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Nelova 1 50m Allergy In Children
You have prepared the lunch meal for the children and you find out that one of the children has an allergy to?
Question unclear: If you are asking what to do if the kid is allergic to what you prepaired, the answer is simple, don't let s/he eat it. Prepare something else. If the child ate it and developed hives, benedryl may help some. It is advisable to know specific dietary problems in any child you watch & have a rapid action plan for any unexpected reactions. Kids can develop pbms to foods they have tolerated in the past. ...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
Kindly rephrase your: Question, don't really understand what you mean, thanks ...Read more
Not inherited: You don't inherit food allergies like you would eye color or other gene based features. You can inherit a tendency to allergies, which does have a genetic component. To become allergic to any food your body must first be exposed to it and have a quirky response to it at future times, but generally not at the initial encounter. ...Read more
Yes possible: 1 year olds can develop milk allergy. However, it is important to rule out other causes. Depending on what type of allergic reaction you think the milk is causing, there could be other contributing factors. Before eliminating a food from your child's diet, recommend seeing a specialist for proper diagnosis. ...Read more
Depends on symptoms:
We break this down into 2 types:
Localized reactions: contiguous with where the sting occurred (if on your arm and only your arm is swollen/itchy)
Systemic reactions: Multiple non-contiguous sites (your arm is stung and your leg is swollen) or other organs are involved (wheezing, throat swelling, hypotension etc.)
For systemic reactions or if you're not sure give Epinephrine immediately and 911 ...Read more
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Probably not: It depends on what allergic reactions your child have to whole milk. There are many ways that milk allergy can present, from mild to serious. It can affect the gut, skin, lung or can be life threatening. If it is a mild reaction like fussiness / gas, replace whole milk with partially hydrolyzed formula like enfamil gentlease. Otherwise, talk to an allergist or replace with rice, almond or soy milk. ...Read more
Dust mite: I presume you are talking about dust mite allergy. First you will not find dust mites outdoors or in very dry climate- they cannot thrive at under 50% RH or reproduce under 65% and will be killed by sunlight exposure. However if you have asthma, it is the asthma which must be controlled before contemplating any prolonged and strenuous activities. ...Read more
Yes: The latest opinion (& yet a very old opinion) is that protracted avoidance of a food more likely results in allergy than early exposure. Intermittent rather than routine exposure is also more likely to result in a food allergy. So the question is less 5 straight days of shellfish and more when was the last time shellfish was eaten. ...Read more
See a doctor: If you have symptoms consistent with food allergy, your doctor may wish to send you to a board certified allergist for further evaluation for food allergy. This may include allergy testing applied to the skin and/ or a blood test for specific ige to the food. Both have advantages and disadvantages. ...Read more
May Have To Give Up: You can try medication (antihistamines and/or steroid nose sprays), neti pot, wash the cat regularly to remove dander, clean and vacuum the house frequently to reduce the dander in the house, limit the range where the cat can roam in the house, ban the cat from areas you spend the most time (bedroom), etc. ...Read more
Yes: You can get a patch test by an allergist that can determine if you're allergic to different things. The most common is a nickel allergy. It can easily be diagnosed by just your history and skin reaction to the offending agent. ...Read more
What can I do if my allergies are really working on me, can I take two zyrtec (cetirizine) when one doesn't work?
I started taking allegra (fexofenadine) d for my allergies my appetite decreased. Is this one of its side effects?
Could be related: Allegra (fexofenadine) d has not been usually associated with decreased appetite. The Pseudoephedrine which is the d part of the Allegra (fexofenadine) d can cause nausea in very few patients and if that is the symptom you are experiencing then you won't experience this with plain allegra (fexofenadine). ...Read more
Benefit to allergy shots if I wan to get dog one day" only had slight reaction to dogs during allergy skin testing.?
What do you feel: Your reaction on the skin test can only show a sensitivity and your reaction is the one that matters, in real life, to dogs. How do you feel around them if you visit someone with a dog. Make it 10x worse if you live with one. Allergy shots get you immunized to dog dander and increase your tolerance and minimize your symptoms. ...Read more
My son has allergy to peanut butter...Pretty severe also believes he is developing one to oatmeal what might symptoms be?
Hives, vomiting, etc: Allergy to oats is rare, but certainly possible. Food allergies cause similar symptoms, so you should watch for hives, vomiting, difficulty breathing, lip swelling and itching in the mouth. An allergist can skin test for oat or a blood test (rast-type) can be done. ...Read more
What r chances an adult w/no known food allergies will develp one? Does having drug allergies increase a person's chances?
Possible: It is possible for a person to develop a food or medication allergy at any time in their life. Drug allergies do not usually correspond to food allergies or visa versa. There are some plant allergies that correspond to food allergies, however. ...Read more
I'm having sinus or allergies don't no witch one it is should I b worried bout something serous happening with this symptom?
Allergies: Allergies, depending on their severity can be a nuisance but also if severe can result in significant comorbidities, such as sinusitis, asthma, ear infections, etc. See an allergist, get tested and identify what triggers your symptoms and discuss a treatment plan with your doctor. ...Read more
Are there any negative side effects if I take one 180mg allegra (fexofenadine) tablet daily for years? I have allergies all yr.
Probably not, but: New generation antihstamines are in general safe and effective. However, the best treatment for year round allergies is 1) avoidance of the allergic trigger; 2) antihistamines like allegra; 3) topical nasal steroid sprays (most effective); 4) allergy injections--will provide relief in majority of people and decrease need for medications. ...Read more
I have never had allergies due to pollen or anything like that. Can having a child give me those allergies? I have a one year old.
Is it bad to double up on reactine allergy medicine? One doesn't do much for me. I've been taking a double dose daily for 3 months.
Better thru ur MD: Some patients need the double dose of cetirizine, but under the doctor 's supervision, I don't know what symptoms you suffer from, but at any rate if you doubled the dose on your own and still not better, you need to be evaluated, you might not need cetirizine to start with and most probably other measures would do ...Read more
Is there anything out there one can do for mosquito bite allergies? The area that is bit swells and itches horribly and sometimes is painful.
Mosquito bites: Mosquitos can be a real nuisance. The saliva from the insect bite can cause an itchy reaction that is a problem for some people. Try an ice pack to cool off the itching- 10 min on/10 min off. If need something more, Hydrocortisone 1% cream to area (but not the face!) 1 or 2x/day. An oral antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Claritin could also help. Avoidance is best- long pants, socks + bug repellant. ...Read more
One side of d face swells often. At pharmacy he's given allergy meds which kinda sends down the swelling but it returns. Never been or had allergy?
Allergies: Sounds like you need to have an allergy test, see your doctor to do this ...Read more
What to do if I need to purchase and invest in one for my mom, she can't ever go to bed because of how bad her allergies get. Are they cheaper online?
Invest in what?: Would you kindly specify, HEPA filter, mattress covers, etc ...Read more
When you have a skin-intolerance for chlorine, is one benefitted by taking an anti-histaminicum, seeing it is not an a allergy (for my daughter -10Y)?
I don't believe so.: To the best of my knowledge, this herb/supplement does not help a chlorine sensitivity. The most important and definitive treatment for a skin-intolerance to chlorine is total avoidance of contact with anything that contains chlorine (pools that use chlorine, detergents with chlorine, etc). ...Read more