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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Some individuals can get a paradoxical reaction to benadryl (diphenhydramine) and become agitated, take zyrtec for itching instead
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience in Pediatrics
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Yes, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is safe to give infants and children for allergic reactions, itching and swelling. The latter can also respond to cold ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
29 years experience in 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
May need local stero: If the rash is due to allergy and is itchy, you can take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) but you may need some mild steroid cream for local application.Che ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Yes: If all the effects of your sedation have worn off, it is safe. All the best.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gujer
25 years experience in Anesthesiology
Yes: Benedryl can help with your symptoms. Try 25-50 mg but be advised that it can make you sleepy so no driving or operating equipment until you know how ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Antihistamines: There are three non-sedating anti-histamines also available. These are zyrtec, allegra, and claritin (loratadine). All over the counter.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
27 years experience in Dermatology
Contact dermatitis: Contact dermatitis is an allergic reaction but not the type that involves histamine. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine and treats allerg ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
23 years experience in Pain Management
Sedation: No. All three are sedating in their on right the combination would be greater due to synergism. In other words we aren't merely adding a sedating effe ... Read More
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