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Benadryl For Bug Bite Reaction
Hi, I'm having a spreading swollen reaction to what is probably a bed bug bite (s). Cannot get benadryl, (diphenhydramine) will phenylephrine work to help control it?
Bug / insect bites with allergic reaction. Can I take hydrocortisone and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to cure?
Do you think I should take pill or liquid form of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for my bug bite / hives?
Can I give my 15 month old son who weighs 27 lbs Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for a bug bite that is swollen and itching him? And if so how much?
My 1 and 1/2 year old has bug bite on his face andleg. We have been putting calimine on it but they still bother him. Can I give him benadryl (diphenhydramine)?
One of my toes has been extremely itchy, swollen and hurts when I try to bend. Tried Benadryl (diphenhydramine) anti itch and few others. Not a bug bite, what is it?
Bug bite some sort my leg to get red itchy and is swelling. I have taken Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and cold compresses how long before swelling goes down?
My eye started swelling up since yesterday and it has gotten worst this morning. I've taken benadryl this morning and the swelling hasn't gone down. I'm not sure if this a bug bite or an infection. It doesn't really itch. It actually hurts when I blink h
Eye swelling: If it's just one eye that is swollen and there is associated pain, I'd be concerned about a local infection (periorbital cellulitis). I'd get it looked at ASAP, it may require antibiotics and delay in treatment can have long term consequences. ...Read more
Bug bite to face last night. Today, top lip swollen, aching teeth and headache. Took OTC Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with some help, but symptoms return.
I am having a reaction to insect bites. I have Extra Strength Benadryl (diphenhydramine) Nighttime, 1 50mg pill isn't working can I take 2?
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): 50mg is the recommended dose but adults can take 400mg in 24 hours. Take 50mg 30 minutes before bedtime and if not effective by 30 minutes repeat the dose. If this is making you drowsy the following day you know it is too much. Your size and weight may have a lot to do with your dose. All the best. ...Read more
My son is 10 and has a reaction on his upper inner leg high up like something bit him? It's a big round swelling warm to touch, gave Benadryl (diphenhydramine) not gone
Can Benadryl be taken for an allergic reaction to a bunny. Itchy watery eyes with a little bit of swelling.
I have a insect bite intolerance. Yesterday I had another bite, I'm taking prednison 30 mg p/day (5 days) and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 50 mg. Cooling makes it worse.
Try OTC: Hydrocotisone cream firstGet a more detailed answer ›
I have what looks like bug bites on my arm and has been there for about a month and Benadryl makes them smaller till it wears off. Any idea what it is?
I have heard that over-the-counter Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can decrease swelling after an insect bite. Generally, how many mgs. Is needed to decrease the swelling?
25-50 for 60 y.o.: Don't really need any meds, just cool compresses. ...Read more
Can I inject Benadryl (diphenhydramine) into bug bites? I mean, when they get really itchy, sometimes putting it on the skin doesn't help enough.
No, not for problem: Injection of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is used only for general reactions, not for local reactions such as insect bites. If you develop an anaphylaxis to wasp, honey-bees, or fire-ants, with history of previous systemic reactions affecting the whole body, then it will be indicated. Insect repellents are the best way to go. For local reactions, cortisone creams have helped many patients. ...Read more
Can I inject Benadryl (diphenhydramine) into bug bites with one of those needles diabetic patients use daily? Where can I buy a needle? Would this method soothe itch?
Not good idea.: Don't need to resort to injection! Bug bites will usually respond nicely to oral antihistamines such as Loratadine or fexofenadine without the drowsiness of benadryl (diphenhydramine). Topically you may use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream and mid range potency steroids. Pharmacist should be able to point you in the right direction. ...Read more
What type of insect bite gets worse with benadryl, (diphenhydramine) cortisone cream and amoxicillin?
Insect bite: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) treats allergic reactions. Amoxicillin treats a small number of bacterial infections, but not all of them. Cortisone cream relieves some inflammatory skin lesions like eczema and poison ivy. Insect bites can lead to any of these problems, and your treatments may be insufficiently powerful. Or maybe it's a staph infection, which is resistant to amoxicillin. ...Read more
My 1yo has bumps around her joints at times like bug bites, on covered/un areas. They don't bother her & go away w/benadryl. What is this?
Difficult to say...: Rashes are undeniably one of the most difficult diagnoses without some visual input. Bumps near joints that go away with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) does not sound serious, bur certainly seems bothersome. Best idea is to take your 1 y/o to the pediatrician, or at least snap a photo on your phone to ask your pediatrician on the next office visit. Is there a dog or kitten in the house? ...Read more
My 2 year old son has some really swollen itchy bug bites what can I give him? Can I give him a low dose of Benadryl because I've already tried creams
You can use Benadryl: Need to remove source of bites. Itch will be relieved by using Benadryl ...Read more
I have bug bites along my arm and shoulder (not mosquito) and the swelling/itching is pretty bad. Is there anything I can take other than Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?
14 y old son has a sunburn and 50+ tiny bug bites on his neck from micro caterpillars at the Lacrosse field. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) every 4 hrs. Not helping much?
Sunburn/bites: He may require a short course of PO steroid treatment in addition to antihistamines. Keep the area clean and try cold packs and neosporin. All the best. ...Read more
I have a 13 month old with 3 big bug bites. I believe it might be ant bites or flea. They are quarter size big and they are itchy because she has scratched them. Can I use children's Benadryl itch cooling gel? Her current weight is 17 lbs.
My fourmounth old got bug bit and diveloped a large dark red lump with a head onit. We took him to the doctor and he give him Benadryl, Prolone, Bactrim?
Infected bite: Infected bite is likely. Send us a photo if any concerns. Did you see a tick? Are you in a Lyme risk area? Consult with us to see if it is infected and get an Rx if needed. ...Read more
A bug bit my almost 3y/o son a foot. It was a weal & now it's swollen & watery. Dr said it's fine but the ankle is worsening. Gave him 5ml Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?
I have hives that started after insect bite more than a week back. I started taking zyrtec. Then benadryl (diphenhydramine) and now started claritin today. The symptoms?
Are you switching?: UWhat you didn't tell me is how you took the medications? If he if the Zyrtec wasn't working and you switch to the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and then again to Claritin, that is not surprising because you're going from a stronger to a weeker medication. Now, if you added the three, you may be dealing with a the start of Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria and it would be helpful to explore other causes and treatments. ...Read more
I am on phentermine and cannot sleep due to the numerous bug bites I have. I took one Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy. Anything I need to watch using both these meds?
What is the fastest way to make bug bites go away? Hydrocortisone cream? Benadryl (diphenhydramine) pills? Something better?
My daughter is having a reaction to a bug bite and is swelling. All I have is Claritin, (loratadine) will this work to reduce swelling etc? Or should I buy benedry
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