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Monticello, AR
A 40-year-old female asked:

i'm having n allergic reaction to ambian can i take benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help with itching and rash from an allergic reaction. An individual with lip or tongue swelling, or any sensation of difficulty breathing should be seen by a doctor right away.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Can diphenhydramine (benadryl) be administered sublingually in the event of an allergic reaction?

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Dr. Kim Kuhar
Dr. Kim Kuhar answered
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Yes: Yes it will dissolve in the mouth and have the same effect.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How much Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can I take for an allergic reaction?

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Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Allergic Reaction: The adult dose is: 25 to 50 mg every 4 to 8 hours.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Other than benadryl, (diphenhydramine) what else can I take to stop an allergic reaction from getting worst?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
See your doctor/ER: in the interim keep taking the benadryl (diphenhydramine) as directed, if an allergic reaction is getting worse, you'd better be seen and evaluated, good luck
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I am having an allergic reaction to salmon, should I take benadryl?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
If mild hives or...: If a food reaction is merely itching, nausea, or some hives, a person can take antihistamines (like Benadryl) to decrease the reaction. Hives are due to release of histamine, commonly related to allergy to foods, medicines, viruses, molds, animals, pollens, etc... Some people release histamine and get hives when exposed to cold temperatures, cold water, sunshine, stressful situations, etc...

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