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Dr. Paul Carter
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Steroid Nasal Spray: Flixonase or Flonase (fluticasone proprionate) is a steroid nasal spray commonly used to treat allergic rhinitis by decreasing the allergic inflammati ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes, but avoid: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream is available. While some people find temporary relief for insect bites with this, in general it is not very effectiv ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
21 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Older ones do: First generation antihistamines (benadryl, clor-pheramine, atarax) cross the blood brain barrier and cause lethargy. Second generation (allegra, cl ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not a good idea: Antihistamines (especially the older ones such as benadryl) can cause drowsiness and impairment and this can be worsened by the effect of alcohol even ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ladislav Volicer
62 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
With what?: If you are thinking about drinking alcohol, do not do it. Antihistamines might potentiate the effect of alcohol.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: There is a medication called tussionex that combines an older antihistamine (chlorpheniramine) with hydrodocone (similar to codeine). This medicatio ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Curran
27 years experience Urology
IC: I commonly use anti histamine for my IC patients. Exciting histamine receptors in the bladder can stimulate inflammation. Similar responses are seen ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Lehr
54 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Most often yes: Otc non drowsy fexofenadine 180mgm for pt over 12yo can safely be used on along term basis in most patients..Always check with with your primary md.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
1st generation: as diphenhydramine, because of more anticholinergic effects, but would cause more sedation, read the labels well, don't drive or operate machinery whi ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
36 years experience Podiatry
Allegra (fexofenadine): Try allegra (fexofenadine).

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