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A 24-year-old male asked:

Is it safe to take benadryl (diphenhydramine) or pseudophedrine for my cold if i have a low grade fever? was up to 100.3, but took 2 advil and went down to 99.6

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Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: It is safe although you should avoid pseudoephedrine if you have high blood pressure.Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be sedating so other antihistamines might be better during waking hours.These do treat the symptoms of a cold while your body fights off the virus.If your fever gets higher, you develop other symptoms, or you are not starting to feel better after a week u need to be seen.Something else might be wrong.
Dr. Mihir Patel
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: low grade Fever is not a contraindication for Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or pseudophed.

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