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How do Antihistamines help stop allergy symptoms?

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Antihistamines block histamine, a symptom-causing chemical released by your immune system during an allergic reaction.

Posted on Apr 18, 2013

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WHAT ARE TE SIDE EFFECTS OF BIOTINA


If you meant Biotin then these are the known side effects:

  • Acne. Getting too much biotin in your system increases your risk of developing cystic acne on the chin and jawline. The reason why this occurs is unknown, but it is found that the acne fades a few weeks after you stop using biotin supplements. Make sure you take doses of biotin that are less than 2500 mcg or less each day and drink plenty of water while using biotin supplements to reduce your risk of developing cystic acne. You may need to experiment with different doses until you find the amount that works best with your skin.
  • Allergies. Allergic reactions to biotin are not common, but they are still possible. People that have known allergies to vitamin B12 cobalamin or cobalt tend to be allergic to biotin as well. If you are suffering from an allergic reaction to biotin you may feel nausea, develop an itchy rash, tightness or pain in your chest and swelling of the throat and face. If you start to develop these symptoms call your doctor for help immediately as some of these developments can be fatal.
  • Miscarriage. If you are taking high doses of biotin while you are trying to get pregnant it can increase your risk of suffering a miscarriage. The reasoning behind this is not clear, and no tests have been performed on humans to better determine the likelihood of this risk. Talk to a medical professional before taking biotin while pregnant to ensure your safety.
  • Interactions. Biotin negatively interacts with anti-seizure medications and medications that help lower cholesterol, causing these medications to work less effectively. While biotin is helpful in regulating your metabolism and blood sugar levels, it can have a distinct effect on the overall blood glucose level in your body. If you are taking medications like cholesterol medication or anticonvulsants or treating a condition like diabetes, taking biotin can have an impact on your symptoms. It is rare that people have a life-threatening experience while taking biotin. There is only one recorded case where a woman that suffered from heart and lung condition known as eosinophilic pleuropericardial effusion developed life threatening conditions while taking vitamins B5 and B7 at high doses. After she stopped using these supplements her symptoms stopped. It is currently not known what role each of these vitamins or the combination of the two had in her symptoms.

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When laying down too sleep, ears will sometimes click and sinuses drain in the morning


Well this isn't a cell phone question, but I have a solution anyway.
Short answer is that you have allergies. The clicking you hear is from your eustation tubes. They allow the pressure in the middle ear, behind the ear drum to equalize with atmospheric pressure and prevent damage to the ear drum. They also drain mucus from the middle ear. Allergies and sinus infections can cause the tissue and glands around or near the tubes to become inflamed and put pressure on, or block the tubes. The clicking you are hearing is the tubes opening and letting mucus drain. You can reduce the pressure being put on them by taking Ibuprofen. Pseudoephedrine also helps, but will keep you up at night. You can reduce your allergies, and thus the inflammation effecting the tubes with an antihistamine. Claritin, Zyrtec,or Allegra are antihistamines that should not cause drowsiness. All can be purchased over the counter, and have generics. You can also take Benadryl (Diphenhydramine), but it WILL cause drowsiness. You might also talk to your doctor about nasal sprays for allergies. Another method of treating allergies is a sinus wash with a Neti pot. It is a great alternative to medications or used in conjunction with them. There are several options available under the NeilMed brand.

I have pretty bad seasonal allergies and fly for a living (they don't go together very well). I use one or more of the above non-drowsy antihistamines and a steroid nasal spray to treat cause of the allergies. I also take Ibuprofen 200mg-800mg, and Pseudoephedrine 30mg-60mg to treat the symptoms, like head ache, head pressure, and congestion. Along with occasional use of a sinus wash. This is what works for me, though you should consult with your doctor before taking any new medications that might interact with any current medications or health issues.

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Is Flonase a Corticosteroids or antihistamine? and what is the difference?


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I am allergic to grass. will Mast cell stabilizer eyedrops help me?


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If you experience allergy symptoms such as irritations or any skin reaction you should immediately stop using the gloves and consult your doctor. You might be allergic to natural rubber latex.

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What are the symptoms of a food allergy?


Symptoms of food allergies really vary depending on the severity of the allergy.
But symptoms can include;
Tingling in the mouth
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This air purifier has not reduced my allergy symptoms.


You are a ***** and need to get outside more ;-)

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