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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
No value: Antihistamines have no value in the treatment of viral illnesses.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience in Internal Medicine
OTC antihistamines: The second generation zyrtec, allergra or Claritin (loratadine) are comparative. None are perfect. Zyrtec is slightly more likely to make you tired ot ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No: Antihistamines are a class of medication used since the 1940s. They are used to treat allergic conditions and are very safe. The newer generation an ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Martinez
Specializes in Allergy
For allergies: Antihistamines help the most with sneezing, watery drainage, and itching which are often seen with allergies. Older antihistamines (like benadryl) can ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
41 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Antihistamine 4 itch: Antihistamines (ah) block histamine receptors and stop histamine from causing itching and swelling. They are mainly used to treat allergies and hives. ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. ISRAEL GRINBERG
41 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
22: At bedtime.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Not true: Everyone reacts to medications differently although the differences may be minor in most cases. There is no study showing that young people are more s ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Taking lethal over: Dose would do that. Lethal overdoses of antihistamines are rare. Are you considering taking an overdose of antihistamines? If so, please get help rig ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
New generation ones: Antihistamines in general are very safe. New generation products (Zyrtec, Claritin, (loratadine) Allegra, Xyzal) are just as effective with less side ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Giana Nicoara
27 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Butterbur has antihistamine-like effects. It can be found at health food stores.

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