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benadryl vs zyrtec for itching for dogs

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
18 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Both will work, but i find that Benadryl (diphenhydramine) does a better job of taking the edge off the itching. Only problem is the drowsiness it can ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
May be connected: Stromectol (ivermectin), usually does not cause significant itching or rashes. That said, rarely there are severe allergic reactions. Also, depending ... Read More
A 2-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Dry skin: bathe hi with a cream soap and moisturize his skin right after, that would help him sleep better, wouldn't advise giving more of antihistamines at thi ... Read More
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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
20 years experience Pediatrics
Why itching?: It is medically safe to give the benadryl; however, the question leads to another - why is he having bouts of itching? Ideally, determining and treati ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Other choices: Itching of the palate is not an uncommon symptom with allergies. This could be related to pollen-food allergy syndrome such as eating fresh apple (if ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Be careful though: ambien and benadryl (diphenhydramine) combination may make you more drowsy, so don't drive and don't exceed recommended dosage
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
30 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Yes: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is one of the best anti-itch antihistamines, and can be taken together with zyrtec and steroids. The only caution is that a ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Itch: Long shirt while weeding. Try Bendadryl instead of Zyrtec, and try cortaid cream versus benadryl cream. If persistent issues consult and allergist or ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
NO!!!!!: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a sleeping pill. It will make you sleepy. Even if you do not feel sleepy you are prone to accidents, same as alcohol. It ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Other antihistamines: You may try an antihistamine eye drop or take any other kind of antihistamine. They would not do harm to your babies (vs Benadryl (diphenhydramine) w ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
23 years experience Radiology
Call your doctor: If it continues, it will need to be seen. This may be a reaction to the vaccine. Even if it resolves, it's a good idea to call the office where you ... Read More
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