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Identify & medicate: With any allergic reaction, it's important to identify the trigger and avoid. Other antihistamines can be tried and these include claritin, clarinex, allegra, zyrtec and xyzal (levocetirizine). Under the direction of a physician, higher doses may be needed. If the reaction is severe, seek care, as oral steroids may be necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Terrible hives&hot flashes.Rx'd 10mg zyrtec daily&often take benadryl (diphenhydramine) at bedtime.Safe 2gether?What about 20mg zyrtec w benadryl (diphenhydramine)?What else wrks 4 hives
Avoid combination: Both Zyrtec & Benadryl (diphenhydramine) are antihistamines and as such, should not be taken together in same 24hr period due to potential interactions (http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=896-1617,569-286). Maximum dose of Zyrtec is 10mg daily so best to avoid exceeding that amount. Check out goo.gl/2dmzkm, goo.gl/v31okZ & http://goo.gl/uYTfTC for more info re chronic urticaria (hives). ...Read more
No: Not enough to help, even in allergic asthma, which you might find surprising. Oh, they've tried; trials Seldane at super-high doses in '90's before being pulled from the market potentially fatal arrythmia. Get a prescription for a short-acting bronchodilator like albuterol or levalbuterol, or an anticholinergic like Atrovent (ipratropium). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help a swelling and hive reaction (itching) allergic reaction to penicillin?
Depends: on the reaction, if just hives and itching, yes benadryl (diphenhydramine) can control it in the right dosage, after discontinuing the offending drug, but if more severe symptoms/swelling you need medical attention with the possible addition of epinephrine and probably steroids, ...Read more
Might I use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) itch cream(extra strength) with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy pills?
Itching: You probably need to see an allergist to identify the cause of the itch. Sometimes it can be an allergy or a skin condition or an immune problem. Some tests are warranted at your age to find the problem. ...Read more
Probably yes.: Many people report their 'daily' non-sedating antihistamine in the am does not provide relief until next am. So, if no concerns for gu/heart/bp/med-conflict issues, then they often take a 'sedating' antihistamine at night for continued symptom relief and 'bonus' of sleep aid effect. ...Read more
Bug / insect bites with allergic reaction. Can i take hydrocortisone and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to cure?
Not recommended: Both Claritin and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) are anti histamines. Claritin is long acting usually used once a day and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is shorter acting. May be used 3-4 times a day. Since they both have action, recommended not to take it same time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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