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Nystatin Allergy In Children
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
Can I use nystatin and triamcinolone acetonide cream to treat a rash caused by allergy to roaches?
Depends: Nystatin is used to treat fungal infections. Triamcinolone is topical steroid, which is used to treat eczema or allergic contact dermatitis type reactions. I f the rash is being caused by an allergic reaction, using the triamcinolone cream twice daily on the affected area will help. However, roaches traditionally causes nasal allergy symptoms or worsening of asthma and rarely contact reactions. ...Read more
26 year-old man with 4 years of gradually increasing swallowing problems, felt to be esophageal dysfunction, with normal chest and abdominal CT.....?
Keep on looking:
Your ethnicity and age makes Eosinophilic esophagitis EoE a strong suspect despite the biopsy findings. In fact I have a patient in whom it took a 3nd endoscopy and biopsy to finally show that he had indeed EoE as I had initially suspected. The one thing which is unusual is the oral thrush in the absence of steroid or diabetes. Thus a fasting metabolic panel may be worthwhile to rule out diabetes. The hypokalemia is also unexpected in the absence of any known cause. Here's what I would suggest:
(a)Get a fasting metabolic panel to rule diabetes if not done already.
(b)Try eliminating wheat, egg, milk, soy, and peanuts from your diet for a month and see if there is any change in your symptoms. If possible get scoped again for objective observation.
(c)Work with an allergist and nutritionist to make sure that you are on the right track.
Good luck ...Read more
Nilstat (oral nystatin) is used to treat fungal infections. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see:
http://reference. Medscape. Com/drug/mycostatin-nilstat-nystatin-342594 ...Read more
Yes: You have to shop around. Try any of the drug store brands of "anti-fungal" or "anti-yeast" powders. ...Read more
Probably not,: Unless has been opened and exposed to bacteria that shouldn't be in there. Nystatin is anti-fungal and does not kill bacteria. So if it has been lying around for long period of time, probably best getting a new tube. See prior answers regarding side effects of Nystatin cream. ...Read more
Per webmd. Com: "In most cases, you can treat ringworm of the skin with antifungal creams or ointments. Many are available without a prescription. Use a nonprescription antifungal cream with miconazole or clotrimazole in it. Brand names include Micatin, Mycelex, and Tinactin." Ref. Http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/ringworm-of-the-skin-home-treatment ...Read more
Sometimes: Nystatin is one of several antifungal drugs that have been used to treat oral thrush. The effectiveness of drug therapy varies from patient to patient. With any drug therapy the key to success is to have the correct diagnosis for the problem the drug is intended to treat. An appropriate study should be performed to confirm that you do have thrush. ...Read more
Yes & no: Triamcinolone is a steroid cream that helps to reduce itching. So doc might prescribe that to deal w/bed bugs but it won't treat infection or bites. Nor will Nystatin which is an antifungal used to treat fungus or yeast infections. Check out https://goo. Gl/biAA62. May need antibiotics if bites get infected but usually bites are self-limiting. More important to clean bedding etc to prevent more. ...Read more
Both worked well: Both of these medications have anti-yeast properties and both should help with appropriate use. If one of these is in an ointment form, that is usually less irritating if there are any cracks in the skin. ...Read more
Oral thrush: Should be fairly rapid, assuming that your immune status is normal. Adults do not usually get thrush without some underlying problem. And the response to antifungals may be inadequate in the presence of alterations in immune function. Strongly suggest you be evaluated and undergo testing for HIV disease. ...Read more