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why do i get short of breath after taking a benadryl

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Garrett Caldwell
8 years experience Family Medicine
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a sedating drug. This could cause some respiratory depression that is making you sob. However, you may also be allergi ... Read More
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Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Possible: Allergic reaction...Don't take & talk to your physician.

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
23 years experience Urgent Care
Yes: Go to E.R. Now for further follow up if this happened recently. They will likely give you an rx for epi pen (epi pen jr if under age 12). He needs t ... Read More
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Dr. Sung Taylor
22 years experience Family Medicine
Call 911: He may be experiencing a severe allergic reaction requiring immidiate attention.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Asthma?: If you have asthma and are allergic to horses, tavoidance is the best approach. If avoidance is not selected, then an allergist may be able to help ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
See a physician!: Based on your history, you may have shortness of breath because of your heart problems, your anxiety, or sub-clinical asthma associated with allergy. ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
?: Try frequent, smaller meals. (If you want a diagnosis, you'll need to provide more detail, undergo examination, and some tests.)
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Kumar
36 years experience Internal Medicine
A suggestion: Do an ekg at the time that this happens. Also do a spirometry and pulse oximetry. Make sure these tests are performed when you are short of breath. Mo ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Bending/walking: It is not unusual to experience blood rushing to your head when bending over. Walking 10-20 feet and getting short of breath is not normal if you are ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aylwin david Nathaniel
Specializes in General Practice
chronic bronchitis: I would suggest doing a virtual consultation through the Discovery app or website if you can't get to your GP. We can assess you and send you a script ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeremy Stidham
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Asthma: Exercise induced asthma is more common than what gets diagnosed. Inhalers will often help. Other more serious conditions should be ruled out at a visi ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Periodic SOB: I don't know which tests have been negative, but there are many potential causes, including cardiac diseases such as heart failure or valvular disease ... Read More
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