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Orthonovum 1 50 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Many possibilities: While most people have no allergies, some people have more than one. A person could have environmental allergies, bee sting allergy, medication allergy, latex allergy, or food allergies. Even under each of these categories, a person could have several food allergies, reactions to several medications, etc. Thankfully, those with multiple allergies is a small proportion. ...Read more
Kindly rephrase your: Question, don't really understand what you mean, thanks ...Read more
No, it's not.: This is because allergen levels can change on a daily basis. This is especially true for outdoor allergens, largely pollens or mold spores that can rise or fall tremendously from one day to the next. Allergy testing could help identify your triggers, so you can consider seeing an allergist for testing. Once your triggers are known, you can look out for those "bad days.". ...Read more
Timing: Antihistamines work by blocking histamine receptors in your body. If the receptors are all full of histamine already (reaction has occurred), then there is nowhere for them to go and it will not make a difference in allergy symptoms. If you take them before exposure to allergens they can block the receptors and you will have less symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unsure: Of what you are actually asking, but in general, trees pollenate in the spring, grasses in the summer, and weeds in the fall. ...Read more
No single one: Depending on the severity of your condition. There is no one best drug for anyone but most people respond well to intranasal cortisone + a intranasal antihistamine. Dymista is currently the only rx drug with this combination. Avoidance remains the best and consider allergy shots if your symptoms are not adequately controlled. However allergy shots are not medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A few differences: It can be tricky, but there are differences. Allergies tend to occur in the spring and fall; colds more often in summer and winter. Itchy eyes goes more for allergies; starting out with a sore throat is more typical of a cold. And allergies are more likely to respond to antihistamines than colds. ...Read more
Is there such a thing as a non-food related allergy attack? If there is, I think I had one. Or at least something very similar.
Yes: There are many things that people can be allergic to. ...Read more
Last cold I had was 2 years ago, but came down with one 10 days ago, still coughing a bit. Is it a cold or something else? Allergy?
Probably a cold: Sudden onset 10 days ago suggests a cold. Viral upper respiratory disease typically lasts10-20 days as your immune system needs time to adapt to a new virus. Recovery can occur in less than a week if you've been exposed to a similar pathogen before. Now, having inflammation related to allergies can make a bad thing worse when it comes to colds. ...Read more
My son is just over 15 months old and he battles with allergies every month. He gets sick like every third or fifth week. Can one do allergie test?
They are available: Both blood and skin tests for a variety of allergies are available. The ones for foods are more likely to be something you can control. If airborne allergies like dust are involved it is hard to control, but may help you. Allergy shots as given in some places in the world are not considered worthwhile in infancy. Many insurers in the US do not even cover testing until 4 and above. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See Allergist: Allergies can be severe and really affect quality of life. For those with severe allergies, the advice from a board-certified allergist can be invaluable. Allergist are specifically trained and highly qualified to diagnose and treat allergies. Don't waste time on over-the-counter medications, "natural" therapies, and avoid injections of steroids (kenalog). Seek the advice of a specialist! ...Read more
Don't assume allergy: If I blow pepper in your face, you sneeze & drain the same as those with allergy. I find babies have more congestion with scented cleaning products, perfume, smoke & other irritants than they do with animal dander or pollens. The tiny nasal passages that become very noisy with a little mucous or swelling gives many the wrong idea. These are not little copies of adult problems, their issues differ ...Read more
Cat allergy: Depending on your symptoms, which organ systems it affects, treatments are different. Avoidance is the best choice. Remember cat allergens are very sticky and light so it will linger inside your house for a long time. You can try otc antihistamine if you think you have mild symptoms. ...Read more