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Benadryl (diphenhydramine): It helps rashes that are caused by allergy or it also helps with itching. Medicines are often used for problems beyond what the company advertises or what the fda has approved them for. Many times experiences of patients and doctors will lead to new uses of medicines. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more
Everytime I go to the country, I get rashes and a terrible itch that keeps me awake during the night. Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help?
Itchy all over! no rashes or bites, no new soaps or products. Skin looks normal, no flaking or dryness. Not helped by benadryl (diphenhydramine). What can I do?
Any good over-the-counter medicine for red rashes on the body due to food, besides Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or claritin?
Skin Issues: Why would you think that your rashes are allergic in nature and you need an anti-histamine? Rashes can represent significant illness. I would need more information about the rash you are concerned about, but the best option is to be seen by your physician and to find out what your rash represents. ...Read more
Got an allergic reaction from unknown source on my entire body, tried Benadryl (diphenhydramine) , not helping. What can I try using? Just itching all over, no rashes,hives.
Dry skin?: Dry skin by far is the most common cause for itching without a rash.Try applying moisturizer all over within 3 mins after bathing while avoiding scented or antibacterial soap. If problem continues , see allergist or dermatologist since there are many potential causes for itching. ...Read more