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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
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
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 more
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 more
Someone told me to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the itching but is it safe to takr with all the other meds.Am on that makes. Me drowsy?
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?
Husband started itching with spots all over and the only thing that soothes the itching is a shower. He can't sleep. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is no help. What to do?
See MD: Se your family md or allergist. Do it now. Though itching in itself is not life threatening, it may be the precursor for a more severe reaction. If it worsens or breathing problems arise go to er. ...Read more
How much Benadryl (diphenhydramine) do I give a toddler for the itching of mosquito bites? She is 28lbs.
ONE TEASPOONFUL: The standard dose is 1 teaspoonful of the 12.5mg/5 ml per 25 lb as often as every 6 hrs. ...Read more
I have taken flagyl about 2 hours ago and within 10 minutes I have turned red all over and itching none stop I have taken 2 benadryl about 30 minutes ?
Allergic reaction: You should probably get this checked out 'officially' -so I would call the doctor who prescribed the antibiotics or, go to the nearest Urgent Care center or Emergency Room. The main question is 'how bad' the allergic reaction is- if you have any breathing issues, throat swelling or swallowing trouble then that is an acute emergency and I would call 911. The EMTs have epinephrine which u might need ...Read more
Ive been breaking out in hives since november 2014. Nothing makes them go away. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) creme calms the itching but thats it. I need help ?
Hi, my clitoris is itchy and has like a red patch on it. It doesnt hurt and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) has stopped the itching but i wanted some medical advice. ?
Itchy clitoris: You may have an infection. Best to be checked by your physician and tests taken if necessary. ...Read more
Uncontrollable itching, no rash, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for 3 days stop med this am and itch is back. What is it? How long take benadryl (diphenhydramine)? Feel miserable. Help!
Find cause: It is important to find the cause of itching. This may need a dermatologist to see you on consultation. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a temp relief medicine, it does not cure the problem. Make sure your skin is well moisturized as dry skin can be the cause especially with all the heating going on in the house during cold months. ...Read more
Sedation: No. All three are sedating in their on right the combination would be greater due to synergism. In other words we aren't merely adding a sedating effect we are multiplying it. ...Read more
My entire body is extremely itchy as well as my nose. Is this allergies? I also took Benadryl and it only stopped my nose from itching and not my body
Most probably : Allergy to something, medicine/food, or spontaneous. Take more Benadryl, and better see your doctor or go to ER/Urgent care, let somebody drive you, you may not be able to drive after the Benadryl or if symptoms aren't improving, and don't stay alone till better, good luck ...Read more