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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 ?

Allergic rhinitis, allergy vaccine shots for 18 months, IgE 850, bone&muscle pain, fingers deform, taking ca&vitamins but no improvement.Is mastocytosis ?

I do not know: Sounds like you have a n autoimmune problem developing. See your doctor. Also consider chinese medicine and acupuncture. My patients have tremendous success with many illnesses with that modality. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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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Is one allergy shot containing multiple allergens as effective as many shots with one allergen per shot?

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 more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use diphenhydramine topical cream
once
Avoid the offending agent (s)
once
Find out if you are allergic to nickel, as nickel is often the cause of skin allergies
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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.

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

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What about allergy drops instead of shots?

What about allergy drops instead of shots?

More Research: There is some some research data supprting their usage, but much more is needed to assure safety and whether they are effective enough to justify the time and expense. ...Read more

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3.5 years old kid weighing 16kgs given anti allergy aerius 5ml accidentaly instead of 2.5ml once. Please advise.

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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3.5 years old kid weighing 16kgs given anti allergy aerius 5ml accidentaly instead of 2.5ml once. Please advise.

Don't worry: Just skip the next dose, may have some side effects, as somnolence, fatigue or dry mouth, or not at all ...Read more

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What does it mean to get an allergy shot?

What does it mean to get an allergy shot?

Allergy shots: You receive increasing doses of the allergen(s) to which you are allergic over time to alter the immune system to stop seeing the allergen as bad but rather as a normal reaction recognized by protective antibodies called igg. ...Read more

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Would allergy shots eliminate my allergic reactions to cats? If so, for how many months or years?

Would allergy shots eliminate my allergic reactions to cats?  If so, for how many months or years?

Cats: It is possible for allergy shots to reduce or at times eliminate allergic symptoms to cats but the immunotherapy but be done cautiously since cats are at times very allergenic. ...Read more

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When healthtap doctor says, allergy shots could work for eczema, is that mean atopic dermatitis is also treatable? Are they similar terms?

When healthtap doctor says, allergy shots could work for eczema, is that mean atopic dermatitis is also treatable? Are they similar terms?

ATOPIC DERMATITIS: Atopic dermatitis is allergic in origin manifested by eczema or other itchy rashes located in the cubital and popliteal areas, recurrent in nature unless allergen is discovered. The allergy shots are given to desensitized the patient. ...Read more

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Envir. allergic rhinitis severe, on max flutic/monteluk/allegra. +1yr worsening tired. Norm polysom/CBC/CMP/TSH/ESR/CRP. Who to see, allergist? Rheum?

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

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Immunotherapy for 18 months, IgE 850 but no improvement in perennial allergic rhinitis.Help me.

See below: Immunotherapy is a way to treat one's allergies. It is effective in 80% of patients which means in 20% of patients will not respond to immunotherapy. In some cases the dose that one starts at on it may need to be adjusted as tolerated by the patient. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Currently I am treating my allergy from benzoyl peroxide 10% can I wash my face with facewash containing salicylic acid at the same time?

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

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my allergies?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my allergies?

Many: One of the best treatments is benadryl; however, this may make you tired. Other, less sedating, options are claritin, (loratadine) allegra, and zyrtec. ...Read more

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How many times per year are allergy shots given?

How many times per year are allergy shots given?

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 more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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Angioedema & 4+ to birch pollen. 4 cetirizine/day, tongue+face swell LOT in summer. On pred. for months + stay inside - anything else you recommend?

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

Dr. Colin Sanner
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Tens (Definition)

Is an acronym standing for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. We've found that by over-stimulating certain nerves, it "short circuits" the ...Read more


Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Ten K (Definition)

Ten-K is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more