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How Many Benadryl Can I Take For An Allergic Reaction
Allergic Reaction: The adult dose is: 25 to 50 mg every 4 to 8 hours. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
How much Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can I take for an allergic reaction? I ate pumpkin seeds by mistake, they were in my salad as pepitos.
OTC medications have: Directions. For specific doctor recommended dos use health tap prime services ...Read more
I have had an allergic reaction to Bactrim, I currently have hives from head to toe, literally. What dose of benadryl can I take?
Depends: Benadryl is sedating and interacts with alcohol and other sedating meds. 25mg is usually a good starting point. Always read and follow the directions provided with any otc medication. Also recommend a long-acting medication such as cetirizine for sustained effect when treating new hives) Notify the treating physician and, if hives occur in other circumstances, see an Allergist. ...Read more
Other than benadryl, (diphenhydramine) what else can I take to stop an allergic reaction from getting worst?
If mild hives or...: If a food reaction is merely itching, nausea, or some hives, a person can take antihistamines (like Benadryl) to decrease the reaction. Hives are due to release of histamine, commonly related to allergy to foods, medicines, viruses, molds, animals, pollens, etc... Some people release histamine and get hives when exposed to cold temperatures, cold water, sunshine, stressful situations, etc... ...Read more
Is it okay to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with aller tec (by kirklands) for an allergic reaction?
Not necessary: Allertec contains Cetirizine (zyrtec) which is a very good new generation antihistamine. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an older antihistamine that doesn't last as long and has more side effects. Likely the main issue with using both together at usual doses would be drowsiness, fatigue and delayed reaction time. ...Read more
I had allergic reaction & took 2 benadryl (diphenhydramine). Within 15 mins, I threw up. I'm worried I threw up the med before it worked. How soon can I take 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
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) tabs take about 1 hour to start working to treat my allergic reaction (rash) Would Benadryl (diphenhydramine) IM be a faster alternative? Can I obtain an RX?
Depends: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help hives but not a rash which has lasted more than 24 hrs. IM Benadryl (diphenhydramine) gives you perhaps a 30-minute head start vs oral = not worth the cost or hassle. If you have throat swelling, you may need adrenaline and an allergy consult since this can be life-threatening. ...Read more
My son takes 3 mg of melatonin before bed. Today he had an allergic reaction to his new sunscreen. Can I give him benadryl (diphenhydramine)?
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Should be ok, dose based on age. ...Read more
1st severe allergic reaction 2 something last night. Given steroids & benadryl (diphenhydramine). Reaction returned today. How long do I need to take meds 2 rid this?
Depends: It depends on exposures such as foods, medications, environmental, etc. If this resulted in swelling of the tongue or throat, a blood allergy test is in order. Additionally, an EpiPen (epinephrine) should be available to you at all times. Continue steroid until the prescriptions complete. You may want to continue the antihistamine longer however. See your physician for testing. ...Read more
I have an allergic reaction to latex condoms. I already took Benadryl (diphenhydramine) last night. It feels better but still is slightly itchy. Should I take it again?
Yes: The most important thing to watch for is trouble breathing -- if this develops seek medical attention immediately. ...Read more
I had a severe allergic reaction to ciprofloxacin (only took 2 pills) and have been on steroids&benadryl for 5 days. How long will it take to clear?
About a week.: You should be able to get off the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) now if your not having any chest pain, shortness of breath, difficulty swallowing or swelling of face and neck. Take the steroids a couple more days. Make sure this is ok with your doctor. If you have severe return of your previous symptoms, go to the ER. ...Read more
If I get severe irritability when I take benadryl (diphenhydramine) is it still ok to take occasionally when having an allergic reaction? Safe to take?
Appears safe.: If irritability is your only side effect it is apparently not a physical threat. Are you able to tolerate the irritability without threatening your livelihood, family, or significant relationships? There are other antihistamines. ...Read more
Never took trymadol til yesterday when prescribed wake up itching I got some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is itching allergic reaction doctor said was k take still?
Drug reaction: Itching could be considered a drug reaction. It may become worse the next time you take the medication. You may even get a rash. I csn't predict how your body is going to react. It does not make sense to use another drug, which may be sedating to counteract the side effect of another drug. Ask your doctor to switch you to something else or use OTC Meds if you can control your pain. ...Read more
In the event of a hives-only, but still troubling, allergic reaction, what can someone allergic to Benadryl (diphenhydramine) take? Don't wanna use an epipen for hives.
I've had half of one beer and I think im having an allergic reaction to a new skin care product. Is it safe for me to take a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and go to bed?
I had an allergic reaction (bugbite) and was given steroids and zyrtec. Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for itch before bed if I take both of those in the morning?
Yes: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is one of the best anti-itch antihistamines, and can be taken together with zyrtec and steroids. The only caution is that as you take more antihistamine, there is an increased likelihood of drowsiness. This obviously isn't a problem at bedtime, and will help you sleep through the itchiness, but be very careful about taking extra antihistamines if you'll be driving or operating machinery. ...Read more
Would it be wise to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 50mg before CT scan with contrast just incase of allergic reaction?
Talk to radiologist: But it will not likely help to prevent a true anaphylactic reaction by itself although it will not hurt either. ...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.
I don't have benadryl (diphenhydramine) but I do have Claritin d. I'm having an allergic reaction and it causes welts and itching. Can I take the Claritin to get the same effect benadryl (diphenhydramine) has?
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I have an allergic reaction from promethazine. My face and lip are swollen. Should I see my dr or can I take benadryl (diphenhydramine)?
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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
I had an allergic reaction to makeup. My eyes are red swollen and itchy. I have both benadryl (diphenhydramine) and claritin, which would be better to take?
Contact dermatitis: Sounds like you are suffering from allergic contact dermatitis from makeup product. OTC antihistamines can help with itch but the best treatment for contact dermatitis is topical corticosteroid creams. Talk with your doctor and consider scheduling patch testing with an allergist to determine your sensitivities so you can avoid this reaction in the future. ...Read more
Bug / insect bites with allergic reaction. Can I take hydrocortisone and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to cure?
I had an allergic reaction to bell peppers two days ago. Should I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the residual swelling in my throat or stick with advil?
I am taking prednisone for an allergic reaction to azithromycin. Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) before I sleep? Will it help with this kind of allergic reaction?
No answer: You left out the information needed to answer. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help if you have hives. If you do, there are much better antihistamines. If you want a sleeping pill, use Benadryl (diphenhydramine). DO NOT TAKE BENADRYL (diphenhydramine) IF YOU DRIVE. It is dangerous to be sleepy and drive. If you have a rash, not hives, no antihistamine will make the slightest difference. ...Read more
My boyfriend has itchy bumps on his hips, thighs and genital area. He takes 2 benadryl, (diphenhydramine) 4 Advil and b&e powder for his tooth ache. Allergic reaction maybe?
An allergy to advil (ibuprofen) can cause hives. If hives have another underlying cause then advil (ibuprofen) may exacerbate the underlying hive problem. Other possible causes of hives:
1. Allergies to pollens, mold, dust, food, drugs (like advil (ibuprofen)) and bee stings
2. Infections like hepatitis
4. Complement deficiency – acquired or hereditary
6. Idiopathic – unknown cause. ...Read more
Can diphenhydramine (benadryl) be administered sublingually in the event of an allergic reaction?
Yes: Yes it will dissolve in the mouth and have the same effect. ...Read more
I took 10 tablets of benadryl (diphenhydramine) not thinking because I had an allergic reaction. What should I do?
Wait it out: Don't operate any machinery or vehicle. You may end up with dry mouth, constipation, and drowsiness but will not have life-threatening reactions. These effect should subside in about a day or so. If you took this many in a suicide attempt, call the suicide hotline immediately to get help. In the future, be sure not to exceed the recommend dose because you may not be as lucky the next time around. ...Read more
Expert opinion please: could taking a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) before eating dairy stop my mild allergic reaction?
No advisable: You do not detail your "mild allergic reaction". If it is bloating and cramping and diarrhea, it is not an allergy but lactose intolerance and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will have no effect, but lactaid pills will. If you are truly allergic as in hives, throat swelling shortness of breath, etc, I would avoid dairy at all cost. See an allergist to get tested. ...Read more
I had a margarita around 8pm & an allergic reaction around 10:30pm. I took Benadryl @ 11:15pm not thinking about the margarita. Should I be worried?
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