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rash breakouts on legs from food allergy. what otc can i take besies benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

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Dr. Aparna Shah
32 years experience Pediatrics
See below: You can take claritin, Allegra or zyrtec , they all last for 24 hours, the first two are considered non sedating, so they will not make you drowsy like benadryl (diphenhydramine).
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No much OTC meds: If you have real food allergy and you break out in hives when you eat that particular food, beside benadryl, (diphenhydramine) there are not much otc meds you can take. Go to the nearest er if you have nausea, vomiting or difficulty breathing since those are signs of anaphylaxis and can be dangerous. If the rashes are eczema but not hives, you can use otc cortisone cream, moisturizer and see an allergist.
Answered on Oct 19, 2013

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