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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 ?
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.
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