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What are good treatments for hives like allergic reaction?

What are good treatments for hives like allergic reaction?

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

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What's a good treatment for allergic reaction from amoxicillin?

What's a good treatment for allergic reaction from amoxicillin?

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

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What is a good cream for allergic dark reaction face?

What is a good cream for allergic dark reaction face?

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

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What is good for an allergic reaction from the shingle vaccine?

What is good for an allergic reaction from the shingle vaccine?

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 more

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What medicine is good for allergy?

What medicine is good for allergy?

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 more

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Is there a good cure for allergic reaction on the face?

Is there a good cure for allergic reaction on the face?

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

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What is a good medication for an allergy to pets?

What is a good medication for an allergy to pets?

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

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What is the emergency treatment for an allergic reaction to shellfish food?

What is the emergency treatment for an allergic reaction to shellfish food?

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

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What is the diffirence between arthus reaction and a regular allergic reaction?

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

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What to take for an allergic reaction to unknown food?

What to take for an allergic reaction to unknown food?

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

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What is a good treatment for allergic conjunctivitis that's not steroids (like maxidex)?

What is a good treatment for allergic conjunctivitis that's not steroids (like maxidex)?

Over The Counter Med: Assuming you were correctly diagnosed by an ophthalmologist, i would suggest over the counter medications such as zaditor (ketotifen) or alaway. Your first step is to see an ophthalmologist for more specific guidance. ...Read more

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What is the allergic reaction to avocados?

What is the allergic reaction to avocados?

Allergic reaction: Allergic reactions to foods can be itching, hives, trouble breathing, throat swelling, wheezing or even GI symptoms such as vomiting or diarrhea.. ...Read more

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What is given for a penicillin allergy?

What is given for a penicillin allergy?

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 more

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What is given for a penicillin allergy?

Well: Not sure of your question. You can be desensitized but rather risky. You can always avoid pen and be treated with other antibiotics ...Read more

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What is the best antihistimane to take for an allergic reaction resulting in hives and or a rash?

What is the best antihistimane to take for an allergic reaction resulting in hives and or a rash?

Any OTC: Antihistamines are good. Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) taken every 6 hours may cause drowsiness, so do not drive. You can use loratadine, zyrtec or Allegra . If severe enough, may need steroids. Best to be evaluated by an allergist. May need to carry epi-pen if severe. ...Read more

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What is good for eczema?

What is good for eczema?

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 more

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Please describe a good allergy medicine to use for allergies?

Please describe a good allergy medicine to use for allergies?

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

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What is the treatment for allergic reaction to insect bite?

What is the treatment for allergic reaction to insect bite?

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

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Is biopuncture good for treating allergy and asthma?

Is biopuncture good for treating allergy and asthma?

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 more

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