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Medicine For Privet 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
Trim Hedge or Bush??: I'm not entirely sure what you meant. I'll try to answer anyway. A privet is a hedge plant in the ligustrum family there have been reported cases of contact dermatitis from the sap of these plant contracted while trimming. If so then a Hydrocortisone cream may be helpful. If shaving is real operative word then "private" parts would benefit from a moisturizing cream or a applying hair conditioner. ...Read more
Basically yes: Especially for those who shave their private hair. When the hair is cut short and the skin folding as well as rubbing from clothing often cause ingrown hair and thus pimple-like folliculitis (inflammation of hair follicles) which is basically pimples. So try not to shave and wear looser clothing. If severe, persistent, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
I have a pimple on my privet on the for skin it's on a vain it does not hurt I never did it I'm clean but I don't know what to do?
Keep it clean /dry.: The pimple could be from a clogged pore. Just keep on making sure the area is clean and dry. If it does not hurt, I would leave it alone. If it shows redness or irritation, see your pcp who can prescribe antibiotics. ...Read more
I have a mole on my privet area but it look smaller pink what could it be and what do I put on it it's small?
Wart vs Nevus: The lesion could be a wart as they are often flesh-colored to pink. The other possibility is a non-pigmented mole called a nevus, that can have a pinkish color especially in a light-skinned individual. Although both lesions are benign, a wart is viral and could spread, so it would be wise to have it evaluated. ...Read more
I have a zit/ pimple by my privet area it's not bad but I don't know what it is it's been there for a wile does it go away by it self?
It depends: If it's in the hairy areas, it could be just a "zit" and should go away. There are other types of skin cysts and moles that can occur there that won't go away. If it's tender or sore, it might be an infected cyst. Also, some sexually transmitted diseases (genital warts, for example) can show up as little bumps. See your doctor to be sure, so you can stop worrying about it. ...Read more
If I didn't dry my privet parts very well and wiped it with a johnson's baby wet wipes, is it bad? Cause I know you have to dry your privet parts prop
Fine: Johnson's wipes are fine to use. If you remain damp a simple clean towel is adequate to dry yourself off with. ...Read more
I have this lump in my upper thigh in the crease by privet area and it hurst really bad when I touch it. What could it be?
Via HT Concierge: Yes. I am available now and again in the evening at 8 pm. You can reach me. Hope I can help you at that time. ...Read more
Every time I pee it hearts if I don't push it comes by it self but when I push it will hurt no UTI privet burns I'm very anxious?
I was wondering if there is anything you can do to balance you pH so you prevent yeast infections and smells (kinda privet info I'm sorry?)
Yes alot recently its this sore its hurting how can I make it disapear its in my privets anus and mound cant sit warm compress purple swollen white he?
I am wondering: From description if you are referring to a hemorrhoid. Medical evaluation can lead to accurate assessment & treatment plan. Take care. ...Read more
Hi my mom is 72 years old, and she said she has to pee a lot and it has a bad smell. She also say she gets cramp a on her privet part. What can tha?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Numerous: There are numerous allergy medicines from antihistamines to prescription nasal sprays. Ask your doctor what is appropriate for your particular situation. ...Read more
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
Many: The most effective allergy treatment for allergic rhinitis is the prescription nasal steroid sprays (qnasl, flonase, nasonex, (mometasone) etc) over the counter antihistamines can be very effective including claritin, zyrtec, and allegra. Some people will respond better to one over the other (for unclear reasons). The best long term therapy for significant environmental allergies is allergy injections. ...Read more
Several options: Avoidance of the animal is the most effective treatment. If it too difficult to avoid animals, try reducing dander in home...get animal out of bedroom, purchase HEPA filter, wash animal twice a week. Try medicines like oral antihistamines and steroid nasal spray (both over the counter). See an allergist, allergy shots to animals are a possibility. ...Read more
Tricky: Medication reactions can be tricky as the type of reaction can be intolerance vs allergic. Avoidance is the best treatment for a drug allergy and using a suitable alternative. In a life threatening circumstance, desensitization by an allergist in the hospital is an option. Sometimes drug allergy can resolve over time such as penicillin. An allergist can assist in a good long term plan. ...Read more
See an allergist: You will need to see an allergist. They will determine if you are truly allergic. If you are an you need the medication there are protocols that can be used to desensitize you. Most of the time this is not necessary as alternative agents are usually available. ...Read more
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
Great question!: We don't know "why" people develop drug allergies, as there are many potential causes. Frequent exposure or prolonged use is one trigger - and this is seen with certain types of chemotherapy. Many factors, including genetic risks, other medications, and propensity for allergy probably play a role as well. ...Read more