Continous itchy skin all over body no obvious redness , welts, or bites has been on fexofenadine 120mg/ day for more than 12 months. When he stops tablet itch comes back. Been to see numerous doctors about itch. Young man in 30s no other health problems
Hi, the easy answer yes. Pseudoephedrine is designed for use for 7 days only but I have used it for longer but it can cause over reaction to an allergin if you don't wean yourself off of it plus you can only buy 9g in the states before they look into you as it can be used in drug production. I've been prescribed 4 x 180mg fexofenadine (on it's own) by my allergy specialist for life so fexofenadine on it's own can be prescribed by a medical professional but not with the pseudoephedrine because it's a vascular constrictor and is only meant to be used for 7 days.
Even though it may seem like the magic pill to stop the allergic reaction or at least lessen it, it isn't good for long term as the body gets used to the pseudoephedrine so you have to wean the body off of this or it over-reacts when you stop taking it like mine did and may make the allergic reactions seem like they're getting worse without it but if you wean off of the pseudoephedrine instead of going cold turkey the body remembers (plus it is used in the making of hardcore illegal drugs so it isn't good anyway and they limit the amount you can buy over the counter in case you're going to make drugs with it! My arguement was "but I don't want to make drugs with it, I just don't want to look like the elephant man again & it stops me looking like the elephant man, so why can't I use it??? ) but then did a lot of research & realised it's not good to do (and really not easy to find but the good docs can assist with this).
To put the allergic reaction in context, 3 years ago, I had an allergic reaction which made me look like the elephantman & cause itchiness, after 3 years of torture, various misdiagnosis and ridiculous amount of various anti-histamines to the point where the I would almost rattle if you shook me, I finally have a specialist who knows what he's doing. I'm allergic to 4 contact allergies (carba mix, thuirum mix, Balsam of Peru & chromium) plus normal allergies (grass mx/grass based hayfever, pets, dust mites & latex) this combination if you research basically means I'm allergic to life and it's a really big lifestyle change BUT fexofenadine is the best & strongest anti-histamine for me so they now give me 4 x 180mg fexofenadine & as mine is a lot of contact allergy steroid creams (the one that works best for me is the simple 1% hydrocortisone some people's skin like steroids some don't. Unfortunately it comes down to trial and error so lots of jotting down what you take when, what you touch in 24-48hrs, anything ingested that makes it worse & recording it all so when you do go to the doctor you have as much information as possible to help them to help you) Now when there's a flare up I can be given steroid tablets for a few days to make it return to normal (ish) also depending on which allergy montelukast is a possibility but this is just me. It took a LOT of trial and error and research to get me to this but it's what is right for your reaction. I hope this helps, I know that's a lot to take in but, sometimes it just helps to know you're not alone and that there are options.
Female 30s, no other health problems
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