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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
17 years experience General Practice
As soon as you feel: You are obviously reacting to something. Trying to isolate what is causing hives and removing it from your diet/environment/exposure is probably goa ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marius Frasie
26 years experience Internal Medicine
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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
H2: Try the Benadryl with a H2 blocker such as Zantac or Pepcid. This combination may be more effective.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can make you drowsy so be cautious if you drive or do other activity. You need to see your physician to clarify why you hav ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) has many unintended side effects. You should not take it every day. If you are getting hives frequently, you are allergic ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Choi
22 years experience Family Medicine
Steroids: Taking more Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may only make you drowsy. You could try topical anti-itch cream. Otherwise, you may need oral prednisone or a ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes, but only once: seems that you have uncontrolled hives, you need to be evaluated by an allergist, check www.acaai.org and look for an allergist locator to spot an all ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
The same: both are diphenhydramine, read the labels carefully for dosage and warnings, if no improvement, see your doctor
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 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Don't think so: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) usually is taken every 6 hours. It generally lasts 6-8 hours. Other factors include how big a dose was taken, and how man ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes, but: Claritin (loratadine) is effective for hives (urticaria) but it may take more than an hour to see the good effects. There is no harm in taking Benadr ... Read More

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