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Pediapred 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
Go see your doctor: Prednisolone is a category c medication in which we do not have human data during pregnancy. That said, 5mg twice daily is a pretty hefty dose so you need to discuss w/your obstetrician whether the potential benefit is worth the potential risk. Loratadine & montelukast are safer category b options for allergies. ...Read more
My gp said that I have tree mould allergy. He gave me prednisolone to settle my cough. All night after I took them, I didn't sleep and was hallucinating. What should I do?
Seek other options: This time of year in much of the us is tree pollen season so the diagnosis is probably correct and the symptoms you describe are well recognized from steroids. For those reasons and other more severe possible consequences as well as the availability of multiple other short and long term therapies with much safer side effects profiles oral or injectable steroids are no longer preferred treatments. ...Read more
My toddler has taken prednisolone for cough. She has allergies and asthma. Her ear temp is now 97.8. Is this low temp a concern?
No: So long she is better, active and responding well to treatment, she will be fine ...Read more
I'm on Prednisolone and Allegra (fexofenadine) for a severe allergy attack (hives, itching, swollen eyes) Can I safely take Valium to help me relax and sleep?
Yes: Sometimes prednisolone and other steroid products can cause insomnia or restless sleep. While allegra (fexofenadine) is an antihistamine and has a potential for drowsiness, it is of low potential. It is ok to take valium at night but I would not do it indefinitely because can be habit forming. ...Read more
I have been given three shots of steroids for allergies and I am taking 5 mg of prednisolone a day. I have a serious stomach ache can I take a librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide)?
Stop prednisone: Prednisone is not to be used regular for allergic diseases on a routine basis. It can induce ulcer not to mention many other serious side effects when used regularly. You need to get another opinion re. Managing your allergies. If your problem is that severe so as to require prednisone, it's time to consult an allergist. ...Read more
Yes: I use it routinely in my practice in this age group. ...Read more
If pediapred (prednisolone) is an immune system suppressant why would my one-year-old's dr prescribe it along with antibiotics for her diagnosis of bronchiolitis and upper respiratory infection? Is this ok?
Short vs long term: The Pediapred (prednisolone) mimics a stress hormone we all make that helps us maintain the cell wall integrity & calm down inflammation. It is common to use Pediapred (prednisolone) in bronchiolitis & some other issues in young kids over a short 5 day period. Limiting the rx to several days avoids the immune suppression that occurs if you use it over weeks or months. I use it often for similar issues. ...Read more
At what age can children take prednisolone? And what is the difference between prednisolone or normal prednisone and hydrocortisone?
Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read more
Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read more
Allergy tests: There are several types of testing. Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results. ...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
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
Lunch tables: Most schools provide a peanut free table for students with peanut allergy to sit at. They often have a friend that agrees not to bring peanut to school that is able to sit with them. ...Read more
No: The condition of being allergic is certainly an inherited property. Often, that tendancy is greater in children whose biological mother has allergies. However, specific allergy is generally not thought to be inherited. That is, a parent can be allergic to food, and their children allergic to pollen or insect stings. ...Read more
Add-on for hives: Ranitidine (zantac), although it's a different kind of histamine blocker (h2 for acid vs h1 for allergies), has been shown to have some anti-allergy properties, especially when used with an h1 blocker like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for hives. There was actually one study that showed benefit in nasal allergies, but I don't know anyone that prescribes it for that purpose. ...Read more
Depends: There are a variety of sources depending on age and co-existing food allergies. Soy milk is a possible but 30% of cow milk allergic will be allergic to it. Goat milk or cheese, rice milk, etc. Older kids can simply be fed Tums wafers/tablets I a once or twice a day dosing based on size/need. These have enough calcium. The fluid/sugar & fat found in cow milk can be found in many sources. ...Read more
Lots of Stiuff: Fortified soy milk for beginners. Dark leafy greens like spinach, kale, turnips, and collard greens. Fortified orange juice. Sardines. Enriched breads, grains, and waffles. ...Read more
No: If you have the genes to get asthma, it doesn't matter if you treat seasonal allergies or not. It will emerge whenever & wherever you hit the trigger events that let it come out. Many kids have seasonal allergies. Those that ignore them do not get asthma because they chose to live with them without throwing meds or shots at them ...Read more
Is it ok to give my 8yr old ibuprofin while he took a dose of cvs children allergy medicine an hour ago?
Dr prescribed my 4 yr old son Claritin (loratadine) for allergies. Can I give him 1/2 of the 10mg reditab instead of buying the childrens 5mg tabs?
Claritin (loratadine): Yes, you can give him half of a ten mg. Tablet. ...Read more