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Are Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy dissolving strips usually safe to use while having bronchitis?

Are Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy dissolving strips usually safe to use while having bronchitis?

Yes: Yes they are generally safe, but may not be effective or recommended. Older antihistamines such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) could be too drying when you are experiencing bronchitis. If you are having bad allergies on top of the bronchitis, try a newer otc antihistamine such as Loratadine or cetirizine. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Bronchitis (Definition)

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi (airways that carry air from the trachea to the more distal parts of the lungs, or bronchioles). Bronchitis may be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics , steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can be acute or chronic. The latter is usually associated with smoking and may be part of COPD. Both acute and chronic bronchitis can lead to other serious conditions, including pneumonia with ...Read more


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Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy and pretnizone together?

Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy and pretnizone together?

Yes: A 28 year old female would like to know if it is safe to take "benadryl (diphenhydramine) and pretnizone together." I am assuming you mean prednisone. Prednisone is a an oral steroid and benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an anthistamine. They have different effects and are safe to take together. However, remember that benadryl (diphenhydramine) can make you sleepy. ...Read more

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Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) safe to take for allergies if you have hypertension?

Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) safe to take for allergies if you have hypertension?

Yes: Antihistamines don't have any significant effect on blood pressure. Decongestants, however, do - if you want to take anything containing pseudoephedrine, you should first discuss it with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is the only thing that helps my allergies at night. One tablet leaves me severely groggy in the morning though. But, is it safe?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is the only thing that helps my allergies at night. One tablet leaves me severely groggy in the morning though. But, is it safe?

Safe until AM: In the morning you must be careful if you have to drive anywhere. People on Benadryl (diphenhydramine) don't drive much better than people with a hangover or a mildly intoxicated state. Leave plenty of room between you and the car ahead of you and don't drive over the speed limit. Be safe. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) every day for allergies?

Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) every day for allergies?

YES!!: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) taken properly is pretty benign and can be taken for chronic allergies. As long as it works and you do not exceed the recommend dose. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is also in many over the counter sleep medications so be careful to not double dose! ...Read more

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It is safe to use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for my perfume esence allergy? At my highschool, almost everyone uses a perfume and it will be very hard for me. I am 16.

It is safe to use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for my perfume esence allergy? At my highschool, almost everyone uses a perfume and it will be very hard for me. I am 16.

Try other options: Perfumes cause local irritation in the nose and eyes, which leads to symptoms very similar to allergies. But what you are experiencing is not a true allergic reaction. So Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may not be very helpful, and can make you sleepy. Try over the counter Zyrtec or Allegra and if still not better, then you will need to go see a doctor for prescription nose sprays. ...Read more

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I have really bad allergies & also asthmatic, I am wondering if it is safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as my allergies are unbareable, will it affect my asthma?

I have really bad allergies & also asthmatic, I am wondering if it is safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as my allergies are unbareable, will it affect my asthma?

Better to use Clarit: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or diphenylhydramine is a first generation antihistamine wich is quite sedating and has to be taken every 4to6 hours to be effective, while Claritin is long actong once a day, non sedating and can be taken with all other asthma meds. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


Benadryl (Definition)

Diphenhydramine is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more