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is better take benadryl than vistaril

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Where?: If the rash is confined to your face or neck, it may be from rosacea. If it is generalized, then cholinergic urticaria ( when small hives develop aft ... Read More
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Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Cholinergic hives: You could be suffering from cholinergic urticaria (hives) as your condition seems to be somewhat responsive to antihistamines. I would recommend seein ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Almost equal: for allergic reaction, hydroxyzine is precription only though, but you suffer that often and have swelling, better be evaluated, as epinephrine might ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probably not: It is unlikely that Vistaril (hydroxyzine) would noticeably reduce your nausea. But if you get knocked out by its drowsiness effect, you would not be ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Lane
38 years experience Psychiatry
First, r/o drug!: First of all, if this rash occurred after starting a new drug or otc agent, you'd want to stop using it to see if that alone improves the situation. D ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Yes: There is no interaction between these medications. Take them as directed.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Yes, that is the maximum dose.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunita Kanumury
34 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Yes they work in combination for upper respiratory allergies.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Combination isn't advisable, benadryl (diphenhydramine) may increase CNS depressive effects of virtussin, better see your doctor if the cough is reall ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes if: You are planning to go the bed. Some studies have shown that the sedative effect of one Benadryl= 1 shot of alcohol (likely more so for women). Be sur ... Read More
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