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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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Dr christopher smith today I got tested for allergies & I told dr about the cough have for a week nowit usually last for 2/3 days I got nexium (esomeprazole)? what?

Dr christopher smith today I got tested for allergies & I told dr about the cough have for a week nowit usually last for 2/3 days I got nexium (esomeprazole)? what?

GERD: Chronic cough is most commonly due to 3 conditions: asthma, post-nasal drip, or GERD (heartburn). You might have one or a combination of all three. Post-viral cough is also very common and can last for weeks. I sounds like your doctor performed an assessment including skin testing and thought that GERD/heartburn was contributing so treated you with Nexium (esomeprazole). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Nexium (esomeprazole) allergy?

Rare!: Link for more info: http://www. Webmd. Com/drugs/2/drug-20536/nexium-oral/details/list-sideeffects ...Read more

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I am having allergy testing done. (i assume skin tests) the instructions say I should stop taking Nexium (esomeprazole) 10 days before the test? Why?

I am having allergy testing done. (i assume skin tests) the instructions say I should stop taking Nexium (esomeprazole) 10 days before the test? Why?

No need to stop: For prick skin testing no need to stop esomeprazole (nexium). The class of medications to which Nexium belongs, does not have an antihistaminc effect, as opposed to the anti-h2 (histamine type 2)receptor medications (tagamet, zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid) that do interfere with skin testing. Double check with your physician. ...Read more

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I'm taking Nexium (esomeprazole) and bentyl (dicyclomine). I see a small rash/hives on forehead but nowhere else on body, no other signs. How likely is this allergy?

I'm taking Nexium (esomeprazole) and bentyl (dicyclomine). I see a small rash/hives on forehead but nowhere else on body, no other signs. How likely is this allergy?

Unlikely: If the rash is localized it is more likely something you came in contact with. If the rash becomes more widespread or if you develop any swelling, particularly in your throat or have problems breathing, be assessed. If necessary call emergency transport. All the best. ...Read more

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I am taking esomeprazole and have a rast blood test for nasal allergies will it interfere with blood test? My ent never mentioned he knew I took it

I am taking esomeprazole and have a rast blood test for nasal allergies will it interfere with blood test? My ent never mentioned he knew I took it

No: Most drugs you take would not affect the RAST test. By the way, RAST is outdated and has been replaced by ImmunoCap IgE. ...Read more

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How long should you be taking nexium (esomeprazole)?

Depends: Some people should be on discrete courses of Nexium, and some people need it long term. It really depends on what the diagnosis is that you are trying to treat. When it is needed, it is OK to take it long term, with medical supervision to watch out for side effects. Good night. ...Read more

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Is nexium (esomeprazole) 40 mg stronger then protonix40 mg?

Pt driven: There is no definitive answer here. The answer is patient driven. Both these meds are in the same class of PPI (Proton Pump Inhibitors) and are oth at 40mg. Some pateints may feel the nexium (esomeprazole) works better, whereas others feel the protonix does. Depending on what your insurance covers and which one makes you fee better is the one for you. Diet with avoidance of triggers is most important. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: nexium (esomeprazole)?

Stomach acidity pill: This is a capsule, usually purple in color, which inhibits the secretion of acid in the stomach. It is used when ulceration is a possibility, when the lower esophagus is symptomatic and to treat the side effects of some medication like nsaids. ...Read more

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Any ideas for a healthy substitute for nexium (esomeprazole)?

Any ideas for a healthy substitute for nexium (esomeprazole)?

Avoid carbonated: Drinks, drink lots of water and eat two medium sized red skinned apples daily - one mid morning and one mid evening. When heart burn occurs, immediately drink 16 ounces of water! ...Read more

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Is there a differnt between Nexium (esomeprazole) and pariet at all?

Both are PPI's: Pariet tablets contain the active ingredient rabeprazole, which is a type of medicine called a proton pump inhibitor (ppi). Nexium is another ppi acid blocker drug. Currently, this class of agents includes: Prilosec (omeprazole), Prevacid (lansoprazole), Aciphex (rabeprazole), Protonix (pantoprazole), and second generation variants of these (nexium, dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) zegerid). Choose the one you prefer. ...Read more

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Which is better, Nexium or dexilant (dexlansoprazole)?

Which is better, Nexium or dexilant (dexlansoprazole)?

PPI Choices: Nexium, dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) protonix, prilosec, Omeprazole are all in the family called proton pump inhibitors or ppis. In theory, all of these drugs should work equally well and most hospitals stock only one and interchange them. However, occasionally, there is the rare patient that responds to one better than others in the same ppi class. However, I consider the drugs therapeutically equivalent. ...Read more

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Does Nexium (esomeprazole) prevent Barret's Espophagus?

Barrett's esophagus: Treating people with reflux may help prevent Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal cancer. Often, reflux is treated using drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), such as esomeprazole (Nexium®). Avoiding tobacco and alcohol, balanced diet and healthy body weight do help also. ...Read more

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Is Nexium (esomeprazole) the best ppi and if not, what is?

Is Nexium (esomeprazole) the best ppi and if not, what is?

If it works for you: Nexium (esomeprazole) is one of the better studied ppis with good results in most patients. The newest ppi dexlansoprazole or Dexilant has increased efficacy and favorable bioavailability and pharmacodynamics.
From my experience there is not one ppi better than others but the ppi that works the best for each individual patient. Discuss with your doctor so you may find the one for you. ...Read more