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  • 3 hours ago

    Please Help My Boyfriend...and Me

    My boyfriend and I were both sick (just a nasty cold) for about a week, almost a month ago. I got better, but he has been coughing really hard since then. He’s seen a doctor twice. The first time they said it was allergies and to take some allergy medicine and it should be fine. He wasn’t fine, and saw the doctor again the next week, where the prescribed him prednisone. He was fine while he finished his prescription, but that was almost a week and a half ago, and his cough is back. He hasn’t been....
  • Eye drops for allergies

    I recently learned that I can no longer use the discount coupons provided by the drug manufacturers with my insurance company because they now block those discount cards. Any anyone recommend an inexpensive alternative to Pazeo eye drops which are almost $200? I have a high deductible insurance plan so I would have to pay the full amount.
  • 2 days ago

    Itchy hives?

    For the last couple of weeks I’ve been getting really itchy hives out taking. I think they are hives. They will be on my legs, arms, sides and back. I have been taking benedryl nearly every day. It’s messing with my sleep, I’m constantly itchy. I just don’t know what it could be. I haven’t changed any medication, or laundry soap, or regular soap. I’m not eating new foods. Info: I’m a type 2 diabetic taking metformin, valsartan, spirinolactone and pioglitazone

  • Itching like crazy!!!!! Help.

    The part of my hands right behind my thumbs is itching like crazy and nothing helps. I’ve taken the max dose of Benedryl every 4 hours. Plus Loratadine max dose and. Chlorpheniramine maleate max dose. I’ve rubbed scalpicine (Hydrocortisone Alcohol (1%) (Anti-itch liquid). And I still it like crazy. Please help!!!!!!
  • 3 days ago

    My nephew broke out after eating chuck-e-cheese pizza?????

    Hi my 5yr old nephew absolutely LOVES pizza... ALWAYS has. He chooses to eat that more than anything else . So we thought it was absolutely weird and we would have NEVER thought that it was the pizza... My sister & the kids went to a Birthday party at Chuck-e-Cheese that evening, (Remind you they ALL ate the pizza, all 4 of them ate the pizza, but ONLY my nephew broke out) so when they got home they noticed that he had broken out all over his body even behind his ears & all that. We thought....
  • 4 days ago

    Learned about my allergy and bad car batteries.

    I've always had an allergy to sulfa so I'm sending out a Public Service Announcement for my fellow Sulfa Allergy sufferers. Change your car battery!! The fumes from your car battery through your vents can trigger small hive splotches on your arms and legs as you inhale them on a regular basis without knowing. Usually on your arms and legs as a delayed reaction hours after you get out your car. If you smell rotten eggs, like I did change it immediately. (I was hospitalized for 2 days because....
  • 4 days ago

    what type of bug is this?

    Recently, I’ve been waking up to bug bites for the last three days. Each day I will wake up randomly in the middle of the night due to itching and then realize that I’ve been stung. The first time it was one bite on my arm and it ended up swelling double it’s size. The second time was on my leg and that one stayed normal, but today, I got multiple little bites all the way down my arm. If anyone knows how to make the swelling go away, or what type of bug this is and HOW TO GET RID OF IT, that would....

  • 8 days ago

    are these crustaceans safe to eat with a shrimp allergy?

    so I was diagnosed with a severe dust mite allergy and specific shrimp ONLY allergy. I am only allergic to shrimp not crustaceans in general. I wanted to know if crawfish and languistinos are safe to eat? are these a type of shrimp or lobster? are these safe to eat or are they not safe to eat?

  • 10 days ago

    sick 24/7

    I almost never do things like this. I respect my doctors and other medical professionals immensely, but I am genuinely desperate. In October (about 5 months ago) I visited my PCP after feeling sickly for weeks on end. I had been having low-grade fevers on a daily basis, joint pain and general aches, and fatigue so bad I would sleep for 16 hours. My blood work came back with normal CBC, but positive for mono. I was given prednisone (which did nothing) and told I would feel better in a week or two....
  • 12 days ago

    Lightheaded and dizzy after contact with needles.

    I haven't thought about it much until my most recent encounter, but, ever since I was a child, I get extremely lightheaded, bouts of dizziness and go extremely sweaty and pale after any injections with hypodermic needles. Drawn blood, vaccines, shots for illness, steroid injections, you name it. Everything online is stating it's most likely due to nerves, but unless it's deeply rooted psychologically, I don't believe that to be correct. I don't get nervous or anxious about the....