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Antihistamine For Itching And Rash
Suddenly itching without rashes, after wearing new shirt. Took antihistamine but still feel the same. Severe at night cannot sleep. 2 days already.
Since 10 days, I am itching all over without any rashes. But when I scratch my skin gets damaged and red. Antihistamines only short term help no cure.
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
Itching/welts/rash everyday if I don't take antihistamines, has been happening for over 2 years, what could b wrong? Itching occurs everywhere
Is it normal that roseola rash worsen as days go by? What can I do for my kid? Pls help no fever she is itching and we gave antihistamine
Cool bath may help.: Roseola rash is generally not itchy and lasts about 3 days. Itchy rash sounds more an like allergic reaction or urticaria that can come as a result of infection, so if rash doesn't clear in 3 days, please get evaluation. Continue antihistamine. Sometimes topical lotions that leave the skin feeling cool also is effective. ...Read more
Horrible itching with no rash. Prednisone makes it stop not antihistamine. Blood work shows nothing. 5 weeks now. What is it and how stop itching?
What is causing my all over itching without a rash? No known allergies. Antihistamines and lotions do not help. Mild soaps, detergents, etc do but hel
Dry skin: In the winter months, the first thing I consider would be dry skin. Try using unscented soap and apply a skin moisturizer all over within 3 minutes after bathing to see it this helps. It may take a few days for the skin to calm down. If problem persists, then need to consult a dermatologist or allergist. ...Read more
Raised lumps and extreme itching burning rash on limbs, antihistamine give some relief doc doc changed the brand of my meds. What to do now?
Sounds like the assumption is that you're having an allergic reaction to your meds. If so, stopping it should be enough. Can take a while for your body to clear though. Continue anti-histamine. Avoid getting overheated (exertion or hot bath/shower). Can add topical steroid cream.
See doctor if not better 7-10 days after change in meds. ...Read more
My 12 yr old son has slapped cheek rash but just on his arms. He is itching madly all over, antihistamine doesn't seem to help. What can I do to help?
Fifth's Disease: Your description is of "fifth's disease." this is an exanthem (rash) caused by parvovirus b19. The facial rash (slapped cheeks) & truncal rash (lacy) last about a week. Nothing other than cool compresses or oatmeal baths help the skin, since the rash is inside the skin from an infection. Systemic antihistamines may help, but topical creams play no role in helping this condition. ...Read more
I hav a rash on both arms and knees it itches like crazy! Had it for a very long time was told cardboard mites but cnt find them I have tried Benadryl (diphenhydramine) spray cream and pill and nothing helps!
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?
Husband quit drinking alcohol a month ago and skin itches, keeps him up at night even when taking antihistamine. Related to quitting drinking?
Not expected.: Alcohol usually worsens itching unless one has drunk oneself into a semi-stupor. Not all itching is induced by histamine and thus it may not work at all. Dry skin is the most common cause for itching without a rash, consider applying a moisturizer <3 mins after bathing to see if this helps. Make sure that no new medication or supplement was introduced shortly before the onset of itching. ...Read more
The back of my legs itch bad. When I shave it goes away. When the hair grows back it itches bad. I've had it for some time and doctors have given me antihistamines for it. One doctor said I had an allergy to my own hair.
Irritation?: Your hair is likely very curve and thus when they are long enough they may start to "tickle" or irritate your leg. This would not be helped by taking an antihistamine although a topical numbing agent or cortisone may. Since you have already found the solution, why not shave more frequently? ...Read more
Got an allergic reaction from unknown source on my entire body, tried Benadryl (diphenhydramine), not helping. What can I try using? Just itching all over, no rashes, hives.
Dry skin?: Dry skin by far is the most common cause for itching without a rash. Try applying moisturizer all over within 3 mins after bathing while avoiding scented or antibacterial soap. If problem continues, see allergist or dermatologist since there are many potential causes for itching. ...Read more
I have sulfa allergy. I have itching, burning rashes all over my body. Can I take one Claritin (24 hr) in the morning and two Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night?
Uncontrollable itching, no rash, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for 3 days stop med this am and itch is back. What is it? How long take benadryl (diphenhydramine)? Feel miserable. Help!
Find cause: It is important to find the cause of itching. This may need a dermatologist to see you on consultation. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a temp relief medicine, it does not cure the problem. Make sure your skin is well moisturized as dry skin can be the cause especially with all the heating going on in the house during cold months. ...Read more
Itching all over no rash for three weeks. Tried Benadryl (diphenhydramine) but it don't work it gets worse at night?
Need Evaluation: You should be seen by your primary care doctor. You could have a number of different issues- thryoid, liver, kidney, etc. Blood work and evaluation may be mandatory! ...Read more
Itching all over no rash for three weeks. Tried Benadryl (diphenhydramine) but it don't work it gets worse at night?
Needs an evaluation: There are a lot of reasons to be very itchy, from scabies infestation to eczema to liver or kidney disease. Each one needs different treatments so you need to get evaluated by your physician asap. In the meantime, use gentle cleansers on the skin and moisturize at least twice daily to keep the skin calm. And try your best not to scratch! ...Read more
My 2.5 year old son has a heat rash. Would childrens benadryl be helpful for him to alleviate the rash and itching?
According to the drug manufacturers of Benadryl it is not recommended in children under six years old when the medication is purchased over the counter at the drugstore or grocery.
Pediatricians do use the medication based on weight dosing guidelines.
For safety check with your doctor. ...Read more
Does Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help contact dermatitis rash go away or does be Benadryl (diphenhydramine) only help with itching not the swelling?
Contact dermatitis: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and other antihistamines treat reactions that are cause by histamine release, like hives (urticaria). Contact dermatitis is inflammation driven by cells of the immune system called lymphocytes. Taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for contact dermatitis will make you sleepy but doesn't reduce itch or inflammation. Contact dermatitis responds to topical and if severe enough, oral steroids. ...Read more
Uncontrollable itching all over body. No rash. Took Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and warm bad. Ate white cheddar puffs. 4hrs ago. Somewhat still itching but easier.?
No rash?: Itching without rash is somewhat unusual for an allergic reaction to a food. Write down everything you have eaten in the past 12 to 24 hours. It may be something you don't suspect. If it occurs again, you can begin to narrow down the possibilities, if the itching is from an allergic cause. ...Read more
Anaphylaxis to med yesterday, used epi/ER. Feel better, swelling/rash/fast heartbt etc. Are gone except mild itching. Should I use benadryl (diphenhydramine)? Or?
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is fine but: cetirizine or loratadine, have more convinient dosing though and should be non-sedating, all are OTC, what I advise you more, is to stay at home for at least 24 hrs after the attack, keep epipen (epinephrine) handy, continue using the any antihistamine regulary, use as well ranitidine regulary, flag the medicine that caused it and visit an Allergist, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org to see allergists where you live ...Read more
I have a reoccurring rash that comes and goes on my neck only. The look like hickeys and get swollen if I scratch. They go away on their own time. Sometimes they itch. Topical benadryl stops the itching. What could it be?
Allergic: Dermatitis- may be due to foods, cosmetics, systemic allergies or underlying medical conditions. I suggest formal allergy and skin testing. ...Read more
Intense body itching x3 days, no rash. No changes in lotion, soap, conditioner, dryer sheets, etc. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) lasts 2-3 hrs, atarax lasts 4. Ideas!?
"i have a rash and it will not stop itching I went to the e.r last night and they prescribed me prednisone and told me to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) I am 20 weeks?
See derm: Pregnancy alone can be associated with skin rash sometimes severe. A short-course of prednisone is the usual treatment. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) does help by making you a little drowsy and probably not from its antihistamine effect. If the problem continues, consult a dermatologist. ...Read more
My hubby has severe itching all day/night. Scabies test neg. CBC normal. Going on 8 weeks. Hydroxyzine & Benadryl (diphenhydramine) no help. No other sympts. Has rash
See derm: See dermatologist since there are many causes for itching. In the meanwhile, be sure to apply a moisturizer immediately after bathing to see if this helps since dry skin is by far the most common cause for itching. On the other hand, the rash needs to be examined even though it may come from repeated scratching. ...Read more
I have had extreme itching all over my body with no rash at all just scratch marks. I have been taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and anti itch cream and doesn't help?
Pruritis: See your primary care physician for labwork and exam. There are conditions such as liver problems that can cause itching without a rash. Try claritin and zantac (ranitidine) together, if not allergic and no contraindications. See your doctor soon. It must be miserable. Try and stop the itch-scatch cycle by trimming fingernails and wearing socks or gloves at night. ...Read more
I have generalized itching all over that comes and goes (no rash). I have been on azathioprine for years for crohn's. I have tried Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & lotion. Could the itching be related to the azathioprine?
35 weeks pregnant itching from head to toe. Took shower, and 2 benadryl (diphenhydramine). Very aggravating. No rash?
Generalized itching for five months. No rash, normal blood work no allergies found. Zyrtec. Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and hydroxyzine don't work what's wrong with me?
Very difficult: You omitted details. Exactly which blood tests? May be serious. Best see a dermatologist. Never due to laundry products. Not due to food. Only sedation or placebo effect with any antihistamine. Severe, generalized itch with no rash is very difficult to define or treat. Sometimes we find an underlying disease which needs attention. You need a professional, not a DR without experience with this. ...Read more
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