Top
20
Doctor insights on: Giving Dogs Antihistamine

Share
1

1
Can you give Benadryl (diphenhydramine) after giving citirizine ?

Can you give Benadryl (diphenhydramine) after giving citirizine ?

Depends: The combination of the two medications can cause increased drowsiness. If you have already taken Cetirizine for allergies and need something for breakthrough symptoms, you can use benadryl, (diphenhydramine) but i would not routinely use them together. ...Read more

Dr. Paul Carter
652 doctors shared insights

Antihistamine (Definition)

Sedating and non-sedating antihistamines prevent and treat allergic reactions, and are ...Read more


2

2
If i've conjunctivitis allergy, can it heal by allergy injection therapy ?Tried allergy meds : allegysal, patanol (olopatadine) and avil, Claritin loratadine, please help

If i've conjunctivitis allergy, can it heal by allergy injection therapy ?Tried allergy meds : allegysal, patanol (olopatadine) and avil, Claritin loratadine, please help

Yes: Treatment of allergic conjunctivitis starts with eliminating or avoiding the allergen as well as rinsing the allergen from your eyes with plain water (reduces the allergen load). Allergy shots can help as can oral allergy meds. There are eye drops that help a great deal also. Steroid eye drops are very effective but are not used long term due to risk of glaucoma and cataract. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
4

4
Have BAD allergies. Steroid sprays give me nosebleeds. (I spray outwards). Refuse allergy shots. Is it worth seeing an allergist? Options?

Have BAD allergies. Steroid sprays give me nosebleeds. (I spray outwards). Refuse allergy shots. Is it worth seeing an allergist? Options?

Yes!: Unless you already know everything that you are allergic to, it would be good to see an allergist to determine what you are allergic to, and therefore try to avoid it, and there are also some new oral antihistamines on the market that may help! Have you tried Astelin nasal spray? It is an antihistamine spray, so it might not cause nosebleeds if you use it. Requires a Rx tho'. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
Will something like Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec relieve cat allergy symptoms?

Will something like Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec relieve cat allergy symptoms?

Possible: Oral antihistamines are used to treat itchy nose, eye and sneezing. So if one is experiencing these symptoms use of anti histamines would be reasonable. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Would Claritin (loratadine) or allegra help with black mold allergy after being exposed?

Maybe: If you have hay fever and become allergic to black molds, Claritin or Allegra may reduce the runny nose, sneezing, and itchy nose but not likely the congestion. However inhaled nasal steroid or antihistamine usually works better. ...Read more

7

7
I've dust-mite allergy.Should I bother about outdoor environment? or, only indoor environment?Do Veramyst and patanase help with dust-mite allergy?

I've dust-mite allergy.Should I bother about outdoor environment? or, only indoor environment?Do Veramyst and patanase help with dust-mite allergy?

Work on indoors: There are several things you can do indoors to decrease allergy symptoms from dust mites. Air filters, avoiding open shelves, get rid of carpeting, damp dusting, wear a mask while cleaning, avoid stuffed animals and other items in your bedroom that collect dust, and use an allergy cover on your pillow and mattress. Nasal steroids and nasal antihistamines do help. Outdoor environ is hard to control ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
Need alternative to zirtec for allergy-induced asthma. Allegra and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) don't work, nor albuterol asthma inhalars. Claritin gives me nasal pain.

Need alternative to zirtec for allergy-induced asthma. Allegra and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) don't work, nor albuterol asthma inhalars. Claritin gives me nasal pain.

Allergic help: You will definitely need to speak with your physician about this. Other alternatives include the short acting chlorphenamine (chlortrimetron), sold over the counter. There are prescription medications - xyzal, singulair, xopenex, (levalbuterol) Flonase and more. Ultimately - make sure you speak with your physician about this, since the medications you have tried so far are not providing relief for you. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
9

9
Do antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help prevent oral allergy syndrome?

Do antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help prevent oral allergy syndrome?

Probably not: Oral allergy syndrome is usually caused by pollens and sometimes nuts. Claritin, zyrtec and Allegra (fexofenadine) can help with pollen allergies. But like any other allergy, it is best to stay away from the problem. Have an allergist test you and see what treatment would be best. ...Read more

10

10
Does pollen season make oral allergy syndrome worse despite taking antihistamines?

Does pollen season make oral allergy syndrome worse despite taking antihistamines?

Yes it can: That's why you need to know the triggers well, try to avoid them as much as you can, ask your doctor about keeping an Epipen (epinephrine) handy, just in case a severe reaction develops, see an allergist if you can for complete assessment. Check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

11

11
What's the best allergy medicine? Allegra, Claritin (loratadine) or Zyrtec?

What's the best allergy medicine? Allegra, Claritin (loratadine) or Zyrtec?

Same effects: These three medications do the same thing and are not supposed to make you drowsy, however, Zyrtec seems to work somewhat better than Allegra and Claritin. I would say Claritin is the least effective out of these three medications. ...Read more

See 7 more doctor answers
12

12
Bad allergies.Claritin, Zyrtec, chlor tabs, and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) no help.Little relief from allegra. Can't use nasal spray or Saline. Any suggestions?

Bad allergies.Claritin, Zyrtec, chlor tabs, and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) no help.Little relief from allegra. Can't use nasal spray or Saline. Any suggestions?

Keep taking..: The allegra (fexofenadine) regularly, not on as needed basis, and see your doctor, you may need prescription medications. Environmental control is important too, i.e. Avoid triggers of your allergies, cats, dogs, smokers, etc.. Better if you can see an allergist, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

14

14
Can you give children Claritin (loratadine) with nurofen?

Yes: Antihistamines like Claritin (loratadine) may be given along with Ibuprofen if the symptoms warrant. Of course the doses must be determined by the child's weight. ...Read more

16

16
Can I mix allegra (fexofenadine) & zyrtec for my allegy relief if allegra (fexofenadine) alone is not enough?

Can I mix allegra (fexofenadine) & zyrtec for my allegy relief if allegra (fexofenadine) alone is not enough?

You could, but: They do exactly the same thing so taking both is just like taking a double dose of one. Instead, you should try something from a different medication category, like a prescription nasal steroid spray. ...Read more

17

17
Antihistamines, nose sprays, and completing allergy shots are not getting rid of my allergic shiners. Need advice. ?

Antihistamines, nose sprays, and completing allergy shots are not getting rid of my allergic shiners. Need advice. ?

? Food allergies: Allergic shiners are commonly caused by food allergies. All the drugs & shots in the world won't help if you are eating foods you are allergic to. Standard allergy tests won't reliably detect. Try an elimination diet- avoid all dairy, gluten, eggs, corn, soy & almonds for 10 days, then add back one at a time. See http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=diet&dbid=7. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
How to treat mild cat allergies? Is just taking Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec helpful enough?

How to treat mild cat allergies?  Is just taking Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec helpful enough?

Depends: If your symptoms are adequately controlled, then yes. However, if one of your symptoms is nasal congestion, then you nay want to try Claritin d, Allegra d, or zyrtec d. Avoidance of cats is best, if possible. ...Read more

20

20
What damage can antihistamines cause to 12 year old if giving without proper cause?

Fatigue: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can cause fatigue from overuse in most people. Claritin does not usually have this issue. Antihistamines also can cause urinary retention due to their anticholinergic effects. As with any medication, they should only be taken if their benefits outweigh their risk for the problem being treated. If someone has significant allergy symptoms, taking a non-sedating antihistamine is helpful. ...Read more