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Treatments for Chemical allergy

Treatment List for Chemical allergy

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Chemical allergy includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • Avoid exposure to allergen. Medications may be used to alleviate some symptoms e.g. antihistamines and topical steroids. Oral steroids may be needed in severe cases but this is rare. Moisturizers can alleviate skin symptoms and antibiotics may be needed if secondary skin infections develop from initial skin symptoms such as rashes
  • Avoid exposure to allergen. Medications may be used to alleviate some symptoms e.g. antihistamines and topical steroids. Moisturizers can alleviate skin symptoms and antibiotics may be needed if secondary skin infections develop from initial skin symptoms such as rashes
  • Avoid exposure to allergen. Medications may be used to alleviate some symptoms e.g. antihistamines, topical steroids and oral steroids
  • Treatment of chemical allergy is dependant upon the type and severity of the allergic reaction. Treatments for chemical allergies include:
    • Allergen avoidance and minimisation of exposure - including education for patients, parents and carers regarding allergen identification and avoidance.
    • Antihistamines - Useful for allergic rhinitis and some allergy mediated skin conditions.
    • Nasal sprays - including topical steroids and antiinflammatories used for allergic rhinitis
    • Eyedrops - ketorolac, levocabastine, ketotifen, olapatadine, for allergic conjunctivitis
    • Topical steroids for eczema and contact dermatitis
    • Asthma medications such as inhaled beta agonists and inhaled corticosteroids - used to treat asthma which may have allergy as a contributing factor.
    • Oral steroids - used in short courses for moderate allergic reactions especially with asthma symptoms or skin conditions
    • Desensitisation - evidence is mixed, and efficacy dependant or the type of allergy and specific type of reaction
    • EpiPen - adrenaline delivery device used as first line treatment prior to hospital care for those who have proven anaphylaxis as a result of specific allergies
    • Anaphylaxis is a severe life threatening allergic response. Treatment includes:
      • Hospitalisation
      • IM adrenaline
      • High flow oxygen
      • Intravenous fluids
      • Intravenous and oral steroids
      • Nebulised bronchodilators
      • Nebulised adrenaline for upper airways obstruction

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