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All Day Allergy is an antihistamine that reduces the effects of natural chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can produce symptoms of sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and runny nose. All Day Allergy is used to treat cold or allergy symptoms such as sneezing, itching, watery eyes, or runny nose. All...

Allergy Guide: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options

more than three days. Older antihistamines such as diphenhydramine ( Benadryl , many generic versions) can make you drowsy. They can help if your allergy symptoms keep you up at night. During the day, people more commonly use long-acting non-sedating antihistamines, such as fexofenadine ( Allegra ) and...

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Asthma Guide: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options

more sensitive to this medication: their airway muscles are more likely to tighten up. Your doctor may want to do a blood test or allergy skin testing. These tests are used to determine specific substances ("allergens") that can trigger an allergy. During a severe asthma flare-up, an arterial blood gas...

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Insomnia Guide: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options

early, or may wake up periodically during the night. Insomnia of any kind can keep you from feeling rested and refreshed during the day. Almost all of us have episodes of insomnia at some time, but insomnia is not a short-term problem for everyone. Insomnia is classified as chronic when it happens almost...

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Obesity Guide: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options

Weight reduction is achieved by: Consuming fewer calories Increasing activity and exercise Structured approaches and therapies to reduce weight include: A modified diet. A reasonable weight loss goal is 1 to 2 pounds per week. This can usually be achieved by eating 500 to 1,000 fewer calories each day....

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Rash Guide: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options

body's immune defenses mistakenly attack healthy areas of the body, including the skin. Symptoms Although rash is easily recognized, all rashes are not the same. Rashes vary in their appearance, timing, location or distribution, and duration. In general, rashes can be described as: Macular — Flat, red...

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Fever Guide: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options

different times of the day. Medical textbooks differ in their definition of the highest normal body temperature. Fever generally can be defined as an early morning temperature higher than 99 degrees Fahrenheit or a temperature higher than 100 degrees Fahrenheit at any time of the day. A part of the brain...

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Constipation and Impaction Guide: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options

much straining or discomfort. Although the normal frequency of bowel movements varies from person to person, about 95% of healthy adults have a pattern that ranges from three times a day to three times a week. In constipation, bowel movements either occur less often than expected or the stool is hard,...

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder Guide: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options

disorder affecting people age 65 and older. Of all psychiatric illnesses, generalized anxiety disorder is the least likely to occur alone. Between 50% and 90% of people with the disorder also have at least one other problem, usually panic disorder, a phobia, depression, alcoholism or some other form of...

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Hives (Urticaria) Guide: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options

your doctor if hives persist for several days or if itching interferes with your ability to sleep or perform normal daily activities. Print this page Learn more about Hives (Urticaria) Associated drugs Urticaria Micromedex® Care Notes Urticaria External resources American Academy of Allergy, Asthma,...

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Acne Guide: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options

hair follicles Some are available in weaker over-the-counter lotions. If these don't work, stronger and more effective gel forms are available by prescription. Azelaic acid cream. Apply to clean, dry skin twice per day to start. Then can decrease to once per day. Improvement usually takes a few weeks....

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