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Allergic Reaction To Benadryl Symptoms
If I have a true allergic reaction to Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will I be allergic to all antihistamines, like zyrtec?
No: If you are allergic to benedryl you msy not be allergic to other antihistamines. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Allergic Reaction: The adult dose is: 25 to 50 mg every 4 to 8 hours. ...Read more
Other than benadryl, (diphenhydramine) what else can I take to stop an allergic reaction from getting worst?
I took 10 tablets of benadryl (diphenhydramine) not thinking because I had an allergic reaction. What should I do?
Wait it out: Don't operate any machinery or vehicle. You may end up with dry mouth, constipation, and drowsiness but will not have life-threatening reactions. These effect should subside in about a day or so. If you took this many in a suicide attempt, call the suicide hotline immediately to get help. In the future, be sure not to exceed the recommend dose because you may not be as lucky the next time around. ...Read more
Expert opinion please: could taking a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) before eating dairy stop my mild allergic reaction?
No advisable: You do not detail your "mild allergic reaction". If it is bloating and cramping and diarrhea, it is not an allergy but lactose intolerance and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will have no effect, but lactaid pills will. If you are truly allergic as in hives, throat swelling shortness of breath, etc, I would avoid dairy at all cost. See an allergist to get tested. ...Read more
I had a margarita around 8pm & an allergic reaction around 10:30pm. I took Benadryl @ 11:15pm not thinking about the margarita. Should I be worried?
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... ...Read more
Identify & medicate: With any allergic reaction, it's important to identify the trigger and avoid. Other antihistamines can be tried and these include claritin, clarinex, allegra, zyrtec and xyzal (levocetirizine). Under the direction of a physician, higher doses may be needed. If the reaction is severe, seek care, as oral steroids may be necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it okay to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with aller tec (by kirklands) for an allergic reaction?
Not necessary: Allertec contains Cetirizine (zyrtec) which is a very good new generation antihistamine. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an older antihistamine that doesn't last as long and has more side effects. Likely the main issue with using both together at usual doses would be drowsiness, fatigue and delayed reaction time. ...Read more
What can I do for an allergic reaction to lignocaine? Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) safe to use for the reaction?
It depends: Whether or not Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is safe to use depends on what type of reaction you are having. Firstly, it is rare to have an allergic reaction to a local anesthetic. If you are having swelling it may be due to the procedure and not the medicine. If you are having itching through your body then Benadryl (diphenhydramine) would be helpful but you may also need a steroid pill. ...Read more
Is there anything other than Benadryl (diphenhydramine) that can help with widespread burning from an allergic reaction? It feels like it is burning and hot to the touch.
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