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How much Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is considered too much?

How much Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is considered too much?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Either the recommended amount based on weight through the directions on the box or following your doctors recommendations if the recommended dose they made is higher. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) be taken 2 hours after Advil cold sinus?

Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) be taken 2 hours after Advil cold sinus?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): If advil (ibuprofen) cold and sinus has diphenhydramine, the chemical name of benadryl, you should not take extra Benadryl afterwards. Read the medication label, there are many preparations of advil (ibuprofen) cold and sinus. ...Read more

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Can you take Advil cold & sinus with benadryl (diphenhydramine) & a clartin?

Yes: But why do you need both benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Claritin at the same time? Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may dry up the nose a little but will make you drowsy. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) after taking a Advil cold & sinus medicine?

Is it okay to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) after taking a Advil cold & sinus medicine?

Medicine: Read ur label. Advil cold and sinus might have Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in it. If it does not then go ahead. ...Read more

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I have a bad cold and a sinus infection. I just took 2 tblespoons of nquil. Can I take a benadryl (diphenhydramine) also?

I have a bad cold and a sinus infection. I just took 2 tblespoons of nquil. Can I take a benadryl (diphenhydramine) also?

Better no: Nyquil has an antihistaminil in its components, so don't add benadryl, (diphenhydramine) fluids and rest should be your remedies for now, see urgent care in the morning if not improved, goodluck ...Read more

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Can you take Benadryl allergy with Mucinex Cold, Flu, & Sore Throat? Think I have a sinus infection.

Can you take Benadryl allergy with Mucinex Cold, Flu, & Sore Throat? Think I have a sinus infection.

Yes you can: But don't exceed recommended dose for either and read the labels carefully. Good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications. If this combination doesn't work, you may need to see your doctor for assessment and possibly prescription medications, best wishes ...Read more

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Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) good for sinus?

Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) good for sinus?

Only in the: Sense that it could help dry up secretions, or decrease an allergic component of nasal congestion. ...Read more

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Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for sinus?

Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for sinus?

Yes: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an anti-histamine and has properties to dry secretions. If you are having sinus congestion from seasonal allergies, this may help alleviate some of your symptoms. It would also help if you have a runny nose. ...Read more

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Took claritin 24 hr about 4-5 he's ago but still having sinus symptoms is it OK to take benadryl (diphenhydramine) also?

Won't help: If the problem is still congestion and pressure, antihistamines help mainly the itchy runny nose not the congestion, so you need a decongestant, but make sure your blood pressure is normal before using it, your Doctor would help you in that regard, meanwhile use saline nasal wash frequently, goodluck ...Read more

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I took Tylenol (acetaminophen) sinus daytime at 3:30pm can I take Benadryl sinus at 12:30pm?

I took Tylenol (acetaminophen) sinus daytime at 3:30pm can I take Benadryl sinus at 12:30pm?

Yes: Both likely contain decongestants and are contraindicated for long-term use if you have high blood pressure. Using for acute sinus/cold symptoms is generally ok with interval of about 4-6 hours depending on the effect. Would also be ok to stick with the one that works better if taking them tomorrow. ...Read more

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I took 2 Excedrin tension pills. Can I take 2 Benadryl (diphenhydramine) sinus headache on top of that?

I took 2 Excedrin tension pills. Can I take 2 Benadryl (diphenhydramine) sinus headache on top of that?

Headache: I would suggest waiting 3-4 hours before taking anything else as you may over dose on contents such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), aspirin, and caffeine. It looks like you also take Vicodin which may further complicate matters. Since you have a history of "migraine" I would strongly recommend consulting a neurologist to help you manage your headaches. Avoid self medicating. ...Read more

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Dear Doctor, I need advise of using Benadryl-D Allergy and Sinus for my son. I plan to give him 0.5 tsp only at night. Is that safe?

Dear Doctor, I need advise of using Benadryl-D Allergy and Sinus for my son. I plan to give him 0.5 tsp only at night. Is that safe?

Likely ok: However the D part tends to keep him awake while the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) part make him sleepy. Hopefully these effects balance out but one cannot be sure. Whether he should be taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) D is another question. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give a 21 lb (6 mo) baby a dose of benadryl-d for congestion/allergies/sinus trouble? If so, what is the dosage? Thanks

Is it safe to give a 21 lb (6 mo) baby a dose of benadryl-d for congestion/allergies/sinus trouble? If so, what is the dosage? Thanks

Too young?: It's usually not recommended to medicate babies this young. S/he doesn't have sinuses so, please do not try to treat for 'sinusitis'. Check with your pediatrician before giving any over-the-counter med to your baby. In the meantime, you can give very small sprays of saline into baby's nose and use bulb suction to remove mucus. ...Read more

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I recently got a sinus infection about 2 days ago. I've been taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for it. Its the third day and my entire body hurts and I have a cough.

I recently got a sinus infection about 2 days ago. I've been taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for it. Its the third day and my entire body hurts and I have a cough.

Rx not benadryl (diphenhydramine): If truly sinus infection there is no effect by benadryl, (diphenhydramine) an antihistamine. Sinus infections need to be treated with appropriate antibiotics. Body ache could be related to systemic effects of infection. ...Read more

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Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) severe allergy plus sinus headache with advil?

Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) severe allergy plus sinus headache with advil?

Yes you can: Yes you can as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy plus sinus relief does not contain ibuprophen. ...Read more

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I was taking Amoxicyllin to treat a sinus infection. After a week of use, I just developed a terrible rash. My torso & back are covered. Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

I was taking Amoxicyllin to treat a sinus infection. After a week of use, I just developed a terrible rash. My torso & back are covered. Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Sounds like: You may have a "drug reaction" to the amoxicillin. You should review this with your prescribing doctor as some drug rashes can evolve and become more severe, and you may also have to avoid penicillin based drugs in the future. ...Read more

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Can u mix Claritin with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & sudafed sinus headache?

Can u mix Claritin with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & sudafed sinus headache?

Too many pills: Pne time ok, either claritine orbenadryl plus palin sudafed. See an allergist and or neurologist if headache cont. Good to find the cause. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for asthma and allergies? I am using nasonex, spirivia, albueterol, and benadryl (diphenhydramine). Plus doing sinus rinses. Still sick.

What are the best treatments for asthma and allergies? I am using nasonex, spirivia, albueterol, and benadryl (diphenhydramine). Plus doing sinus rinses. Still sick.

Asthma guidelines: If you do have asthma spireva is not an asthma medication, although is sometimes of benefit especially if there is also copd. I cannot tell you what is the correct asthma medication for you. You need to see a board certified allergist for appropriate evaluation and treatment of your entire respiratory system. ...Read more

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2nd time now, I have a swollen right eye that's all watery. Also right side of my nose is watery. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cured it before. Not now. Tried sinus med.?

2nd time now, I have a swollen right eye that's all watery. Also right side of my nose is watery. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cured it before. Not now. Tried sinus med.?

See doctor: If you have a swollen right nose and right eye, you need to see a doctor. OTC sinus med is unlikely to help if you have a serious sinus infection on the right. ...Read more

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I have VERY bad sinus problems. Is it okay to take Sudafed and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together? I also take birth control and fluoxetine for prescriptions. Thanks!

I have VERY bad sinus problems. Is it okay to take Sudafed and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together? I also take birth control and fluoxetine for prescriptions. Thanks!

Short term: You may take Sudafed and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together for sinus congestion. The recommended dose of Sudafed in 30 mg three times a day for 5 days. You can take up to 50 mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at a time, but it is likely to make you tired. There are no major interactions with your birth control and fluoxetine. As always, consult with your doctor if you have ongoing problems. ...Read more

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Took a Claritin (loratadine) D 24 hrs 10 hours ago, forgot and took a allergy sinus med with acetaminophen, phenylephrine and diphenhydramine. Am I in danger?

Took a Claritin (loratadine) D 24 hrs 10 hours ago, forgot and took a allergy sinus med with acetaminophen, phenylephrine and diphenhydramine. Am I in danger?

Unlikely: But if you feel your heart racing, or otherwise that something is not right, call your primary care or go to the ER. It is very unlikely however that you will need medical attention for this. Hope this helps, and that you feel better soon! ...Read more

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Dr. Says I cannot take antihistamines. What to do for sinus congestion then?

Dr. Says I cannot take antihistamines. What to do for sinus congestion then?

Nasal sprays: Antihistamines really don't work well for congestion or stuffiness. For the nasal congestion associated with allergies, the topical nasal steroid sprays such as qnasl, flonase, veramyst, nasonex, (mometasone) nasacort, etc are very effective and safe. ...Read more

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I'm currently on 4 antihistamines for chronic uritcaria. I have a sinus infection is there anything I can take to relieve symptoms?

I'm currently on 4 antihistamines for chronic uritcaria. I have a sinus infection is there anything I can take to relieve symptoms?

Antihistamines..: Won't treat sinus "infection", if bacterial infection, whether acute or chronic, antibiotics would be indicated, if it is viral, other measures as saline nasal washes, decongestants, or other meds may be needed. Kindly see your doctor for evaluation ...Read more

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I am average size. But my face is always swollen. I do have sinus trouble & use a Nasal spray. I also use Saline spray. Antihistamines don't help?

I am average size. But my face is always swollen. I do have sinus trouble & use a Nasal spray. I also use Saline spray. Antihistamines don't help?

Rhinitis: Which can be allergic rhinitis or rhinosinusitis, you need to see an ENT or an allergist, I am not sure about your swollen face, that needs examination, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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Daily sinus headache due to regular intake of antihistamines for perennial allergic rhinitis. Please help. Great difficulty in doing work. Taking arinac.

Daily sinus headache due to regular intake of antihistamines for perennial allergic rhinitis. Please help. Great difficulty in doing work. Taking arinac.

Allergist: You need not suffer as you do... Taking antihistamines will mask the symptoms, but not solve the problem. Allergy treatment will help your body become desensitized to the allergens that affect you. See an allergist asap. ...Read more

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Can hylands cough and cold be combined with benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Maybe (not). . .: Hyland's is a brand of homeopathic remedies (http://www. Hylands. Com/products/adult), none of which exactly match name you mentioned, so it's trickier to determine which you are referencing. Regardless, given that most ingredients are 6-12x (http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/homeopathic_dilutions), it's doubtful that there's anything present to interact w/benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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I've been giving my 5mo old benadryl (diphenhydramine) for allergies per his dr. But it has turned into a full cold. Is there anything I can give himbefore going to dr?

I've been giving my 5mo old benadryl (diphenhydramine) for allergies per his dr. But it has turned into a full cold. Is there anything I can give himbefore going to dr?

No: If a baby has a runny nose or a stuffy nose, that can happen with a cold. Babies get colds, sometimes often. That makes it hard to call it "allergies", if the baby has just nasal symptoms. Meaning, it's hard to tell if a baby with sniffles has "allergies" instead of a cold. Also, it's hard to tell if Benadryl (diphenhydramine) helps at such a young age, for nasal symptoms. His pediatrician can evaluate. ...Read more

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Could Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy and cold affect my awareness at all?

Yes: Benedryl is an antihistamine that can cross into the brain and interfere with the message bearing chemicals between the nerves. This often causes sleepiness. It is the main ingredient in most over the counter sleep aids. All such medications bear a warning in small print if you read the package insert. ...Read more

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Can I take one cup of NyQuil for my cold, and two Benadryl's for my allergies?

Can I take one cup of NyQuil for my cold, and two Benadryl's for my allergies?

2AntihistaminsSimila: Nyquil cantains aDoxylamine.Acetaminophen and Dextromethorfan
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine and Doxylamine is also antihistamine. Both are first generation antihistamines and cause sedation. I will not advice to take 50 mgm (2x25mgm)of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Nyquil. ...Read more

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Can I take alka seltzer plus cold and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at the same time?

Cough medicines: Alka seltzer plus has I believe Acetaminophen and phenylephrine in it which is a decongestant but not an antihistamine. It also has dextromethorphan cough suppressant. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine. So yes you can take them together of added effect on sinus and nasal congestion. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can make you sleepy. ...Read more

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I took benadryl to help me sleep but im fighting a nasty cold can I take tissin dm?

I took benadryl to help me sleep but im fighting a nasty cold can I take tissin dm?

You can, but: If you are not allergic to the contents and have a cold, taking an OTC med with DM (dextromethorphan) may be taken and should help you sleep. I would not recommend taking the Benadryl and the OTC med with DM together. You can also check with your primary care MD. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Diphenhydramine (Definition)

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


Benadryl (Definition)

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