Flashcards in 6.2 Minor Allergy Deck (9)
What is a minor allergic reaction?
A reaction to something including bites and stings that is confined to skin involvement.
What do you give for a minor skin reaction that has an itch?
Is loratadine indicated if the patient is aged less than 2 years?
What is the dose of loratadine for an adult?
What is the dose of loratadine for a child aged over 2 years?
Aside from age are there any more contraindications for giving loratadine?
Yes - contraindicated if patient taking erythromycin or roxyithromycin.
What is the crieteria for a patient NOT to have to follow up with a doctor if they recieve loratadine?
a) no signs of systemic involvement
b) no facial or intra-oral swelling
c) no signs of blistering or peeling
d) no adrenaline (including self administered) has been used.
Can you also use loratadine if a patient has sytemic anaphylactic reaction?
Yes - for prominent itch provided systemic signs and symptoms have all resolved.