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Antihistamine For Rash
Yes: Over the counter antihistamines can sometimes alleviate the itching associated with various rashes. However, these medicines do not establish a diagnosis--i would recommend having a doctor look at the rash. ...Read more
It's been about 9 days since shingles began? Thought they were a bug bite. Can I fly now, dr gave me keflex& otc antihistamine. Not big rash!
As a passenger, yes: Not as a pilot though, enjoy your flight ...Read more
Can a 6week old baby take antihistamines for a facial rash that appeared after putting some cream on?
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
Suddenly itching without rashes, after wearing new shirt. Took antihistamine but still feel the same. Severe at night cannot sleep. 2 days already.
I develop rashes yesterday till now it covers half of my body& just recently found out I had lump on my nape? I took antihistamine thought it's allergy
See details: See your primary care doctor or a dermatologist if the rash persists. The diagnostic possibilities are almost endless. ...Read more
What antihistamine can I give to my 8months old baby because she has itchy rashes, others say it is rosiola virus.?
I have red raised rashes all over my body since my c-section and it has been over 6 months. I took several antihistamines, but it is still there.?
Time to be seen: Need to see a dermatologist or allergist. I doubt this is due to your c-section. ...Read more
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.
My 1 year-old was diagnosed w chicken pox. Its been >1mth now n new rashes r growing. Y? Shudnt it resolve in 3 wks? Can antihistamine b given for itch?
I'm concerned.: There are three possibilities. (1) it's not chicken pox. (2) it's chicken pox but your child's immune system isn't working correctly due to a congenital immune defect. (3) it was chicken pox (aka varicella) but there is a secondary infection. The most severe of these are caused by the same streptococcus ("strep") that causes sore throats. See your doctor. ...Read more
If your pmle is severe, your dermatologist may recomend one of the following:
short course of oral steroids e.g. To cover a summer holiday.
Polypodium leucotomas (heliocare™)
Uvb or puva - a special form of ultraviolet treatment for several weeks in early spring.
Antihistamines: oral antihistamines like Diphenhydramine (bendaryl®) have been used to treat hives an. ...Read more
Systemic rash onset 3days ago, most body parts swollen sometimes even painful, antihistamine for 2days& not improved, no prev history or sth suspicious
A small neck rash a few days prior to getting a full body rash very quickly. Appears in a.M. Before foods or meds. Clears fast with no antihistamine?
Urticaria refers to a group of disorders affecting adults and children, in which red patches and weals occur in the skin. A wheel is a swelling of the surface skin.
The skin swelling seen in urticaria is due to the release of chemicals such as histamine from mast cells in the skin which causes small blood vessels to leak. Treatment is with antihistamine or avoidance of the causative agent. ...Read more
I'm allergic to cold. Every time I swim, my whole body would appear reddish rash. How do I resist the rash? Can I take an antihistamine before swimmg?
Be cautious: It sounds like you may have cold urticaria. Antihistamines may help but be cautious because severe cold reactions may not be limited to skin rashes. Check with your dermatologist. ...Read more
IF they work. Fast.: Oral and especially topical antihistamines may have a slight- if any- effect on itching and will be noticeable quite soon after use. ...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've had chronic itch with no rash all over my body for quite some time. It responds very well to antihistamines. What could be the cause?
Itching/welts/rash everyday if I don't take antihistamines, has been happening for over 2 years, what could b wrong? Itching occurs everywhere
Can a certain antihistamine stop working when taking to help with insomnia or skin rash and you need to switch to another? Tolerance?
Antihistamines: Possible, with continued regular use.Get a more detailed answer ›