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Swollen Lips In An Allergic Reaction To Cough Syrup
Allergic reaction to beconase (beclomethasone)? Burning sensation in lungs, throat feels puffy. Was supposed to be for sinus inflammation.
Beconase (beclomethasone): Hello, an allergy to this intranasal steroid medication can occur. It also could be a preservative or other added chemical to the spray. The spray is used to reduce intranasal inflammation usually from allergy. Since the nasal lining continues into the sinuses, we often times use this nasal spray to help with sinus inflammation too. Stop the medication and review other options with your doctor. ...Read more
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help a swelling and hive reaction (itching) allergic reaction to penicillin?
Depends: on the reaction, if just hives and itching, yes benadryl (diphenhydramine) can control it in the right dosage, after discontinuing the offending drug, but if more severe symptoms/swelling you need medical attention with the possible addition of epinephrine and probably steroids, ...Read more
No: Swollen lips are not always secondary to an allergic reaction. This can occur after exposure to food allergy or another allergic trigger but it can also occur secondary to increased histamine release with no known cause. Other causes include underlying autoimmunity and inflammation. There are hereditary causes that also lead to swelling where a patient may not have associated itch. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neosporin: Neosporin is a very common allergen, as is Bacitracin (both are very commonly used). Interestingly, neither is better than vaseline at preventing infection, but both are usually better at treating one. So, if you have a scratch, simple use of vaseline (or equivalent) is best to prevent an infection, and save the antibiotics for a proven infection. Stop using neosporin if it causes a rash for u. ...Read more
Likely Yes: Itchy throat and mouth are very common symptoms when you are allergic to something. Most commonly- a food item such as fresh fruits or vegetables. Is it occurring all the time? Or just when you eat certain things? Also, do you have seasonal allergies? Seasonal allergies sometimes present that way as well- along with nasal congestion etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pollen Food Allergy: This is a fairly common allergic reaction to fresh fruits and also some fresh vegetables. Heat labile proteins in fresh fruits/vege share similarities with specific pollens. The vast majority of these reactions are mild and limited to the mouth. If the foods are cooked, no reaction will occur. ...Read more
Can Benadryl be taken for an allergic reaction to a bunny. Itchy watery eyes with a little bit of swelling.
Conjunctivitis: Red itchy eyes, sometimes with swelling describes conjunctivitis. There are different causes, from allergic, viral, chemical and bacterial. If it is not resolved in a couple of days, and if there is swelling and green yellow discharge from the eye, have your child evaluated by your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a child overgrow an allergy to an insect venom? If fire ant causes rashes, and swollen ear does it mean a child has severe allergy?
How old is ur child?: The reaction you described differs if before or after 5 years of age, please avoid exposure, keep an epinephrine pen and antihistaminic handy, check with an allergist/immunologist, might need desensitization according to clinical judgement after history and examination. Check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, best wishes ...Read more
Not really: An "allergic reaction" involves an allergen sticking to an allergic antibody, and water molecules are too small to do that. However, some people have "aquagenic urticaria" or "cold urticaria" which results in hives every time they come in contact with water or cold things like air or water. If it only happens some of the time you contact cold water, it' probably something else. See an allergist. ...Read more
In the event of a hives-only, but still troubling, allergic reaction, what can someone allergic to Benadryl (diphenhydramine) take? Don't wanna use an epipen for hives.
Oral allergy syndrom: This condition arises because of your allergy to birch and probably grass pollen which may ross-react with fruits with pits or with ragweed which may cross react with melon, cantaloupe, and banana. The best treatment is avoidance. Failing that antihistamine. Although you have throat itching, throat closure is uncommon with this condition. ...Read more
If severe: Blue lips and nail beds suggests cyanosis, which could be signs of a severe allergic reaction. If this were the case, one would be severely ill with difficulty breathing and require immediate medical attention. If these were the only symptoms, further evaluation would be necessary to assess for another explanation. ...Read more
Help docs! i have:vomiting nausea dry mouth. Was this an allergic reaction or side effect to morphine?
Sneezing and watery : Hello, sneezing and tearing are symptoms an allergic reaction. This could be seasonal, contact, perennial or possibly food linked. If this is a minor problem, you could try an otc antihistamine and eye drops. If it is worse, see your doctor for other therapy and possibly testing. ...Read more
How many benadryl (diphenhydramine) is recommended for an adult with an allergic reaction to an sulfameth/trimethoprim. Itchy mouth, rash on upper body ?
Sulfa rash: Although Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25-50 mg up to 4 times daily can be taken to control the itching, the rash is unlikely to be controlled by an antihistamine. If the problem is intolerable, you should contact the doctor who prescribed the drug re this issue. The reaction can rarely be life-threatening when the mucous membrane at the eyes, mouth , genitalia become inflamed. ...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
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