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Can excessive diphenhydramine actually make you itchy?

Can excessive diphenhydramine actually make you itchy?

Yes: I have had several patients who had become allergic to Diphenhydramine after using it on the skin for poison ivy or other ailments, so yes, although rare, any previous use of Diphenhydramine can cause an allergic reaction to it, such as itching at first, then rash. This is a concern and must be documented because it is one of our go-to medicines for allergies. ...Read more

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Diphenhydramine (Definition)

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Please tell me can diphenhydramine make you feel itchy all over?

Please tell me can diphenhydramine make you feel itchy all over?

Unlikely but: anything is possible. If you are already itching all over and try to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to control the itching, then the intense itching may just be progressing whether you take the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or not. Try other antihistamine to see if they cause or relieve your itching. It has been suggested that the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) when applied topically may lead to allergic sensitization to the drug. ...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. ?

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

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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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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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The symptoms were very warm red & itchy...Benadryl (diphenhydramine) alleviated symptoms?

The symptoms were very warm red & itchy...Benadryl (diphenhydramine)  alleviated  symptoms?

Dermatitis: Maybe it is hives, which is why the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) helped. I would suggest trying an otc non-sedating antihistamine and switching the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to bedtime because of the drowsy effects. You might also best be served to see an allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Spots coving body for 2 weeks. Itchy but Benadryl (diphenhydramine) does nothing. Getting worse family Dr says from stress I think not. Nothing helps. 27 years old.

Spots coving body for 2 weeks.  Itchy but Benadryl (diphenhydramine) does nothing. Getting worse family Dr says from stress I think not. Nothing helps. 27 years old.

Need another look: Persistent itchy rash, probably not due to stress, but there are lots of other possibilities. See your doctor again discuss any new exposures, contact with others with rash, any other associated symptoms and have him/her look again at pattern of the rash. ...Read more

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Would Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help with itchiness from a yeast infection?

Would Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help with itchiness from a yeast infection?

Yes: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) helps against any type of itchiness, but can make the person quite drowsy. You could also apply Monistat yeast infection cream to the outside of the vulva, it can help stop the itching by killing the yeast. Be well. ...Read more

Benadryl (Definition)

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