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Can A Diabetic Dog Take Benadryl
Can taking a tablet of xyzal help to blunt an allergic reaction to a drug as fast & effectively as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) would?
Not recommended: Dosage of zyrtec (cetirizine) is 10 mg daily. This dosage has not changed since it went from prescription only to over the counter. Sometimes doctors allow a larger dose "off label" if the weight of a patient is much heavier than the average adult or has been demonstrated to be a rapid metabolizer. If you are trying to control the itch and swelling, cold compresses and elevation will be very helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clean it plus: A thorough cleaning may suffice for most simple cat bites. Verification of tetanus protection and monitoring the site for redness or oozing is also important.Complex bites into the hand or web space between the fingers should be evaluated and likely treated with an abx appropriate for the germs found in a cats mouth. ...Read more
Yes,: Both are used for allergy. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is short acting, can be given 3-4 times daily; dose is 5 mg/kg/day, causes some sedation. Claritin is long acting, given once daily. 5 mg once daily below 6 years, 10 mg above 6 and adult, it is non sedating. You can give Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for immediate action even the child has taken claritin. Make sure you don't overdose the child. ...Read more
Yes you can: Yes you can occasionally take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) especially at night with Claritin if Claritin alone is not helping your symptoms but i will not recommend taking it for long periods and 3to 4 times a day of benadryl most of the time try to take one or the other if it works for you or consult your doctor or an allergist. ...Read more
STING: Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with a credit card. Clean area with soap & warm water. Apply ice in 10 minute increments; alternating 10 on & 10 off. Try a bag of cold peas. You can take meds like tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin or Motrin for pain or Benadryl for swelling. Make a paste of 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water & apply. Or you can apply a meat tenderizer poultice to the area. ...Read more
Im needing to know if there will be a reaction or overdose from take dimetapp multi symptoms for kids with brompheniramine and Cetirizine Allergy?
It is possible: Generally these class of OTC remedies are discourage by the acdemy of pediatrics. With the multisymptom cough remedies your child will be getting medications that may not be necessary with the risk of abnormal dosing. Supportive therapy can help with some symptoms. If no improvement a consult with the pediatrician is recommended for specific therapy ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need diagnosis...: First, your cough needs to be diagnosed by your doctor. Possible etiologies include acute bronchitis due to bacterial or viral infection, bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, sinus problems or even a combination of these. Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, is a possibility especially if you have smoked. Treatment depends on diagnosis so see your doctor so this cough can be diagnosed! ...Read more
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) tabs take about 1 hour to start working to treat my allergic reaction (rash) Would Benadryl (diphenhydramine) IM be a faster alternative? Can I obtain an RX?
Depends: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help hives but not a rash which has lasted more than 24 hrs. IM Benadryl (diphenhydramine) gives you perhaps a 30-minute head start vs oral = not worth the cost or hassle. If you have throat swelling , you may need adrenaline and an allergy consult since this can be life-threatening. ...Read more
What can occur if i took 2 Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and a zyrtec to help sleep before a big day?
Can I take a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if on 1mg Clonazepam a day? Having some allergies but don't want no respiratory or heart affects. Thanks
I've had half of one beer and i think im having an allergic reaction to a new skin care product. Is it safe for me to take a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and go to bed?
Had a colonoscopy today with demerol and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and i'm still itching can I take another benadryl (diphenhydramine). Can i also take a 5mg of valium.
Yes: Not interaction, good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications, good luck ...Read more
If I'm taking prednisone and atarax for an allergic reaction in the form of a rash can I take NyQuil to help me sleep. The itching is so bad?
Nyquil: Nyquil is a cough medication that has several ingredients including an antihistamine. While I doubt that you'd have a serious interaction with the atarax, you wouldn't want the stimulant effect of the pse in Nyquil. Are you taking the full strength dose of atarax(50mgs)? If not try taking the 50 mgs at bedtime which may give you sedation for sleep as well as antiitch effect. Discuss with your MD. ...Read more
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