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Does Benadryl Help A Cold
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
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
Meds: Yes no significant reaction.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
I was wondering if I could take nyquil for my cold and benadryl (diphenhydramine) for my allergies?
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
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
I've been taking 6 Benadryl (diphenhydramine) capsules per day for anxiety. I think it's making it worse. Can I quit cold turkey or should I taper off gradually?
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
I've had a cough for over a month. I didn't have a cold prior. Tried Benadryl&coughdrops. Could I have developed allergies? What else could this be?
Good idea to see doc: Best to talk to your doctor, allergy is a good possibility, I am available for second opinion if needed ...Read more
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
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
Am taking Alfrin and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help with my cold, can I take Mucinex DM for my chest congestion to?
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
My nose becomes extremely runny every time I get a cold. I've tried taking zyrtec and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) they don't help. Is there anything I can do to stop it?
Decongestant: Try a decongestant. The antihistamines you are taking will not help. ...Read more
Allegra (fexofenadine): Not indicated for colds or young kids ...Read more
A pediatrician recommended Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for my toddler's cold. Is allegra similar? 24lbs
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
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
Took benadryl yesterday afternoon to sleep, today woke up with a brain vibration, don't remember if it was my whole body. No muscle problems. Was cold
Bug bite some sort my leg to get red itchy and is swelling. I have taken Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and cold compresses how long before swelling goes down?
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