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Generic Name: loratadine Dosage Form: tablet Drug Facts Active ingredient loratadine 10mg Purpose antihistamine Uses temporarily relieves these symptoms due to hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies: • runny nose • itchy, watery eyes • sneezing • itching of the nose or throat...

Allergy Guide: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options

Allergy Guide: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options Allergy Overview Health Guide Disease Reference Care Notes Medication List More What Is It? An allergy is an immune system reaction to something that is normally harmless. The reaction to the allergen (allergy-triggering substance) results in...

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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

especially if a lifestyle issue (stress, a habit of heavy meals before bed, a change in time zones) disappears or is modified. In people with chronic insomnia, the outlook depends on the underlying problem. In people with obstructive sleep apnea, most experience relief when they use a nighttime nose mask...

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder Guide: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options

prescribe a fast-acting benzodiazepine for relief. Benzodiazepines — These drugs affect a chemical messenger that works in the brain's fear response system. Examples of benzodiazepines are clonazepam ( Klonopin ), lorazepam ( Ativan ), diazepam ( Valium ) and alprazolam ( Xanax ). They are reasonably safe...

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Rash Guide: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options

of measles disappears within 6 to 7 days. Rashes caused by an antibiotic allergy may last 3 to 14 days, whereas diaper rash almost always clears up within 1 week (if diapers are changed frequently). Rashes resulting from lupus or dermatomyositis may last for an extended period of time. Prevention...

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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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Eczema Guide: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options

direct irritation of the skin. It can be caused by prolonged contact with irritants such as: Detergents Bubble bath Harsh soap Sweat Saliva Urine The second type of contact dermatitis is allergic contact dermatitis. This is an allergic reaction in the skin. This type occurs in people who have an allergy...

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Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depressive Illness or Manic Depression) Guide: Causes, Symptoms and Treatmen

medication is also being prescribed. There are so many different forms of bipolar disorder that it is impossible to establish one general rule. Using an antidepressant alone may be justified in some cases, especially if other treatments have not given relief. This is another area where the pros and cons of...

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Migraine Guide: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options

tyramine (aged cheeses and meats, fermented beverages); sulfites (preserved foods, wines); and monosodium glutamate (MSG), a common flavor enhancer Stress, or relief from stress Hormone levels (menstrual cycles, hormone-containing medication such as birth control pills or estrogen) Lack of sleep or...

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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Guide: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options

several medications that can be used to treat GERD. They include: Over-the-counter acid buffers — Buffers neutralize acid. They include Mylanta , Maalox , Tums , Rolaids , and Gaviscon . The liquid forms of these medications work faster But the tablets may be more convenient. Antacids that contain...

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