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Antihistamine For Itching And Rash
Many: You must see a dermatologist to get the correct diagnosis and treatment because there are many diseases that cause itching. ...Read more
By mouth, possibly: Rash to a cream usually is due to contact dermatitis. The best treatment is avoidance, namely stopping the offending cream. If the rash continues after stopping, usually a steroid topically or by mouth may be required. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) by mouth will reduce itching, but not necessarily affect the rash. You better see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Depends on the rash: If it is an allergic rash or itchy, consider Allegra or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (but might make you tired). A steroid cream may work if it looks like eczema. A fungal rash can look very similar to eczema in certain cases and steroid cream would make it worse. I would consult your physician to try to figure out the cause of this rash. I avoid Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream. ...Read more
Taking Allegra and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for itchy rash from Johnson's oil.Also using hydrocortisone cream.Can the meds cause diarrhea? How long should I take them
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Widespread itching all over my body with no rash or lesions. Comes and goes...responds well to Allegra (fexofenadine). Anxiety?
Skin reaction : There are two common reasons for hot and itching skin: 1) an allergic reaction and 2) skin infection. In the first case yes cortisone will help an allergic reaction. In the second case of skin infection it should not be used as cortisone can made infections worse. So which do u have? Skin infections usually spread from one point outward and allergic reactions are usually come all over ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Itchy bleeding nostrils, itchy eyes and body. For 6 weeks. Claritin allegra Benadryl (diphenhydramine) don't work. My baby now having similar symptoms plus a rash.
Which third generation antihistamine is best for itchy flaky scalp and skin levocetirizine , desloratadine or fexofenadine ?
None of them!: Good morning, itchy scalp is due to irritation to the nerves of skin of the scalp. There is a nerve signal going from the scalp to the brain telling that there is something not right on the scalp. Correcting the local condition of the scalp such as dryness, scaling, seborrhea, bacterial or fungal overgrowth, and skin flaking condition will relieve the itch. Antihistamines are not useful for this. ...Read more
diaper rash: Sudocreme contains zinc oxide which is the same white cream lifeguards used to put on their noses to prevent sunburn. It is a water repellent to protect sensitive skin. It is not used for treatment of allergies or itchy skin, but can be helpful for the sensitive buttock skin in newborns with diaper rash. ...Read more
Can i take Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream 0.1% for dermatitis and zyrtec for mild itching?
Safe: Those are nice choices, safe in most areas or most all ages. ...Read more
Itchy and inflamed areas of skin. Fungal treatment had no effect. Currently moisturising, taking anti histamines for the itch. Anything better?
Any type: diphenhydramine or cetirizine, might be better than others in this instance, but if your voice gets hoarse, you become short of breath or lightheaded, still take the antihistaminic and go to ER, but don't drive yourself, get somebody to drive you or call 911, at any rate if you have angioedema you need to see an allergist, check aaaai.org or acaa.org for an allergist in your area ...Read more
Can econazole cream for jock itch be used in combination with over-the-counter lotrimen jock itch spray or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) sprays to suppress itching?
Probably: Usually we don't want to use two different antifungal agents at the same time but there is probably no harm in doing so. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) spray is ok but there are other otc stuff such as tricalm, itch x that may be more effective. I would suggest that you space the application 30-minute or more apart and see your doctor if the problem persists. ...Read more
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