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What Is Good For Allergic Reactions
Antihistamine : An antihistamine such as Diphenhydramine (benadryl) can help with symptoms. Hives can come and go for several days. I usually recommend using a once daily antihistamine such as claritin, zyrtec, or allegra, and using the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) when the hives break through. I will sometimes add h2 blocker such as zantac or pepcid, which also act as antihistamines. ...Read more
Depends on reaction: Amoxicillin is a type of penicilin if you have allergic reaction like rash , itching, hives and unexpected swelling of face, lips, tongue.Headaches take 50 mgm of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and it can be repeated every 4 hours and see your doctor asap.Severe reaction may need short corse of corticosteroids diarrhea and abdominal pain are not due to allergy. ...Read more
See a doctor: not sure exactly what is meant by "allergic dark reaction face" at any rate a doctor will help you better with hisory and physical exam, goodluck ...Read more
What kind?: I have not seen an allergic reaction to Shingles vaccine yet. Is this anything more than a large local reaction? Does it itch? If it is just a local reaction, ice pack and NSAID would likely help. At times , a short course of cortisone may be needed. However since the type of reaction is unknown, this is at best a guess. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are many: There are quite a few anti-histamine/allergy medications over-the-counter. Some have decongestants with them, some are just anti-histamines. The newer ones like Loratadine (claritin), fexofenadine (allegra), and ceterizine (zyrtec) and less sedating, but seem less effective than the older medications such as diphehydramine (benadryl), chlor-trimeton, etc. By trying them, you'll see which work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergic reactions: The primary goal is to identify the trigger of the allergic reaction on the face. There are many possibilities for reactions on the face and a thorough history is needed to assess for contacts. Testing by allergist or dermatologist may help. Once, identified, avoidance is best. Medications may decrease symptoms temporarily, but not a cure. ...Read more
Lots of Options: Over-the-counter non-sedating antihistamines like Allergra, Claritin, and Zyrtec are helpful (I like Zyrtec the best). Other treatments include daily steroid nasal sprays and antihistamine eye drops. Avoidance of triggers is also helpful. If you have a cat or dog keeping it out of the bedroom is important, HEPA filters, washing cat weekly, frequent cleaning. Allergy shots can also be life-changing ...Read more
911: If you have a history of severe shellfish allergy (difficulty breathing, wheezing, nausea, diarhea, full body hives, affecting multisystem) you need an Epipen (epinephrine) but you also need to call 911 to manage the reaction. If your shellfish reaction is mild- ie localized to one non-major system- one bump on lip then antihistamine ( benadryl)and h2 antihistamine (zantac) imnediately. If worsen 911, epipen (epinephrine). ...Read more
Hypersensitivity: Hypersensitivity refers to undesirable reactions produced by a normal immune system. There are 5 types of hypersensitivity reactions. Type i reactions are considered allergic or ige-mediated reactions and involve a rapid response, such as seen in asthma or anaphylaxis. The arthus reaction falls under the category of type iii, or immune-complex mediated reactions. This involves igg and neutrophils. ...Read more
Allergies: It depends on the symptoms? Go to the er if they are bad or you had a previous history of a bad reaction. Don't take a chance. For a mild skin reaction take antihistamines. ...Read more
Depends on reaction: In the acute setting, a severe reaction to penicillin might be treated with injectable epinephrine, steroids or benadryl (diphenhydramine). Otherwise, there is no treatment for penicillin allergy other than avoidance. If you have an infection that requires penicillin despite the history of allergy, a penicillin desensitization can be performed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best antihistimane to take for an allergic reaction resulting in hives and or a rash?
Avoid triggers.: Eczema flare-ups may have a specific trigger, such as a food or heat or perspiration or tobacco smoke. Scratching is a trigger too. Keeping the skin hydrated with moisturizers is the core of treatment - specially after bathing. Steroid creams can stop the itch-scratch-itch cycle of flare-ups. Some studies suggest getting enough vitamin vitamin d, omega 3's & probioitmay help - but not proven. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many to choose from: The most effective treatment for nasal allergies is the topical nasal steroid sprays (qnasl, flonase, nasonex, (mometasone) etc)--they are available by prescription. For over the counter allergy medications, new generation antihistamines such as claritin, zyrtec, and Allegra are helpful. These also come with the decongestant that is sudafed. The best long term treatment for allergies is allergy shots! ...Read more
Depends: The answer depends on the severity of the allergic reaction. If it is mild- just some redness and itching, an antihistamine, such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help. People who get severe reactions- such as difficulty breathing, or swelling of the mouth, tongue, or throat, should carry an epi-pen, which is injectable epinephrine. ...Read more
Unknown: There is no "evidence based research" to support the use of biopuncture or accupuncture to treat allergy or asthma. In fact, untreated asthma leads to 5, 000 deaths and 500, 000 hospitalizations per year. Biopuncture can be used an adjunctive therapy, but i would never recommend this over the scientifically proven treatment. See your primary doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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