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Does Benadryl Help Swelling
Does Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help swelling caused by bigen dye for the face? My face swole up because of it can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to reduce swelling or penicillin.
ER or dermatologist: Please go to an ER or dermatologist. Severe reactions are reported due to the dyes and chemicals in bigen. This is not something that I can give advice for online. Someone needs to see your face, your scalp and acess the entire situation. Secondary staph infections have been reported as well. Please see someone immediately to get an accurate assessment of the condition and treatment. Best to you. ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
Specific treatment: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is called an anti-histamine. Histamine is a chemical in certain cells called mast cells and is released when there is an allergic reaction such as hay fever. Histamine causes some inflammation which is why our noses get red, congested due to swelling of the mucus membranes. If the swelling is due to something else like trauma, heart failure, vein disease, then it is of no benefit. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the cause for the swelling. For allergic ones, less than 36 hrs. For other conditions, may be days. ...Read more
If due to allergy: Yes, it would help, but if otherwise, like infection or trauma it won't, isolated lip swelling due to allergy only is kind of rare, please see your doctor if this is a recurring problem ...Read more
What is better for allergic reaction swelling. Vistiril or benadryl (diphenhydramine). Or are they the same. I'm told vistiril is stronger. I have vistiril 50mg?
I have heard that over-the-counter Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can decrease swelling after an insect bite. Generally, how many mgs. Is needed to decrease the swelling?
25-50 for 60 y.o.: Don't really need any meds, just cool compresses. ...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
No: But a topical cortisone cream and NSAID may. ...Read more
Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help a swelling and hive reaction (itching) allergic reaction to penicillin?
Depends: On the reaction, if just hives and itching, yes benadryl (diphenhydramine) can control it in the right dosage, after discontinuing the offending drug, but if more severe symptoms/swelling you need medical attention with the possible addition of epinephrine and probably steroids, ...Read more
Does Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help contact dermatitis rash go away or does be Benadryl (diphenhydramine) only help with itching not the swelling?
Contact dermatitis: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and other antihistamines treat reactions that are cause by histamine release, like hives (urticaria). Contact dermatitis is inflammation driven by cells of the immune system called lymphocytes. Taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for contact dermatitis will make you sleepy but doesn't reduce itch or inflammation. Contact dermatitis responds to topical and if severe enough, oral steroids. ...Read more
I have bug bites along my arm and shoulder (not mosquito) and the swelling/itching is pretty bad. Is there anything I can take other than Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?
I was bit by something on my lip yesterday around 6am (spider?). Benydryl helped yesterday but today is twice the swelling, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) isn't working.
My son is 10 and has a reaction on his upper inner leg high up like something bit him? It's a big round swelling warm to touch, gave Benadryl (diphenhydramine) not gone
I got stung by a wasp 2 days ago on the back of both ankles, and the itching & swelling Is getting worse even when taking Benadryl. Should I go to ER?
Yes: The wound may have gotten infected, or inflammation is severe enough to require prescription meds as steroids, hope the reaction was only in your ankle, and didn't spread, if otherwise, you want to see an allergist for evaluation. Hope also it was just a wasp that stung you twice in two different sites, and not something else, best wishes ...Read more
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?
Anaphylaxis to med yesterday, used epi/ER. Feel better, swelling/rash/fast heartbt etc. Are gone except mild itching. Should I use benadryl (diphenhydramine)? Or?
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is fine but: cetirizine or loratadine, have more convinient dosing though and should be non-sedating, all are OTC, what I advise you more, is to stay at home for at least 24 hrs after the attack, keep epipen (epinephrine) handy, continue using the any antihistamine regulary, use as well ranitidine regulary, flag the medicine that caused it and visit an Allergist, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org to see allergists where you live ...Read more
My moms bottom lip is swollen she have took Benadryl (diphenhydramine) but the swelling hasn't went down yet what can she do or take and is she able to take a IB?
Asymmetric lip swelling (bottom > top) is certainly suspicious for angioedema, which I assume is new for her. If new, she is likely having a reaction to something (eg food or medication). Since angioedema can progress rapidly to involve the throat and breathing, and since the antihistamine is not helping,
I have to recommend going to the ER.
is IB ibuprofen? probably won't help. ...Read more
My face broke out, I woke up the next day lips were swollen, I took benadryl, (diphenhydramine) swelling went down but they still feel dry and warm its been a week?
Swollen lips: Responded to benadryl, (diphenhydramine) might have been a reaction to something you ate or applied to your lips, hopefully your tongue wasn't swollen too, and you didn't have difficult breathing, just observe, moisturize your lips, keep yourself hydrated, if the swelling recurs, please see your doctor, ...Read more
24 hours after wasp sting and taking benadryl (diphenhydramine) the swelling is back to its max and hives again?
I keep having random lip swelling 2.5 times normal size Benadryl (diphenhydramine) stopped working and I have taken my max of steroids why would this happen?
My daughters bottom eyelid keeps swelling 1st happened this a.m. there is no crust or running I gave her benadryl (diphenhydramine). Should I give her amoxicillin?
Examination needed: There may be a blocked duct in the lid causing the swelling. Have your physician examine her for diagnosis and the proper treatment. If necessary he/ she may recommend an evaluation by an ophthalmologist. In the meantime try warm water applications. I don't recommend starting amoxicillin. ...Read more
Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Zyrtec together? I was put on Zyrtec for an allergic reaction with steroids for swelling and it's keeping me awake.
Upper lip starts to get swollen after leaving church this morning. Took some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and it is still swollen. Swelling of top lip, only symptom.
My eye started swelling up since yesterday and it has gotten worst this morning. I've taken benadryl this morning and the swelling hasn't gone down. I'm not sure if this a bug bite or an infection. It doesn't really itch. It actually hurts when I blink h
Eye swelling: If it's just one eye that is swollen and there is associated pain, I'd be concerned about a local infection (periorbital cellulitis). I'd get it looked at ASAP, it may require antibiotics and delay in treatment can have long term consequences. ...Read more
Pneumonia vac PPV23 Thurs. Swelling & redness much reduced, tender but itches. RN @ clinic said 2 Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Hydroxyzine 10mg ok instead?
Neither: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a sleeping pill. It will do little for your reaction. You must not drive when you use it. 10mg hydroxyzine is a very small dose but it is even more soporific than benadryl (diphenhydramine). These have caused many accidents even when people did not feel sleepy. For itch, rub in some cortisone, preferably prescription strength. If you want antihistamine, get Claritin, Allegra, Zyrtec. But you just need t ...Read more
I've woken up with a swollen upper lip three days in a row. I have a little numbness and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) isn't helping. The swelling won't go away.
Get evaluated..: More information is needed on other symptoms associated in order to tell what is most likely going on. Also what meds are you taking, any new foods or exposures. It is also important to take a look at it and probably get labs if necessary. My advise is to get seen ASAP. If you are having trouble breathing go to the ED now. ...Read more
Dyed hair on monday and it is Wednesday now forehead and sides are swollen, taking benadryl (diphenhydramine) and cold compress, how long until swelling goes down?
Dye sensitivity: Likely allergic to hair dye (usually the phenylenediamine component). This is a ''delayed hypersensitivity" unlikely to respond to benadryl (diphenhydramine) and unlikely to improve if exposure continues (wash out thoroughly). A physician would need to confirm by examination and patch testing to confirm. Treatment depends on severity. High potency topical steroid vs other topical immune suppressant vs other. ...Read more
I had an allergic reaction to aspirin and my eylids and lips swole. What can I do to reduce the swelling if my eyelids. I took benadryl (diphenhydramine)?
I'm having an allergic reaction in my eye the outer layer is bubbling up and my entire eye is swelling. How much Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can I take at one time? I ha
Can Benadryl be taken for an allergic reaction to a bunny. Itchy watery eyes with a little bit of swelling.
My mom eye lids are swelling up her left eye started on Monday, closed up on her, we've applying Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to her eye. Now her right eye. What's next?
I will be getting permanent eyeliner makeup on my eyes. She said to take benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Claritin to prevent tearing & swelling. Can I use Allegra instead?
Swollen eye lid each morning for a couple mornings. The one he slept on, staying in a hotel. Swelling goes down with benadryl (diphenhydramine) but seems worse each day?
See allergist: If this is getting worse, it is time to consult an allergist. On the other hand, the absence of itching points away from allergies. Has he been placed on any new drug recently? Has he been taking NSAID? We need to know more. ...Read more
Had a reaction to something after surgery 5 days ago. I have face, tongue swelling and numbness, taking prednisone, benadryl. When will swelling stop?
Drug reaction: It usually disappears within 72 to 96 hours. However it is sometimes present up to 14 days so just continue your mess and relax ...Read more
Got stung by a wasp on my lip. 2 hrs ago breathing is ok took Benadryl (diphenhydramine) but it's swollen bad took 2 Motrin too when well the swelling leave my face?
I would ice area: As well. Also keep taking benedryl Will help keep things less swollen. It will take several hours for swelling to start to subside. But may take sig longer for things to completely go away. ...Read more
I went to the ER for swelling in my throat and they gave me steriods and benadryl (diphenhydramine). And im sleepy? Is that normal
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