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Can I take over-the-counter antihistamine for rash?

Can I take over-the-counter 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

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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Which antihistamine for a rash?

Which antihistamine for a rash?

It depends on what : The rash is. If you have hives or an itchy rash - Benadryl may be helpful. ...Read more

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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 ?

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 ?

Many possibilities: 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

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Suddenly itching without rashes, after wearing new shirt. Took antihistamine but still feel the same. Severe at night cannot sleep. 2 days already.

Suddenly itching without rashes, after wearing new shirt. Took antihistamine but still feel the same. Severe at night cannot sleep. 2 days already.

Get checked: if you have already tried Benadryl your doctor can prescribe stronger medicines depending on what you have. Good luck and avoid the new shirt as you may have developed an allergy to it. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Itching: Try Amlactin lotion and aveeno oatmeal bath in case dry skinbut follow up with doctor/urgent care this weekend.May be allergy to latex or other environmental/food issue. May need allergy referral ...Read more

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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?

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

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

Skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. Paul Carter
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Antihistamine (Definition)

Sedating and non-sedating antihistamines prevent and treat allergic reactions, and are ...Read more