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Why Are Doctors Recommending Zantac For An Allergic Reaction Or Hives
Good question: Hives (or urticaria) represent a sensitivity to something dilating the small vessels under the skin, causing a raised pink lesion; if u press on it, it will blanch, let it go it pinks up again. Many causes: foods, chemicals, perfumes, very often stress. Stress can increase acid formation in stomach, Zantac (ranitidine) reduces it. Over 50% of time, one can't find cause. I treat initially c antihistamines. ...Read more
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
I was prescribed vistaril prednisone and Zantac (ranitidine) for a possible allergic reaction or do to hives from aspirin. Vistaril makes me ill. Alternatives?
I had a allergic reaction to ciprofloxacin and the er doctor prescribed me zantac (ranitidine) for the allergic reaction is that normal?
Doctor says I have Angioedema and hives told me to take Allegra 180mg in morning and Zyrtec10mg at night and Zantac (ranitidine) 150mg does this sound right.
Yes: The use of second generation antihistamines as the ones prescribed to control hives and angioedema is right, use of zantac (ranitidine) is controversial nowadays, however, More important is seeing an allergist/dermatologist for management, trying to find a cause and monitor treatment. If angioedema is causing any respiratory problems, although rare, an epinephrine pen may be needed, check aaaai. Org 4 an allergist ...Read more
Dry cough for 6 weeks. Not constant, but now and then. History of allergies, but allergy meds not relieving cough. Chest X-ray normal. Taking meds (Allegra, Zyrtec, and Zantac) for allergies (including hives). Meds control the allergies and hives, but not
My allergic drug reactions usually consist of hives. Now that I take xyzal&zantac, am I at least somewhat protected from drug reactions if one occurs?
What can I do if my doctor prescribed ranitidine for my hives and to stop the itching. Is this normal?
If a person pre-medicates w/xyzal & zantac, (ranitidine) can they take an nsaid drug, if that drug has caused minor hives in the past? Get skin reaction only.
Possibly: Both xyzal (levocetirizine) & zantac have anti-histamine effects & may decrease or eliminate a mild reaction to nsaid. However, this can be dangerous. Repeat exposures to something you are allergic to can be more severe, including breathing & swallowing difficulties, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or mouth. 6 classes of nsaids exist; you may not be allergic to other NSAID classes. An allergist may help a lot. ...Read more
Doc, safe to take a pill of probiotic everyday? Can it cause hives, allergies and any other side effects? I had high IGe. Any relation to probiotics?
Usually: Most people can tolerate probiotics but extremely high doses can cause gastrointestinal upset. I am not aware of any link to hives or allergic diseases. In fact, there are studies showing that probiotics may lower the chance of developing eczema for infants. Do note that not all probiotics are created equal and different strains may be needed for different folks- thus no universal good guy. ...Read more
Can I take a 180 mg OTC Allegra (fexofenadine) twice a day? Severe allergies (hives and itching), unable to see doctor for another week or so. Need relief.
I'm 21 year old male and been having this feeling of something stuck in my throat I have been taken 150m of zantec my doc gave me for GERD but the feeling still is there what can this be the acid allergies or just anxiety?
+ana, postive 320 and anti ribosomal p antibodies. All other labwork is normal. Symptoms are photosenstivity, livedo reticularis, mouth sores.....?
See allergist and dermatologist: Your symptoms and clinical picture suggests to different diagnosis as -either simple allergic condition, or connective tissue disease, lupus erythrommatosus. You should be further investigated as blood test and may be skin biopsy may give clue to diagnosis. Avoid sun exposure, taking anti allergic medication and steroids may help. Consult the dermatologist ...Read more
Is it possible that Zantac, being a histamine blocker, could cause higher histamine production when coming off of it, resulting in development of allergies? For example consuming diet soda can result in insulin spikes in some cases, possibly leading to di
No: Zantac (ranitidine) is a histamine 2 receptor reverse agonist and would not significantly affect histamine production. When withdrawn. There is a theoretical possibility that Zantac (ranitidine) itself may lead to more histamine release by blocking the histamine 2 receptor (which acts as a feedback switch) but this has not been clinically a significant issue. ...Read more
My wife had sushi for dinner last nite today she has wrist & knee pain with a rash. Could this be allergic reaction. Is a doctor visit recommended?
Doctor visit needed: Schedule an appointment with an immunologist. Get a thorough list of ingredients in the sushi she ate. Joint swelling and pain is not a typical allergic reaction (type I hsr). Blood and skin testing might be warranted and an Epipen (epinephrine) might be prescribed. ...Read more
Hive treatment: Hives can be acute, lasting less than 6 weeks or chronic lasting greater than 6 weeks, (possibly even for years). Antihistamines might control hives but could be needed long-term. Try stopping daily antihistamines once every month for a few days to see if they are still needed. See an allergist to help find the underlying cause if your pcp fails to discover a trigger. ...Read more
Whenever I get hot I start to itch, I had hives prior but they're gone I'm currently on zantac (ranitidine) and Zyrtec (Costco brand). It doesn't seem to work.
Cholinergic?: There is a condition known as cholinergic urticaria (small bumps) which occurs during the cooling down period after a rise in core body temperature (hot shower, exercise, stress etc). If this fits your pattern, then try taking the antihistamine up to every 8 hrs to see if this may work. ...Read more
Zantac (ranitidine) has histamine ingredients. I'm taking it recently. Noticed some inverse effect, my hives is not popping out too! It should be antihistamine right?
Zantac (ranitidine): Is an antihistamine itself, it blocks H2 receptors, histamine has more than one type of receptors in the human tissues. H1, blocked by the usual antihistamines, H2, plays a role in stomach acid regulation, which zantac (ranitidine) blocks. Zantac at times is used in severe allergic reactions or severe urticaria, together with H1 blockers to control symptoms, so your deduction is right ...Read more
If I premedicate w/xyzal, zantac, (ranitidine) can I start using nsaids again, even tho they caused minor hives in the past? Allergist says yes, but I'm nervous.
Zyrtec/Zantac combo for hives? Had hives for over a yr. Allergist found nothing. Keeps saying it'll "go away." GP presc. Z/Z combo. An antacid? Why?
Altho aspirin, ibuprofen have caused mild hives, I need asp for various reasons. I now medicate daily w/xyzal, zantac (ranitidine). Slowly start asp again? Safe?
NO: Your Aspirin and Ibuprofen allergy is significant and you may put yourself in a potentially life threatening situation if you take them. If you need Aspirin get desensitized, see an allergist. ...Read more
Got hives/angioedema same time as upper resp. Virus. Cleared in a wk w/ prednisone, Allegra + Zantac (ranitidine) - but awful acid reflux after stopping meds. Huh?
Nsaids gave me very mild hives in the past & allergist wants to desens me by having me take a baby aspirin a day at home. I take xyzal, (levocetirizine) zantac. Safe?
I'm taking Zantac (ranitidine) 600mg & zertec 20mg for hives. For 8 days the base of my throat has constant pressure & pain nausea vomiting. Reflux? Help please
if the hives, throat pressure, nausea and vomiting are of recent origin, an allergic or immune reaction needs consideration. An allergist generally runs tests to identify the cause and may add additional medications such as a short course of steroids or singulair (montelukast) for temporary relief. Reflux alone as a rule is not associated with hives; howeve, food allergy can cause these symptoms. ...Read more
How long does it take for acute gastritis to heal... my doctor prescribed zantac (ranitidine)... I take it twice a day.
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