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Ovcon 35 Allergy In Children
Yes: Quite a few patients do. Standard estrogen dosage for oral contraceptive pills (ocp aka birth control pills) is about 35 micrograms (mcg). Low-dose pills can have as low as 20 mcg. Less estrogen means less side effects (breast tenderness, nausea, etc) but you may have a higher risk of having spotting or bleeding when you shouldn't. It's a balance that physicians are looking for. ...Read more
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
Ask you doc...: Ovcon-35 contains 21 pills of Norethindrone and ethinyl estradiol. This combinationhas been used in a long list of pills for many years. The "35" refers to the estrogen dose. Higher and lower estrogen doses are available. Noethindrone is an "older" progesterone. Newer pills contain different types of progesterone and each has pros and cons. Pills with 24 active instead of 21 are available. ...Read more
Could there be side effects to Depakote sprinkles, hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) or ovcon causing me to see colored spots in vision constantly? Have been taking all 10 years
Sometimes: Some people's allergies get better over years, some get worse, and some are stable. Keeping allergies well-controlled not only keeps kids feeling better and sleeping better, but also doing better in school (it's hard to learn material when you feel miserable)! also, keeping allergies under control decreases the risk of ear infections and sinusitis. ...Read more
Skin or Blood: Depending on the clinical history and suspected allergen, some practitioners choose the less painful and timely method, which is a blood test looking for specific ige antibodies, also called rast testing. Percutaneous skin tests are still the gold standard for allergy testing. This is something which you should discuss with your physician. ...Read more
Air-borne allergies: Environmental allergies affect your respiratory system including the nose, sinuses, eyes and if severe, the lung. Thus, symptoms are nasal congestion, sinus pressure, teary and itchy eyes, cough, wheezing, physical activity limitation and difficulty breathing if you have asthma. ...Read more
Symptoms do not appear for hours or even days. Poison ivy and similar plants cause some of the best-known delayed hypersensitivity reactions. When a person first touches the plant, no reaction occurs for the first 24 to 48 hours.
Read more: http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/253484-types-of-delayed-reaction-allergies/#ixzz2vcsli9lf. ...Read more
Skin & blood tests: Prick testing with allergenic extracts or fresh foods can help confirm allergy, as can blood tests for specific ige antibodies (rast-type tests). However, both types of testing can produce false positive results, and confirmation with food challenges may be needed. ...Read more
Not exactly: The ability to react to certain proteins in an allergic way is passed on from parents to their children, but a specific allergy is not. So if a mom is allergic to pollen and the dad is allergic to fire ants, their child may develop allergies but it may be to a food instead. If 1 parent has allergies, the child is 50% likely to develop allergies, but it's a 75% chance if both parents are allergic. ...Read more
Can I as a 46 year old, take children's Benadryl. It's all I have in the house and my allergies are terrible.
Okay to use: Okay to use children's Benadryl. Dosage will be 20 ml (4 teaspoons) per dose. ...Read more
Where can I find a statistic for the number of children who died from allergies causing anaphylaxis in the u.S.?
Only overall numbers: The incidence of anaphylaxis in children is unknown. Estimates of anaphylactic deaths (from drugs, foods, insect stings, and latex) in the us are 0.002 percent annually (2 per 100, 000): 500 fatalities from penicillin anaphylaxis; 40 fatalities from bee stings; 125-150 from food anaphylaxis. ...Read more
If my allergist used 0.08 ku/l for my rast instead of 0.35 ku/l does it mean it's not an allergy if its not above 0.35 ku/l?
Try Skin Testing: Rast testing can be a pretty good screening test for allergies, but it tends to be negative in a lot of people who are allergic. Skin testing is more reliable. I have had many allergic appearing patients with a negative rast test who were significantly positive on skin testing. Unless there is a reason you can't be skin tested, I would do that next. ...Read more
My husband has nut and fish allergies. I have 4 children, 2 without allergies should I get rest of kids tested before giving them these foods?
If I ignore my allergy symptoms, will they become worse over time? I have them all year long. Which is the best med for relief, allegra (fexofenadine)? I'm 35.
See below: Allergy symptoms do not necessarily become worse with time. The best med is the one that works. Loratidine, fexofenadine and Cetirizine are all good meds. You may benefit from some targeted therapy on top of this. Maybe additional topical meds for your skin, nose, eyes or lungs depending on your symptoms. ...Read more
I give my 17mnth old 1/2 teaspoon of children's zyrtec (cetirizine) for allergies but some days it's not enough. Can I increase the dose or try something differ t?
Do not increase: A 17 month old should not have allergies to inhaled items like dust or pollen. Zyrtec (cetirizine) could cause drowsiness and I would avoid long term use of zyrtec (cetirizine) in your child. If your child has a runny or stuffy nose that is unresponsive to zyrtec (cetirizine) then see your doctor to make sure there isn't an infection brewing. ...Read more
Yes: Especially in children too young to communicate effectively. Food allergies can manifest as itching, hives, swelling, vomiting and/or diarrhea. Any of these symptoms could lead to being irritable. Similarly, food intolerance syndromes such as lactose intolerance with abdominal pain, gas and diarrhea can also be accompanied by irritability. There are other reasons for being irritable as well. ...Read more
Probably same: An allergy may give you more symptoms but celiac usually attacks the digestive tract. ...Read more
EYE ALLERGY:: Eye allergy can be a part of general allergy- from food, airborne, smoke/allergens in the air, etc. Eczema, dry skin, dry eyelid margins also causes itching. Inverted eyelash can cause irritation, watery eyes and itching. Rubbing eyes makes it worse. Eyes become red, itchy with watery. If it bothers too much, check with the pediatrician/ ophthalmologist or allergist. ...Read more
Yes: Not all of the food allergies are created equal. Food allergies like dairy, egg, wheat tend to be outgrown. Tree nut and peanut are less likely (although recent studies suggest that 20-30% outgrow the peanut allergy). Environmental allergies tend to "grow on you" with time. Note: the allergy test may remain positive despite the child having outgrown the allergy. Consult with an allergist. ...Read more
It depends: It really depends on the age of the child, and whether you're talking about food or environmental allergies. I generally will skin test children over age 2 for environmental allergies, while many younger kids need food testing. In terms of frequency, children with environmental allergies may benefit from repeat testing after 2 years, as their allergies can change as they get older. ...Read more
Website: Go to your pediatrician and ask about specific symptoms. The website www. Healthychildren. Org is useful for many pediatric conditions ...Read more