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Have itching and swelling. What is over the counter product for allergy? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 15-Aug-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Asthma and Allergy
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:what is thegood over the counter product for allergy
Doctor:May I know your location.
User:itching and swelling are the symptoms
User:in bangalore
Doctor:Itching and swelling can be due to other causes too.
User:just has a wrong fish
User:and after lunch it started
Doctor:If symptoms are generalized and minimal, topical products such as caladryl can be used.
User:but itching i persisitent and feeling uncomfortable
Doctor:If symptoms are severe, you will need antihistamines such as cetrizine or chlorpheniramine.
Doctor:Unfortunately both these drugs are not classified as over the counter by FDA in India.
User:how much to take now for immediate relief
Doctor:You will need a prescription from a doctor to obtain them.
User:so how do we go about it?
Doctor:You can try caladryl lotin if a doctor is unavailable within the vicinity for immediate consult.
User:thank you
Doctor:But if you have a doctor available, please visit them for detailed evaluation and to prescribe antihistamine drugs.
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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