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Oral Antihistamines Adverse Effects
When i take oral antihistamines i get hives over my entire body. Is it possible to be allergic to antihistamines? What can be taken instead?
Unlikely: Each antihistamine is unique, so it is unlikely that you would be allergic to multiple antihistamines. I had one patient who had hives to an antihistamine, and it turned out to be an allergy to a dye. You should consult with someone familiar with these medications and medication reactions in general, such as an allergist. ...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
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. For sleep at night, other meds may work better...Etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Antihistamine: It may help depending on which type of allergic reactions you get and which organ systems are affected. Can you be more specific? ...Read more
Where can I find a reliable list of 2nd generation (and newer) oral antihistamines available in the US?
No long List: The newer oral nonsedating antihistamines available without prescription in the US are: loratadine (Claritin), fexofenadine (Allegra), cetirizine (Zyrtec) and levocetirizine (Xyzal) . Desloratadine ( Clarinex) is available by prescription. Some of the insurance medication plans will cover some of the above over-the-counter antihistamines. ...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
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
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
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
Had septoplasty/turbinectomy to clear stuffy nose. Still producing clear mucus/stuffy feeling. No allergies & oral antihistamines not effective. Ideas?
Snri group SE hard: There are only few groups of antidepressants and how they change brain chemicals ssri snri sari dnri zoloft Paxil Prozac Celexa lexopro all are ssri except Paxil they can be stopped if have se pt will be fine after a little problem same with dnri which has wellbutrin hard ones are snri Effexor Cymbalta Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) as they have norep do withdrawals are bad dont do it yourself go to doctor to wean off. ...Read more
Maybe, untreated : Safety during pregnancy is a matter for discussion between patient, high risk obstetrician & doctor who prescribes the meds. Risk to mom of not treating must be weighed against the benefit of treating with risk to baby. Not treating may increase risk or worsening depression, miscarriage, prematurity, or postpartum depression. Risk to baby is a rarely occurring neonatal pulmonary hypertension. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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