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dystonia and benadryl

A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
35 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No firm guideline: Dystonia can be the result of your medication, your genetics or activity related muscle problems. Seek a neurologist and a physiatrist opinion (with ... Read More

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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Sorry, you: Haven't provided us with adequate information to try to figure out the reason for the dystonia. You only have Benadryl (diphenhydramine) listed as a m ... Read More
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
16 years experience Neurology
Can do better: You can do better than benadryl (diphenhydramine). First off, make sure it is dystonia. I'd highly recommend seeing a neurologist that has special i ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
28 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine. It is normally used to help with allergy symptoms, sneezing, and runny nose. It can also help with itc ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Tapia
13 years experience Psychiatry
Bad idea: The snorting of medicines that are not supposed to be administered intranasally is usually going to lead to catastrophic effects. The consequences of ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: just don't take it again, with some people yes it can cause palpitations and incoordination
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not good idea: This will not kill you but will likely make you very drowsy, thirsty (dry mouth), and/or constipated. It may also lead to rapid heart beats. Why do ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
18 years experience Emergency Medicine
Rarely.: In people who have congenital LQTS, benadryl can cause heart arrythmias by making their underlying problem worse. In people with normal QT, very large ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
Dried up and sleepy: Why would you want to take benadry (the brand name for diphenhydramine) long term? Fagetaboutit. Side effects are drying of mucous membrane, drowsi ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Only in the: Sense that it could help dry up secretions, or decrease an allergic component of nasal congestion.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Kinda mostly: Loratadine is a 'non-sedating antihistamine, ' and Diphenhydramine (/benadryl) is a sedating antihistamine (aka: older / h1 & h2 blocker), so yes, the ... Read More
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