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Can taking the drug robinul (glycopyrrolate) for hyperhidrosis cause boils?

Can taking the drug robinul (glycopyrrolate) for hyperhidrosis cause boils?

Robinul (glycopyrrolate): Serious reactions for Robinul (glycopyrrolate) include: anaphylaxis, intestinal obstruction, heat stroke, seizures, arrhythmias, cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest. Common reactions include: dry mouth, vomiting, constipation, flushing, headache, urinary retention, urinary hesitancy, blurred vision, palpitations, tachycardia, anhidrosis, dysgeusia, and lactation suppression but not boils. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of taking 3-6mg robinul (glycopyrrolate) per day for hyperhidrosis? Can this cause organ damage? If so what kind? How much is too much?

What are the long term effects of taking 3-6mg robinul (glycopyrrolate) per day for hyperhidrosis? Can this cause organ damage? If so what kind? How much is too much?

Unkown: Robinul (glycopyrrolate) is an anticholinergic drug so the side effects will include dry mouth, headaches, urinary retention, blurry vision and several others. The maximun dose should be 8 mg per day. There really are no long term effects except that the body adapts to the meds which will require you to keep taking higher doses.
I would suggest a more permanent solution to your hyperhidrosis. ...Read more

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Can you take robinul (glycopyrrolate) if you have glaucoma or are glaucoma suspect? I was reading that if you have glaucoma you shouldn't take it. Why is that?

Can you take robinul (glycopyrrolate) if you have glaucoma or are glaucoma suspect? I was reading that if you have glaucoma you shouldn't take it. Why is that?

Cause narrow angle: Robinul (glycopyrrolate) is a synthetic anticholinergic agent which can cause the pupils to dilate and exacerbate narrow angle (closing of inner drain of eye) and thus damage nerve (ie, glaucoma). ...Read more

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What is Robinul (glycopyrrolate) used for?

What is Robinul (glycopyrrolate) used for?

Robinul (glycopyrrolate): To relieve stomach or abdominal pain, Peptic ulcer, anticholinergic action on the bowels. ...Read more

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The patient weighs 110 pounds, what is the appropriate dose of robinul (glycopyrrolate)?

The patient weighs 110 pounds, what is the appropriate dose of robinul (glycopyrrolate)?

Robinul (glycopyrrolate): Recommended dose is 1 mg. 2-3 times daily, unless otherwise specified by your doctor. ...Read more

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Does robinul (glycopyrrolate) for sweating dry out your hair?

Does robinul (glycopyrrolate) for sweating dry out your hair?

Yes: A lot of people used it and it is helpping them, there are side effect. ...Read more

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I am a health care worker & routinely we give robinul iv 2 our wisdom teeth cases & if a Pt has glaucoma Dr should not administer this drug correct?

I am a health care worker & routinely we give robinul iv 2 our wisdom teeth cases & if a Pt has glaucoma Dr should not administer this drug correct?

Your OMFS: Is highly trained in anesthesia and will have evaluated the patients history. If you fear (s)he has missed this condition, ask him/her about it in private. ...Read more

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Why do some children have allergies?

Why do some children have allergies?

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

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How are children tested for allergies?

How are children tested for allergies?

See below: They are tested the same as everyone else. They can have skin testing performed by an allergist, or blood work ordered by their primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

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

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How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

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

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What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

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

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Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

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

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What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

Antihistamine: Zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) are approved for age 6m and older. But speak with your doctor before giving this medication to your child. ...Read more

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Where can I find a statistic for the number of children who died from allergies causing anaphylaxis in the u.S.?

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

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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?

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?

Food testing: Food allergies can be frightening but there is no reason to test the children if they have not had reactions. Always be cautious when introducing a new food to an allergic child. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Do children grow out of allergies?

Do children grow out of allergies?

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

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How are children tested for allergies these days?

How are children tested for allergies these days?

Allergy testing: Usually encompasses skin and/or serum (blood) test which are consistent with the child's clinical history. ...Read more

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How often should children be tested for allergies?

How often should children be tested for allergies?

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

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Why is it that so many children have allergies nowadays?

Why is it that so many children have allergies nowadays?

Hygiene hypothesis: The immune system has two opposing arms, one makes protective antibodies against bacteria and viruses, the other makes allergic antibody. One theory is that early antibiotic use disrupts the gut flora which tips the scale away from fighting infection and more toward making allergic antibodies. Clean environments might be at fault as well, farm kids don't get allergies as much as city kids. ...Read more

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