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


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My husband has white patches on his arms, neck, back of the neck, and is starting to get them on his stomach. They are severely itchy. I have tried everything benedryl pills and cream and hydracortiso?

My husband has white patches on his arms, neck, back of the neck, and is starting to get them on his stomach. They are severely itchy. I have tried everything benedryl pills and cream and hydracortiso?

Sounds like it might: Be tinea versicolor, look it up and see if it looks like it, if yes you can try OTC selsun shampoo to body for 20min and wash off once a day for 7 days, if not clearing you need prescription from dermatologist ...Read more

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Had an allergic reaction to Compound W b/c my fingers now have small, itchy bumps. Taking Benadryl/ steroid creams, when will the bumps go away?

Had an allergic reaction to Compound W b/c my fingers now have small, itchy bumps. Taking Benadryl/ steroid creams, when will the bumps go away?

If you are: Using OTC (over the counter) preparations they may not be strong enough to treat the skin lesions
You should either contact your PCP or get a consultation (video) with Health tap Prime

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What cream or ointment should I use on an itchy anus? My anus itches like crazy and I don't know why. I don't know weather to use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or some other treatment.

What cream or ointment should I use on an itchy anus? My anus itches like crazy and I don't know why. I don't know weather to use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or some other treatment.

Most often: Anal itching in an adult is from either excess caffeine/beer or excess moisture or possibly yeast infection. I do not use any ointments for anal itching. Cut out the caffeine and beer and use plain cornstarch powder liberally and frequently to your bottom. If itching is waking from sleep, caffeine is the most likely culprit. Also consider pin worms but rare in adult. ...Read more

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5 year old with itchy toes that lasted 6 days so far since high fever broke. Now says feet and genitals itch and cries. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and cream doesn't work?

5 year old with itchy toes that lasted 6 days so far since high fever broke. Now says feet and genitals itch and cries. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and cream doesn't work?

Call pediatrician: Call the child's pediatrician and stop trying to self treat. I cannot understand how you can expect a doctor on the internet who cannot examine the child to give you specific advice. ...Read more

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Peeling (top skin layer), VERY itchy skin on palms & fingers of both hands. Have used OTC creams with salicylic acid, benedryl, etc...did not work.

Peeling (top skin layer), VERY itchy skin on palms & fingers of both hands. Have used OTC creams with salicylic acid, benedryl, etc...did not work.

Contact /irritant: Both contact allergy (from a contact allergen) and an irritant (solvent, excessive hand washing) can cause itchy hand dermatitis. The answer is avoidance of the offending agent (may need to see allergist or dermatologist to help you identify the agent). Salicylic acid will cause peeling on anyone and Benadryl will do nothing for the rash. No improvement until after avoidance. ...Read more

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My 13 month old is restless due to itchy rash on arms and legs. Consulting pedi in the morning. Is it ok to apply benadryl cream to sooth him?

My 13 month old is restless due to itchy rash on arms and legs. Consulting pedi in the morning. Is it ok to apply benadryl cream to sooth him?

Avoid: Using benadryl cream as it can be very sensitizing to the skin. Make sure your child's nails are clipped short so he doesn't scratch himself. Try over the counter calamine lotion or aveeno soothing cream. ...Read more

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Sore throats then high fever now crying due to itchy toes and genitals, 6 days now. No redness or bumps I can see. Cream and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) did not work.?

Sore throats then high fever now crying due to itchy toes and genitals, 6 days now. No redness or bumps I can see. Cream and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) did not work.?

Itchy toes/genitals: It appears that something is triggering a nerve condition in the lumbar sacral spine of the child. Nerve roots of the lumbar sacral spine innervate the genitals in addition to the feet. Child should be seen As soon as possible. Preferably by pediatric neurologist. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of an unexplained and extremely itchy skin rash? I have tried bathing in lukewarm water and oats, benadryl, and using triamincolone cream, although the cream is left over from an old case of poison ivy and is out of date (i have not spent

How do I get rid of an unexplained and extremely itchy skin rash? I have tried bathing in lukewarm water and oats, benadryl, and using triamincolone cream, although the cream is left over from an old case of poison ivy and is out of date (i have not spent

This: This is a bit tricky to answer without a picture and more clinical information. I doubt it was from the blood draw. This time of year it could be many things including a medication reaction, eczema, a viral exanthem, psoriasis, dry skin from low humidity, and many others. Perhaps a visit to a dermatologist would be helpful for diagnosis and treatment options. I hope that helps a little! ...Read more

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Have allergy. I took Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25 mg. After another hour eye was still itchy and nose was really funny and stuffy I took 2 after that is that bad.?

Have allergy. I took Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25 mg. After another hour eye was still itchy and nose was really funny and stuffy I took 2 after that is that bad.?

No: You should always adhere to the product dosing instructions. Having said that, the maximum safe dose in 24 hours is 300mg, or no more than 12 capsules or tablets per day. As for your dose taken, I presume you too the second two tablets an hour or so after the first one. Your total is 75mg which be okay. On another note, if your eyes itch, try zaditor™ eye drops, which are over the counter. ...Read more

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My eyes itch like crazy. I tried eye drops, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and cold water. When I put the water in my eyes it just made my eyes hurt! How do I fix my dry itchy eyes?

Itchy: Most itchy eyes are related to allergy or to blepharitis-- you can try over the counter zaditor (ketotifen) for ocular allergy-- try two drops a day for several days- if not better, make an appointment with your local eye doctor... ...Read more

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IItchy, red rash on legs caused by spandex/polyester leggings. Treating w/ Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & hydrocortisone cream, but rash is spreading to arms and ears..

IItchy, red rash on legs caused by spandex/polyester leggings. Treating w/ Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & hydrocortisone cream, but rash is spreading to arms and ears..

Take oral benadryl (diphenhydramine): Don't use the topical benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream. Take oral benadryl (diphenhydramine). 50mg is usually ok but it will make you sleepy. See your doctor tomorrow if you can if rash is still bothering you. Cool shower should help with the itch. It is obvious you have a bad allergic reaction. Go to ER if you develop throat tightening, short of breath, wheezing, or other concerning symptoms other than rash ...Read more

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Why does my eyelid gets so dry. Red itchy and swollen? I've always wear make up like eyeshadow and never had a problem until now? What cream can I use

Why does my eyelid gets so dry. Red itchy and swollen? I've always wear make up like eyeshadow and never had a problem until now? What cream can I use

Itchy red eyelid: Makeup, because it is reused can harbor organisms, so would get new makeup. Also may just be a new onset allergy to a component of the makeup or new onset eczema, rarely herpes/zoster. Would avoid make up x 1 week. Try systane eye drops, zyrtec (cetirizine) x 1.Would follow up with doctor /urgent may need antibiotics or other prescription medication, with eyelids we are careful as goes into eye. ...Read more

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I have flakey bumpy red itchy skin on eyelids for the last 3 years. Went to dr. He did not know what it was. Gave me fungal cream not helping. Help?

I have flakey bumpy red itchy skin on eyelids for the last 3 years. Went to dr. He did not know what it was. Gave me fungal cream not helping. Help?

Eyelids sensitive: Eyelid skin is very delicate so it reacts easily to chemicals in the air or surface contact. Your eyelids could be irritated by or allergic to products used around your eyes, on your face or scalp, or things you handle. Seborrheic dermatitis can also cause scaly, red eyelids. You could try a brief course of hydrocortisone, used sparingly or be evaluated by a derm. Nail polish/epoxy have caused. ...Read more

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Why does morphine make me itchy? Would Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help?

Why does morphine make me itchy? Would Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help?

Morphine itch: Taking morphine can be very dangerous. Talk to your doctor about why you are taking morphine and about any reactions ...Read more

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My entire body is itchy from the inside out, some hive flare-ups in not usual places, prednasone and benedryl after 4 days not helping?

Anithistamines: Try a longer acting antihistamine like zyrtec or allegra twice a day (Benadryl only lasts a few hours). You can also try anti itch remedies like like over the counter hydrocortisone creams, oatmeal baths, etc. ...Read more

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Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) on top of Ambien 10mg. I'm Having an allergeric reaction to something. Need some relief. So itchy.

Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) on top of Ambien 10mg. I'm Having an allergeric reaction to something. Need some relief. So itchy.

Yes: You can take both together without any dangerous interactions. However, you may be more sedated than usual in the morning. ...Read more

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I've suddenly become itchy and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is not working. What do you recommend?

I've suddenly become itchy and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is not working. What do you recommend?

Might need steroids: But that would require a prescription. Try an moisturizer or topical steroid, over the counter, especially if the itch is in one spot (not near eyes, though). Consider yeast infection, contact allergies (metals, cosmetics, lip balm, poison ivy), bites, eczema, dry skin and many other causes. ...Read more

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I just took 10 mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in pill form. Now I am itchy and tingly all over. This is the second time this has happened.?

Avoid Benadryl!: It is probably better to avoid Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if any unpleasant symptoms develop following use of it. There are many alternative antihistamines like Claritin. ...Read more