Doctor insights on:
Food Allergies And Benadryl
Hubby's uvula is swollen to where it can sit on the back of his tongue. Food allergy? He has Benadryl but still having a hard time breathing at times.
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more
Maybe . . .: Benadryl is a brand of generic diphenhydramine which is a 1st generation antihistamine. Loratadine is a generic 2nd generation antihistamine. While it's best to avoid foods that cause allergies, answer to your question is a qualified maybe b/c it depends upon type of allergy and amount of exposure. If you're anaphylactic to peanuts, only epinephrine will save you, in which case you need EpiPen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My friend has a food allergy reaction. We are unable to access Benadryl (in Saudi Arabia). What action can we take? How much Zyrtec can she take?
Can food allergies cause your joints to swell up, i notice i feel better when i don't eat much, i take Benadryl every night, and haven't reacted to foo?
Is it safe to take Benadryl after 3 glasses of wine if i feel i may have been exposed to a food allergy of mine?
NO: Benadryl makes you groggy like a glass of wine. 3 glasses of wine makes most of the people very groggy. I don't know about you (depend of body mass and tolerance). Having an allergic reaction should be addressed as well especially after that drinking. If the allergic reaction is not severe you consider drinking as much water. If the reaction is severe you need to see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can allergies give you headaches? i have food allergies, and environmental allergies, i take benadryl and claritin and im getting bad headaches a lot.
? Sinus problem: allergies can cause nose and sinus congestion, which in turn can cause headaches, depends also on which part of your head is it in the back or the front, headache can have several causes and you are already on multiple medications, which can be the side effect of any, you take benadryl and claritin, better take only one, but neither will control the congestion, see an allergist for better assessment ...Read more
No much OTC meds: If you have real food allergy and you break out in hives when you eat that particular food, beside benadryl, there are not much otc meds you can take. Go to the nearest er if you have nausea, vomiting or difficulty breathing since those are signs of anaphylaxis and can be dangerous. If the rashes are eczema but not hives, you can use otc cortisone cream, moisturizer and see an allergist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can food allergies cause your joints to crack and get swollen, i notice i retain fluids more if im eating stuff more, I do take Benadryl and claritin?
What type of benadryll and how much benadryll should I give my 17 month old baby? She is also 18 lbs..She has a minor food allergy..
Maybe none...: Benadryl only relieves symptoms, it is not needed just because there is an allergy. It helps if the symptoms are hives or runny nose, but likely won't help if the symptoms are diarrhea, vomiting, eczema, or asthma. The best treatment is to avoid what she is allergic to. If she does need benadryl, make sure it has no other ingredients, only diphenhydramine, and the dose is about 1/2 tsp. ...Read more
Allergies usually mean there is a response like diarrhea, vomiting, hives, or anaphylaxis when that food is eaten. Other allergies can be more subtle and lead to chronic congestion, headaches, eczema, rashes, constipation, etc. Best answer- if concerned about a particular food eliminate it from your diet and see how you respond. You can ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Food allergies that cause red and blotchy skin
- Food allergies and claritin
- Food allergies and singulair
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Granuloma annulare and food allergies
- Food allergies and zantac
- Food allergies and swollen lymph nodes
- A skin rash on the hands and ankles from a food allergy
- Talk to an allergist and immunologist online for free