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Dr. Joseph Woods
215 doctors shared insights

Oral Antihistamine (Overview)

Oral antihistamines such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl) or hydroxyzine (Atarax, Vistaril) can help to reduce itching, especially in allergic-type reactions.


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Any alternatives to oral antihistamines?

Any alternatives to oral antihistamines?

Depends: It depends on what symptoms you are treating. Assuming that you are treating seasonal allergy symptoms, you could also try prescription nasal sprays, singulair, (montelukast) or allergy shots. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Woods
215 doctors shared insights

Oral Antihistamine (Overview)

Oral antihistamines such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl) or hydroxyzine (Atarax, Vistaril) can help to reduce itching, especially in allergic-type reactions.


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Can I take oral antihistamine with me on international trip in unopened box?

Can I take oral antihistamine with me on international trip in unopened box?

Yes: You should be able to take them with you but you might want to check with the airline or a travel agent about peculiar laws the country may have. Any prescriptions you may have, however, will most likely be ok if in a package (bottle/box) with your name and the doctor's name - that would be protected by un charter and the us embassy. Narcotic prescriptions may cause some issues however. ...Read more

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Treating Oral Thrush (Checklist)

Dab nystatin liquid onto the oral thrush, if approved by the doctor
4x day
Sterilize bottles, nipples, and pacifiers in boiling water
2x week
Look for thrush on the baby's inner cheeks and gums
2x week
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Can i take zaditor (ketotifen) with oral antihistamine?

Can i take zaditor (ketotifen) with oral antihistamine?

Yes: Zaditor (ketotifen) eye drop has antihistamine and mast cell stablizing qualities. There is no harm in taking an oral antihistamine at the same time. ...Read more

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Any effective OTC alternatives to oral antihistamines?

Any effective OTC alternatives to oral antihistamines?

Antihistamine picks: To answer this we need to know what symptom you want the antihistamine to treat. If you want to stop itching, oral steroids can be used, they are very strong and work well but have loads of side effects and dangers. For a runny nose from allergies, nasal antihistamine or corticosteroid sprays are more effective; montelukast can also be tried. None of these are otc, though. ...Read more

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Improving Oral Health (Checklist)

Keep sugars and sticky starches to a minimum
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Do antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help prevent oral allergy syndrome?

Do antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help prevent oral allergy syndrome?

Probably not: Oral allergy syndrome is usually caused by pollens and sometimes nuts. Claritin, zyrtec and Allegra (fexofenadine) can help with pollen allergies. But like any other allergy, it is best to stay away from the problem. Have an allergist test you and see what treatment would be best. ...Read more

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Is lupin oral steroids?

Is lupin oral steroids?

Nope: Lupin pharmaceuticals will be introducing a corticosteroid nasal spray in the us for adults and teenagers. The active ingredient is the same corticosteroid used in Nasacort (triamcinolone) AQ and is indicated for seasonal & perennial allergic rhinitis. Lupin is also a flowering plant whose only allergy relevance is that flour made from lupin when eaten may trigger anaphylaxis in persons allergic to peanut. Wow! ...Read more

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Can u suggest some nasal steroids and oral antihistamines?

Can u suggest some nasal steroids and oral     antihistamines?

Treatment advice: It is not in our mission here to give specific treatment advice. But, all oral anti-histamines are over the counter. Nasal steroid sprays are universally similar to each other. ...Read more

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What is the best allergy treatment for eyes I mean the best eye drops for allergy. Not over-the-counter drugs. Oral antihistamine alone not helping.

What is the best allergy treatment for eyes I mean the best eye drops for allergy. Not over-the-counter drugs. Oral antihistamine alone not helping.

Patanol (olopatadine): I prefer patanol (olopatadine) drops. There are others which are similar. The important thing is to wash your face with a cool wash cloth before applying to remove any lingering allergens from your facial skin and around your eyes. This helps my patients a great deal. If you're not better with drops see an allergist for testing, you may want to consider allergy shots. ...Read more

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Whats topical or oral terbinafine?

Whats topical or oral terbinafine?

Antifungal medicine: Terbinafine is an antifungal medicine. It is made in both a topical (cream) and systemic form (pills). ...Read more

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Can canestan oral antifungal pill cure oral thrush on tongue?

Can canestan oral antifungal pill cure oral thrush on tongue?

Not a good choice: Even though canestan is an antifungal, it would not be the drug of choice for oral thrush. If you have thrush-like symptoms on your tongue, you should see your dentist or physician, because there are several different medications used to treat this yeast-like fungus, depending on the severity of the thrush, your own health, and your immune strength. It would not be wise to treat this yourself. ...Read more

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Will an oral atihistimine help with skin allergies?

Will an oral atihistimine help with skin allergies?

It depends: It depends on what type of skin allergy symptoms you have. In general, skin allergies are often referred to dermatitis and hives. Antihistamine is the initial treatment of choice for hives. In dermatitis, it helps decrease pruritus or itchy sensation but does not treat the underlying inflammation. ...Read more

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Is Flonase an antihistamine?

Is Flonase an antihistamine?

No: Flonase is a nasal steroid spray. It is often used in conjunction with an antihistamine. The most commonly used antihistamines today are the non-sedating antihistamines: claritin, Allegra and zyrtec. Each of these had a generic drug available, too. ...Read more

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Can you suggest an OTC oral anesthetic rinse?

Can you suggest an OTC oral anesthetic rinse?

Depends what you're : using it for? Sore tooth? Gums? Throat? Need more info to answer accurately. Best to contact your dentist especially if it involves your teeth and gums. There are many products to choose from! Thanks! ...Read more

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Any effective OTC alternatives to oral antihistamines?

Antihistamine picks: To answer this we need to know what symptom you want the antihistamine to treat. If you want to stop itching, oral steroids can be used, they are very strong and work well but have loads of side effects and dangers. For a runny nose from allergies, nasal antihistamine or corticosteroid sprays are more effective; montelukast can also be tried. None of these are otc, though. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Carter
671 doctors shared insights

Antihistamine (Definition)

Sedating and non-sedating antihistamines prevent and treat allergic reactions, and are ...Read more