Stopping Zyrtec for allergy testing

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   Posted 3/18/2017 8:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi.i have always had seasonal allergies since I was a kid and have been on antihistamines for 30 years. Recently I have been having facial flushing after eating. The allergist wants me to be tested to see if I have new allergies so I stopped my Zyrtec yesterday to do allergy testing in 5 days. Experiencing facial flushing, itchy nose, eyes and chills. It's making me nuts! How do people make it the whole 5 days? Anything I can do to help? Has this happened to others? Obviously if it gets worse I will take a Benadryl but I really want to try to stick it out. Thanks.

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   Posted 3/28/2017 1:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Unfortunately, no antihistamines before allergy testing. Can they give you flonase or singular. Those can still be taken without compromising the testing. I just had my prick test done last week. Which I had it done as child as well, but am for booster shots. I had decided on boosters because last couple of years when spring comes I get real bad allergies and this year I even broke out in a rash. So thought it was time. Never cured but more tolerable. We'll see.

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   Posted 3/29/2017 10:09 AM (GMT -6)   
My allergist told me 3 days no antihistmines, Your doctor may put you on Prednisone if you are having a severe outbreak.
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