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1

What is a minor allergic reaction?

A reaction to something including bites and stings that is confined to skin involvement.

2

What do you give for a minor skin reaction that has an itch?

Loratadine.

3

Is loratadine indicated if the patient is aged less than 2 years?

No

4

What is the dose of loratadine for an adult?

10mg

5

What is the dose of loratadine for a child aged over 2 years?

5mg

6

Aside from age are there any more contraindications for giving loratadine?

Yes - contraindicated if patient taking erythromycin or roxyithromycin.

7

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
AND
b) no facial or intra-oral swelling
AND
c) no signs of blistering or peeling
AND
d) no adrenaline (including self administered) has been used.

8

Can you also use loratadine if a patient has sytemic anaphylactic reaction?

Yes - for prominent itch provided systemic signs and symptoms have all resolved.


9

What are signs of a systemic anaphylactic reaction?

shortness of breath
wheezing
tachycardia
hypotension
abdominal pain
vomiting or diarrheoa

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