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Zyrtec

Zyrtec

I am allergic to Benedryl, Sudafed and Reactin. I am able to use Aerius but prefer not to because it tastes horrible. Also allergic to artificial sweeteners. I need liquid or sublingual. Does anyone know if I would be safe with Zyrtec? Thanks in advance.

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

Thanks

posted almost 4 years ago

Does Anyone Else Get Hives And Can’t Determine Why?

Does Anyone Else Get Hives And Can’t Determine Why?

My hands, fingers, forearms itch like crazy all night long. I have hives all over my arms, shoulders, waist, chest. They come and go so quickly at times. The hives and itchy skin aren’t related, according to my allergist. I’ve been taking 20mg of Claritin AND 20mg of Zyrtec every day and they helped for a while but my symptoms are back again. Doctor prescribed a medication called doxepin and wants me to take two capsules at bedtime and stay on the Zyrtec but stop… read more

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

I used to have hives like what is in your neck all the time on my upper right thigh. It wasn't my nut allergies, I was so careful.

Come to find out it… read more

posted over 1 year ago

If You Have Had An Allergic Reaction To A Food, How Long Has It Take To Get It Out Of Your System? 7 Days Out & On Prednisone & Antihist.

If You Have Had An Allergic Reaction To A Food, How Long Has It Take To Get It Out Of Your System? 7 Days Out & On Prednisone & Antihist.

I am wondering how long my symptoms will persist. I am taking prednisone, Zyrtec, Benadryl and Pepcid to control getting short of breath. I had been to the ER and received 40 mg of prednisone. The next day I felt fair, the following with small dose of prednisone, I felt awful again. Dr. has me on 40 - 60 mg a day for 3 days, 40 for 3, 20 for 3 and 10 for 3.

Just ready to get… read more

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

I swear by activated charcoal

posted almost 4 years ago

Due To My Severe Allergies I Generally Have No Sense Of Smell, Does Anyone Else Deal With This?

Due To My Severe Allergies I Generally Have No Sense Of Smell, Does Anyone Else Deal With This?

I was told to try wild Oregano tablets as supplements, sometimes this helps.
I've had 3 sinus surgeries which basically didn't work because the polyps grew back, there is only so much lining in our sinuses, so no more surgeries for me. I've tried literally every nose spray on the market, sinus douching. I find the salt rinses don't help, although one homeopathic rinse I tried a few years ago helped a little.
I literally… read more

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

Hi, thank you for your comment, I did live in a house that had black mold for 5 years, the NeilMed is a nasal rinse I tried with little success since it… read more

posted over 1 year ago

Allergic To Carrots, No EpiPen, And Scared.

Allergic To Carrots, No EpiPen, And Scared.

I have a severe carrot allergy that started 15 years ago. After I developed the allergy (literally overnight) I found myself reacting to other foods such as, sweet potatoes, radishes, turnips, beets, watermelon, cantaloupe, parsnips, and various squashes. I live with my husband's family who seem to not want to understand or help me prevent a reaction. They do not seem to want to understand cross contamination, and they refuse to change their diet so that my kitchen is… read more

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

As you posted 3 months ago, I sure hope by now you have seen the allergist and have your EpiPens (or generic equivalent). I don’t tolerate… read more

posted about 2 months ago

Baby Severely Allergic To Dairy

Baby Severely Allergic To Dairy

My son is 91/2 months old and is severely allergic to dairy. He cannot consume anything with dairy. He has an epi pen as well. If milk touches him ( yogurt, milk, etc ) touches him he breaks out I hives. The other day he put a friends toy in his mouth and got hives all over his mouth! I'm suppose to go back to work shortly. My question is. How do you cope with this? How does daycare handle these situations if he can't even touch toys that have been in contact with dairy! It's not… read more

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

I have the same reaction to dairy. I’m sorry you and your son are having to deal with it. It feels like dairy is in everything. And it’s a lifelong… read more

posted about 1 month ago

Just Wondering If I Am The Only Person Who Has A Reaction To Sea Salt.

Just Wondering If I Am The Only Person Who Has A Reaction To Sea Salt.

Grocery items I used to buy have sea salt included now. Some restaurants use sea salt now.

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

I can't have any kind of salt due to a non-allergy based disability (Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis). Salt gets trapped in my muscles and it hurts real… read more

posted almost 3 years ago