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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 ?
Options: Vicodin is hydrocodone/acetaminophen(tylenol) and so your reaction is possibly due to the hydrocodone component (assuming you have taken tylenol without concerns). Also, you will need to define what you consider "allergic reaction" as many reactions are side effects. If you have already tried some nsaids like naproxen, mobic, (meloxicam) voltaren, etc then i would consider tylenol 3 or Percocet as options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In the event of a hives-only, but still troubling, allergic reaction, what can someone allergic to Benadryl (diphenhydramine) take? Don't wanna use an epipen for hives.
I have had hives within minutes of taking dye free benadryl (diphenhydramine). Is this possible? And would xyzal be a safe alternative? Does xyzal help allergic reactn?
How many milligrams of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) does a hospital give you for an allergic reaction?
Severe allergy: This would be prescribed for a serious food allergy that has the potential to cause as a serious allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. A history of hives or respiratory symptoms caused by a food ingestion with evidence of allergy to that food on testing suggests the need to carry epinephrine. Common foods would include peanut, tree nuts, fish, or shellfish, although any food can be implicated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have true allergy to Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (had hives when taking the dye-free for a headache.) is allegra safe for me? And would it help my allergic reactions?
Yes: Allergy to Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is rare if at all present. Allegra is quite different from Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in structure and thus should be safe for you. Make sure you are not allergic to the gelatin on the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) capsules. Whether Allegra would work for you or not is another issue but it should be no less effective than benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more
Drug Allergy: Z pack means Azithromycin which is a macrolide antibiotic. Clarithromycin (biaxin), Erythromycin are from the same group. So you can be allergic to these also. Your doctor need to know you are allergic to azithromycin. There are many other classes of alternative antibiotics. Your doctor will decide accordingly if you need antibiotic in the future. ...Read more
I don't think so: Aluminum allergy has been described in the medical literature but to my knowledge there are no signs or symptoms related to the mouth. ...Read more
To treat non anaphylactic allergic reactions faster (hives and itchiness) would it be better to go with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) IM or Atarax IM?
IM of either: but the difference may be merely 30 minutes. ...Read more
I had a allergic reaction to ciprofloxacin and the er doctor prescribed me zantac (ranitidine) for the allergic reaction is that normal?
What is the difference between an allergic reaction and an anaphylactic reaction? Do you need epipen (epinephrine) for both?
I take hydroxyzine (by presciption) for an alcohol allergy (intolerance). Is there an over-the-counter substitute for this?
Not an over counter : By intolerance, do you mean abuse?Get a more detailed answer ›
Become an expert: Become an expert at reading the ingredient labels on foods at the grocery store, and don’t be afraid to ask restaurants specific questions about their dishes. Remember, cooking food in the same pan after another can lead to contamination. Food allergy is serious: the more you know the better you can protect yourself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) tabs take about 1 hour to start working to treat my allergic reaction (rash) Would Benadryl (diphenhydramine) IM be a faster alternative? Can I obtain an RX?
Depends: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help hives but not a rash which has lasted more than 24 hrs. IM Benadryl (diphenhydramine) gives you perhaps a 30-minute head start vs oral = not worth the cost or hassle. If you have throat swelling , you may need adrenaline and an allergy consult since this can be life-threatening. ...Read more
I suspect an allergy to Benadryl (diphenhydramine) altho it's rare. Is there a test for this type of allergy to confirm? I get hives.
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