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will benadryl help allergic asthma

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
29 years experience in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Yes: Antihistamines are generally safe in pregnancy; allowing an allergic reaction to progress can cause more harm to the baby than the antihistamines can.

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A female asked:
Dr. Colette Wiseman
13 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: one dose of benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night (25mg) is safe. However use it only when absolutely necessary. Antihistamine overdose can make you deh ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hien Tran
Dr. Hien Tran answered
14 years experience in Pediatrics
Try a nose spray: I would try a steroid nose spray. Also you can try a nasal rinse to wash out the allergen. You could try a cromyln nasal spray too but that takes lo ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
28 years experience in Radiology
Why Cardiac CT?: Why at 21 yo is a cardiac ct desired? Risk of adverse reaction to contrast is less than 1%, and serious adverse reaction is about 1-2 in 10, 000 inje ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience in Pediatric Pulmonology
Wheezing: Benedryl is an anti histamine and treats an allergic reaction. If you are wheezing it may be part of an allergic reaction. Prmg accepts telephone ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Depends: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help to reduce the runny nose or hives if you have these types of reaction. In anaphylaxis, you must use epinephrine.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Possible: Allergic shiners are caused by nasal congestion that results in passive congestion of a venous plexus that is under the eyes. So using an antihistamin ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
44 years experience in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
It can: Allergic shiners often improve with allergy treatment but not always.
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Depends: on the reaction, if just hives and itching, yes benadryl (diphenhydramine) can control it in the right dosage, after discontinuing the offending drug, ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Green
44 years experience in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Xyzal (levocetirizine): Xyzal and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) are both antihistamines. Everyone responds differently to allergy medicine so it is whichever works best with the ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faye Vargas Morris
21 years experience in Internal Medicine
Allergic help: You will definitely need to speak with your physician about this. Other alternatives include the short acting chlorphenamine (chlortrimetron), sold o ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is sedating: Claritin, zyrtec, allegra, or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help with allergy and asthma symptoms caused by allergies to respiratory pollens or other ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Giana Nicoara
27 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Reduces histamine: It decreases the amount of chemicals, such as histamine( hence it is an antihistamine), an allergic person's body produces in response to allergens, w ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Klimas
47 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Depends: The term "allergy rash" is non-specific. If it is poisen ivy or ecxema, a rash characterized by dry, scaly patches where itchiness is a major symptom ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience in Pediatrics
INSECT BITE ALLERGY: It depends on the allergic reaction. If it is only itchy bumps, hc cream or other steroids plus Benadryl (diphenhydramine) intake will suffice. If th ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
44 years experience in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Contact dermatitis: Antihistamines may help the itch that occurs with allergic rushes, but allergic contact dermatitis often responds best to topical steroid creams.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Palumbo
22 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Allegra (fexofenadine): Try Allegra and see your doctor for a prescription nasal spray.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes it can: but you need to take it on regular basis during the season, or anytime during the year if you have persistent symptoms, if it doesn't work see your do ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atul Singh
27 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes : Should help. Please follow all the directions on the label of the mediation you use and please update your medic rom profile.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
41 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Can help symptoms: If you mean, does taking singulair (montelukast) help prevent symptoms from Aspirin sensitivity in people known to have this problem? Yes, it can. It ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
41 years experience in Pediatrics
BENADRYL (diphenhydramine) DOSE:: Up to 50 mg each dose every 4 hours as needed. Maximum dose not more than 400 mg in a day. Adverse events: drowsiness, hypotension, increased heart ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Sometimes.: They can be helpful in mild cases of immediate hypersensitivity. For more severe cases, steroids or Epinephrine may be needed.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No: it antagonizes H2 receptors in the stomach, thas helping decrease acid production, though an antihistaminic, but doesn't help the itch, H1 blockers, a ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kimura
34 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: If you mean inhaled nasal steroids, yes. They are probably the best and most effective way of treating allergic rhinitis. I use them first line and ... Read More
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