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Dangers Lurking in the Garden in Britain

...g the itch with calamine lotion and taking an oral antihistamine or, in more serious cases, a corticosteroid. There are many other plants that contain chemical irritants, like capsaicin from chili peppers. This chemical is a mucous membrane irritant that causes the release of a substance that stimulates pain f...

Computerized Doctors Order Reduce Prescription Errors

...essant Celexa, or the tranquilizer Zyprexa and the antihistamine Zyrtec. These medication errors are very painful for doctors, as well as the patients. Nobody wants to make a mistake, said Tatyana Shamliyan, lead review author and a research associate at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. The...

April Showers Bring May Flowers – And Plenty of Pollen, To

... indoor plants and other sources of mildew. ? Use antihistamine and decongestants as necessary and as tolerated. ? Sleep with a brick or two placed under bedposts at the head of the bed to help relieve nasal congestion. ? Observe general good health practices; exercise daily, stop smoking, avoid air pollutants,...

WBC in Lung Produces Histamine: Study

... pneumonia, dropped in proportion to the amount of antihistamine given. "This is a study in mice, so we cannot freely extrapolate the results to human beings," cautions Caughey. "Nonetheless, antihistamines may deserve more of a look as therapeutic options in lung and airway infection." He says the study also ...

Zaditor? - over-the-counter drug for itchy eyes

...le efficacy at the source. It includes a: · Potent antihistamine that rapidly relieves itchy eyes within minutes · Mast cell stabilizer that provides extended relief for up to 12 hours · Prevents the release of chemical mediators to stop the late phase allergic reaction Histamines, a chemical made by the body du...

Allergy OTC Medicines–Speak With Your Pharmacis

...d histamine levels. For that group of symptoms, an antihistamine could be sufficient by itself. However, many ant...ho need to be alert, like drivers. “There is one antihistamine available without a prescription that is not likely to cause sedative effects—that drug is known gen...

Antihistamine Could also be used as a Potential Antimalarial Drug

...nstitute (MRI), determined that in a test tube the antihistamine killed the parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, which causes malaria in humans, including parasite strains that were resistant to traditional malaria therapies. The drug was also shown to be effective in mouse models. The findings are published in the Ju...

Many Nonprescription Cough Medicines Proves Ineffective

...edicine instead. Choose one that combines an older antihistamine (like brompheniramine, diphenhydramine, or chlorpheniramine) with a decongestant. On the other hand, if you think a cold or cough medicine works, it probably won’t hurt you to stick with it, even if what you’re paying for is a placebo effect rather...

Facts about Common Cold and Flu

...asal discharge may be treated with a decongestant, antihistamine or a combination of the two. Certain people, such as those with thyroid disease or high blood pressure should check with the doctor. Dosage instructions should be followed strictly. Herbs and minerals such as echinacea, maitake, zinc, and vitamin ...

Congestion for Use of Clarinex-D 12 Hour cleared – FDA Gives the No

...nt of seasonal allergy symptoms, is a nonsedating antihistamine procured only by prescription . Approval for Clarinex-D 24 Hour (containing 5 milligrams desloratadine and 240 milligrams pseudo ephedrine), prescribed only once a day was obtained last spring. Clarinex-D 12 hour, the recently approved medicine conta...

Syrupy Medicines Increase the Risk of Tooth Decay

...e liberal doses of sugar in them. // For example, antihistamine syrups contain a high level of sugar as well as low pH levels, which mean that they are high in acid content. The combination of the acidic content and sugar leads to the development of cavities. These medicines are usually available as over the coun...

Herbal treatment should be estimated

...articularly in cases where the sedative effects of antihistamine need to be avoided....

Nasal Spray Beats Antihistamine

...ray to quash allergy symptoms may work better than antihistamine pills. Researchers say that when used on an "as-ne... sneezing and congestion more effectively than the antihistamine loratadine (Claritin). Fluticasone is a corticosteroid preparation that fights allergy symptoms by...

Butterbur does wonders

...chers found that butterbur extract is an effective antihistamine without any side effects. Mr John de Carpentier sa...r extract tablets or the usually used non-sedating antihistamine called cetirizine. After three weeks, the treatments had achieved similar effects. Butterbur is a ...

The superior steroids

...articipants took either the steroid nasal spray or antihistamine on an as-needed basis. They kept a daily diary of ...mmend that you use either an inhaled steroid or an antihistamine on a continuous, long-term basis. But the researchers point out that most people tend to wait unti...

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