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Urticaria Put Any Stroke
Read few cases of exercise induced anaphylaxis for ppl with cholinergic hives. I have his type of hives. Cant affrd epipen (epinephrine). still ok to exercise?
Exercise induced: Anaphylaxis is often associated with ingestion of certain foods prior to exercise, such as green vegetables. What can be common in cholinergic urticaria and exercise induced anaphylaxis is probably activation by heat, still both have complex mechanisms. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) before exercise, avoid exercising in hot/humid environment, and right after meals,air-conditioned gym would be better,don't overdo it, ...Read more
What tests can we do to check effect of dabigatran on patient with heart problems, multi infarct stroke dementia? Recently moved to d'tran from warfarin after stroke. Any interaction with antideprests
Is there any type of medication other than Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (have heart disease) that can relieve sinus headaches from cold weather?
Need to wear 7 day cardiology event monitor. Allergic to cheap silver electrodes. No possibility of alternative electrodes. Any ideas? Antihistamines?
Topical cortisone: Consider applying topical cortisone at the electrode site 2x daily 3 days prior. I don't know whether these patches can be replaced or re-inserted or not. If yes, then you can apply the cortisone cream at the site daily then reapply the patch after the cream has dried up (hair dryer?). Perhaps a cardiologist in this panel can provide more details on the technical aspect of it. ...Read more
Mother diagnosed severe osteoarthritis in neck area. Can't find any relief. Can't take NSAIDs because of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. Any suggestions?
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.
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Needle like itch all over body on any physical activity, anger, fear in cold climate.No hives but some bumps on hands occur n red skin n go awy in 20min?
Cholinergic?: You may have what we call cholinergic urticaria which comes on after a rise in core body temperature . However if cold temperature causes it also then the probability of this condition is much lower even though cold-induced cholinergic urticaria has been reported. This condition is usually controlled by taking an antihistamine 1-2 hrs prior. ...Read more
How random can food allergy reaction be?Recently told have allergy to some nuts. Hives once.History of vagus nerve symptoms resuming in minutes on own
Depends: Incidence of nut allergy is around 1%. People with atopic dermatitis are more likely to develop food allergy via skin contact. Remember that a positive skin or blood test does not prove food allergy- just a potential . You must have symptoms from eating the food. People allergic to one nut is more likely allergic to another but they are not related. See an allergist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cold urticaria: Some people suffer from cold urticaria when exposed to cold temperature. Antihistamine taken ahead of exposure may help and the condition may subside with time. This is thought to be a physical type of hives and not immunologic- your mast cells /basophils are presumed to be more reactive to cold temperature. ...Read more
Good question: No one knows why but it is suspected to be an autoimmune problem. The good news is that it may subside in a few years. Be sure you don't jump into cold water until the problem can be evaluated by an allergist. ...Read more
Although the non hem: Although non hemorrhagic strokes generally are more common, neurologist and physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist(physiatrist) commonly treat and oversee rehab programs for this populatiion. I frequently care for patients with hemorrhagic strokes on our rehab unit. ...Read more
Are there any interactions with Plavix (Clopidogrel) and Ubiquinol ? stroke patient being treated for50% blocked Carotid Atrerys.
No interaction: Coenzyme Q 10 should not interfere with coagulation treatment. Notice if you have easy bruising on both ...Read more
89 yr old in hospital on aspirin clopidogrel and
warfarin for stroke and heart attack
has had another stroke and blockage seen on Brain scan and swelling left side of brain how come while on so many thinners is it possible?
76 male w/ heart attack on 4/3 in coma w/ a stroke. Today had babinski reflex. 1st & 2nd docs say pull plug or phenobarbital coma. Any other options?
The real : Question as hard as it is, is not what we who are here want, but what would the patient tell you he would want done for him if he could whisper in his ear? Would he want to be kept alive with no ability to come out of his situation? It's tough but if he would whisper yes then you have your answer. If no, then you know what to do. God bless you during this tough time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does anyone have any suggestions of any alternatives that can be taken in place of warafin or coumadin (warfarin)?
New meds: For patients with difficulty managing their Coumadin (warfarin) dosing or failure of Coumadin (warfarin) there are alternatives available. Oral meds currently available include Pradaxa & xarelto while injections such as Lovenox or Fragmin are also options. Talk to the treating doctor to see if any of these are appropriate. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Heart disease or stroke if person not moving can't take aspirin can other person put aspirin under the tongue of person?
Complicated. HTPrime: Why immobile? Stroke? I'm not sure of the question, but a person CAN have a heart attack or a stroke when immobile. Stroke is more often due to VENOUS clots than arterial clots & the treatment is different. Dissolvable aspirin can be given under the tongue; however, his/her stomach needs protection as he/she is at increased risk for ulcers when immobile. Use HealthTap Prime or TTYD about treatment ...Read more
Yes: Raynaud's phenomenon is a vasospastic response of small blood vessels in the digits to external cold. It is a risk factor for stroke. You probably can't eliminate your cause of raynaud's as its ultimately genetic in origin. You can control other risk factors for stroke like cigarette smoking, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been diagnosed with chronic urticaria my allergist has put me on Allegra 180mg twice a day , and atarax (hydroxyzine) 25mg as needed does this sound ok .
Raised red itchy hives on face & neck that come/go for 10 days since husband had stroke driving car while we were going 70 on hwy. Stress related? TX?
Stress Trigger: You definitely have been going through a lot over the last 2 weeks. Stress can trigger a number of health related issues including hives. Treat with non-sedating antihistamines like Zyrtec 1-2 times per day with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for breakthrough symptoms for the next few days until hives resolve and things settle down. Take care of yourself and your husband. All the best. ...Read more
Antihistamines: Over-the-counter non-sedating antihistamines like Allegra, Claritin, or Zyrtec are helpful for persistent hives while sedating antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be helpful for acute hives. If you have persistent hive reactions consider being seen by an Allergist for further treatment and evaluation. There are many triggers of hives so determining right trigger is important moving forward. ...Read more
Hives: Urticaria is simply the medical term for hives. It can be classified as acute (short term) or chronic (greater than ~6 weeks). Acute urticaria could be due to (but not limited) to allergic or infectious in nature. In contrast, chronic daily hives are not typically due to an external allergy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Urticaria (hives) won't kill. Just don't take both hands off the steering wheel to scratch. Anaphylaxis is a much more severe allergic reaction that includes hives with laryngospasm (a choked off windpipe) or shock. These things can kill you but anaphylaxis is quite uncommon compared to hives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hives with cold skin: People who have cold induced urticaria release histamine in their skin when it cools. People react at different temperatures. If you place an ice cube on your skin you will develop a hive at the site (see photo). Keep warm, cover skin in cold air, take antihistamines. Swimming in cold water and cold drinks can be fatal. See an allergist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Heat, antihistamine : First avoid temperatures colder than the temperature which causes your hives. Second cover as much of your skin as possible. Third, because the hives are due to the release of histamine in your skin when it cools, antihistamines will minimize or control the symptoms. See an allergist. Avoid swimming in cold water and drinking cold drinks to prevent potentially life threatening reactions. ...Read more
Find & Control: Find the cause, when possible. Control the symptoms. There are many things which cause urticaria, and sometimes urticaria can be auto-immune (ie due to your own body's production of antibodies). An allergist can help you identify the cause, when possible, either something as simple as your soap, or watch, or a food, or more complicated like a serious medical problem. ...Read more
Chronic Urticaria: The cause of chronic idiopathic urticaria is currently unknown. It is not due to any medication or food trigger. Screening labs can be drawn by Allergist to see if hives caused by autoimmune condition including thyroid disorder. Treat with high dose antihistamines (Zyrtec, Zantac), also can add montelukast or doxepin. If still not effective oral albuterol, cyclosporin, Plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) or sulfasalazine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cure, hmmm: Wish there was an easy answer for hives. They have a mind of their own and don't follow a religion. Your best bet is to consult an allergist to help you determine possible triggers, but if you have chronic hives, this is going to be a tough call. Work is in progress in several studies to unlock the mystery of chronic hives. Some allergists have dedicated their careers in the study of urticaria... ...Read more
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