Antihistamine and breastfeeding

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I have severe acid reflux and can not take an acid pill either becasue it is a antihistamine and is not safe. I know this goes against other posters but like I said I have nursed 4 and my oldest is 13 and the research all stays the same about meds and nursing! NO studies ahve ever been done on anyone nursing or any baby! THe FDA does not regulate any studies for pregnant woman or children of any age!!! So any doctor that says that they are safe is not telling you the whole truth!
How soon after a fairly severe food allergy and treatment is it safe to resume breastfeeding a baby ? Details : one night last week, my nephew's wife next door (28 yrs, nursing a 5-month old baby) had an allergic reaction after eating river prawn. She had hives and intense itching all over her body. She took a ceterizine tablet, but when the symptoms did not subside after about half an hour and she developed a mild difficulty in breathing, they called me.
can i use the otc oral antihistamine medication while breastfeeding and also one who has a high bp
I have seen my GP about this problem and he has prescribed a nasal antihistamine spray called, Allecort. I used it one day and stopped, because it made me feel worse. The dizziness has now turned to lightheadedness for me. I am currently taking Benadryl-D Allergy & Sinus when I go to sleep and during the day I take Tylenol Sinus Congestion & Pain - Daytime tablets. These drugs seem to be helping, because I have not felt dizzy.
Hi All, I am almost 7 months postpartum and stopped breastfeeding about 8 weeks ago. From time to time I get itchy especially on my arms, legs and face, it comes and goes, so it is not something that I have on a daily basis. I'd say it comes about every 4-5 weeks, lasts for 1-2 days and then it goes for another 4-5 weeks. It is not that bad in a sense that I manage not to scratch but it's still bothersome.
Anti-itch drugs, often antihistamine, may reduce the itch during a flare up of eczema, and the reduced scratching in turn reduces damage and irritation to the skin. For mild-moderate eczema a weak steroid may be used (e.g. hydrocortisone or desonide), whilst more severe cases require a higher-potency steroid (e.g. clobetasol propionate, fluocinonide). Eczema can be exacerbated by dryness of the skin. Moisturizing is one of the most important self-care treatments for sufferers of eczema.
I've even gone as far as using all natural creams on his face, and I've even done a non dairy diet as I'm still breastfeeding. None of these have worked. My dr won't send him for allergy tests as he thinks he's too young. I'm at my wits end and I need help! Can anyone tell me what's wrong with my boy?
Then I noticed the bumps on under my leg where the joint is. I used an antihistamine cream to sooth the itch and the rash eventually went away. Then yesterday, the rash came back. It's itchier and only on my forearms. What could be the cause of this itchy rash? I'm thinking it might be that I drank Lemonade or I also did the dishes and used rubber gloves that go up to my elbows. But the gloves are old and I used them all the time just haven't in a while.
I take hydroxyzine for anxiety. Its a antihistamine and also helps with my insomnia. However I only take it when needed because it is unknown how it affects fetal development. I also started seeing a mental health counselor for my PTSD and other anxiety disorders.
1) I am still breastfeeding, and I have been pregnant with our second child since February 2011. Could it be PuPPs? 2) I had used a new detergent at the time of the initial break out, but quickly went back to using the same old detergent. Also using all the same shampoos, etc. 3) For 10 years I have severe fungal infections under 8 of my toes. I am also prone to athelete's foot. At the time of the initial break out, I had just recovered from thrush of the nipples, caused by my new baby.
I have been to about 30 doctors- including ENT's allergists, neurologists, chiropracters, opthamologists. psychologists, dentists and everything else u can think of. All CT scans, MRI of brain and blood work keep coming back clean and ok. Nothing I try seems to work. There was a period of time about 3 and a half years ago that the symptoms lifted for about 4 months and then it returned full force.
prescribed, not over the counter) was an OK drug in conjunction with breastfeeding and I've been taking that successfully for about a week. You can take up to two a day although one seems to do the trick. I take it when I start to itch (typically my scalp, feet, or hands), works quickly for me. No one seems to know what the problem is, I've never had allergies. I'm guessing it's the hormones and it will HOPEFULLY end when I stop breastfeeding. Ugh.
I saw several dermatologists throughout and none had the faintest idea what it could be. They gave me antihistamine to help in case it was an allergy, which didn't have any effect. They also ruled out any genetic disorder such as Palmoplantar Keratoderma as they tested him for antinuclear antibodies and it turned out negative. I also sent his medical file to Italy (I live in Spain) to a renowned specialist and he couldn't come out with any lead.
Hives (medically known as urticaria) are red, itchy, raised areas of skin that appear in varying shapes and sizes. They have a tendency to change size rapidly and to move around, disappearing in one place and reappearing in other places, often in a matter of hours. Many cases of hives are "idiopathic," meaning no cause is known. Others may be triggered by viral infections or medications.
It starts under my arms and behind my knees and is usually up and down my arms and lower legs within 12 hours. It consists of very small, fluid-filled bumps spaced an inch or so apart, and each bump has a tiny, clear glassy head. It is so itchy that it usually becomes a more or less continuous rash within days, worst under my arms. If I continue going to the pool, it consumes my entire body except my head, hands, and feet.
my three and half month baby cries continuously at night. during the day time he is quit ok. playing, smiling, looking at objects. he sleeps well during day time. he starts getting irritable after evening. he is calm when picked up and carried, when music is played, when his favourite toy is shown. but after 12 am his cries deteriorate. cry continues into screaming and its unstopable. few weeks back he had breath holding attack after several hours of crying.
Interestingly, in some cases during pregnancy and breastfeeding, anxiety and eating problems are spontaneously modified. However, personal and family conditions do play an important role. If conflict and tension already exists in a family, pregnancy or childbirth is likely to increase anxiety or depression and, consequently, disturbed eating and appetite. If anxiety alone is causing overeating or under eating, calming the over reactivity of the nervous system can be helpful.
I took her to the doctor who thinks it's a viral rash but prescribed hydrocortisone, emollient and antihistamine. I tried the hydrocortisone for 4 days, twice a day which helped her legs but not her armpit and I wasn't sure about the mollient and antihistamine so I didn't really use them.
i never breastfed (tried with no luck), but my mom, SIL, and sis all three got to breastfeed and they all stopped breastfeeding between 10 months and a year to introduce cow's milk, the only downside i have ever heard of is that some babies can be allergic to breast milk (aggravates the digestion)...google it and see what you come up with!!!!.....bunches of luck and happiness throughout!!!
I've not seen my dr since the itchy rash spots, that went away completely with the antibiotics, antihistamine and cortizone cream, but it came back again about a week after i'd finished the antibotics and by then i'd started falling over, the begining of this episode. Bizzar but I seem to get really ill or get a harder hitting episode AFTER i've had some bug thats needed the heavy hitting antibiotics, anyone know what that about??!!
They told me they weren't sure what it was (helpful) but gave me a steroid cream because I was breastfeeding and said to use oatmeal baths and the ointment. It got worse. It spread to my back, arms and chest. I then went to my family dr who had no clue, sent me to a dermatologist. I've been working with her for weeks now. We've tried several creams and she has me on a double dose of claritan every night. It will not go away!!! My back is still covered but legs have pretty much cleared up.
On a whim, while having PVCs I took an over-the-counter antihistamine and it worked. I now carry one with me at all times, in case I need it. They make non-drowsy antihistamines, so you don't have to worry about driving. Maybe the antihistamine works because I'm allergic to something, but I don't know what. This is not a recommendation to anyone, just wanted to tell you what works for me...an FYI.
Finally went to see my Dr once B was 8 months old and she said I could take anti histamines but I was breastfeeding. B is now 14 months old and is not getting breastfeed any more yet this damn skin problem is STILL here. I'm soo over it!!
My all over itch started about the time peri-menopause started for me. (and all over pins and needles) I sometimes claw my legs bloody in my sleep. It comes and goes but now stays for weeks or months at a time. No rash just the marks and scabs I create with the scratching. I did the thyroid tests and was a bit low but thyroid meds didn't stop the itch nor did primrose oil or omega oils, anithistimines, or any nutrition type rememdies.
Is there an oral medication for treating AU? The doctor gave me a prescription for a topical antihistamine... and it didn't do anything! Thanks for your time and response!
Is there an oral medication for treating AU? The doctor gave me a prescription for a topical antihistamine... and it didn't do anything! Thanks for your time and response!
I was rushed to hospital by ambulance and have been given steroid injections and antihistamine. (which made me sleep for 2 hours) My tongue reduced in size and I was sent home. Consultant said, I was a "wierd" case as they still have no idea what causes it, gave me a new Epipen and sent me on my way. Funnily enough I did take penicillin some time ago, but it had no effect on me at the time. Going back to GP with new problems and see if there is anything new things to try.
itchy, shampoo sores on scalp and hair falls out, ate a muffin itchy tongue. Mild bumps on face gets better with antihistamine. Had a Compound Pharmacy make Motrin without the PEG and she had no problem taking it. We have to be the detectives and figure it out!
2mg when you are home and everything is okay. Are you breastfeeding? If not, then go ahead with reducing down to 2mg. But first, get prepared. Stock up on Vit B complex, cranberry vits, zinc, and look at the Amino Acid Protocol on the Health Pages on here before you start on any reduction. And of course drink water. If water bores you put a little bit of ribena or orange squash in. If exercise bores you too then walk each day which of course you can do with baby in a pram!
I feel like my body's thermostat is broken and I'm constantly overheating. I've been taking Claritin and Benadryl but that doesn't seem to help at all. My doctor also gave me a prescription medicine called Atarax, which only makes me drowsy and doesn't help the itchy feeling. Any suggestions? Btw, I've taken blood tests to see if there is anything wrong but everything came out fine.
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