also very effecxtive. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Skin allergy medicine pls?

Skin allergy medicine pls?

You can try: Oral antihistamines or topical steroids, both of which are over the counter. ...Read more

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What to do for a drug allergy rash?

What to do for a drug allergy rash?

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

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What should I do for drug allergy rash?

What should I do for drug allergy rash?

#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

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Can allergy medicine cause double vision?

Can allergy medicine cause double vision?

No: New onset double vision should have an evaluation. Make an appointment with an ophthalmologist soon. ...Read more

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What allergy medicine can I take pregnant?

What allergy medicine can I take pregnant?

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

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Which drugs can help my shellfish allergy?

Which drugs can help my shellfish allergy?

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

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What is the best treatment for drug allergies?

What is the best treatment for drug allergies?

Stop drug: If you are allergic to a drug and you have taken it or reacted to it. Stop taking the medication and call your doctor. Would recommend taking allergy medication like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and drinking lots of water as well to help decrease the symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you take allergy medicine with hydrocodone?

Can you take allergy medicine with hydrocodone?

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

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What is the best prescription allergy medicine?

What is the best prescription allergy medicine?

Nasal steroids: As long as you are talking about allergic rhinitis, nasal steroids have shown in studies to provide the greatest amount of relief. As far as cost-effectiveness goes, I would use generic flonase, which is going to be preferred on most plans. ...Read more

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What allergy medicine can glaucoma patients use.

What allergy medicine can glaucoma patients use.

All if open angle: Ppatients with open angle glaucoma can use all allergy medication.

Allergy medications can rarely precipitate angle closure in patients with narrow or occludable angles.

Ask you ophthalmologist whether you have open angles. ...Read more

Pre Pen Allergy (Definition)

Pre pen is a skin testing component used to determine if somebody is allergic to penicillin. Therefore, by design, we expect your skin test to PrePen to be positive. If ...Read more


Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Pre Pen (Definition)

Pre-Pen is a first generation penicillin which is a kind of penicillin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more