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Oral Antihistamine Medication
What is the best allergy treatment for eyes I mean the best eye drops for allergy. Not over-the-counter drugs. Oral antihistamine alone not helping.
Patanol (olopatadine): I prefer patanol (olopatadine) drops. There are others which are similar. The important thing is to wash your face with a cool wash cloth before applying to remove any lingering allergens from your facial skin and around your eyes. This helps my patients a great deal. If you're not better with drops see an allergist for testing, you may want to consider allergy shots. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: You should be able to take them with you but you might want to check with the airline or a travel agent about peculiar laws the country may have. Any prescriptions you may have, however, will most likely be ok if in a package (bottle/box) with your name and the doctor's name - that would be protected by un charter and the us embassy. Narcotic prescriptions may cause some issues however. ...Read more
Itchy Skin: When the area of itch is too significant for a small amount of cream to cover. And there is nothing wrong with doing both. Itching can be an internal issue or an external issue. Antihistamines help to drastically reduce itch and are longer lasting, depending on the topical cream/ointment used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skin between my fingers is chapped & flaky due to antibacterial soap use. I scratch in sleep so never heals. How to heal? Oral antihistamine's useless
Rash Between Fingers: Erosio interdigitalis blastomycetica is a skin condition caused by a Candida Albicans infection, characterized by an oval-shaped area of skin on the web between and extending onto the sides of the fingers. Another possibility is hand eczema. Treatment depends your diagnosis. See you local dermatologist for the correct diagnosis and therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I take an additional oral antihistamine with Azelastine nasal spray? For chronic rhinitis, I find the affects of the spray wear off after 5 hours
I have been on Montair, Foxair and Antihistamines for 8 years. Been ttc for a year with ovulation problems. Have my medications contributed to this?
Antihistamines/preg?: Any meds like the ones mentioned should be OK if not pregnant. They do not interfere with the possibility of pregnancy. At 36, your fertility is diminished statistically, so you might want to see a gyn endocrinologist for more concentrated investigation into fertility issues. Tubal factors, ovulation induction need to be investigated. ...Read more
Is it okay to take antihistamines together with combination expectorant medications like (salbutamol?
Yes: This combo is safe. Respiratory problems are sneaky and can turn nasty quickly. Worsening breathing with increasing wheezing has to be treated quickly by your pcp or if any delay you must go to emergency room immediately. Wheezing means airways are in spasm and can get worse fast! never delay being treated! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do histamines (not antihistamine medications) make you drowsy? Antihistamines (no decongestants added) seem to make me more alert when allergies flare
Yes: Histamine is a substance released during an allergic attack and can cause drowsiness. Some of the older generation anti-histamine agents (like benedryl) can cause drowsiness because they can pass the "blood brain" barrier and cause a direct effect on thinking. In rare cases in adults, antihistamines can cause agitation. ...Read more
I've had a cough for over two years. I have been treated with inhalers, steroid, anti drip medications, antihistamines, zpac you name it. It has ?
GERD?: Have you been evaluated for gerd? This can also contribute to bronchospasm and result in cough. It is not likely to be due to infection if it has been present for 2 years. If you are smoking, you need to quit. You may need pulmonary function testing to rule out copd, especially if you have smoked. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do medications like antidepressants antipsychotics antihistamines benzodiazepines cause enamel erosion? I am taking geodon (ziprasidone) and Benadryl now & concern
No, they do not: Harmful habits, like bruxism, might. Discuss this with your dentist. ...Read more
Do antihistamines like Xyzal (levocetirizine) and Acne medications like Doxol that contain doxycycline reduce the sexual drive/testosterone in the body ?
Xyzal (levocetirizine): Although there are many causes for reduced libido, xyzal (levocetirizine) can potentially cause fatigue and sedation in a small % of people leading to reduced sex drive. Try without it for a couple of days and see if the tiger gets awakened. Neither affects testosterone production or effect. ...Read more
Can antihistamines cause erectile disfunction? And is the effect temporary? Like while the drug is in your body, or does it linger for days and weeks?
Possible: If the antihistamine makes you drowsy or sedated, then it may affect your sexual performance. However the newer generation antihistamines do not usually cause drowsiness . I would expect the effect to last no longer than 24 hrs (although it may affect allergy skin testing for up to 72 hrs). I have a feeling that your ed is not from the antihistamine however. See an urologist. ...Read more
Depends: on the antipsychotic drug used, generally speaking drug-drug interaction usually occurs with antipsychotics, antibiotics and anticoagulants (blood thinners), so caution is advised with the use of multiple drugs any how, as far as I know there is no significant interaction between benadryl (diphenhydramine) and zoloft for example, but not sure what medicine you're referring to, kindly run it by your physician ...Read more
Antihistamine picks: To answer this we need to know what symptom you want the antihistamine to treat. If you want to stop itching, oral steroids can be used, they are very strong and work well but have loads of side effects and dangers. For a runny nose from allergies, nasal antihistamine or corticosteroid sprays are more effective; montelukast can also be tried. None of these are otc, though. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mostly, yes: Antipsychotics all have some antihistaminic properties. Almost all antipsychotics are associated with some weight gain. As with all prescription medication, the benefits and risks are an important part of the discussion between doc and pt. That prescription drugs are now being advertised to pts, in order to manipulate the physicians prescribing practices, is just one more abomination in the fld. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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