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will benadryl help a rash

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help: With some types of rashes and associated itching. It depends on the type of rash.

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine drug that prevents itching caused by a rash. It has no direct effect on a rash and may cause the rash t ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): It helps rashes that are caused by allergy or it also helps with itching. Medicines are often used for problems beyond what the company advertises or ... Read More
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
NO NO NO: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a sleeping pill so it should never be used unless you want a traquilizer. Do not drive for 6 hours after use. As an anti ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
43 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: THERE MAY BE SOMETHING IN THE ENVIRONMENT YOU ARE ALLERGIC TO THERE.Try to weed that out.Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help but perhaps daily zyrtec ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Skin Issues: Why would you think that your rashes are allergic in nature and you need an anti-histamine? Rashes can represent significant illness. I would need m ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Dry skin?: Dry skin is the likely cause. Avoid scented or anti-bacterial soap or gel, apply a good moisturizer.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma jo Waxman
32 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: This could be a reaction to a soap or laundry detergent. You may want to avoid TIDE and ALL. this could also be a sign of arthritis if you have the ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Dry skin?: Dry skin by far is the most common cause for itching without a rash.Try applying moisturizer all over within 3 mins after bathing while avoiding scent ... Read More
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Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not advised: This will not help with most pediatric rashes, including hives. Although this could be a benign viral eruption, best to notify the pediatrician for a ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Edward Gaber
51 years experience Internal Medicine
Allergic rash: You can take 4 10mg Claritin (loratadine) a day for chronic hives. Be sure it is Claritin (loratadine) plain without decongestant. Avoid Sulfite-conta ... Read More
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