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Pneumonia vac ppv23 thurs. swelling & redness much reduced, tender but itches. rn @ clinic said 2 benadryl (diphenhydramine). hydroxyzine 10mg ok instead?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh answered

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma

That should be fine, but if the symptoms worsen or persist, please have a recheck.

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a sleeping pill. It will do little for your reaction. You must not drive when you use it. 10mg hydroxyzine is a very small dose but it is even more soporific than benadryl (diphenhydramine). These have caused many accidents even when people did not feel sleepy. For itch, rub in some cortisone, preferably prescription strength. If you want antihistamine, get Claritin, Allegra, Zyrtec. But you just need t

Answered Mar 26, 2016

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