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will benedryl help allergic reaction to peppers?

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help to reduce the runny nose or hives if you have these types of reaction. In anaphylaxis, you must use epinephrine.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014

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