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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
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
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.
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