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Avatar n tn And now I'm going through it again. This time it started in May. I sought the help of an allergist who put me on Zantac 150mg BID, Allegra 180mg BID, Zyrtec 10mg QD and a course of prednisone. Prednisone is the only drug that works but the Allergist doesn't want me to take this everyday (for obvious reasons). I saw him last week to talk to him about other alternative drugs because nothing is working. He put me on Xyzal.
Avatar n tn I'm 16 weeks pregnant and have what they told me is a pregnancy rash,(on legs and arms and back) they gave me triamcinolone acetonide cream to use, does help with the itch, when i went back (week later) they gave me allegra, but told me to check with OBGYN first to make sure i can take it. He didnt say take it and he didnt say not too. He explain that it was a type or category C drug and then explain what that was. I dont know if i should or shouldn't take it? How does allegra affect my baby?
5128334 tn?1364005545 Sorry to hear about the hives, just another couple of thoughts. Would it be a problem to take an antihistamine daily? Many such as Allegra, Claritin, and Zyrtec are over the counter and also generic. They are pretty cheap to use. Costco has generic Claritin for less then $15 for around 300 pills. I find that Benadryl creme or gel is very helpful on the hives directly. If you put Benadryl on the skin don't use it orally at the same time. This also comes in generic.
Avatar n tn Benedryl doesn't touch it, Allegra slows it down and Zyrtec had been preventing it until I came down with the flu last week and my resistance to such things was lowered. My upper lip is swollen today; I've taken a megadose of Allegra (360 mg) which may have slowed down the swelling (hard to know for sure). I'm weighing whether or not to go the epipen route and will decide later today depending on how much worse it gets.
Avatar n tn i recently began to break out in hives nightly when i evaluated all of my foods i thought i was allergic to fish/shellfish eliminated those and finally realized that I was allergic to the blue dye in my thyroid medication levoxyl i changed meds and my m.d. put me on allegra and i haven't had hives since check the labels on all of your medications and food to see if food dyes are a possible culprit.
530191 tn?1214166411 I was on that for seven years and finally got a sensitivity to it and it was no longer effective. With autoimmune urticaria vs. chronic idiopathic urticaria (which they said was what i had for eight of the ten years) I couldn't use antihistimines at all with effect, doxepin was the only one! Plaquenil is our next option. However using synthroid (synthetic thyroid) daily has done more for my hives than anything used thus far.
179332 tn?1273250959 My doctor told me to stop all BP meds and just do exercise and salt-free diet but my BP shot up without the meds, felt dizzy and wobbly. I take Allegra for the allergy during the day and Benadryl at night. It took a month and a half for my allergy sympton to clear, the hives and swelling and burning feeling. Because of this I am stressed out and anxious, adding to the high blood pressure. Any solution to this problem anyone? Please share!
97615 tn?1212682189 Initially, most anti-histamines were not effective at treating it but in later years I found Fexofenadine hydrochloride 180 mg (Allegra/Telfast) prevents attacks. There is plenty of good literature available online on Cholinergic Allergies (try searching in Basically, the average time you will suffer is 7 years, although people can suffer on and off for 30 years. I am sorry to tell you this but apparently there is NOTHING you can do to get rid of it.
Avatar n tn we have all tried hot/ cold water. pool water vs chlorine free water etc.... yet we still itch severely. if anyone has other suggestions other than what has been mentioned above.. please feel free to contact at dieselpower313 at a o l *******.....
Avatar n tn But once or twice a month, I sneeze uncontrollably, hundreds of times, all day long, and nothing, not Allegra-D, not Claritin, not Benadryl, will stop it. And the weird thing is, this sneezing is NOT accompanied by the usual itching. When I have a "sneezing day," I am nonfunctional. All events are canceled. It is absolutely exhausting. I sometimes wonder if it has anything to do with weather or barometric changes; it seems like it rains or there's a temp.
Avatar m tn -Variable penis texture and weight (flaccid+firm vs. lighter-than-normal vs. almost normal, etc.). -Occasional itching on the left and right side, near the base. -More visible veins throughout the penis. -Left-side vein prominence. One left-side vein is much darker than I remember, and stands out the most amongst the aforementioned prominent veins.
Avatar n tn we started him on benadryl and calamine lotiong, not relief so the Doctor gave him allegra and cortisone, no relief. Then the dermatologist gave him a shot of kenalog, and prescription cortisone. still no relief after two emergency room visits they gave him hydroxine and blood workups for kidney, liver, and thyroid came back normal. then the allergist said his bloodwork for allergies is normal too. she put him on zyrtec and two hydroxine at night so the kid can maybe get some sleep..
Avatar f tn (Double and triple blades are kind of like bringing a bull dozer to a delicate garden in need of a small shovel...overkill!) -Try the epilady siggestion to. I might compare using that only vs. following up with a single blade within 24 hrs (much like you do when waxing). The follow up is to avoid or reduce ingrown hairs or skin layer that seem to produce following a wax. What ever works right?? - Good luck everybody!
Avatar n tn I know the drill about possible allergy triggers. I take 10 mg of hydroxyzine every second day. Generic name is Atarax I also have been aware of my hpv (human pappilloma virus) diagnosis for four years. Have had four biopsies on my cervix and my last three paps came back normal so I only need to go for my yearly pap now until abnormalities show. I do not think this is related to Hpv though, as I had my last colposcopy two months ago and everything came back negative- yay!
Avatar f tn Another possible cream for relief (sorry, can't remember if I read this in an earlier post or from another website)-----ICY HOT (or the even the generic equivalent). It's been working for me lately, but I still want the doc in on this mess, so I'll be going soon.
Avatar n tn I don't own any Carmex, but I have been using an older generic lipbalm that a dentist handed out. It has SPF15 in it and I wonder if the two are related? I think I will try applying rubbing alcohol/hydrazine peroxide or cortizone to it to see it if gets better.
Avatar n tn For 2 weeks I was fighting the symptoms, with and without the eye drops, Allegra, Claritin and other Allergy and Dry eye relieve drops - none of it worked - none. Lubricants didn't do anything either- my eyes are dry and puffy, red and bumpy. Regardless of whether I use or don't use makeup some days I wakeup and can't even open my eyes. January 2009 I went back to see the allergist and begged him to prescribe Alrex to me.
Avatar n tn I recently had another seizure and my medication level was low...I never miss a pill and I account it on generic medication. I felt strange for months and now I am on Dilantin. The feeling of not knowing is difficult to deal with; and we/I are still expected to perform as though nothing is wrong. I had taken a fall (mid 80's) well after going through seizures and had to have a brain operation because of fractures in my skull and two broken blood vesicles.