antihistamines

Posted on: Wed, 01/24/2001 - 11:33am
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pBoth my son and I take allergy medication daily, does this possibly help us to have a less severe reaction? I had a bad reaction 4 mounths ago but I had just taken my Allegra minutes before hand, probably too soon to work. I also always have benedryl chewables with, are these as effective, speed wise, as the liquid? Of course I always carry my Epi-pen. Anyone no the answers?/p

Posted on: Wed, 01/24/2001 - 11:40am
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macer, I'm not sure but I know that my PA son has been on a daily dose of Claritin for 2-1/2 years. Although this did not stop him from going into anaphylactic shock twice, or slow down how fast his reaction started, I am wondering, myself, if it does have anything to do with why he has not had any residue/contact reactions at school.
I clearly remember his last anaphylactic reaction. He had had Claritin that morning.
However, the reaction started as quickly as if he had had no antihistimine in his body at all and he was still required to have Benadryl at the hospital.
But again, I do wonder if his daily dose prevents say less severe reactions from occurring.
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Posted on: Thu, 01/08/2004 - 2:04pm
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Simply re-raising. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Thu, 01/08/2004 - 2:07pm
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Jesse had the contact reaction to residue only at school last year and he had taken his daily antihistamine. So it didn't stop a reaction and certainly not an anaphylactic reaction that day, but still have to wonder, how many contact reactions does he escape, or after last year's reaction, does he?
Up-dating because previous, since it's an old thread, I had thought Jesse hadn't had a contact reaction at school because of the daily antihistamine. A year ago now, it's not so.
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