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Antihistamine Anti Itching Medication
My butt itches so much. Its skin goes dark with chicken skin like as you see on my profile photo. I tried antihistamine but doesn't work. So confused?
Itching in different body parts unrelated to food or indoor/outdoor areas. This might sit for few hours and sometimes I take antihistamines. ?
Several choices: While just about any oral antihistamine will help the itching associated with eczema, I have good results with Cetirizine (zyrtec). For children with significant itching at night, i'll use Atarax (hydroxyzine) as it helps itching and causes drowsiness to help them sleep. While Benadryl is inexpensive and will help, it lasts about 6 hours and some people have drowsiness and slow reaction time. ...Read more
If all antihistamines work for generalized itching, is it then not caused by an systematic disease or anything serious? Im a hypocondr and often itch.
Possibly: Dry skin by far is the most common cause of generalized itching. Try using unscented lotion soap and apply a moisturizer immediately after bathing. If this does not work, then check with your doctor to check out for other potential conditions. Antihistamine works for some conditions but only when it is mediated by histamine. ...Read more
Dryness?: Good morning, itching after bath is a very common symptom in many especially in those with atopic dermatitis. Water from skin, when evoporates after you come out of shower, draws energy needed for conversion from water to vapor state from the cells of skin causing irritation of nerve endings, and itching results. Apply cereve moisturizing cream on whole body after bath daily. ...Read more
I'm currently getting patch tested for contact dermatitis. Can i take an antihistamine to relieve itching, or will that interfere with the test?
Yes: You can take antihistamines while getting patch tested as it does not significantly affect the reaction. ...Read more
Itchy Skin: When the area of itch is too significant for a small amount of cream to cover. And there is nothing wrong with doing both. Itching can be an internal issue or an external issue. Antihistamines help to drastically reduce itch and are longer lasting, depending on the topical cream/ointment used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am having spinal surgery on my c 3/4 4/5 5/6 6/7 . I am itching and want to know if i can take an antihistamine prior to surgery on 9/30/13?
Pre-op medications: General recommendation by surgeons and anesthesiologists is to try and avoid all meds. Perhaps you can try applying moisturizing lotion to the area. ...Read more
I have itching and irritation in my pubic area .Use antihistamines, canessten about 4 months. Did not get any better. Please. Could you advice me.
Could: Be fungal and that requires an antifungal treatment, your primary could prescribe. ...Read more
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