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Different Types Of Antihistamines
Itching in different body parts unrelated to food or indoor/outdoor areas. This might sit for few hours and sometimes I take antihistamines. ?
If I have an allergy to one antihistamine, is it more likely to also be allergic to another? Even though they r different chemicals?
How many weeks does it take for claritin 10mg to work? How long should I give it a try before deciding to switch to a different antihistamine?
Probably not: It is not a good idea because of the increased risk of side effects from taking multiple similar meds. ...Read more
I have two different antihistamines...One is hydroxyzine and the other is is diphenhydramine..Which one will cause me to gain weight?
Is it possible to be allergic to all antihistamines (hives)? I see hives 90mins after taking 3 different antihit's on different days.
Is it OK to take multiple types of antihistamines within a 24-hour period? Nothing seems to work as long as advertised.
DETAILS?????: What are you treating? Which antihistamines? How many of each? There are easy answers after the details are given. No answer is possible without this information. For chronic urticaria I may manage it with 10 or 20mg cetirizine (Zyrtec) in AM and hydroxyzine at bedtime. I never use Benadryl except as a sleeping pill. ...Read more
Do the antihistamine nose sprays and the steroid sprays lose their effectiveness over time? Should I alternate, using one type of spray each month?
Should not: These sprays should not lose their effectiveness over time. Some people need both in combination. I would suggest using the antihistamine spray and adding in the steroid spray when your symptoms are not controlled. It may take a couple of days to feel the full effect of the steroid spray. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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