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What Can You Do For An Allergic Reaction
Depends on severity: Severe allergic reactions (like anaphylaxis) that involve chest/throat symptoms are treated with Epinephrine for immediate relief and oral steroids. Milder allergic reactions that affect skin, nose, eyes are usually treated with antihistamines. The real goal is to identify the trigger, so it can be avoided. An allergist is uniquely trained to diagnose and appropriately treat allergic reactions. ...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
Can someone be allergic to anti-histamines and what else can you take if an allergic reaction occurs?
Occasionally yes: but not to all antihistamines, often times the allergy is to an inactive ingredient in the drug, but true allergy to antihistamines is there, rare though, if need be you can try 2nd or third generation antihitamine under your doctor's supervision, goo luck ...Read more
Stop the medication: Unless the medication is essential to the treatment of a condition, you should talk to your doctor and find an appropriate substitute. For example, if you react to one type of blood pressure medication, you could be prescribed a medication from a different class to treat the same condition. In rare cases you could be admitted to the hospital and undergo desensitization if it was essential. ...Read more
You are allergic: People feel that they are safe from allergic reactions if they have been taking something or using a product for a long time. However, in order to develop and allergic reaction the immune system has to have a first time exposure to build the allergic components. Thus you develop and allergy to that substance ...Read more
Cool compresses: First, remove the offending product, then start with some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) orally and then use cool compresses 15-30 minutes 4 times daily to soothe the area. You can also safely apply some 1% Hydrocortisone cream from the pharmacy carefully to the skin around the eye. ...Read more
This is uncommon: Antihistamines are used to treat allergic reactions. Unfortunately, some people have adverse reactions to antihistamines, but these reactions are not true allergic reactions. They can include drowsiness, dry mouth, GI upset, etc. Thankfully, there are many antihistamines to choose from so their are options. Sometimes, it may not be the antihistamine itself but another ingredient like a dye. ...Read more
Timing and symptoms: Dairy or milk allergy is most common in young children and can present as hives, rash, cough, vomiting, diarrhea, flare of eczema or even more severe symptoms. The symptoms will improve when dairy is stopped and return if dairy is reintroduced. An allergist can perform a skin test or order a blood test to confirm your suspicion. ...Read more
One in same, really: Bug bites are allergic reactions to the saliva of the insect; sometimes the anticoagulants that keep the blood flowing till they've had their fill. Local release of histamine and other chemicals trigger the swelling and itching. One tip is that bug bites are isolated bumps, often appearing in clusters ("breakfast, lunch and dinner"). Often there's a tiny blister right in the center of the bite ...Read more
Typical: Allergic reactions often causes itching but the symptoms are greatly organ-dependent. *Nose- congestion, runny nose, sneezing *Eyes- itching, redness, tearing *chest-wheezing, shortness of breath, and coughing. Other conditions include hives from food, itchy mouth and throat from certain fruits, and rarely anaphylaxis. Contact skin allergy is yet another but the mechanism is different. ...Read more
Histamine driven: Hives (or welts) are histamine driven reactions. These lesions come and go within hours and do not leave scales or marks. Hives can be a form of allergic reaction (ie to drugs or shellfish), but they can often be idiopathic (unknown trigger). Because we know this is a histamine driven problem, we treat with oral antihistamines, or oral steroids if severe and associate with wheezing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to tell: Allergic reactions to Lidocaine are very rare. Most "allergies" with injected Lidocaine are caused by the adrenaline/epinephrine that is included with the lidocaine, and is felt as rapid heart rate and anxiety. A true allergic reaction is more serious, and could include swelling of the lips and tongue, asthma/breathing trouble, nausea/vomiting, low blood pressure, and fainting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergic Reaction?: Not sure what you mean by allergic reaction. If you are referring to anaphylaxis then epinephrine is the treatment of choice, call 911. Allergic rhinitis is treated with OTC antihistamines, daily intranasal steroid or antihistamine sprays, saline rinses, etc. Allergy shots also an option. Avoidance of triggers is important but see an Allergist first to determine exactly what you are allergic to. ...Read more
Yes: Theoretically, a person could have an allergic reaction to any medication including omeprazole. There is no good way to know ahead of time if a person is going to have a reaction. In general Omeprazole and other ppi drugs are well tolerated. However, if a reaction occurs, stop the drug and call the doctor. Frequently there is a suitable alternative that can be used. ...Read more
Couple things: Couple things here-first of all, there are medications well know to interact with alcohol: 'disulfiram reactions'. Common one: Flagyl. I saw this on an airplane; little old lady was beet red after a mixed drink. No harm. Also some people develop nasal congestion - wicked stuffed up - trick is certain drinks bother them, and not others. Or simply exaggerated flushing, such as with Rosacea. See MD. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Remove it: Assuming it is really an allergy to the metal in the ring, you have only 2 choices. The better one would be to remove it. Reactions to metals can be treated with corticosteroids (cortisone-like) either topically or orally. To treat your problem you would need to see a physician and get a prescription. In general, surgical steel grade piercings are better tolerated, but not by everybody. ...Read more
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