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Child has JRA failed enbrel and had side effects from it so dr gave choice humira or remicade (infliximab) Which is better ? I'm confused snd do know what to do!

Child has JRA failed enbrel and had side effects from it so dr gave choice humira or remicade (infliximab)   Which is better ? I'm confused snd do know what to do!

TNF Inhibitors: All of the medications offered to your child work in similar ways the difference is how the meds are given. Humira (adalimumab) is an injection that can be done at home every two weeks, while remicaide is an IV medication that must be done in an infusion unit or hospital. These medication have similar side effects and benefits. My advice is try the medication that is least disruptive to your lifestyle. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

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


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Can a flu shot and prevnar 13 shot, together, cause an adverse reaction? Thank you.

Can a flu shot and prevnar 13 shot, together, cause an adverse reaction?  Thank you.

No problem: Congratulations on your wise decision to be vaccinated against both influenza and pneumococcal pneumonia. Both will cause soreness at the injection site for a few days. Otherwise the risk of side effects is very low for both vaccines, and it is entirely safe to have both at the same time. This is done very frequently. ...Read more

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My RA doc wants me to take Enbrel/ Humira (adalimumab). Very afraid of the side effects & I'm already blind in 1 eye. What else can I take instead?

My RA doc wants me to take Enbrel/ Humira (adalimumab). Very afraid of the side effects & I'm already blind in 1 eye. What else can I take instead?

Talk to RA doctor: These are issues which need be discussed with your RA doctor. In medicine, most decisions made are based on risk/benefit ratio and without knowing that, it is impossible to provide you with an answer in this type of interaction. ...Read more

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Can someone please explain to me some things about cortisone shots like risks and benefits/side effects, etc?

Can someone please explain to me some things about cortisone shots like risks and benefits/side effects, etc?

See details: Local cortisone shots really have little risk. If you are diabetic, they can raise blood sugar to a modest degree. There can occasionally be some pain after injection but that is temporary. The benefits involve the injection's ability to resolve the area of inflammatory and relieve pain. ...Read more

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Child has injection site reactions on enbrel and vomits after getting shot even with Zofran (ondansetron) what would be a good alternative drug for JRA?

Child has injection site reactions on enbrel and vomits after getting shot even with Zofran (ondansetron) what would be a good alternative drug for JRA?

Other biologic.: The details of your child's history and past treatments are unknown, of course, but one could consider an alternative biologic. Each one is designed differently than others. I urge to set up a follow up with your child's pediatric rheumatologist to discuss further. Good luck and hope they feel better. ...Read more

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I'm taking Aleve (naproxen) for mild knee injury. while getting allergy shots will it minimize reactions? Can it mask reactions? Should I let my allergist know?

I'm taking Aleve (naproxen) for mild knee injury. while getting allergy shots will it minimize reactions? Can it mask reactions? Should I let my allergist know?

Yes.A simple phone: call to your Dr's nurse with the above info and a call back number,if needed,can be the easiest way to get word to Doc.Aleve (naproxen) should not affect your allergy shots in any way. ...Read more

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Does anyone have experience with adverse reactions to a vaccine (specifically h1n1 shot) that caused dysautonomia?

Does anyone have experience with adverse reactions to a vaccine (specifically h1n1 shot) that caused dysautonomia?

Maybe: Some reports have questioned a bad , contaminated, vaccine batch in europe. Not seen in usa to my knowledge. ...Read more

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How does desensitization therapy and allergy shots work on people with allergies?

How does desensitization therapy and allergy shots work on people with allergies?

Mechanism: It changes the regulating mechanism of the immune system to lower the specific types of ige antibodies and raising the igg4 antibodies. Allergy patient usually (90%) have too much ige antibodies which combine with the allergic protein and after bridging on a mast cell, a chemical reaction is produced resulting in your symptoms. ...Read more

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What can I expect as side effects from influenza vaccine?

What can I expect as side effects from influenza vaccine?

Side effects: Flu shot side effects may include: slight swelling, redness or pain at vaccination site. If headache, nausea, fever or muscular pain occur they usually resolve within one to two days. You won't get the flu from a flu shot because the virus either contains inactivated virus or doesn't have virus particles in it. Severe side effects are rare. ...Read more

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Does the whey protein have any long term side effect ? And just to mention i'm just taking 50 g after workout only ... So what are the side effects ?

Does the whey protein have any long term side effect ? And just to mention i'm just taking 50 g after workout only ... So what are the side effects ?

Check mayoclinic : What matter is total daily proetein intake. High protein diet does put higher load on kidneys and can interfere with drug absorption also. ...Read more

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Can you explain how vaccine therapy works in Lymphoma? Side effects?

Can you explain how vaccine therapy works in Lymphoma? Side effects?

?does it work??: We do not have good vaccines for treating Cancer. There are some experimental vaccines in clinical trials. The basis for using them is to stimulate the immune system to control and destroy cancer cells. But it does not always work like it is hoped for. So right now it is all in trial phase. You are better off using standard, established treatments which are already very effective in controlymphoma ...Read more

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What are a few good ways to counteract the side effects of diphenhydramine allergy tabs?

What are a few good ways to counteract the side effects of diphenhydramine allergy tabs?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) sedation: If Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (diphenhydamine) causes sedation, don't take it. In some states, driving under the influence of a sedating medication can get you into as much trouble as driving drunk. Try the otc meds fexofenadine (allergra), or Loratadine (claritin). Tip: generic lotatadine is available from costco or sam's club for about $12.00 for 365 tablets. They are tasteless and chewable for kids 1/2 = 5mg. ...Read more

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Food Allergy (Definition)

Results in a response like diarrhea, vomiting, hives, or anaphylaxis when certain food is eaten. Can also be more subtle and lead to chronic congestion, headaches, ...Read more


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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more