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is benadryl good for a cold

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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Only if it is itchy.: Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) can v redness, pain, itching ; swelling from burns. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial ; antifungal qual ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Miller
36 years experience Wound care
Simple Care: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote he ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Not aware of any data that would suggest Benadryl (diphenhydramine) would be helpful for a hangover.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
ONLY IF CAUSE/ALLERG: It will work only if hoarseness is caused by allergy.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Maybe (not) . . .: Hyland's is a brand of homeopathic remedies (http://www.Hylands.Com/products/adult), none of which exactly match name you mentioned, so it's trickier ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on situation: Antihistamines have a drying effect & can cause a thickening of the respiratory mucous that is already a problem for some asthmatics. When asthma is w ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
56 years experience Pediatrics
OTC allergy meds: Yes, there are. The old standouts are loratidine (claritin) and Cetirizine (zyrtec). This year, fenofexamine (allegra) was introduced. All have been ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Sokol
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is just a short acting antihistamine that will help the hives and itching only for a short period of time., maybe a few hou ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
No: If a baby has a runny nose or a stuffy nose, that can happen with a cold. Babies get colds, sometimes often. That makes it hard to call it "allergies" ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Avoidance : The best therapy for any food allergy is avoidance.

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