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Is there an antihistamine cream?

Is there an antihistamine cream?

Yes, but avoid: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream is available. While some people find temporary relief for insect bites with this, in general it is not very effective compared to other antihistamines taken as pills or tabs. For generalized rash, it really doesn't make sense. ...Read more

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Antihistamine (Definition)

Sedating and non-sedating antihistamines prevent and treat allergic reactions, and are ...Read more


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Getting a lot of itchiness of the whole body. Wha'ts the strongest antihistamine and cream to apply?

Getting a lot of itchiness of the whole body. Wha'ts the strongest antihistamine and cream to apply?

Rather oral: antihistamine if you've got whole body itching unless there are contraindications, which are few, and if the symptoms are really bothersome, better go to ER or urgent care ...Read more

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When do I need to take and oral antihistamine for itching as opposed to a topical cream?

When do I need to take and oral antihistamine for itching as opposed to a topical cream?

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 more

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Can a 6week old baby take antihistamines for a facial rash that appeared after putting some cream on?

Can a 6week old baby take antihistamines for a facial rash that appeared after putting some cream on?

No: Antihistamines are generally not recommended for infants. Please see your GP for an examination and treatment. In the meantime please keep moisturising the skin with simple fatty cream ...Read more

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I have no antihistamine at home or lyclear cream to use for my scabies i'm so itchy. What do I have to do to prevent it?

I have no antihistamine at home or lyclear cream to use for my scabies i'm so itchy. What do I have to do to prevent it?

Needs treatment: Scabies rash cannot be treated with antihistamine. You need an anti-mite cream or oral medication to kill them. Even then the itching may linger on for many more days after. See your doctor if otc anti-mite agents failed. ...Read more

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Unbearably itchy sandfly bites I have derm aid cream and itch ease and antihistamine tablets but its unbearable its not stopping what can I do?

Unbearably itchy sandfly bites I have derm aid cream and itch ease and antihistamine tablets but its unbearable its not stopping what can I do?

Itchy rash: Are you sure it is sand fly bites? Have you seen a doctor since a rash is best treated with visual evaluation. Add oatmeal baths, increase the oral non-sedating antihistamine to two to three times per day and use the topical anti-itch as often as necessary. Bottom line....See your doctor. ...Read more

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I started to use Chloropyramine topical cream for releiving the itching from contact dermatitis on chest. is it good antihistamine cream for it?

I started to use Chloropyramine topical cream for releiving the itching from contact dermatitis on chest. is it good antihistamine cream for it?

Oral is better: It is not uncommon for topical application of antihistamines to cause sensitization reactions and to develop allergy to the antihistamine. A batter choice is to use the antihistamine orally and to apply calamine lotion to the area, If it is a true contact dermatitis the only effective way to eliminate the rash is with topical steroids. ...Read more

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I have scratches on legs from gardening that are inflamed and itchy for a week. Taking antihistamine and bite cream but haven't reduced as yet.

I have scratches on legs  from gardening that are inflamed and itchy for a week. Taking antihistamine and bite cream but haven't reduced as yet.

Contact reaction : What you describe sounds like allergic contact dermatitis to plant material. The only effective treatment is steroids. Have your primary care physician evaluate the rash and prescribe something that will work for you. ...Read more

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How to recover from antihistaminic dysphonia? Ice-cream? Now 2nd day. I stop antihistamines and moved to Montelukast.

How to recover from antihistaminic dysphonia? Ice-cream? Now 2nd day. I stop antihistamines and moved to Montelukast.

Time: Give it a few days to recover. I presume that you were taking the older generation antihistamine (Benadryl, hydroxyzine etc) which tends to dry up the throat. If the problem is indeed from antihistamine, it will recover within days. In the meanwhile, lozenges, honey, lemon drop (sugar-free) , ice cream or whatever soothes it can be taken. ...Read more

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DERM: Pink smooth bump smaller than pinkie tip appeared on back overnite 7 days ago. Itchy. 64 y/o Can SK present as such? Used antihistamine cream.

DERM: Pink smooth bump smaller than pinkie tip appeared on back overnite 7 days ago. Itchy. 64 y/o Can SK present as such? Used antihistamine cream.

?: Did you mean "skin cancer" by "SK"? , no , not really, skin cancer would be different and in general wouldn't be itchy, if it doesn't go away by antihistamine or anti-itch (hydrocortisone) cream, see your doctor, proper exam for better evaluation would be needed then for right diagnosis ...Read more

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I have hives all over my body. steroids have not helped. antihistamine and cortisone cream not doing much. Could this be stress induced? What can I do

I have hives all over my body. steroids have not helped. antihistamine and cortisone cream not doing much. Could this be stress induced? What can I do

Yes: This could be stress. You may also be getting continued exposure to a trigger for your hives which is overwhelming the treatment. There are also forms of hives which can be resistant to treatment. If your Dr. Is stumped I would recommend you see a specialist in Allergy/Immunology. ...Read more

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I have hives on my legs, can I use antihistamine cream? 6 weeks pregnant

I have hives on my legs, can I use antihistamine cream? 6 weeks pregnant

See a dermatologist: Antihistamine cream has no effect on hives. Probably you do not have hives limited to your legs. More likely you have skin changes due to scratching. A prescription steroid cream is likely to give relief and is safe during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Itch all over no rash. Antihistamines and creams no effect. Bloods clear for kid, lib, thyroid. Soap free shower. Scratching. Gbs '09 i had this too ?

Itch all over no rash. Antihistamines and creams no effect. Bloods clear for kid, lib, thyroid.  Soap free shower. Scratching. Gbs '09 i had this too ?

Many possibilities: To help you some additional questions to answer:
1) any travel to outside of us or snorkeling/scuba activity? Some parasites, infections can manifest this way.
2) understand no soap being used - but chemicals are everywhere. Anything new that you are being exposed to?
3) sexually active? Pregnancy, std can cause these symptoms as well
4) psychological factors? Anxiety, depression, ocd, etc. ...Read more

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Have red blotches on my hands, they are itchy, tried fungal infection cream and antihistamine, advise of pharmacist but no change. hope you can help?

Have red blotches on my hands, they are itchy, tried fungal infection cream and antihistamine, advise of pharmacist but no change. hope you can help?

Topical cortisone: Are you working with a lot of chemical solvents requiring a lot of hand washing? If so, these practices need to be modified. They are unlikely to be fungal infection but more likely irritant and/or contact allergy which will respond better to topical cortisone. See dermatologist to find out the cause. ...Read more

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I have a red, blotchy itchy rash on my legs and feet. A cool bath helped but not fir long, i've also tried a antihistamine and a cream for bites?

I have a red, blotchy itchy rash on my legs  and feet. A cool bath helped but not fir long, i've also tried  a antihistamine and a cream for bites?

Unsure of diagnosis.: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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My itching has got worse, I also get welts, hydrocortisone cream and antihistamines have not helped, what should I do next? HELP painful itching bad

My itching has got worse, I also get welts, hydrocortisone cream and antihistamines have not helped, what should I do next? HELP painful itching bad

See allergist: In order to treat it, one needs to search for a potential cause and thus I would recommend that you consult a dermatologist or allergist. In many ways, itching is worse than pain. ...Read more

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I was given hydrocortisone cream 1% & loratadine tablets, 10mg/antihistamine. Its been over 1 hour & the hives continue to appear & burn. Concerned?

I was given hydrocortisone cream 1% & loratadine tablets, 10mg/antihistamine. Its been over 1 hour & the hives continue to appear & burn. Concerned?

Hives treatment: It takes about 1 to 3 hours for Claritin (loratadine) to start working. If you still symptomatic and suffer this much, it is safe to take an extra one. Call your doctor if it does not go away later today. ...Read more

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I have a non itchy rash all over body, on my arms. Legs, stomach, back chest and neck. I have been prescribed a steroid cream and antihistamines. I've been using these for two weeks but the rash has got worse. What could this be?

I have a non itchy rash all over body, on my arms. Legs, stomach, back chest and neck. I have been prescribed a steroid cream and antihistamines. I've been using these for two weeks but the rash has got worse. What could this be?

Needs re-evaluation: Not possible to diagnose without at least a picture, you need to see your doctor again who would refer you to a dermatologist. Please hold the steroid cream for now, it could be a fungal rash or something else, good luck ...Read more

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How fast would a rash subside when using: antibiotics, cortisone, antihistamines and topical creams at the same time? Any chance it would do nothing?

Rash: It all depends on the cause of the rash. If it is an allergic rash for something topical like soap for instance then topical cortisone cream would be a good option for itching and redness. Antihistamines would help redness and swelling for an allergy rash. Antibiotic ointment help for topical bacterial infections. If you are having shingles (herpes zoster) none of these will help. ...Read more

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Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream safe for 2 year olds?

Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream safe for 2 year olds?

Topical Benedryl: Topical Benedryl is considered safe to use in toddlers. It is not recommended if the child is also taking oral Benedryl at the same time. ...Read more

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Can 7 week old use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream?

Mgt: It would be preferable to use a low dose of hydrocortisone for atopic dermatitis. It is important to see your PCP for suspected allergic reactions. ...Read more

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Can I put Benadryl cream on my face for itch?

Can I put Benadryl cream on my face for itch?

Possibly: Do you have a rash with itch? There are some topical/ cream products that contain benadryl that can be safely used on the face. Please read label of the medication first - to insure it is meant for facial use. ...Read more

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Could using Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream affect blood sugar?

Could using Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream affect blood sugar?

Very unlikely: for topical cream to effect your blood sugars. Take care. ...Read more

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Can extra strenght Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream cause tiredness ?

Can extra strenght Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream cause tiredness ?

Yes: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) a
is an antihistamine and can cause drowsiness. Histamine is a neurotransmitter that excites or makes the system alert - so something that blocks it can make the system drowsy. ...Read more

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I gave my eight year old daughter (75lbs) two tablets of Benadryl (50mg) and my husband put Benadryl cream on her. Do I need to worry?

May be sedating: The Benadryl cream is not a problem because it is not absorbed. If you gave 2 of the 25 mg pills (its usual form) for a total of 50, the dose is a bit higher than I would use but not dangerous. She will likely be very groggy for the 4-6 hours it is in effect. If you gave her 100 mg total you need to call poison control. ...Read more

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How does hydrocodone cream works? How can my hubby be alergic to benadryl (diphenhydramine) but not hydrocodone? Aren't they the same thing?

How does hydrocodone cream works? How can my hubby be alergic to benadryl (diphenhydramine) but not hydrocodone? Aren't they the same thing?

Totally different: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine and hydrocodone is an analgesic. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) works for allergic diseases , hydrocodone works for certain pain. However I believe you meant hydrocortisone cream which works for allergic skin lesions (contact dermatitis) since I am unaware of the availability of a hydrocodone cream. ...Read more