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What should I take for hives after swimming?

What should I take for hives after swimming?

Antihistamine: In rare cases, people can develop hives after their skin contacts water, or exposed to cold temperature. If you develop hives after each swimming, try taking a claritin, (loratadine) allegra, or zyrtec 30 min before swimming. If u forget to take them before and develop hives, these antihistamines will also help then. ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Hives (Definition)

A condition characterized by an outbreak of red bumps that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, or other substances). They can vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more


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What precautions should I take, or tests should I take before running a marathon?

What precautions should I take, or tests  should  I take before running a marathon?

Yes, definitely: Best to have a baseline health assessment and thorough examination/blood work, etc., prior to training for a marathon, let alone running one ...Read more

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What types of exercises should I do after pregnancy, and how long should I wait to start?

What types of exercises should I do after pregnancy, and how long should I wait to start?

Consult...: With a personal trainer. They will be able to help alter your exercise routine to focus on your personal goals. Talk with your doctor about when it is safe to start exercising after giving birth. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I m going for an IVF next month what precautions I should take before and after? Plus having hypothyroidism

I m going for an IVF next month what precautions I should take before and after?
Plus having hypothyroidism

Speak to your doc: i am sure that if you are having IVF your doctor has this information available for you. you should stick with one caregiver when you are having specialized care. as to your thyroid: as long as you take your thyroid meds and keep things pretty average, you will be fine. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait to take amoxicillin after taking doxycycline? I took a doxy this morning (for skin) but need to start amox for tooth. thx

How long do I have to wait to take amoxicillin after taking doxycycline? I took a doxy this morning (for skin) but need to start amox for tooth. thx

Drug interaction: 30 year old gentleman with question about taking amoxicillin while taking doxycycline. Please contact your prescribing physician. There is a drug interaction between doxycycline and amoxicillin in which the effectiveness of amoxicillin may be reduced by pharmacodynamic antagonism and it is serious enough for an alternative to be used. Always use the pharmacist consultation at the drug store. ...Read more

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What precautions should I take exercising before and after pregnancy?

What precautions should I take exercising before and after pregnancy?

Exercise: It is best not to begin a new strenuous exercise program during pregnancy. If you exercise regularly, continue with your normal routine. If you want to begin a program, walking is probably your best option. ...Read more

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How many days should I wait to take prednisone after having a shingles vaccination?

How many days should I wait to take prednisone after having a shingles vaccination?

Well...: The cdc recommends waiting at least 14 days to 1 month after a shingles vaccine, if a patient is anticipating immunosuppression of some form. Prednisone would qualify as a medication that may suppress the immune system. ...Read more

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What should I do if I took aspirin after possible concussion?

What should I do if I took aspirin after possible concussion?

Aspirin and trauma: Aspirin is counterindicated following trauma such as a concussion because it can slow down clotting and promote bleeding. That being said, the increased risk is pretty small. I wouldn't take more aspirin, but you don't need to do anything about the Aspirin you already took. If you lost conciousness during the head injury or develop new symptoms you should consult your physician. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait after taking duo resp spiromax to (try to) get pregnant? After taking it for 7-10 days

Talk to Rx MD: You need to ask the treating MD this question who knows your full history. ...Read more

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What should I take for an earache while pregnant?

What should I take for an earache while pregnant?

Check with OB/GYN: Make sure someone looks at the ear and decides whether you have an infection or not. "earache" and ear pain may not always be from an infection. Sometimes acid reflux causes ears to hurt and reflux is common in pregnancy. So the answer is, "it depends on what is causing your earache.". ...Read more

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I developed food allergy for first time after taking antibiotics for 4 months. Do i consult a doctor or this will just go away? Do i need probiotics?

I developed food allergy for first time after taking antibiotics for 4 months. Do i consult a doctor or this will just go away? Do i need probiotics?

4 months?: I am wondering why you took antibiotics for such a pronged period. And this may well have changed your GI flora. But to develop "allergies" seems unrelated to the antibiotics as such.By all means take "probiotics" or pick up food with probiotics within: fresh natural organic yogurt, kefir drinks, goodbellly drinks etc... ...Read more

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Which medications should I stop before the allergy test. And for how long should I stop them is it three days or 1 week is vitamins ok to take?

Which medications should I stop before the allergy test. And for how long should I stop them is it three days or 1 week is vitamins ok to take?

Antihistamines: Vitamins are ok. Primarily it is antihistamines that are the issue, and need to be avoided for a week prior to the test. Some for 5 days, depends on the allergist and the method of testing. Beware of antihistamines now in nasal sprays and eyedrops. Plus certain pysch drugs (notably antidepressants). Tests should include + and - control tests; + control doesn't show positive? Problem. ...Read more

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I am having a reaction to the Zinc I started taking. Should I continue to take it?

I am having a reaction to the Zinc I started taking.  Should I continue to take it?

Reaction : If you are having reaction then you should stop taking it . Antihistamines can be tried for mild allergy but If you have itching, rash ,shortness of breath or pain abdomen then please see a doctor. ...Read more

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How long after I take augmentin could I expect to get an anaphylaxis reaction if I was going to. Also how long before side effects?

How long after I take augmentin could I expect to get an anaphylaxis reaction if I was going to. Also how long before side effects?

Minutes to days: Dangerous, life-threatening allergic reactions like anaphylaxis or angioedema typically start within a few minutes of exposure. Other allergic reactions, like a garden variety skin rash, typically occur several days into treatment, but could occur within hours. The main side effect of Augmentin is diarrhea, which typically begins a few days days after starting treatment. ...Read more

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I had two beers but now I have to take Macrobid for an UTI. How many hours after drinking is it recommended for me to start my antibiotics?

I had two beers but now I have to take Macrobid for an UTI. How many hours after drinking is it recommended for me to start my antibiotics?

About 2 hours: It is not recommended to drink alcohol with any medicine. I suggest you wait about 2 hours for the alcohol to be metabolized before starting the macrobid ...Read more

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When i go for first time allergy testing, do I need to fast? Is it ok to take allegra (fexofenadine) for my allergy symptoms or not yet?

When i go for first time allergy testing, do I need to fast?  Is it ok to take allegra (fexofenadine) for my allergy symptoms or not yet?

Test preparation: Since you are being treated for a low Vitamin D level, your physician may be ordering blood work at the same time. If you are having your blood drawn, I would suggest asking the technician about fasting. If you are scheduled only for skin allergy testing, you do not need to fast. You should not take antihistamines prior to allergy skin testing. ...Read more

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