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A 40-year-old female asked:

I have hives on face w swollen lip. benadryl (diphenhydramine) hasnt worked. breathing fine. er trip??

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Dr. Michael Roman
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
If your breathing : Is ok. Call your doctor. Maybe a Medrol dose pack with the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help. Try to find out what caused the reaction. But if any breathing issues go to er
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
Not yet: You don't mention how long you have had the symptoms and how much Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) you have taken. You can take 2 OTC (25mg) capsules up to a maximum of 4 doses in 24 hours. If you fall sleep and wake up no better, see a physician ASAP. As long as you don't get worse and breathing is fine, you don't have to go to ER, but someone has to drive you if you go.

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