Doctor insights on:
Antihistamine Cream Brands
Getting a lot of itchiness of the whole body. Wha'ts the strongest antihistamine and cream to apply?
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
Can topical antihistamine (like synopen) n form of cream be safely used for relieving of itching of irritant dermatitis rash?
Can try it: Irritation where? Due to what? Cortisone creams are very safe and much more effective. Best treatment depends on details. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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?
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
What is this rash? Spots are ~ size of a pencil tip, not raised, not itchy anymore. Antihistamines/steroid cream no effect. No blanching with pressure
See doctor: Time to see the doctor to see what it is. It seems you have tried the reasonable treatments already. ...Read more
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
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
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
I was given hydrocortisone cream 1% & loratadine tablets, 10mg/antihistamine. Its been over 1 hour & the hives continue to appear & burn. Concerned?
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
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
Sure: Give it a try and see how much it helps. ...Read more
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
Very unlikely: For topical cream to effect your blood sugars. Take care. ...Read more
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
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