A 41-year-old female asked:
6-y-o w/ hives on arms & legs. ped. advised hydrocortisone and benadryl (diphenhydramine) every 4 hrs. after 8 hrs, still red, puffy, itchy. should we try loratadine?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Dermatology 57 years experience
Loratadine: Loratadine (claratin is same only costs more) is far superior to benadryl (diphenhydramine). It is a mystery to me that any dr would use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for anything except as a sleeping pill. In children it may have the opposite effect, making them agitated. You may need to take the child to a dermatologist. Is it really hives or is it excoriated eczema?
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Pediatric Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Hives : You can give Benadryl (diphenhydramine) every 6 hours as needed sometimes hives persist due to delayed allergic reaction and may require multiple doses
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Left hand pain around pinky and ring finger knuckles and left elbow pain, 24 weeks pregnant.?
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Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Ulnar neuropathy: You have likely heard of carpal tunnel syndrome. This is a compression and irritation of the median nerve in the wrist. Ulnar tunnel syndrome, which it sounds like you may have, is a compression of the ulnar nerve in elbow. This nerve supplies the ring finger and pinky fingers. If it is compressed and irritated it can produce tingling and pain in those fingers. It is more common in pregnancy.
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A 19-year-old member asked:
I suffer immensely from allergies. Itchy eyes.. Light sensitivity, blurred vision and rapid heart beat. I I don't know what i'm allergic to?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
See an allergist: The symptoms you describe sound like allergies (except for the rapid heart beat). An allergist can teat you to determine what specific allergy you have. Additionally, you should have your primary care doctor evaluate your racing heart. In fact, this should be dealt with before the allergies are checked.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Bad lower leg pain when walking. How can you tell if it is a nerve or circulation problem?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Time to relief: Most vascular problems cramp with duration of walking and respond over 2-5 minutes to rest. "neurogenic claudication" or pinched nerves from back arthritis come on more slowly, take longer to respond (try sitting) and feel better if you lean on a shopping cart, etc. Nerve pain from disc usually worse with sitting, and better standing up. However, these are not hard rules. Get it looked at!
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A 43-year-old member asked:
We visit an elderly man bedridden after a hip fracture. He complains of pain in his legs. Is it thrombophlebitis i?
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Orthopedic Surgery 58 years experience
Unlikely: Throbophlebitis is not that painful
he needs a complete examination by an experienced orthopaedic surgeon.
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Three years ago, I was stung by a yellow jacket on the side of my big toe. The pain is so intense that I get tremors. I took benadryl (diphenhydramine). There is no swelling now. Canthere be possible nerve damage?
4 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Podiatry 41 years experience
Probably not: It may me a reaction to the sting.
You should seek medical attention asap.
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Last updated Aug 4, 2014
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