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A 40-year-old female asked:

Is there a test an allergist can do that will confirm my allergy to antihistamines? i had hives after taking dye free benadryl (diphenhydramine).

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Drug test: Bring the medication you reacted to to the allergist, you may have reacted to a component in it that you are not aware of. Testing will follow depending on the ingredients.
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 45 years experience
Drug allergy: Allergic reactions to Benadryl (diphenhydramine) are very rare. See an allergist for evaluation.

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Last updated Jun 24, 2014

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