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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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What can I take for a migraine if i'm allergic to acetaminophen?

What can I take for a migraine  if i'm  allergic to acetaminophen?

Advil (ibuprofen): Acetaminophen is the same as tylenol (acetaminophen). You should be able to take Aspirin like medicines which include advil, motrin, alleve and anacin. Do not take panadol which is like tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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Can you tell me is there a pill/medicine you can take daily to prevent a allergic reaction beforehand?

Can you tell me is there a pill/medicine you can take daily to prevent a allergic reaction beforehand?

Depends: if you want to control urticaria for exampl,e then your doctor would prescribe you a medicine to take to control the symptoms, but if you are allergic to a food or a medicine and want to take a medicine to prevent an allergic reaction due to such food or medicine you are allergic to, this is not advisable, see your doctor or your allergist and discuss your allergy problems with, take care ...Read more

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Allergic to cat: can I take an over-the-counter allergy medication every day? I have a cat and am allergic. Is it safe to take over-the-counter medication every day or should I see an allergist who can help me find a treatment that works for me?

Allergic to cat: can I take an over-the-counter allergy medication every day? I have a cat and am allergic. Is it safe to take over-the-counter medication every day or should I see an allergist who can help me find a treatment that works for me?

If : If it helps, you can take an otc medication daily. I would caution against daily use of any allergy medication with a d label. This indicates the use of a decongestant which can cause your heart to race or cause palpitations. Also, any one that has sedating as a side effect (zyrtec, benedryl, etc) can cause impairments with driving or decision making. Allergy tests and treatments are quite good, and you should consider getting some help if the otc medications are not making you better. The other option is to get rid of the cat. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if allergic to ibuprofen, can I take loratadine?

Can you tell me if allergic to ibuprofen, can I take loratadine?

Different medication: Ibuprofen is an NSAID (non steroidal anti inflammatory drug), and loratidine is an antihistamine. They are not structurally similar, and being allergic to one does not make you more likely to be allergic to the other. ...Read more

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If I am allergic to nsaids can I take oxycodone-aspirin? What are my actual options for pain relief? Also allergic to acetamenophine

If I am allergic to nsaids can I take oxycodone-aspirin? What are my actual options for pain relief? Also allergic to acetamenophine

Depends: If your allergy is to a specific nsaid like naproxen (more rare), then yes. If your allergy is not IgE-medicated, but rather causes hives or perhaps other side effects such as gastrointestinal discomfort, then yes. Side effects could be treated. If your allergy is to all nsaids (such as in a aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease), then no unless desensitized. See an Allergist to differentiate. ...Read more

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What can I take for severe pain if allergic to percocet?

What can I take for severe pain if allergic to percocet?

Pain medication: There are many pain medications depends on each painful conditions. For nerve pain, we have anti-seizure medications, tca .... For muscle spasm, we have muscle relaxers such as cyclobenzaprine, tizanidine ... For inflammation, we have nsaids, steroids ... For general pain, we have tylenol, (acetaminophen) opiate. Percocet is a powerful opioid, but there are many other opioids. ...Read more

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What can I take for a allergic reaction to sty medicine?

What can I take for a allergic reaction to sty medicine?

Let me explain: You could use steroid by mouth and locally over the eye. That will stop the reaction. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what you suggest if i'm allergic to penicillin, can I take mdma?

Can you tell me what you suggest if i'm allergic to penicillin, can I take mdma?

You shouldn't: But it has nothing to do with penicillin allergy. The two drugs are totally unrelated, but mdma is a dangerous drug in kids, even more so in a 39 year old, who should of given up that kind of nonsense long ago. Many mdma pills are not pure, and may contain other related chemicals, some of which are even more dangerous than the ecstacy itself. Molly, a particular brand of mdma has caused deaths. ...Read more

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What to do if I have serious allergy to toradol, can I take a water pill?

What to do if I have serious allergy to toradol, can I take a water pill?

Question unclear: Toradol is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory pain reliever.Taking a 'water pill' would likely have no effect on an allergic reaction.Anti-histamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help-but if the allergy is 'severe' you risk anaphylaxis w/asphyxiation or a Stevens-Johnson type reaction, among others.Seek medical attention IMMEDIATELY if you have taken Toradol & are swelling, having difficulty breathing, etc. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is muscle relaxant okay to use when you have a headache or migraine?

Hoping you can tell me, is muscle relaxant okay to use when you have a headache or migraine?

Cause: I would get to the bottom of it consult a neurologist make sure it isn't something serious and also seek a neuromuscular dentist in your area who specializes in headaches/tmj. ...Read more

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What medicines can I take if I am allergic to nsaid's?

What medicines can I take if I am allergic to nsaid's?

NSAID Allergy: Many times, Acetaminophen is safe to use but there has been some question about this as well. It is uncommon to also be allergic to acetaminophen, so i would try that first and document any reactions. ...Read more

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What can you do to help a stomach ulcer or what med could you take? How can you sooth it?

See answer: Avoid classic trigger foods such as spicey, acidic, fatty foods. Avoid or at least decrease stress/anxiety. Increase water intake, try otc omeprazole. Some ulcers are caused by bacteria (h. Pylori), which you should be checked for by a dr., as if you have that, you would need to be treated for it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could you advise what allergy medication is safe to take with diazepam and copd?

Could you advise what allergy medication is safe to take with diazepam and copd?

Med interaction: There are many medications that are used to treated allergies. I supposed your question mentioning about over the counter allergy medications. They are usually safe to take together with diazepam and when you have a diagnosis of copd. First generation otc allergy med like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is also drowsy so precaution should be taken when you also take diazepam. ...Read more

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If a med. Says not to take if allergic to penicillin or any form of it and a dr. Gives to someone allergic to amoxicillin is ok? I want to know if its ok to take a medication that says not to take if allergic to penecillin or any form of it and I am aller

If a med. Says not to take if allergic to penicillin or any form of it and a dr. Gives to someone allergic to amoxicillin is ok? I want to know if its ok to take a medication that says not to take if allergic to penecillin or any form of it and I am aller

Get tested: Amoxicillin is a close cousin to penicillin, ideally someone allergic to penicillin should not receive either. Best answer is to get a skin test for penicillin by an allergist and determine if you are truly allergic to penicillin. ...Read more

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What can I take to treat a UTI if I am allergic to penicillin?

What can I take to treat a UTI if I am allergic to penicillin?

Several choices: Sulfonamides (bactrim, septra) and flouroquinalones (cipro) are good choices. Fyi- up to 90% of people who carry a diagnosis of penicillin allergy are not really penicillin allergic. An allergist can test you for penicillin allergy. A negative test could make your life lots easier. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Migraine Headaches (Definition)

Migraine headaches are a common condition that often include a headache with throbbing, pulsing pain, blurriness of vision, nausea, and sensitivity to light. They ...Read more


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Migraine (Definition)

A type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain and usually causes light ...Read more