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Benadryl vs zyrtec for itching
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezackanswered
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 20 years experience
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
4.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 52-year-old female asked:
I was prescribed 1 dose 3mg of stromectol 2 days ago and i have been itching (more at night) unbearable. zyrtec or benadryl (diphenhydramine) isnt helping much?
Dr. Joram Seggevanswered
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & 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
4.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 39-year-old male asked:
Can we give our son benadryl (diphenhydramine) 4 hrs after a dose of zyrtec? he has bouts with itching at night and can't sleep.
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
2.9k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Dr. Tiffanie Noonananswered
Pediatrics 22 years experience
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
2.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 37-year-old female asked:
I have year round nasal allergies and take zyrtec. one new symptom is itching on the roof of my mouth. zyrtec and benadryl (diphenhydramine) don't help. what will?
Dr. Michael Zacharisenanswered
Allergy and Immunology 35 years experience
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
5.4k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 31-year-old female asked:
I take ambien due to insomnia. i also have urtricia. i usually take zyrtec but am out cans i take benadryl (diphenhydramine) after i've taken ambien for the itch i have?
Be careful though: ambien and benadryl (diphenhydramine) combination may make you more drowsy, so don't drive and don't exceed recommended dosage
1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 22-year-old female asked:
I had an allergic reaction(bugbite) and was given steroids and zyrtec. can i take benadryl (diphenhydramine) for itch before bed if i take both of those in the morning?
Dr. Gary Stevenanswered
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 32 years experience
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
5.2k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 41-year-old male asked:
Take zyrtec pills and use benadryl cream arms still itch from any part of body grass touches after weeding . i itch up to 3 days after weeding any other options ?
Dr. Stuart Hickersonanswered
Family Medicine 34 years experience
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
148 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 29-year-old female asked:
Can benadryl (diphenhydramine) help relieve itching from dyshidriotic excema - it itches so bad, right in between my fingers :p?
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohananswered
Dermatology 59 years experience
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
5k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A female asked:
Woke up with swollen itches eyes. have 2 babies and do not want to take benadryl (diphenhydramine). is there something else i can take?
Dr. John Chiuanswered
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
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
1.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 48-year-old male asked:
Rash has red lines, weeping blisters, itches, and spreading dispite anti bacterial, high dose benadryl , can send pics?
Dr. John Goldmananswered
Rheumatology 57 years experience
See dermatology: See dermatology but I suspect that this is some type of infection from your description. We need to know more about your husband’s total health and wh... Read More
293 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
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