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Why do you take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for rashes when it doesn't say helps rashes?

Why do you take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for rashes when it doesn't say helps rashes?

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 more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

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


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Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help with rashes?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help: With some types of rashes and associated itching. It depends on the type of rash. ...Read more

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What does Benadryl (diphenhydramine) do for rashes?

What does Benadryl (diphenhydramine) do for rashes?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine drug that prevents itching caused by a rash. It has no direct effect on a rash and may cause the rash to worsen if applied directly on it. ...Read more

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Everytime I go to the country, I get rashes and a terrible itch that keeps me awake during the night. Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help?

Everytime I go to the country, I get rashes and a terrible itch that keeps me awake during the night. Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help?

Yes: THERE MAY BE SOMETHING IN THE ENVIRONMENT YOU ARE ALLERGIC TO THERE.Try to weed that out.Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help but perhaps daily zyrtec or claritin and 'exclusion' of the triggereing factor would be more long term. ...Read more

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Any good over-the-counter medicine for red rashes on the body due to food, besides Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or claritin?

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

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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.

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

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My 4 month had red rashes only on his face. Forehead, cheeks, and under his eyes. Can i use benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream?

My 4 month had red rashes only on his face. Forehead, cheeks, and under his eyes. Can i use benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream?

Not advised: This will not help with most pediatric rashes, including hives. Although this could be a benign viral eruption, best to notify the pediatrician for advice. ...Read more

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Time to time I get itchy rashes around my joints. I can go a year without it happening. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) helps it to go away. Any ideas what could cause this?

Time to time I get itchy rashes around my joints. I can go a year without it happening. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) helps it to go away. Any ideas what could cause this?

Depends: This could be a reaction to a soap or laundry detergent. You may want to avoid TIDE and ALL. this could also be a sign of arthritis if you have the rash and joint pain at the same time. . Next time you get this rash you should see your medical provider. ...Read more

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I have sulfa allergy. I have itching, burning rashes all over my body. Can I take one Claritin (24 hr) in the morning and two Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night?

I have sulfa allergy. I have itching, burning rashes all over my body. Can I take one Claritin (24 hr) in the morning and two Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night?

Allergic rash: You can take 4 10mg Claritin (loratadine) a day for chronic hives. Be sure it is Claritin (loratadine) plain without decongestant. Avoid Sulfite-containing foods like wine,dried fruits,radishes,potatoes,shrimp ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Diphenhydramine (Definition)

Diphenhydramine is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more