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Can hylands cough and cold be combined with benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Can hylands cough and cold be combined with benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Maybe (not). . .: Hyland's is a brand of homeopathic remedies (http://www. Hylands. Com/products/adult), none of which exactly match name you mentioned, so it's trickier to determine which you are referencing. Regardless, given that most ingredients are 6-12x (http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/homeopathic_dilutions), it's doubtful that there's anything present to interact w/benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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I've been giving my 5mo old benadryl (diphenhydramine) for allergies per his dr. But it has turned into a full cold. Is there anything I can give himbefore going to dr?

I've been giving my 5mo old benadryl (diphenhydramine) for allergies per his dr. But it has turned into a full cold. Is there anything I can give himbefore going to dr?

No: If a baby has a runny nose or a stuffy nose, that can happen with a cold. Babies get colds, sometimes often. That makes it hard to call it "allergies", if the baby has just nasal symptoms. Meaning, it's hard to tell if a baby with sniffles has "allergies" instead of a cold. Also, it's hard to tell if Benadryl (diphenhydramine) helps at such a young age, for nasal symptoms. His pediatrician can evaluate. ...Read more

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Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) be taken 2 hours after Advil cold sinus?

Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) be taken 2 hours after Advil cold sinus?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): If advil (ibuprofen) cold and sinus has diphenhydramine, the chemical name of benadryl, you should not take extra Benadryl afterwards. Read the medication label, there are many preparations of advil (ibuprofen) cold and sinus. ...Read more

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Could Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy and cold affect my awareness at all?

Could Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy and cold affect my awareness at all?

Yes: Benedryl is an antihistamine that can cross into the brain and interfere with the message bearing chemicals between the nerves. This often causes sleepiness. It is the main ingredient in most over the counter sleep aids. All such medications bear a warning in small print if you read the package insert. ...Read more

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Can I take one cup of NyQuil for my cold, and two Benadryl's for my allergies?

Can I take one cup of NyQuil for my cold, and two Benadryl's for my allergies?

2AntihistaminsSimila: Nyquil cantains aDoxylamine.Acetaminophen and Dextromethorfan
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine and Doxylamine is also antihistamine. Both are first generation antihistamines and cause sedation. I will not advice to take 50 mgm (2x25mgm)of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Nyquil. ...Read more

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Can I take alka seltzer plus cold and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at the same time?

Cough medicines: Alka seltzer plus has I believe Acetaminophen and phenylephrine in it which is a decongestant but not an antihistamine. It also has dextromethorphan cough suppressant. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine. So yes you can take them together of added effect on sinus and nasal congestion. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can make you sleepy. ...Read more

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I took benadryl to help me sleep but im fighting a nasty cold can I take tissin dm?

I took benadryl to help me sleep but im fighting a nasty cold can I take tissin dm?

You can, but: If you are not allergic to the contents and have a cold, taking an OTC med with DM (dextromethorphan) may be taken and should help you sleep. I would not recommend taking the Benadryl and the OTC med with DM together. You can also check with your primary care MD. ...Read more

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I was wondering if I could take nyquil for my cold and benadryl (diphenhydramine) for my allergies?

I was wondering if I could take nyquil for my cold and benadryl (diphenhydramine) for my allergies?

Which Nyquil?: At any rate all Nyquils contain an antihistamine, so you don't want to combine them with benadryl, (diphenhydramine) unless you have got a really severe allergic reaction. Combination would cause more side effects as drowsiness, so be careful, good luck ...Read more

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Is it safe to use children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with hylands cold n cough for kids? My daughter is 2.

Is it safe to use children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with hylands cold n cough for kids? My daughter is 2.

No: Cough & cold medications are not recommended for children under 4 years. They do not make colds better, shorten how long a child is sick, or prevent a child from worsening, & they can be dangerous. Coughing during the day helps your child keep her airway clear. If she cannot sleep at night, try a cool mist humidifier, a teaspoon of honey or saltwater nose drops. Good info here: kidshealth. Org. ...Read more

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If I have given my 3 year old hylands cold and cough for kids can I also giver her benadryl (diphenhydramine) if the hylands is not working?

If I have given my 3 year old hylands cold and cough for kids can I also giver her benadryl (diphenhydramine) if the hylands is not working?

Caution: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine that can help with runny nose and sneezing due to allergies. It does have a sedation effect in many. American Academy of Pediatrics discourages the use of cough medications in any child under 6 years old. The benadryl (diphenhydramine) may cause her to be too sedated and may have some breathing troubles in the night. Try cool mist humidifer - warm water/mixed with honey and patience. ...Read more

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My daughter has been up all day with cold symptoms. Have zzquil andnoticed a post say it's the same as benadryl (diphenhydramine) and will help, but she just turned 3??

Not for cold: There is no evidence that antihistamine helps cold symptoms although the older kind such as benadryl (diphenhydramine) may dry up the nose a little and make it easily for your child to fall asleep. It is ok to use for your child with the proper dose but don't raise your expectation too much. ...Read more

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Can you take Advil cold & sinus with benadryl (diphenhydramine) & a clartin?

Can you take Advil cold & sinus with benadryl (diphenhydramine) & a clartin?

Yes: But why do you need both benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Claritin at the same time? Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may dry up the nose a little but will make you drowsy. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) after taking a Advil cold & sinus medicine?

Is it okay to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) after taking a Advil cold & sinus medicine?

Medicine: Read ur label. Advil cold and sinus might have Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in it. If it does not then go ahead. ...Read more

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Can I take mucinex D and benadryl (diphenhydramine)? I have taken mucinex D for a combination of a cold and allergies but just had an allergic reaction to a food.

Can I take mucinex D and benadryl (diphenhydramine)? I have taken mucinex D for a combination of a cold and allergies but just had an allergic reaction to a food.

Yes, but. . .: If any tongue or lip swelling, or difficulty breathing/swallowing, call 911 or local emergency services. Need to avoid allergen & carry EpiPen (epinephrine). www. Drugs. Com Interactions Checker says there's no interaction btwn Mucinex D (guaifenesin & pseudoephedrine) & Benadryl (diphenhydramine). However, only antihistamine like latter is useful for allergies. Former is combo of expectorant & decongestant. ...Read more

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Will Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help my cold sore swelling?

Will Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help my cold sore swelling?

Doubtful.: Your doctor can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your dermatologist can also provide laser treatments. ...Read more

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Am taking Alfrin and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help with my cold, can I take Mucinex DM for my chest congestion to?

Am taking Alfrin and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help with my cold, can I take Mucinex DM for my chest congestion to?

Yes: But you are OVER-medicating with possibly useless drugs! For example AFRIN can be ADDICTIVE yes....it can cause REBOUND nasal stuffiness.

Try stopping everything and taking Vitamin C and ZINC!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Hi, have terrible allergies and a cold Took delsym and benadryl (diphenhydramine) not getting much relief. Can I take symbcort now?

Hi, have terrible allergies and a cold Took delsym and benadryl (diphenhydramine) not getting much relief. Can I take symbcort now?

Regular medication: If you have cold symptoms it is more important than ever to take your regularly scheduled allergy/asthma medication. Delsym and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may be taken at the same time but if not helping, please call your doctor and discuss which part of your asthma action plan should be used. ...Read more

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A pediatrician recommended Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for my toddler's cold. Is allegra similar? 24lbs

A pediatrician recommended Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for my toddler's cold. Is allegra similar? 24lbs

Yes and no: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a sedating antihistamine. Allegra is a non-sedating antihistamine. How old is your child? Typically you should not use these meds on children less than 2 yrs old. There are other things you can try such as bed elevation and humidifier at night. ...Read more

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I have a bad cold and a sinus infection. I just took 2 tblespoons of nquil. Can I take a benadryl (diphenhydramine) also?

Better no: Nyquil has an antihistaminil in its components, so don't add benadryl, (diphenhydramine) fluids and rest should be your remedies for now, see urgent care in the morning if not improved, goodluck ...Read more

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Do I have an allergy? Hi I have had a cold and it's gone but now I have like white parts on my arm that are itcy and sometimes my whole body feels itcy. I was taking Benadryl for the night a day quill at night. Can it be an allergy or no way?

Do I have an allergy? Hi I have had a cold and it's gone but now I have like white parts on my arm that are itcy and sometimes my whole body feels itcy. I was taking Benadryl for the night a day quill at night. Can it be an allergy or no way?

Hello,: Hello, before searching for a possible allergy; check for dry skin. Dry skin can lead to feeling very itchy. Some deodorant soaps like "irish spring" can be drying to the skin. Have you changed your soap lately? Moisturing soaps like "caress" can often help for dry skin. The next question is - have you changed to wearing wool? This can scratch the skin. If no to these- ask yourself if you are using a different laundry detergent, taking a new medication, eating a new food etc? It could be an allergy but check for dry skin first. ...Read more

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Should I give my six-month old Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for a very bad cold? He can hardly breath through his nose and cannot heat.

Should I give my six-month old Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for a very bad cold? He can hardly breath through his nose and cannot heat.

It's not helpful.: Use saline nose drops and suction the mucus from the nose as often as needed. Also, elevate the head of the crib. If your doctor ok's it, use a humidifier in the room during sleep.Cold and cough meds are proven not to help and can cause severe side effects. If these actions don't help enough, he needs to see his doctor. ...Read more

Benadryl (Definition)

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