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Allergic rhinitis, allergy vaccine shots for 18 months, IgE 850, bone&muscle pain, fingers deform, taking ca&vitamins but no improvement.Is mastocytosis ?
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
Is one allergy shot containing multiple allergens as effective as many shots with one allergen per shot?
Yes, but: Yes, but the most essential component to giving allergy shots is that the appropriate doses are given for each allergen. In other words it doesn't matter if you get a certain number of units of dog mixed with a certain number of units of cat, or if you get those doses in separate injections. Also allergists know which allergens can or cannot be combined. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Help! Is it normal for 10 mg loratadine to cause fatigue and nervousness while being treated for allergies? What are the side effects of this drug.
Loratidine : Loratadine, commonly used to treat allergies, can have side effects including drowsiness, fatigue, abdominal pain, HAs, diarrhea, dry mucous membranes, as well as other side effects. The best option is to let your physician review your current history & response to this med w/ you, and you and s/ he will decide which is the best option for you now :) ...Read more
3.5 years old kid weighing 16kgs given anti allergy aerius 5ml accidentaly instead of 2.5ml once. Please advise.
When healthtap doctor says, allergy shots could work for eczema, is that mean atopic dermatitis is also treatable? Are they similar terms?
Envir. allergic rhinitis severe, on max flutic/monteluk/allegra. +1yr worsening tired. Norm polysom/CBC/CMP/TSH/ESR/CRP. Who to see, allergist? Rheum?
See allergist: Your problems appear to be allergic and an allergy consult would be your best bet. I don't know why you thought that a rheumatologist could help you. ...Read more
Should I take medications from my physician to treat and heal red rashes(allergy) which look like burn which I got from using benzoyl peroxide 10%?
19mo old given Decadron (dexamethasone) 3 day in ER for amox allergy. Hives return in extreme next day. Prescibed prednisdone 3 oral doses. We are on day 7 of hives can I just continue w/benedrayl vs more steroids?
Keep connected: Allergic reactions to penicillin type drugs can be dangerous. You should be in daily contact with your doctor. Especially if the interventions don't seem to be doing anything. These reactions can progress to anaphylaxis, angioneurotic edema and even stevens-johnson syndrome. The high dose steroids should be helping. As a doctor i might not be able to sleep knowing your 19 mo old is not better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Currently I am treating my allergy from benzoyl peroxide 10% can I wash my face with facewash containing salicylic acid at the same time?
Benzoyl peroxide: For the moment, i would only use mild soap and eater and apply moisturizer after you wash your face ...Read more
Once a month: Allergy shots are given once a month if you are on maintenance treatment. To get there you have to start with shots once a week for about nine months or so and then once every two weeks, three weeks, and finally once a month. There are "rush" protocols to reach maintenance which are faster, but also more likely to cause side effects, like anaphylaxis(serious allergic reaction). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which injectable is most effective for low t? Began enanthate prescription yesterday, 1ml per month (1 shot). Level prior to t therapy:75. Allergic to topicals.
Test cypionate: Most hrt experts prescribe testosterone cypionate because of its 5-8 day half-life. Weekly injections can provide the best chance of stable, reliable serum levels. Any injection longer than 2 weeks apart runs the risk of the patient bottoming out before the next dose is due. ...Read more
How do I cure my allergy, suffering from allergic rhinitis for the last 10 yrs, with high eosinophil count constantly. I get bouts 2-3 times a week?
Agree with Dr. F:
If allergy medications are not sufficient to control your symptoms, consider getting desensitization injections. It will take weekly injection for months, if not years.
Have a healthy diet, exercise 30 minutes/day, drink plenty of water, have safe sex, no tobacco alcohol weed or street drugs. For nutrition: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/. ...Read more
Angioedema & 4+ to birch pollen. 4 cetirizine/day, tongue+face swell LOT in summer. On pred. for months + stay inside - anything else you recommend?
Pollen allergy?: If the swelling occurs only during the summer and you have documented allergy to pollen during the season, you may consider starting allergy shots during the off season to modify your allergic response to that pollen. I must admit that I have yet seen a case of pollen allergy-> angioedema. In the meanwhile, consider getting a HEPA filter or A/C for your home or at least the bedroom. ...Read more