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Benadryl For Face Rash
By mouth, possibly: Rash to a cream usually is due to contact dermatitis. The best treatment is avoidance, namely stopping the offending cream. If the rash continues after stopping, usually a steroid topically or by mouth may be required. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) by mouth will reduce itching, but not necessarily affect the rash. You better see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Rash on face varies depending on the cause. Raised rash is one, which are palpable or felt by fingers. The different types of raised rashes are: papules (like a pimple), pustular (containing pus), vesicular (containing fluid like chicken pox), or a patch with margins such as in tinea. The nature of the rash gives us clues ...Read more
Dermatologist: You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...Read more
IItchy, red rash on legs caused by spandex/polyester leggings. Treating w/ Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & hydrocortisone cream, but rash is spreading to arms and ears..
Take oral benadryl (diphenhydramine): don't use the topical benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream. Take oral benadryl (diphenhydramine). 50mg is usually ok but it will make you sleepy. See your doctor tomorrow if you can if rash is still bothering you. Cool shower should help with the itch. It is obvious you have a bad allergic reaction. Go to ER if you develop throat tightening, short of breath, wheezing, or other concerning symptoms other than rash ...Read more
Depends on the rash: If it is an allergic rash or itchy, consider Allegra or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (but might make you tired). A steroid cream may work if it looks like eczema. A fungal rash can look very similar to eczema in certain cases and steroid cream would make it worse. I would consult your physician to try to figure out the cause of this rash. I avoid Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream. ...Read more
Is it safe to use triamcinolone actonide for shingles rash? Taking acyclovir & Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for 3 days but rash itches like crazy!
Safe, not useful: It's safe, but unlikely to be useful. There is theoretical reason to think that topical (applied to the skin) menthol might help, but I know of no clinical studies of that use of menthol. ...Read more
No vaporub: Rather than using vaporub i would recommend using a topical antihistamine. This is usually fairly effective with the itch. You can also take oral antihistamines like zyrtec or clariton to get relief. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help but many people get tired. This may help you at night. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May help if itching.: Keep sunburn cool w moist cool/cold compresses. Avoid alcohol containing products. Break off pieces of aloe vera plant ; apply sap to skin. Consider non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds to reduce pain. Don’t yank off peeling skin or burst blisters. Seek med care for severe pain, fever, lack of improvement of sxs w/i several days or if a large surface area is blistered. Drink h2o. ...Read more
Red bums like rash from neck to butt very itchy has had em about 4 days tried benadryl (diphenhydramine) cortisone cream calamine lotion nothing seems to help?
Eval: Can’t diagnose with available information. Examination, history & possibly other testing would be needed to make an accurate diagnosis. Treatment would be dictated by diagnosis. ...Read more
No much OTC meds: If you have real food allergy and you break out in hives when you eat that particular food, beside benadryl, (diphenhydramine) there are not much otc meds you can take. Go to the nearest er if you have nausea, vomiting or difficulty breathing since those are signs of anaphylaxis and can be dangerous. If the rashes are eczema but not hives, you can use otc cortisone cream, moisturizer and see an allergist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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