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Medicine For Rid Allergy
My allergies to house dust are worse at night to the point were I can't breath. I've already taken a 24hr allergy pill. How do I get rid allergy?
Environmental change: I would suggest changing your pillow/sheets and using mattress covers to avoid dust exposure during the night. It is also helpful to remove carpets/stuffed animals from the bedroom. Hardwood or other non carpeted surfaces are much easier to clean. In addition, I would suggest that you speak to your physician about pulmonary function testing. ...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
I have allergy from the medicine that content zole drug how can I can get rid from this type of allergy?
Is it allergic?: First you will have to determine whether your reaction is an allergy or an intolerance. As for a true drug allergy, many tends to fade away after a few years although sulfa allergy tends to linger forever. You will need to see an allergist to guide you through this ...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
You can try over the counter non sedating antihistamines like claritidin or Zyrtec
And if the nasal congestion is too bad you can also use a steroid nasal spray like Flonase available over the counter or Nasonex (mometasone) by prescription
if these do not help consult an allergist ...Read more
How can I prevent annual spring allergies? I can't move to antarctica, so what's the best OTC medicine?
Easy answer?: The easy answer would be not to take it, cure your allergy, or pass your allergy on to someone else- none of those options seem good, huh? Well, how about timing? Take your medication at a time where you may not care if you're sleepy like just before bedtime or the National Republican Convention. How about talking to your doc about reducing the dose or switching to non-drowsy formulation or agent ...Read more
I have allergies and over-the-counter medicine don't work what do I do to get rid of the allergies?
Allergies: See an allergist for testing and appropriate medical care. Add a salt water wash twice daily to your current regimen. It will help a lot. ...Read more
I have taken every over-the-counter drug possible. (zyrtec, clariton, etc.) is there a way to get rid of these allergies?
Sure there is!: Once medications no longer control your allergies, it is time to see a board certified allergist. You can get tested and see if you are a candidate for allergen desensitization. These provide you with long term relief from your allergies and minimize your dependence on medications. Find one in your local area at acaai. Org or aaaai. Org. ...Read more
No: Allergy medications have no role in preventing or treating flu or cold. ...Read more
I have constant itching in ear canal. Cannot get rid of it. Been bothering me for over 1 year. Allergy medicine does not help. Skin in ear is dry.
I had a fever last night, I got medicine from a local doc which caused severe allergy on my lips and top of my dick. Plz help me to get rid of this. Thnx?
Allergic reaction: You didn't say what the medication was, but you should stop it immediately and make an appointment to see your doctor. In the mean time, you could take some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if the allergic reaction is some type of rash and swelling. If you are having any difficulty breathing, you should call 911. ...Read more
Does continuing to take allergy medicine (allergy pill and nasal spray) prevent the flu or common cold?
Absolutely not: Allergy medicine is great for treating allergies and the nasal steroids such as Flonase may provide some slight symptomatic relief during a nose cold. Allergy meds (or any of several other treatments advertised as preventing a cold) really do little to prevent the cold. The best prevention is the simple old-fashioned stuff, wash hands frequently, avoid sick people and rest and take care when sick. ...Read more
Sorry. Avoid them: The cure for any allergy is to avoid the item....If you already own a dog keeping it out of the bedroom can help...As well as wiping it off with a damp paper towel once or twice a day. But if you have significant symptoms see an allergist to discuss other ideas. ...Read more
See an allergist: Find out what you're allergic to exactly, and avoid being around those triggers. An allergist can easily administer an allergy test to help you figure out exactly what you're allergic to so you know what to avoid. ...Read more
No: The studies to date are conflicting regarding maternal diet in pregnancy and later development of allergy in children, so no clear recommendations can be made at this time. Some of the most intriguing data, however, suggest low vitamin d levels may correlate with later allergic diseases such as asthma. So, taking a vitamin d supplement when pregnant may be worth discussing with your obstetrician. ...Read more
Avoidance or shots: The number 1 treatment if allergies is avoidance. If this is not possible medications may control symptoms. If you want to induce long term tolerance allergy shots are effective as long as you can commit to consistently taking them. ...Read more
Avoid it: Once you are sensitized to latex, it is unlikely you can get rid of your allergy. You need to avoid exposure to it. Most exposure is in medical facilities but some common day items also have latex such as underwear and shoes. Always wear cotton underwear and avoid direct contact with latex, such as condoms, balloons, etc. ...Read more
Avoid and medicate: For all allergies, it is important to identify the allergy so that it can be avoided if possible. Typically milder symptoms can be effectively treated with otc antihistamines such as claritin, zyrtec or Allegra [or their generic counterparts). For more significant symptoms, the prescription nasal sprays are more effective. If symptoms progress, an allergist can give specific guidance. ...Read more
Allergist evaluates: Garlic allergy can occur as a skin allergy, in which case wearing non-latex gloves when cooking should prevent reactions. Allergic reactions from eating garlic (or other foods) can vary in severity. Anaphylactic (rapidly progressing severe reactions) reactions need treatment with Epipen (epinephrine) self-injections. An allergist can look for what truly is causing the allergy, and see if treatment is available. ...Read more
Allergy shots: Allergies are chronic conditions which cannot be cured with most allergy medicines which typically help control symptoms. However allergy shots help people develop a tolerance so that they become less allergic over time. See an allergist to determine if this is an appropriate treatment for you. ...Read more
$1 million question: If a person is genetically susceptible and has allergen exposure, an allergy could develop. At this time, there is no sure way to prevent allergies from occurring. Studies have looked at breast feeding during infancy with +/- results. Avoiding certain high risk occupations can decrease risk of work related asthma. Avoiding the allergen is best...But not very realistic--all of us are exposed! ...Read more
Avoidance: The ideal treatment for animal allergies is avoidance. If that is not possible then medication can help decrease symptoms. Allergy shots can also help decrease sensitivity over time but not necessarily complete elimination of symptoms. ...Read more