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How Does Benadryl Help Reduce Allergy Symptoms
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
Benadryl is sedating: Claritin, zyrtec, allegra, or Benadryl can help with allergy and asthma symptoms caused by allergies to respiratory pollens or other airborne allergens. One should work with his doctor to see which combination of over-the-counter allergy meds and prescription asthma inhalers/pills work the best. A patient will learn over time, what medicines to add or increase, depending on how "bad" the air is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Drug interactions: According to epocrates there is no interaction between the two drugs. ...Read more
Is it safe to take Benadryl with cymbacort , I have COPD and mild asthma but am having some allergy symptoms right now?I also use rescue inhaler
Yes, but: Benadryl is an excellent antihistamine and works very well. However, the side effects (sedation, visual disturbances, dizziness when standing up to fast can be problematic). There are other antihistamines that have fewer side effects like Claritin which are more likely to not affect other medications you may be using. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have year-round allergies. One symptom that is not helped by Claritin or Benadryl is itching on the roof of my mouth. What will help?
I have year round nasal allergies and take zyrtec. One new symptom is itching on the roof of my mouth. Zyrtec and Benadryl don't help. What will?
Other choices: Itching of the palate is not an uncommon symptom with allergies. This could be related to pollen-food allergy syndrome such as eating fresh apple (if you are allergic to birch tree), or melons (if you are ragweed allergic), etc. Trying a different antihistamine may help--like fexofenadine (allegra). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
31 days late for period, no pregnancy symptom, frequent unrinating and negative test.On Benadryl for allergies.Pls help so confuse and frustrated .Thank
Not pregnant: If you are not pregnant, missing a period usually results from a failure to ovulate during your last cycle. There can be many reasons for this, including stress, illness, etc. If your periods were always regular before, you should return to normal menses over the next month or two without any treatment. ...Read more
My allergy medicine is not working.I am taking cetrizin HCL antihistamine. I also took benadryl and loratadine tablet but not working. At night time while sleeping feel ok but once you get up and move then symptom comes back.
See physician: A 51 year old male with allergy symptoms taking cetirizine, benadryl, and loratadine without improvement. See an allergist to determine what you are allergic to and also to determine if there is something else going on, like a sinus infection. Add a nasal steroid spray (OTC Flonase or Nasacort) twice a day as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Burnig/itchy hives upper body/face x6days in row. Come ad go w/ benadryl. No allergies/new foods/detergent ect. Symptom of something else serious?
Possibly: The fact that it is new onset, responds to benadryl, and has sx limited to what you mention still point to some type of allergy to a food/ air borne pollen in bloom. Ask your doctor to use a stronger tx than just Benadryl and if it persists to do an allergy work up. Also make sure you have not been exposed to mites/fleas, bed bugs, etc. ...Read more
Antihistamines + ?: Bendrly (diphenhydramine) and zyrtec (cetirizine) are both antihistamines and only serve to block histamine. During an allergic reactions, there are many other chemical mediators of inflammation that trigger symptoms. An allergist can assist in finding the right combination of medications for relief. When it comes to antihistamines, more is not necessarily better. ...Read more
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