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Which allergy meds have gone generic or OTC since last year?

Seasonal allergy relief: I've read a bunch of the previous questions, but was wondering about allergy medicines that have gone prescription to over-the-counter or brand-name to generic since last spring. I know there's a generic Zyrtec now, but was wondering if there are any others that might be more affordable/available than they were last spring.
posted by mediareport on Feb 7, 2008 - 6 answers

Scratch mine, and I'll scratch yours!

HELP!!! My boyfriend and I are bumpy and ithcy everywhere!!! Nothing helps and it's a terrible nuisance. What could this be and any suggestions for remedy? [more inside]
posted by NotInTheBox on Jan 25, 2008 - 35 answers

Seattle Allergists?

Looking for recommendations for allergists in Seattle. I'm not suffering like I did last spring! [more inside]
posted by rouftop on Jan 8, 2008 - 4 answers

My tresses cause me stresses!

How can I determine which hair product ingredients I am sensitive/allergic to? [more inside]
posted by odi.et.amo on Jan 2, 2008 - 7 answers

Allergic to the sun?

When I was about 10 or 12, I think, there was one summer where I was, I was told, "allergic to the sun." I've googled the phenomenon and I don't seem to fit the profile. What was this? [more inside]
posted by Morrigan on Dec 10, 2007 - 14 answers

How do you know if you're allergic to latex?

Other than dying first, how do you know if you have a latex allergy? [more inside]
posted by tamitang on Dec 5, 2007 - 16 answers

Cat Allergies and Where I Live

Do I need to find an apartment with hardwood floors to keep my cat from killing my allergic girlfriend? [more inside]
posted by wukkuan on Nov 13, 2007 - 12 answers

Sublingual Grapefruit Seed Extract Incident

I used straight, undiluted Grapefruit Seed Extract under my tongue and now I have sublingual inflammation and a burning sensation on the tip of my tongue like I've sipped tea that is too hot. [more inside]
posted by pranalaxmi on Oct 29, 2007 - 10 answers

What is it in these foods that I'm allergic to?

What am I allergic to? I have reactions from the following: bean sprouts, kiwi, bananas, pecans, and lots and lots of raw vegetables such as carrots and raw snap pea pods, though I can eat them cooked with no problem. [more inside]
posted by item on Oct 22, 2007 - 17 answers

Newfound sympathy for scruffy indie bands

Beard itch, except I don't have a beard. Help! [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy on Oct 8, 2007 - 10 answers

welt meltdown

My insect bites are producing progressively larger welts. Should I be worried? [more inside]
posted by dances_with_sneetches on Sep 21, 2007 - 10 answers

Help me stop my seasonal allergy flare-up!

The sudden shift from hot to beautifully cool weather has made my seasonal allergies go berzerk! Please help me find an over-the-counter solution that won't interact with the crap I've already ingested before I sneeze my head off! [more inside]
posted by bjork24 on Sep 11, 2007 - 10 answers

I like walnuts, but they don't like me.

Walnuts make my tongue hurt. Does this mean I'm allergic, or is it just their acidity? [more inside]
posted by Soliloquy on Aug 22, 2007 - 11 answers

Aggressive Cat Trying to Get Into My House 24/7

Just moved into a house. Previous owner apparently fed, and let into the house, a neighborhoood feral cat. The cat mews all night outside, trying to get in. [more inside]
posted by jimmyjimjim on Aug 9, 2007 - 62 answers

Should I buy a front-loading washer if the only detergent I trust is Cheer Free?

Detergent for front-loading washing machine - is there some available that's as innocuous as Cheer Free? [more inside]
posted by amtho on Aug 8, 2007 - 17 answers

Why do I get a sore throat from chemicals?

AllergyFilter. What could I be allergic to that causes me extreme throat irritation upon exposure to certain chemicals? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 5, 2007 - 7 answers

Bee Sting Allergy or Coincidental Flu?

I need inside information from the "hive" mind. Did a bee sting give me flu-like symptoms, or did I just get an unrelated virus on the same day as the sting? More inside: [more inside]
posted by Alabaster on Jul 14, 2007 - 6 answers

Cats or No Cats?

The ethics of getting a cat. A roommate and I have been planning to get a cat when our allergic roommates move out. We got the OK from the new roommates on getting the cats. The day after the three new roommates signed the lease, one of them calls and asks us to not get the cat because his girlfriend is allergic. What should we do? (Apologies for the length inside) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 22, 2007 - 95 answers

uninspired home allergy question

trying to isolate sneezing allergy source in my house, think it may be my plant. [more inside]
posted by yonation on May 17, 2007 - 10 answers

Beesting allergy/epi-pen protocol

How can I get a doctor to prescribe me an EpiPen for beestings, when the same doctor refuses to test me for beesting allergies for fear of triggering anaphylactic shock? [more inside]
posted by hermitosis on May 9, 2007 - 19 answers

My Dog, The Obsessive Licker

My dog licks himself --a lot. The Vet suggested a very expensive (and possibly inconclusive) allergy test. Before spending $700-1000 so the Vet can tell me she has no idea I thought I would consult the hive mind. [more inside]
posted by MasonDixon on May 1, 2007 - 17 answers

How to live with heat hives?

Any suggestions on how to live with heat hives? I'd like to survive the summer... [more inside]
posted by flod logic on Apr 30, 2007 - 5 answers

Purr Purr Wheeze Wheeze

Can anyone recommend an allergist in Chicago? I live in Andersonville; someone nearby would be nice. Also, since my insurance is evil, does anyone know how much allergy immunotherapy (shots or sublingual) runs out of pocket?
posted by rbs on Apr 16, 2007 - 2 answers

Several day long allergic sore throat -- problem?

I've had a stuffy nose, post-nasal drip, and consequent sore throat -- all due, I think to an allergy. It's taking several days to clear up, and clearing up very slowly. Should I be seeing a doctor about this? [more inside]
posted by Malad on Apr 10, 2007 - 16 answers

Spinach/baking powder-allergy

Is there any chemical link between spinach and baking powder? [more inside]
posted by pica on Apr 7, 2007 - 6 answers

What is there for a wheat gluten allergy sufferer on Passover?

What is a Matzos substitute for someone with a wheat gluten allergy? [more inside]
posted by paddingtonb on Mar 23, 2007 - 12 answers

What cosmetic brands are *really* hypoallergenic?

My wife has fairly severe contact dermatitis on her face. She has tried several different types of "hypoallergenic" brands of makeup, including Almay and Neutrogena, but they all give her hives. Are any made-up MeFites familiar with brands/lines that will not cause her allergies to flare up? [more inside]
posted by Rock Steady on Mar 23, 2007 - 32 answers

Thailand & mild peanut allergy = ??

I'm scheduled to work in Thailand for about 2 months in April, and I just found out Friday that I'm allergic to peanuts. [more inside]
posted by Amizu on Mar 12, 2007 - 25 answers

Curses- foiled again!

More campfire recipe requests- with a twist! [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy on Mar 4, 2007 - 13 answers

Medication allergies

Help with understanding severe allergic reactions to medication? [more inside]
posted by nj_subgenius on Feb 19, 2007 - 4 answers

Name that allergen

Name that allergy / skin condition (not a 'see a doctor' question, promise). What am I actually allergic to? [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Feb 6, 2007 - 8 answers

Cats + Me != Crazy Delicious

MedicalFilter: What allergy medications work best against cat dander? [more inside]
posted by dw on Dec 10, 2006 - 20 answers

Why does Beer not like me?

For some reason, the first few sips of beer give me sharp pains in my shoulder and elbow joints. First noticed it a few years ago and forgot all about it until last weekend as I only drink red wine and the occassional pint of cider now. [more inside]
posted by twistedonion on Nov 21, 2006 - 16 answers

the buzzing mug

caffeine allergy: fact or myth? [more inside]
posted by randomizer on Nov 17, 2006 - 14 answers

Should I get a cat?

I'm thinking of adopting a kitten (or possibly an adult cat) but... [more inside]
posted by keswick on Sep 28, 2006 - 24 answers

Pickles and grapefruit

Is there a link between deli-style pickles and grapefruits that both cause a baby's face to have a skin allergy? Do they share any traits or ingredients that would have that reaction? Are their juices too acidic/basic?
posted by fijiwriter on Sep 26, 2006 - 6 answers

My friend has a weird reaction to coffee. What's happening?

My friend has a weird reaction to coffee. What's happening? [more inside]
posted by huskerdont on Sep 25, 2006 - 8 answers

Tampons with "Fresh Scent"

Ladies with fragrance allergies! If you are allergic to most heavily perfumed products (lotions, cremes, laundry detergent) what are the odds of fragranced tampons causing some wildness? [more inside]
posted by mrs.pants on Sep 20, 2006 - 13 answers

How do I de-cat a room?

My cat-allergic friend wants to stay with me for a couple of days. How can I make his stay more comfortable? [more inside]
posted by nakedsushi on Jul 18, 2006 - 21 answers

Why is nose partially blocked in some cities but not others?

Why is my nose blocked outside in LA and New York but not in Pittsburgh or Boston? [more inside]
posted by shivohum on Jul 9, 2006 - 4 answers

Cooking Challenge: Elimination Diet Recipes

Cooking Challenge 2006: Someone once said that anyone can make great food if they can use any ingredients, but the real challenge is coming up with something with a very limited selection of ingredients. So, make/find/modify me recipes using *only* the ingredients on the (somewhat short) list inside, or conversely, that don't include any of the ingredients on the (very long) list provided inside. (Elimination diet) [more inside]
posted by sdis on Jul 5, 2006 - 18 answers

More embarassing medical questions

Posting this question for a friend (obviously, since I don't have the parts involved). A rash around the base of the penis -- what could cause it? [more inside]
posted by dagnyscott on Jul 1, 2006 - 10 answers

Allergic to everything. Desperately need remedies.

The new girlfriend seems to be highly allergic to everything (pollen, pets, smoke, etc). She hasn't seen an allergist and takes virtually every OTC product already with poor results. Is there some remedy I can entice her with to see an allergist? What else can be done?
posted by donmayo on Jun 14, 2006 - 20 answers

Big belly blues

OddBellyFilter: Is it weight, an allergy or just the way I was made? [more inside]
posted by Chorus on Jun 11, 2006 - 11 answers

bitchy, not itchy

Does it make sense that unknown exposure -- allergies or sensitivities -- is making me wildly moody? [more inside]
posted by yesster on May 16, 2006 - 7 answers

Gagging for a solution.

Gag/dry heaves with exertion. Help. [more inside]
posted by jimmythefish on May 12, 2006 - 8 answers

Feline attraction to allergic person

Cats are mysteriously drawn to me. [more inside]
posted by seawallrunner on May 11, 2006 - 22 answers

Why'd my cat decide to eat all of his hair?

My cat appears to have some mystery allergy, or allergies, since he is nearly hairless from his shoulders down. Anyone have a suggestion for a cause? I've tried a number of things... [more inside]
posted by lester the unlikely on Mar 2, 2006 - 19 answers

Food Allergy Skin-Test Needles

Where can I find allergy skin-test needles to prick my skin? [more inside]
posted by billysumday on Jan 17, 2006 - 8 answers

Am I the only one out there allergic to cinnamon??

Am I the only one out there allergic to cinnamon?? [more inside]
posted by globetrotter30 on Jan 6, 2006 - 15 answers

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