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Benadryl Itch Relief Stick Medication
Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help relieve itching from dyshidriotic excema - it itches so bad, right in between my fingers :p?
NO!!!!!: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a sleeping pill. It will make you sleepy. Even if you do not feel sleepy you are prone to accidents, same as alcohol. It will do nothing for your itch or your dermatitis. A potent steroid cream or gel will help you & is safe. Sometimes a few doses of oral steroid are useful, such as Prednisone 20mg alternate days for 3-5 doses. Usually it responds to clobetasol cream. ...Read more
Woke up with swollen itches eyes. Have 2 babies and do not want to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Is there something else I can take?
I got the shingles shot on tuesday april30, today it hurt, warm to touch, red & itches. Should i worry? Took some benadryl (diphenhydramine).
Call your doctor: If it continues, it will need to be seen. This may be a reaction to the vaccine. Even if it resolves, it's a good idea to call the office where you received the shot. This would be considered an "adverse event". The cdc collects data on these events to monitor vaccine safety, and calculate the risks of side effects. ...Read more
Why I breakout with welts on my forearm it itches too what can it be I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) it goes away sometimes but what can it be it comes and goes?
Many causes: If Benadryl (diphenhydramine) controlled it, then it is not contact dermatitis in the true sense. If the hives are confined to the forearms, then it may be from something you are using on your forearm especially when they don't involve the other exposed areas of the body (which would have suggested a link to sun exposure). Consider seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more
Have a bruise on the back of my thigh for 2 wks it itches like crazy for 2 wks been taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and itch cream not working I need suggestions plz?
See a dermatologist: Could be several things, mainly infection needs to be ruled out, cannot suuggest online, history and physical examination by a dermatologist or your doctor first is needed, good luck ...Read more
Rash has red lines, weeping blisters, itches, and spreading dispite anti bacterial, high dose benadryl , can send pics?
See dermatology: See dermatology but I suspect that this is some type of infection from your description. We need to know more about your husband’s total health and whether he’s at risk for something like this. You may need an infectious disease specialist, special cultures and imaging. ...Read more
I have been itching on and off for the last 3 years. No bruises or hives unless I scratch, sometimes the bottom of my feet itches. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) not worki?
Dry Skin: Generalized itching without primary skin rash most commonly caused by dry skin. Most severe during the winter months and in older people, characterized by itching in areas of dry, scaly skin. Lab work can check if there is an underlying cause: CBC/diff, liver/renal function tests, and thyroid workup. Treat with daily moisturzation and better skin hygiene. Non-sedating antihistamines for itch. ...Read more
How to get rid of vaginal itching,itches to the point I have little scraps,then when I urinate it burn the cuts,I tried vaginal cream,&Benadryl cream?
I hav a rash on both arms and knees it itches like crazy! had it for a very long time was told cardboard mites but cnt find them I have tried Benadryl (diphenhydramine) spray cream and pill and nothing helps!
I always eat papaya, but I just had some now and my throat itches but I am 6 weeks pregnant could this be allergy? If so it's Benadryl (diphenhydramine) safe?
Red welts poppng up all over, itchy I have tried benadryl, Benadryl itch relief, and hydrocortizone. A couple days ago i hit my arm against the corner of a dresser, a few hours later i noticed there was a big red welt there, it didn't bruise, just started
Itching & hives for 3 wks. Taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & synthroid. Cut out sunscreen, nuts, soy, tomatoes, vitamins, switched laundry det. No relief. Now what?
Hives: Hives are an allergic reaction. There are many possible causes of hives-foods, medications, infections, inflammatory or autoimmune conditions. Did you start any new meds, supplements, foods, etc? Recent onset hives, if there is no apparent cause, are treated with antihistamines. Hives lasting > 6 weeks need a workup to look for causes. Please see your dermatologist right away for evaluation. ...Read more
Hives on Minocycline, after 1st pill, 100mg. Diagnosed with HS in early 20's, have taken several courses of drug before with no issues. Took Benadryl, no itching now, would it be safe to continue with the antibiotic if I can control the hives? Thanks
I thought I took 1 Benadryl an hour ago but because I was still itching I went ahead and took another one a few mins ago, so that’s 3 within an hour.
Maybe an allergy: All opioids, of which hydrocodone is one, have itching as a known side effect. If you have itching without any rash or other symptoms, it may be just a side effect. If there is anything else happening as well, then an allergic reaction may be the culprit. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help some, but Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may create drowsiness. Contact your prescribing physician for advice. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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